Taperssection.com

Gear / Technical Help => Ask The Tapers => Topic started by: Elguapo511 on October 31, 2019, 03:02:21 PM

Title: how do you stop someone from clapping?
Post by: Elguapo511 on October 31, 2019, 03:02:21 PM
ssia
Title: Re: how do you stop someone from clapping?
Post by: heathen on October 31, 2019, 03:08:29 PM
Have you tried politely asking them?
Title: Re: how do you stop someone from clapping?
Post by: noahbickart on October 31, 2019, 03:16:44 PM
ssia

You can't. Try placing your microphones away from sources of unwanted noise.
Title: Re: how do you stop someone from clapping?
Post by: twatts (pants are so over-rated...) on October 31, 2019, 04:18:41 PM
https://www.sabrered.com/pepper-spray/sabre-tactical-stun-gun-led-flashlight-anti-grab-technology
Title: Re: how do you stop someone from clapping?
Post by: fobstl on October 31, 2019, 05:56:57 PM
Izotope RX7
Title: Re: how do you stop someone from clapping?
Post by: hoserama on October 31, 2019, 06:33:33 PM
Izotope RX7

Quoting for truth. My thoughts too.
Title: Re: how do you stop someone from clapping?
Post by: audBall on October 31, 2019, 08:49:30 PM
Dry-humping them avoids the clap.
Title: Re: how do you stop someone from clapping?
Post by: capnhook on October 31, 2019, 11:39:47 PM
Dry-humping them avoids the clap.

Quoting for truth. My thoughts too.
Title: Re: how do you stop someone from clapping?
Post by: Limit35 on November 01, 2019, 12:59:20 AM
Dry-humping them avoids the clap.

Writing this down, it will be my words of wisdom when my son is old enough to go away to college.
Thanks!
Title: Re: how do you stop someone from clapping?
Post by: tim in jersey on November 01, 2019, 05:29:38 AM
Izotope RX7

Ditto.

Overzealous noise-makers tend to get louder and even hostile in an attempt to fuck up your recording when confronted. Especially if they are boozed up...
Title: Re: how do you stop someone from clapping?
Post by: Elguapo511 on November 01, 2019, 03:57:16 PM
Wow the isotope rx7 is for sure the answer...
But at this point I don’t have the brain power or loot to figure that out...

So,  if anyone who uses it wants to fix my b0b Zimmerman recording from chicago on Wednesday ...lmk.

I was second row a little stage left with church audio fs in my headband.

It is a very balanced recording and my first of its size.
I am very biased but I have never heard a live show of his sound this good.

The foreign dudes next to me absolutely ruined a few songs.  We all had a great time cuz the spot was so money, but they just could not comprehend what I was explaining.....
Title: Re: how do you stop someone from clapping?
Post by: Ben Turnbull on November 02, 2019, 11:51:34 AM
^ Link me. My Mankato pull was not stellar but it cleaned up nicely.
Title: Re: how do you stop someone from clapping?
Post by: rocksuitcase on November 02, 2019, 02:36:01 PM
I Usually go with blazing them out on da kind bud but 2nd row is tough for that tactic!
 ;D :coolguy: 8) >:D
Title: Re: how do you stop someone from clapping?
Post by: ideal77dlr on November 02, 2019, 02:54:28 PM
If you beat them until they are unconscious, they will stop clapping.  :coolguy:
Title: Re: how do you stop someone from clapping?
Post by: jerryfreak on November 02, 2019, 05:08:50 PM
only record bands that are awful and dont elicit a crowd response
Title: Re: how do you stop someone from clapping?
Post by: Popmarter on November 02, 2019, 05:41:39 PM
Many moons ago I smoked and blew smoke in anyone face when they came too close.  ;D

Cardiods can do a lot. Polite asking can do more.
Title: Re: how do you stop someone from clapping?
Post by: Life In Rewind on November 02, 2019, 08:02:20 PM
Strong farts...
Title: Re: how do you stop someone from clapping?
Post by: rocksuitcase on November 02, 2019, 08:30:38 PM
Strong farts...
Tried and true method, especially for GA stadium/arena type shows.
Title: Re: how do you stop someone from clapping?
Post by: lerond on November 07, 2019, 01:45:36 PM
I think I found this link through another post here in the forum, but I couldn't find it in a quick search, so my feedback comes to this thread instead:

This tool <https://waxy.org/2019/11/fast-and-free-music-separation-with-deezers-machine-learning-library/> purports to offer after-the-fact track splitting (ie., take a master, then split it to separate tracks for vocals and instruments, etc).

