Review: SMACK claps, snaps and more from Big Fish Audio


Have you ever tried to record claps or snaps? Then you know it’s not easy to get a good sound that will blend into your work. Smack’s cleanly recorded sounds do just that.

Smack has been a best-selling virtual instrument for the guys at Big Fish Audio for sometime now and for good reason. Clean simple and easy to use Smack packs punch (literally) for having a small yet comprehensive set of claps, snaps, stomps, clicks, found percussion, tambourine patches and even some kick drums thrown in for good measure.

Trends in music come and go and Smack meets my needs when I have to get that roots-rock/hipster feel or make a snappy happy clappy spot.


Check out this music I created for a Sprint Business spot using Smack a Piano and a snare drum sample library.

SMACK includes 7 Patches with individual groups:

• SMACK – Bass Drums, Toms, Stomps Small, Stomps Large, Claps Single, Claps Small Group, Claps Large group, Snaps Single, Snaps Small Group, and Snaps Large Group.

• Claps & Snaps Natural – Claps Natural Single, Claps Natural Group, Snaps Natural Single, and Snaps Natural Group.

• Claps & Snaps Electronic – Claps Electronic and Snaps Electronic.

• Stomps – Kick, Kick Combos, Stomps, Toms, Wood, Plastic, and Metal.

• Combos – Combo 1, Combo 2, Combo 3, Combo 4, Combo 5, Combo 6, and Combo 7.

• Shakers & Tambourines – Shaker Collection, Glass Metal Gravel, Tambourine RR, Shaker RR, and Tambourine Collection.

• Found Percussion – Low Percussion, Industrial Percussion, Household Percussion, Kitchen Percussion, Loose Percussion, and Ticks.

SMACK is powered by the industry-leading Kontakt engine. It is compatible with VST, RTAS (Pro Tools 9 & 10), and AAX (Pro Tools 10 & 11) plug-in formats allowing it to work seamlessly within any major sequencer, in addition to standalone use.

SMACK Official Trailer