Here's is my first proper attempt at making a 10s tape loop. I have made short 5s loops before, which are fairly easy to make, but I wanted to try making a longer loop. Above is a picture of the loop I made. It is made from a length of tape around 41cm joined together with a tiny piece of scotch tape. I left some tape on the reel on the right (shown below) and stuck it down to allow some space for the tape to move past the reel on the left. The join is made on the underside of the tape which is slightly duller and more matte looking. Make sure you have some scotch tape, some scissors, a tape measure and a small phillips head screw driver if you're giving it a go.
You can then record whatever you want onto your loop. I the recorded an ambient drone and played it through some delay and reverb (shown in the video below). There is also a bit of fuzz added from izotope trash. What I love about using these loops is that it gives you an endless, constantly evolving sound. Ideally I would be making loops on a proper 1/4 tape reel to reel machine but this will have to do for now!