Waldorf releases Attack Drums for iPad

Some 14 years after it made its debut on desktop platforms and having been announced at NAMM 2015, Waldorf's Attack drum synth has now been released as an iPad app.

Promising a sound engine that's capable of producing a wide range of drum tones and a 16-step sequencer, Attack Drums also comes with its own effects. Waldorf's Phrase Vocoder technology (which is controlled by written text) is onboard, too.

Although it's designed for drums, Attack is also said to be capable of producing bass, lead and polysynth tones as well, and comes with an interface that's been optimised for touch.

You can buy Waldorf Attack Drums now on the Apple App Store. It costs £10.99/$14.99.

Waldorf Attack Drums for iPad features

  • 24 different sounds
  • 4 independent insert effects with Delay, EQ, Drive, Phaser, Flanger and Chorus
  • Phrase Vocoder - a novel vocoder controlled by written text
  • Algorithmic reverb as send from every single effect channel or directly from sound
  • Compressor for the output sum
  • 16-step pattern sequencer
  • Fractional track/step timing
  • Polyphonic steps
  • Audiobus support
  • Inter App Audio support
  • Core MIDI support
  • Export song to audio file
  • Dynamic voice allocation
  • compatible with iPad 3 (Retina), iPad mini (1,2,3), iPad Air (1,2)
  • Minimum iOS 7.0 required
  • Content control via iTunes
  • Trigger pads
  • Mixer
  • Recording
Ben Rogerson
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I’m the Deputy Editor of MusicRadar, having worked on the site since its launch in 2007. I previously spent eight years working on our sister magazine, Computer Music. I’ve been playing the piano, gigging in bands and failing to finish tracks at home for more than 30 years, 24 of which I’ve also spent writing about music and the ever-changing technology used to make it.