El Clapo creates authentic-sounding handclap tracks with full control of crowd size, timing, dynamics, mic positioning, and more.
Handclaps remain a staple of popular music and film post, but in drum emulation software, synthesizers, and sound libraries, handclaps are treated as an afterthought. To get them to sound close to realistic, you have to go through a lot of complicated processing, sample layering, and track nudging
El Clapo is a one-of-a-kind plugin that can generate ultra-realistic handclap tracks, from a single intimate-sounding handclap, to a raucous mob of 150 head-bangers.
You determine the group size. You determine how sloppy they are. You control the microphone mix. We sampled multiple clappers at multiple layers and a bunch of round robins, from 3 different mic perspectives. The result is natural sounding claps no matter how large the crowd.
Built in Step Sequencer Control with MIDI or the built in step sequencer that lets you automate between 12 user created patterns.
El Clapo unique features:
Easily generate ultra-realistic handclaps, from an intimate-sounding single clap to an out-of-control mob of 150
Great for music and film post-production
Three adjustable mic positions; close/mid and room
Close and Room mic controls each feature a fully adjustable compressor with mix knob, 4-band EQ, and width control
"Slop" control lets you adjust how tight or loose the claps
Simple, straightforward interface with access to advanced controls including velocity-sensing MIDI curve control, panning, timing, layer, and CPU-saving round-robin settings
Built-in step sequencer with 12 editable patterns and adjustable speed