Lampdog wrote:I’ve been doing this forever and 15 days.
2 snares + 3 claps.
Clap1 = left
Clap2 = center
Clap3 = right.
Nudge clap1 two tick ahead of snare.
Nudge clap3 two ticks behind snare.
Sprinkle to taste, serve when ready.
I do something similar with FX *sometimes*, when I want a live feel, I'll pan a *single* clap with minor minor minor delay (and its already stacked with the snare, so I don't get the before, but I get a nice stretch/people with no rhythm trying to get in on the handclap action effect). I try to minimize stereo effects though on percussion, not because its taboo, but I go way overboard and then have a hard time bringing it back to a reasonable place.
I try to keep my snares as simple as possible though, so much gets layered with them or right behind them when I'm in a more traditional hip-hop vibe, that they can get muddy pretty quickly, claps, kicks, samples, hits. Its different with the more modern trap, but keeping it a buck, I'm so used to how I've been doing it that I keep my snares super nekkid for Trap (minimal anyway, the rhythm work comes from hi-hats there so snares are just accents).
Let me ask, since its such a science for you, have you tried layering it all together on a single pad that way?