99Sounds has launched Clap Machine, a free instrument plugin for Windows and Mac, based on the natural hand clap samples from its 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 location, 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.
The plug-in is available to download for Windows and Mac (VST/AU).