In Tokyo, Akihabara the other day I spotted a very vintage analogue drum machine. However it wasn’t any ordinary drum machine, this one specializes in clap sounds which started to become very popular in the early disco era. Clap sounds added a lot more depth behind the standard snare drum. A little bit like the modern Soul clap.
Basically it used circuitry to assemble “clap” sounds and add them to your mix. All the levers knobs allow you to tune your perfect clap sound.
I understand that is was manufactured by Dave Simmons originally in the UK.
I believe I saw this for Jpy 90,000 or $800, which I guess is reasonable for such a vintage and rare piece of equipment. I guess most people would rather use a VST plugin nowadays.
A Video of a slightly different model