Boss HC-2 Hand Clapper 1984 s/n 430100 Japan

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Boss HC-2 Hand Clapper in excellent condition with box and manual.
Thoroughly tested in and in perfect working order.

Boss released the HC-2 Hand Clapper in 1984 alongside the PC-2 Percussion Synthesizer.
Both units are a little larger than a standard Boss pedal, have a battery compartment underneath (they run on a 9V battery) and jacks on the rear.
The metal case sports controls on the top and a thick rubber
trigger pad. There is also a 9V DC socket for use with an external
power supply.

The HC-2 is a single-function hand clap synthesizer. It sounds similar
to the TR-808/909 clap, and uses a variation on the same circuit.
White noise is filtered and shaped, and here the user has some
control over that—a Dry control determines the brightness of
the sound (tone), and a Hall control determines the tail length

The unit can be used alone, with the sound being triggered by
tapping the pad, or in conjunction with various drum machines
or sequencers—a 1/4" input jack takes a positive trigger
voltage pulse. The strength of the trigger, coupled with the
Sensitivity control, determines the volume of the sound.

Simple in operation, the HC-2 is a useful addition to drum
machines such as the DR-55 and TR-606, both of which
have suitable trigger outputs and lack clap sounds themselves.
It is also good fun to play manually, and varying tap strength
can be used to good effect; rolls are also very easy to achieve
when played using the fingers.

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Listed4 months ago
ConditionExcellent (Used)
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