Trevor Lawrence Jr. demos his Grammy winning Clap Stack
The story of the Istanbul Agop 3-piece handclap stack
Trevor Lawrence Jr's Istanbul Agop Clap Stack won a Grammy the day after we shot this video. You hear this cymbal as the handclap on the mega-mega hit Galway Girl from Ed Sheeran's 2017 release ÷ (Divide).
Not only makes that Trevor Lawrence Jr. one of the most heard musicians on the planet, right next to other greats like Jeff Porcaro, Vinnie Colaiuta or JR Robinson - the best thing here is that he designed this sound himself. And it's a 3-piece stack that sounds like a handclap. Looks easy, but it took many years to transform an analog 8 bit handclap sample into a cymbal setup.