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Superbooth 2021: The cassette tape comes to Eurorack with Error Instruments’ throwback new Loopman module

Error Instruments Loopman Eurorack
(Image credit: Error Instruments)

Superbooth 2021: The humble cassette tape is having a bit of a moment right now, with an increasing number of lo-fi loving musicians falling for its hissy charm.

Now Error Instruments is set to introduce a Eurorack version of the Loopman, a neat little device that enables you to mess around with short tape loops.

It’s not clear whether or not this new module features the built-in microphone and radio tuner that you’ll find in the original, but it looks like you’ll be able to record onto the tape and then control playback via a gate input with CV-controllable speed. All kinds of experimental audio larks will then doubtless ensue.

Error Instruments is also selling 5-second cassettes although, presumably, you could also create your own by going old school with a pair of scissors.

Keep an eye on the Error Instruments website for more. The Loopman Eurorack is expected to be shipping within the next month.

Ben Rogerson

I’m the Group Content Manager for MusicRadar, specialising in all things tech. I’ve been playing the piano, gigging in bands and failing to finish tracks at home for more than 30 years, 20 of which I’ve also spent writing about music technology. 

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