Posted 08 February 2010 - 04:23 AM
anybody got good tips for getting that slightly out-of-sync feel for layered claps or snares? I'm not talking majorly unquantised, but just a little bit of texture like a room full of people clapping in time, each hit landing a few miliseconds out of time with the next. I've tried layering oh-so-slightly off beat, using a slap delay with high feedback, all sorts of things, can't seem to get it sounding quuuite the way i want it
the obvious answer is to record several people clapping at once, and i might resort to this. trouble is, my mics and recording gear are on the other side of the country and im working with a PC running ableton and thats it
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Posted 23 February 2010 - 04:36 PM
Sequence first clap, on beat (usually quantized)
Record second clap, unquantized.
I then use the MPC's step edit to move the second clap to within a few MS of the first. I usually LP filter the second clap just a bit. There's prolly equivalent functions for both in your DAW or beatbox of choice.
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Posted 01 April 2010 - 05:49 PM
set up a mic.
loop your beat while recording
clap on the 2's and 4's.
while clapping, move around the room every few bars, farther from and closer to the mic.
make a few of your claps intentionally early, and more than a few intentionally late, but mostly right on time.
make some of your claps cupped for a POP sound, and others flat for a CRACK sound.
make some of your claps weaker than others (like fingers-on-fingers claps)
experiment and whatnot. maybe a beat calls for more early claps than late. the idea is to get a fair representation of what a room full of clapping fools would sound like
then go back and layer them over each other, panning some left, some right, some center... get the whole spectrum. maybe add reverb.
Posted 01 April 2010 - 05:56 PM
i've used claps from live music records. these are hit or miss tho. here's an example of that (with a short delay for added thickness)
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