I'm using SONAR 5 Producer (I know, it's old.) to record/mix/master my recording. What I'm looking to do is with certain sounds, I'd like to create the effect of having hundreds of instruments without recording a hundred takes.
For example, I'd like to simulate the effect achieved throughout 30 Seconds To Mars' album having massive-sounding hand claps, stomps, and singing. It's my understanding that they actually had fans send in clips of them clapping, stomping, or singing. For someone like me who doesn't have millions of ready and willing fans (yet), how can I achieve this sound?
In the past, I've tried taking about 5-10 takes over one another and running all of them through a chorus, reverb, and delay, but it's still just not there: it doesn't sound nearly as "big."
How can I create this effect?