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      Applause Meter  ... or 'Clap-o-Meter'          



With this Applause Meter you can measure the relative volume of the applause and look good while doing it.

     "All of us love applause, and so we should - it means that the listener likes us! "

                    Emanuel Ax



    Image shows The Climax Blues Band at the 2007 Lichfield Jazz & Blues Festival but is not meant to imply the program was used there!

Features include:

For Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8 or 10  (32 or 64 bit).  Not for Mac.

 Try the demo version for free

" worked perfectly, so thanks!"  - NH

" Nice little program!"  - JS

" was fanatastic! Thanks!" - MS

"Used the meter at a large corporate event last night in Manchester and everything worked well" - DM

"...worked great." - WL

" Worked brilliantly!!!!!! "  - RJ

"Works great!" - JC

 " It was absolutely brilliant. We displayed it on a large projector screen so the audience

 could see it and they got really involved, cheering for their favourite act. "   - J.

"Thanks for a great meter."  GC

"Thank you again for a great product and awesome support" - JI

The guys says the program worked like a charm!” - EK

”...your audience applause meter worked a treat.....and got audience applause scores respectively of 36, 51, 81, 60 and 61, which provided a good range and differentiation of response – and a clear winner! ”  -  MS

Fantastic for the minimal outlay”  - RW

The meter has worked exceptionally well and the graphics look great” - SC

More real life Examples...

           Although the bargraph is usually on the left in all the examples here it doesn't have to be!

          Details available on request from


Noisy school children monitor. Scale is in dB so needs to be calibrated.

This Applause Meter or 'Clap-o-meter' was originally designed for a dance competition in Germany.

It can operate in full screen and the background can be customised. For this you will need to create a bitmap or jpeg graphic image.  It is quite simple and instructions are included, or I can do this for you from your logos etc if necessary. Up to 10 graphic backgrounds can selected 'live' on control keys. Samples are included for immediate use.

Only the peak level bars and the numeric readout are plotted by the program, the rest of the graphics are up to you. The bar colours can be changed and blended or not as desired and can be positioned as required.   The highest peak can be held and is reset by mouse-clicking, or automatically after a preset delay.

An option is included to use a rolling average over a preset time for example 0.5 seconds. This is to prevent a short transient noise such as a single loud clap from carrying undue weight

Note: Applause Meter is intended for making relative comparisons in competitions. It does not make absolute calibrated measurements.

There are many user variable settings in the program so the captions and the Help File are provided in English, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish. Other languages could be provided on request.

View the Help File for more information, available in these languages:

English          Nederlands         Française     Deutsch

Italiano          Português            Español

(requires PDF reader)

Download Applause Meter Demo V. 3.2

The free Demo version is time-limited and has nag-screens but will give you a good idea of the program basic capabilities and the requirements of editing the graphics.

The demo version includes all current features but cannot be converted into the full version - uninstall the demo first then install the full.

Scream O’meter’ displayed on a large widescreen monitor.           New version includes traditional needle type meter  

Good for projection too.

Version history - Updates free on request to registered users.

Version 3.2  May 2018 - Improved handling of disconnected audio input.

New to Version 3

The download package includes background graphic designs as shown above for immediate use or further customisation. Some are best viewed on a widescreen display. Select using Ctrl + 0 to 9.

The program also comes with a basic graphic which is blank except for a scale included for guidance in making your own. Any assistance required to make the graphic background will be provided free of charge, usually same day if I am available.

Purchase Applause Meter Full Version  Version 3.2

The full version of Applause Meter costs around $24  or  £15 or  Euro 18 depending on the current exchange rate.  

Clicking this link takes you to the 2CheckOut  (formerly Avangate) secure payment service for immediate purchase. You will be emailed a download link and an activation code.

Enter the code on the setup screen in the box that shows ?????? (right-click to enter the setup screen)

Alternatively -

If you prefer you can email me and pay by PayPal but there may be a delay.

A bank transfer can also be accepted. Details on request.


         Donate using PayPal  

I will then send you an email link to download the full working version.  

For problems with the program or assistance such as making custom graphics email contact Paul at


Applause Meter is designed for a screen resolution 1024 x 768 pixels or larger, and Windows XP, Vista or 7.   An external microphone is recommended.

The included sample graphics are 800x600,  1024x768, 1280x720 and 1920x1080 though any size can be used. It works best when the graphic size matches the screen size, particularly the aspect ratio but  graphics can be scaled to fit the screen.

Applause meter in action on a 50” monitor.

Caroling Chorus Competition at Treetime Christmas Creations in Lake Barrington, Illinois, USA.

Event hosted by WZSR-FM Star 105.5 Radio and created by Starbeat Advertising Studios, Deerfield, Illinois, USA.

© Paul Marshall 2011

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