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Going Backwards [message #95338] Thu, 03 March 2022 22:37 Go to next message
Nouri is currently offline  Nouri
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In the 80's during the "Satanic Panic", there was much talk about playing records backwards.

Has anyone perfected a way to record someone and, as it goes through the recording process, it comes out recorded, a finished product, backward?
Re: Going Backwards [message #95343 is a reply to message #95338] Sat, 05 March 2022 20:03 Go to previous messageGo to next message
gofar99 is currently offline  gofar99
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Hi, the way it was sometimes it was done was to use either a full track or half track tape recorder to tape it and then to swap the tracks playing when you reverse the tape. It was also possible to just swap the take up and play reels and play the tape backwards. Rolling Eyes

Good Listening
Re: Going Backwards [message #95346 is a reply to message #95338] Sun, 06 March 2022 21:36 Go to previous messageGo to next message
The Noise is currently offline  The Noise
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That would be some very impressive technology to be able to do something like what Nouri is proposing.

You say "start" and it records "trats".
Re: Going Backwards [message #95350 is a reply to message #95346] Mon, 07 March 2022 09:59 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Rusty is currently offline  Rusty
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I can only wonder at what possible desire it would be to hear songs backwards. I can understand as a gimmick. For a short duration. But a whole backwards album? Gimme some help here?
I think the group Devo was on to something. Their name derived from a perception of society de-evolving.
Re: Going Backwards [message #95351 is a reply to message #95350] Mon, 07 March 2022 10:50 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Wayne Parham is currently offline  Wayne Parham
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I remember in the 1970s when people observed that spinning a record backward created unusual sounds that resembled words. Some artists even recorded a few minutes of voice and then dubbed it into the final mix backwards purely to capitalize on this little mini-craze. The one I remember best was in the intro of ELO's album "Face the Music," but I know there were others.

It's just a novelty thing. Just a goof.
Re: Going Backwards [message #95656 is a reply to message #95338] Fri, 03 June 2022 01:35 Go to previous message
Phonetic Ear is currently offline  Phonetic Ear
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I haven't heard a piece like that so far, but it sounds like something you'd encounter in mystery movies. Playing sounds backward may have you finding some hidden messages that can serve as entertainment. You could even end up getting ideas from it.
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