Hand claps echo

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MervWS
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Post by MervWS » Wed May 15, 2024 7:55 am

I have just used hand claps for the first time. When I put three semi-quaver claps together, I get about 5 echoes, each less loud than the previous. I have tried reducing playback volume, but that doesn't seem to help. Has anyone experienced this, or have any suggestions? Thanks.


MikeLyons
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Post by MikeLyons » Wed May 15, 2024 1:06 pm

You could try altering reverb and/or chorus in the mixer.
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MervWS
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Post by MervWS » Wed May 15, 2024 6:13 pm

Thanks Mike, but that didn't make any difference. The context is that for choir rehearsal tracks I prefer to use piano rather than voice. The singing is interspersed with claps (but not at the same time for all parts), and so I am changing from piano to hand claps and back again in the same stave.

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Post by MikeLyons » Thu May 16, 2024 8:10 am

I would never recommend having a tuned (piano) and untuned (hand claps) instrument on the same staff. It gives you less control.
Having said that, there is no guarantee that it can be altered. Sometimes the samples are the samples...
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