Tattoo offers up 12 synthesized drum sounds, and all the usual suspects are included. Each has a variety of appropriate editing parameters, and these are very well set up. They really reward experimentation and you don't often find yourself hankering for more control than is on offer.
Sequencing is handled by a programming grid with up to 32 steps - you simply click on the blocks to pencil in where you'd like each drum hit to fall. There are also some nice features for adding variation and randomness.
At first, Tattoo might leave you underwhelmed, but after spending a bit of time with it, you should come to realise what a cleverly crafted little powerhouse it actually is. Slow burner or not, it’s a rather excellent plug-in, and well worth a look for anybody who employs electronic drums.4 Stars