Clap your hands say clap!

And the holiday gifts keep coming. Next up: an all-clapping plug-in.

Yes, Clap Machine does just what it says: it makes claps. Think four octaves of them, even, all very natural-sounding. Now, at first this is the sound of one hand clapping – okay, two hands clapping. You’ll probably want to use multiple notes to get more. (It’s actually a shame there isn’t a control for that, but … well, you’ll figure it out. I might actually whip up a quick Max for Live device to use single inputs from a step sequencer but generate more claps – anyone messed about with ideas with that?)

32-bit. 64-bit.

Mac. Windows.

VST. AU.

Natural reverb, with control.

Global volume.

And it sounds really nice. 99sounds have loads of these sorts of giveaways, the output of the Bedroom Producers Blog. For instance:

Free sound effects / sound libraries

Some distinctive vintage bass sounds

99 drum samples (really lovely collection of hits)

and Project Pegasus, a bunch of dreamy synth stuff.

The clap instrument is based on a sound library full of claps and snaps..

Grab the plug-in at: http://99sounds.org/vst-plugins/

And for more obsessing over claps: Vintage Clap Trap Synth, Now a Unitasker iOS App; I Love the 80s

  • UFX

    Very nice plugin indeed. Just the scaling of the fade in length is a little of. Moving the attack know a tiny amount already produces a disproportionately long fade in.

    • You’re definitely right about the attack knob, I’ll try to fix that in an updated version of the plugin!

  • UFX

    Very nice plugin indeed. Just the scaling of the fade in length is a little of. Moving the attack know a tiny amount already produces a disproportionately long fade in.

    • You’re definitely right about the attack knob, I’ll try to fix that in an updated version of the plugin!

  • UFX

    Very nice plugin indeed. Just the scaling of the fade in length is a little of. Moving the attack know a tiny amount already produces a disproportionately long fade in.

    • You’re definitely right about the attack knob, I’ll try to fix that in an updated version of the plugin!

  • Hospital

    crap plugin! just use clap sampels and layer them

  • Hospital

    crap plugin! just use clap sampels and layer them

  • Hospital

    crap plugin! just use clap sampels and layer them

  • On one hand I’m glad that 99sounds is starting to put up plugins as well, because they’re already offering very good samples for free. On the other hand I don’t think this plugin delivers something that can’t be done with any sampler and a few clap samples. Instead of tons of plugins (that are basically low-end-samplers) I’d rather collect the samples I need and organise them like I want (including using the sampler of my choice – be it software or hardware).

    • Hey, it’s a fine experiment. You could use any number of other solutions. But I suspect they just wanted to get their hands (har, har) a bit dirty with plug-in development. Nothing wrong with that – and it’s easy enough to drop this plug-in in a Drum Rack, for instance.

      All the samples are still linked, so you can go the route you suggest. I doubt that they’re going to do this for every single percussion part. 😉

    • Hi Sebastian! Yeah it’s definitely not the most versatile plug-in out there, especially if you’re used to working with samplers. But everyone enjoys a different workflow and some people prefer using a simple plugin for the task.

      There are Kontakt 5 patches available for most 99Sounds libraries (including Hands Make Claps) and I’ve received numerous messages from users who don’t own Kontakt asking if there’s a way to use the samples in their DAW. So yeah, I usually tell them that they can basically use any sampler out there and make their own patches for the samples.

      But hey, a simple VSTi plug-in is another decent option, so here it is! 🙂

      • Definitely! Variety is always nice and I didn’t just want to complain. Afterall, it’s free plugins like that one which enabled me to start making music on the computer back in 2009!
        Bottom line: you guys kick ass – keep up the good work! <3

        • Hey no worries, your comment totally makes sense! It’s just that everyone has a different workflow and some people don’t really like using samplers.

          Cheers man! 🙂

  • On one hand I’m glad that 99sounds is starting to put up plugins as well, because they’re already offering very good samples for free. On the other hand I don’t think this plugin delivers something that can’t be done with any sampler and a few clap samples. Instead of tons of plugins (that are basically low-end-samplers) I’d rather collect the samples I need and organise them like I want (including using the sampler of my choice – be it software or hardware).

    • Hey, it’s a fine experiment. You could use any number of other solutions. But I suspect they just wanted to get their hands (har, har) a bit dirty with plug-in development. Nothing wrong with that – and it’s easy enough to drop this plug-in in a Drum Rack, for instance.

      All the samples are still linked, so you can go the route you suggest. I doubt that they’re going to do this for every single percussion part. 😉

    • Hi Sebastian! Yeah it’s definitely not the most versatile plug-in out there, especially if you’re used to working with samplers. But everyone enjoys a different workflow and some people prefer using a simple plugin for the task.

      There are Kontakt 5 patches available for most 99Sounds libraries (including Hands Make Claps) and I’ve received numerous messages from users who don’t own Kontakt asking if there’s a way to use the samples in their DAW. So yeah, I usually tell them that they can basically use any sampler out there and make their own patches for the samples.

      But hey, a simple VSTi plug-in is another decent option, so here it is! 🙂

      • Definitely! Variety is always nice and I didn’t just want to complain. Afterall, it’s free plugins like that one which enabled me to start making music on the computer back in 2009!
        Bottom line: you guys kick ass – keep up the good work! <3

        • Hey no worries, your comment totally makes sense! It’s just that everyone has a different workflow and some people don’t really like using samplers.

          Cheers man! 🙂

  • On one hand I’m glad that 99sounds is starting to put up plugins as well, because they’re already offering very good samples for free. On the other hand I don’t think this plugin delivers something that can’t be done with any sampler and a few clap samples. Instead of tons of plugins (that are basically low-end-samplers) I’d rather collect the samples I need and organise them like I want (including using the sampler of my choice – be it software or hardware).

    • Hey, it’s a fine experiment. You could use any number of other solutions. But I suspect they just wanted to get their hands (har, har) a bit dirty with plug-in development. Nothing wrong with that – and it’s easy enough to drop this plug-in in a Drum Rack, for instance.

      All the samples are still linked, so you can go the route you suggest. I doubt that they’re going to do this for every single percussion part. 😉

    • Hi Sebastian! Yeah it’s definitely not the most versatile plug-in out there, especially if you’re used to working with samplers. But everyone enjoys a different workflow and some people prefer using a simple plugin for the task.

      There are Kontakt 5 patches available for most 99Sounds libraries (including Hands Make Claps) and I’ve received numerous messages from users who don’t own Kontakt asking if there’s a way to use the samples in their DAW. So yeah, I usually tell them that they can basically use any sampler out there and make their own patches for the samples.

      But hey, a simple VSTi plug-in is another decent option, so here it is! 🙂

      • Definitely! Variety is always nice and I didn’t just want to complain. Afterall, it’s free plugins like that one which enabled me to start making music on the computer back in 2009!
        Bottom line: you guys kick ass – keep up the good work! <3

        • Hey no worries, your comment totally makes sense! It’s just that everyone has a different workflow and some people don’t really like using samplers.

          Cheers man! 🙂