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tape loop

[′tāp ‚lüp]
(engineering acoustics)
A length of magnetic tape having the ends spliced together to form an endless loop; used in message repeater units and in some types of tape cartridges to eliminate the need for rewinding the tape.
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The source selection knob rotates among two tape loops, tuner, CD, VCR, two spares, and one labeled "Special"--the "Special" slot is where the phono inputs, if included, are located.
Oppenheim's turn to the realm of sci-fl expands her range but also raises the distracting issue of whether the maze and tape loop have a merely illustrative relation to The Bridge, like an art-school book report.
It was created by changing the speed of a piano note on a tape loop and combining it with filtered white noise.
Even the normally restrained Motty got in on the act and junked all journalistic notions of objectivity to put the "outrageous decision" line on an ever more irritating tape loop for the whole of extra-time.
Like another recent PBS documentary, ``Shattered Dreams of Peace,'' which examined the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the film at times feels like an endless tape loop of violence, negotiations and political posturing.
This is because I have my AudioControl Phase Coupled Activator (bass synthesizer) and my old dbx 4BX dynamic-range expander hooked into the DSP-A1's analog tape loop.
We see how Money, which resulted in the untold wealth it satirised, began as a home-made tape loop in Waters' shed.
And when it happens to be a tape loop featuring an indigestibale mixture of crash-bang industrial tech no followed by the twang-dang-doodle twaddle nightmare that is Billie Jo Spears' Blanket On the Ground then enough was enough.
Then, desperate for new ideas, the plot repeats itself over and over again, and watching it becomes like viewing the same ``Road Runner and Coyote'' cartoon on an interminable tape loop.
While one of these seemed determined to stick out the whole hour-long tape loop yesterday (perhaps before registering his outrage), this now nationally notorious exhibit is by no means the most interesting in the show.
The "Input Selector" switch, toggles among the L40's input options, CD, receiver, an auxiliary input, and a tape loop.
But the humor in ``Jay and Silent Bob'' is so repetitive - from the references to penises to Smith's monotonous facial expressions as Silent Bob - that it feels like watching a never-ending tape loop of the same bad joke.