Clap Machine is a freeware VST/AU plugin for Windows and Mac OS X, based on the natural hand clap samples from our free Hands Make Sounds sample library. The purpose of Clap Machine is to provide a quick and easy way to add natural sounding claps to your music.
You can use it to easily create rhythmic sequences or some natural sounding group claps (aka “gang” claps) by playing multiple notes at the same time. The plugin features four full octaves of clap sounds which I’ve recorded in different locations, with more or less natural reverb.
You can use the simple global AR volume envelope to control the softness and the tail of the claps. If you don’t want any natural reverb, use shorter release times and either add some of the built-in reverb, or use a third party reverb plugin to process the signal.
This free instrument is available for VST and AU plugin host applications on 32-bit and 64-bit versions Windows and Mac OS.
You can use the software provided on this page free of charge, in both free and commercial audio and video projects. You may not re-distribute this software without our written permission (for that and any other queries, you can reach us here).
- Extract the downloaded archive to your VST plugins folder (the one which is scanned by your DAW).
Mac OS X:
- Extract the downloaded archive to /Library/Audio/Plug-Ins/Components and restart your DAW.