MATRIXSYNTH: Pre-Simmons MUSICAID CLAP TRAP - Rare and Historic Analog Hand Clap Synthesizer SN 411

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Pre-Simmons MUSICAID CLAP TRAP - Rare and Historic Analog Hand Clap Synthesizer SN 411


via this auction

"For sale in excellent condition - has a few small dings to the finish and a couple of the knobs. I has lived in my studio for years after living many years in it's previous studio. This is made by Musicaid before Simmons bought them and put their badge on the Clap Trap

115v. AC which is rare, I've only seen a couple others and they were both 240v.

'The original, wildest Clap Trap - there are very few analogue Clap Traps in existence and many are the later Simmons version rather than the first one from Musicaid. Famously-used (and abused) by Throbbing Gristle and The Human League among others...

Sonically it offers a wide range - from huge oceanic crashing waves of noise to rhythmically-challenged helium finger pops (thanks, Ensemble control) - there's also occasional near-realistic electronic claps in amongst the myriad options. This is a very early unit and is pretty wild compared to the later ones - some ear-piercing resonance at higher settings make this a contender for serious techno-abuse.'"

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