I have a song to which i want to add some simple claps to the last chorus to excite it up a bit, tho im having trouble fitting them in the mix. I've done simlar before and haven't had to many issues although ive never gotten close to what you hear on a recording.
It feels like it should be simple, but i was wondering if there was any preffered method to recording claps, close miced, or far miced???? And also clapping technique, i have tried a few methods but most of the records sound, i dont know, "wet" in the mix, like they're splatting.
Its just me so i was looking to overdub them fatten them up some, and i have tried samples as well, and still having trouble with this particular song, so maybe its the mix itself as well
I'd dig up some samples myself. Faster, simpler and you get better results.
if you can dig up a keyboard or drum machine. They usually have a sample
built into those that would be usable too.
If your only option is to use a mic, I'd use a condencer and do multiple takes from multiple distances
then mix in several withdifferent EQ settings and amounts or reverb. The room has to have good
reverb acoustics to capture a good hand clap. It does depend on the type of clap too. If its an audiance clap,
you have to decide on the room type and balance reflectivity with reverb to make the room the clap is occuring in.
If its a small club sound you'd want more. if its a theatre audiance the clap is usually dry and plush sounding. Those
tupe of live audiance sounds are often recorded through PZM Boundy mics. They are unique mics with a very flat responce.
Crown makes them. Radio Shack used to sell one two. Thay are getting a bit hard to find used now. I still have one I got
back in the 90's. You may want to EBay boundy mics. They might be just the ticket for what you need. You can google up
how they are used and how thay have to be mounted on a large flat surface to be effective.