OT - Creating a realistic backfield sound in recordings

Hey guys,

Do any of you ever edit your recordings to emulate backfield playing? I know that this could open a whole can of worms since there are a variety of venues to consider, but I was mainly talking about your standard Texas high school stadium (http://www.worldstadiums.com/stadium_pictures/north_america/united_states/texas/katy_rhodes.jpg) with a small set of stands and perhaps the Alamodome.

I've done some experimenting of my own, but just wanted some expert opinions. Thanks!
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I've never tried it, but I'm sure you could automate in an effect that would be slightly muting the attack and adding a slight but highly delayed reverb...
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Yes, this would probably be an interesting and noticeable effect. Perhaps automate some EQ, rolling off some of the highs as well during backfield phrases.
I've never tried it, but I'm sure you could automate in an effect that would be slightly muting the attack and adding a slight but highly delayed reverb...
Bryan-
      The closest your going to get is using acoustic modeling apps. If this were something I were going to venture into I would take recordings from these stadiums and make adjustments to the presets involved. It would more than likely start with an Arena preset and decrease the verb. If I am correct there are a few apps out there that allow you to model the dimensions of the venue. I would have to do some research to dig those up again but I know I have played with a few in my day that. Not that I would ever want to model Rhodes Stadium...LOL! the Alamo dome preset would go something like......8 sec echoe on highs 3 on mids and a constant verb on lows. LOL! Just kidding man. Just remind me when your over this weekend and I pull those apps out for you. :)
Nice storm front blowing over the stadium in the pict...
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