I’m in the process of making a clap plugin. I know that sounds kind of lame, but the idea is that you can tell it exactly how many people you want, and how tight you want them, and it will create randomized clap samples. I have it basically working, but the claps I have now were recorded in my living room. I’ve heard these clap samples so many times, I’m numb to the sound, so I need some feedback.
Does the space sound ok? or should I go rent a space with a bigger room and record claps there?
Obviously the tricky part is that the space used to hold 150 people is going to sound different from a space that can hold 5, so the room should grow with the number of clappers.
Here’s a few clips. Of course it’s hard to tell if they sound ok out of context, I just need feedback on whether I should get a better room or not.
1 Clap Close:
1 Clap Room:
3 Clapper close mic:
3 Clap Room:
3 Clap Room looser:
10 Clap Close:
10 Clap Room:
50 Clap Room tighter
50 Clap Room Looser
The dynamics start to get a little funky when the crowd size gets bigger. I don’t think a crowd of 50 people will have much dynamic variation, so it sounds a little awkward to hear.