How would I simulate the cheering, applause, and whistles of a crowd using acoustic instruments (and possibly amplification)? Preferably it would be nice to limit it to needing 1–2 musicians to perform.

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    “Acoustic instruments” isn't exactly specific, is it? Do you have some particular ensemble setup in mind, or can we add anything suitable, like, ratchets and air horns? – leftaroundabout Sep 4 '16 at 19:31
  • @leftaroundabout Is there a way to mute the air horn? I should have added that it should not overpower the rest of the music, as an air horn may easily do. – cjm Sep 4 '16 at 19:55
  • Considering how Ravel instrumented the people on the market place in Limoges in his rendering of Moussorgskys Pictures of an Exhibition I have some doubts, whether the achievement of maximum acoustic similarity is the most promising or most artistic approach. I don't know, whether you you referred to a french horn, but a single one is definitely not overpowering and an experienced player thoroughly able to play a decent mezzo piano without danger of the tone breaking away. – guidot Sep 4 '16 at 20:37
  • @guidot Here's the air horn we were discussing – cjm Sep 5 '16 at 0:25

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