I really want that 90's VHS tape sound, and surprisingly enough VHS tapes do a pretty good job at preserving the sound quality... Dammit! So I passed the track back and forth to tape about 3-4 times just to be sure...
Here's the original track:
here it is after VHS destruction:
And here's a "Napster/Kazaa" version of that:
I'm hoping to figure out how to get the worst VHS sound, as I want that "blurred" high end and the light saturation and the slight warble and all that sweetness. Any tips on how to make a VHS sound more... VHS-ish?
This is kind of what Zao did with A Last Time for Everything, except I think they did it with 1/2" tape, or something along those lines, and went for a progressively deteriorating effect.
If you do enough passes it will continue to deteriorate, but you may want to look into other types of tape.