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do you clap your hands to quickly assess a room? DAW Software
View Poll Results: clap or no clap?
yes, im a clap based acoustician
67 Votes - 83.75%
no, i believe better methods must be used
13 Votes - 16.25%
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Old 13th August 2008
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I clap and use other impulsive human sounds such as a shouting "TA"!
Old 13th August 2008
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Originally Posted by Ethan Winer View Post
Clapping is very useful, but it doesn't tell you anything about how a room responds at low frequencies. In small home-sized studios it's the lows that get you every time.

That's why if you read our 'Why clapping doesn't work' lesson over a you'll understand why we came up with these nifty fold-up RealTraps. Perfect for putting in your handbag!

You'll never question a home-sized studio again!

(Just pulling yer leg Ethan! heh)
Old 13th August 2008
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Originally Posted by Karloff70 View Post
I always eat a boatload of baked beans before going to a new studio......
hehheh Pfffft
Old 13th August 2008
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I only "clap my hands quickly" to save Tinkerbell. Or when the checks arrive in the mail.
Old 13th August 2008
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Originally Posted by phillysoulman View Post
hehheh Pfffft
Careful Philly, you're blowing the 80Hz standing wave into action. This chatroom is obviously to small and square and reflective for micing up big-ass tings......heh

Better go back to clapping......
Old 13th August 2008
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Originally Posted by Karloff70 View Post
I always eat a boatload of baked beans before going to a new studio......
Flutter echo?

Old 13th August 2008
yea i clap, and whistle lots of times too. I remember one time i was checking out an apartment and when I got into the room that would make the most sense for my home studio I began clapping and whistling a bit without really thinking, i think the realitor thought I was a nut!
Old 13th August 2008
Originally Posted by Jules View Post
BTW if I am ever in a big church, cathedral (and there isnt a service taking place) or a huge museum or public building hall I find I cant resist sneaking one clap just to hear the decay! heh
Me too...but to keep it discrete, I clap with only one hand.

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