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arrowReleased: 20010319  arrowVersion: 0.00
arrowRated: 8.6/10arrow User reviews: (7)
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arrowSoftware: Win 95/98, Mac, OSX,
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Jens writes:
Attack is a true percussion synthesizer for the VST PC and Mac platform. It seamlessly integrates the sound of the 80's analog classics and the ambitious electronic club drums of the 90's into the VST system of the 21st century. Attack generates all its sounds in real time, giving you the freedom to alter all parameters directly.

Attack has 24 sounds available per percussion set, spread over two octaves. The sound architecture is extremely flexible, as one would expect from a Waldorf synthesizer. Two oscillators, each with nine waveforms, represent the sources. In addition to well-known analog waveforms, Attack offers three samples to help create hi-hats or crash cymbals. Ring modulation and frequency modulation expand the sound spectrum with a metallic component and FX sounds. The integrated "Crack" module takes care of reproducing analog handclaps authentically. Attack contains a filter section with 6 filter types, resonance up to self-oscillation, and an overdrive of up to +52dB. The two envelopes are used to alter oscillator pitches, FM amount, filter cutoff, and the output volume. Two modulation delays and eight outputs (2 stereo, 4 mono) connect Attack to the VST world. Seamless integration into the VST 2.0 interface means that all parameters may be addressed via MIDI controllers, allowing you to create powerful dynamic changes.

And as though this were not enough - twelve sounds in each drum set can be played melodically. With this feature you can create tom fills and conga or other percussive grooves in no time, and you can even play bass, melody or sequencer lines.

Good Points
Its fun and intuitive to use. Like other Waldorf products it seems stable and sounds good.
Bad Points
None that I can think of.
 

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