Attack is the percussion synthesizer, regardless in which musical arena it is used. Not only does this remarkable tool offer the classic visceral 80s analog sounds and the electronic club drums of the 90s, it also takes these sounds into the VST environment of the 21st century.
Building on the outstanding success of the D-Pole and the PPG Wave 2.V, Waldorf has yet again proved that software replicas can be at least as good, if not better, than the hardware originals on which they were modeled. Not only does the Attack require neither MIDI nor audio cabling, it also boasts absolutely sample accurate timing. Treat your musical ideas to the Attack's sublime sounds. Your groove deserves it.
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.
* Virtual-analog sound synthesis
* 24 Percussion sounds per kit
* Percussive bass and lead sounds (polyphonic)
* Full parameter control via MIDI
* 8 outputs (2 stereo, 4 mono)
* Two integrated and synchronizable modulation-delays
* Up to 64-voice polyphony