Might be something that could be used to pull unwanted info (audience talking, clapping etc) out of a recording (and leave the good stuff behind).
Title: Re: how do you stop someone from clapping?
Post by: morst on November 07, 2019, 04:09:01 PM
I Usually go with blazing them out on da kind bud but 2nd row is tough for that tactic!
 ;D :coolguy: 8) >:D
edibles, but they take too long to start working...
Title: Re: how do you stop someone from clapping?
Post by: fsulloway on November 08, 2019, 08:15:56 AM
I say something to the effect of "hey, will you do me a favor? we're trying to make the best recording possible and you're clapping so close to the mics really over powers the music. If it comes out nice, I'll make sure you get a copy." They usually will either leave or stay and become a blocker for you. But as someone else said, sometimes they're just drunk fools and any interaction just adds to the noise level  when the loud clapping would have been the better option after all.

Title: Re: how do you stop someone from clapping?
Post by: BonoBeats on November 12, 2019, 07:14:13 PM
How do you stop this guy????

https://www.instagram.com/p/BXvibz1l131/

Title: Re: how do you stop someone from clapping?
Post by: 108Ω on November 12, 2019, 08:19:18 PM
Cable management is a valuable taping skill.
These come in super size

(https://thumbs3.ebaystatic.com/d/l225/m/m1Uox4g9YDvGuDGvDLDrzpA.jpg)

Gaffers tape can be useful as well
Title: Re: how do you stop someone from clapping?
Post by: morst on November 12, 2019, 10:02:35 PM
OK I wasn't gonna say it, but I do know a taper who claimed to have once handed out Valiums to the rowdy looking folks near his seats, then bought a round of beers...
 :zzz: :zzz: :zzz:
Title: Re: how do you stop someone from clapping?
Post by: Gordon on November 13, 2019, 08:23:22 PM
OK I wasn't gonna say it, but I do know a taper who claimed to have once handed out Valiums to the rowdy looking folks near his seats, then bought a round of beers...
 :zzz: :zzz: :zzz:


 :lol: :lol: :lol: :clapping: :clapping: :clapping:
Title: Re: how do you stop someone from clapping?
Post by: morst on November 14, 2019, 04:08:26 AM
OK I wasn't gonna say it, but I do know a taper who claimed to have once handed out Valiums to the rowdy looking folks near his seats, then bought a round of beers...
 :zzz: :zzz: :zzz:


 :lol: :lol: :lol: :clapping: :clapping: :clapping:
HE SAID IT WORKED GREAT!!!!
Title: Re: how do you stop someone from clapping?
Post by: Elguapo511 on November 15, 2019, 12:04:10 AM
Well. All hail ben turnB.

Crazy program made the clapper almost disappear .

Just might be the greatest zimmerman recording of tour.
Title: Re: how do you stop someone from clapping?
Post by: tedyun on November 16, 2019, 09:36:55 PM
At an NMAS show in San Diego, Luther played a song where it was solo acoustic. When he started playing, an over enthusiastic fan started clapping out a beat. Really loudly and noticeably, like he was trying to get the crowd to clap along. Instead, every one was really annoyed. While the glares didn't seem to stop him, Luther either sensed the crowd, or he was annoyed himself. Barely missing a note he turned to the clapper, smiled and made the "cut it" sign (ie., slicing your finger across your throat). The clapper stopped, and Luther gave a smile and thumbs up.

Classiest way to tell a fan to shut up!
Title: Re: how do you stop someone from clapping?
Post by: MyBrainOnMusic on November 27, 2019, 07:56:25 AM
At an NMAS show in San Diego, Luther played a song where it was solo acoustic. When he started playing, an over enthusiastic fan started clapping out a beat. Really loudly and noticeably, like he was trying to get the crowd to clap along. Instead, every one was really annoyed. While the glares didn't seem to stop him, Luther either sensed the crowd, or he was annoyed himself. Barely missing a note he turned to the clapper, smiled and made the "cut it" sign (ie., slicing your finger across your throat). The clapper stopped, and Luther gave a smile and thumbs up.

Classiest way to tell a fan to shut up!

I've also had a similar experience when seeing Chris Smither years ago.  It was at an intimate little theatre in Berkeley and early in the show this guy started clapping along with the song.  To make matters worse, his timing was awful!  Luckily he was far away from me, but it was still very annoying.  It evidently annoyed Chris as well because mid-song Chris stopped singing to address the clapper.  He said in a polite (but somewhat sarcastic) voice "if you can't count, don't clap".  The crowd let out a collective laugh and the guy shut up for the rest of the show.  :lol:  Thank you Chris!   :cheers:

On the whole clappers really, really suck!  And it can be a chore to get them to shut up.  Politely approaching them to let them know you're recording is always a good 1st line of defense, and it usually works more than 50% of the time.  But if they initially prove to be uncooperative, they will likely be an ongoing problem.  Unfortunately, it's just one of the hazards of this hobby.