I need analog tapehum (please suggest anything, just as long as it sounds analog) for my project and I can't find it anywhere. Currently I'm using vinyl-hum, but I'd like it to be of a tape cassette, VHS or something similar.
Does anyone happen to have this kind of ambience in some file? I'd be greatful!!! If you do, please PM me!
Not sure about tape hum, unless you mean 60hz motor roar, but good ol' tape hiss is easy. I can make that via multitrack recorders and cassette recorders here ....but then it dawned on me that you can make your own really easy.
Just go to your fm radio, get the dial between stations where there's some hiss, record it, and voila ...there's your noise that you can mix in. I just tried a bit and compared it to actual tape noise and it sounds the same to me short of recording your source into a noisy old deck.
If you have a bit of actual tape noise or the fm radio route, the effect though won't be quite the same as the reel deel .... your source will probably still have too clean of a digital sound compared to the squashy and hissy effect of going into and back out of a real cassette deck or old 3340 etc.
If all you need is hum, plug a 1/4" or RCA cable, as appropriate, into any available input on your board or soundcard (preferably hi-z) and touch the tip of the other end. Make sure you are not touching the ground connection. Move your hand/body around to adjust timbre.