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 varying amounts of natural reverb that was captured while recording.
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.