Whenever I record in a interesting acoustic space I often record a couple of hand claps, in order to take home ‘a flavour’ of the reverb. I don’t mind the mid-rangey, lofi results. In fact I rarely use impulse responses, without EQ’ing them anyway, otherwise they just muddy a mix.
Here are a few claps from the koncert hall at the Danish Rhythmic Music Conservatory. Jonas and I used a couple of DPA 4007s from a couple of meters away.
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danish rhythmic conservatory concert hall trebley hand clap
danish rhythmic conservatory concert hall mid rangey hand clap
danish rhythmic conservatory concert hall fuller hand clap
Doing these kinds of quick and dirty IR’s come in handy when you need to post produce audio onto a video after a shoot. All you need to do is a decent IR reverb plugin like SIR1
(haven’t really found a great freeware IR reverb plugin for Mac)