by Audio Damage
3.7 / 5     (6 votes)
Win32 Win64 OSX
Tattoo is a drum machine featuring 12 independent voice-tuned synthesizer topologies loosely based on the X0X series, and a sophisticated step/mod sequencer.
  • 12 Drum Synths: Tattoo comes equipped with twelve different voices, utilizing Audio Damage's custom D-Plane synthesis, rather than the one general catch-all voice you find in most drum synth plug-ins.
  • Sophisticated Step Sequencer: Tattoo's internal sequencer comes correct, taking grid programming "to the next level".
  • Randomization For Days: There are multiple routes to randomizing your beats, from subtle ghost notes to full on haywire.
  • Parameter Sequencing: Every synth parameter has its own sequencer, including randomization.
  • Synchronized: Tattoo can run off its internal sequencer, from host sync, or via "note sync," where the sequencer can be stepped with MIDI notes. In this way, Tattoo can run in any time signature you can come up with, or sync to any groove template in any host sequencer.
  • MIDI Input: Tattoo's MIDI implementation includes full MIDI learn for all parameters and MIDI pattern switching. You can also use MIDI note input in addition to or instead of Tattoo's internal sequencer, and still have access to the randomization features and MOD sequencing.
  • MIDI Output: Tattoo sends MIDI output of all its note events, including randomization, so you can use its step sequencer to drive any other drum synth or sampler (or any instrument, really) as long as your host allows MIDI routing from a plug-in instrument.
  • Audio Outputs: Tattoo has six stereo outputs. The first buss has a modified version of the Kombinat "One Knob Compressor" to add a little (or a lot of) squish to things.
Dreamers Dream Feb 20 2024
(4 / 5)
Feb 20 2024
As a free VST it is great.
MSK.51.13 Feb 17 2024
(4 / 5)
Feb 17 2024
It's good but works a little bit bad, sometimes I cant interact with any button and I have to restart the plugin
Good drum machine May 14 2022
(3 / 5)
May 14 2022
This is a good drum machine in my opinion but the problem is that none of the modern daws do not see this as a VST especially Waveform and the vst host
Peter Anderson May 09 2022
(3 / 5)
May 09 2022
The functions are good, but the instruments are not good. Please update real instrument sounds and it will a good piece.
X4 Jun 29 2023
Jun 29 2023
It's a drum synth, not a rompler. And it's discontinued :)
Why Feb 27 2022
(3 / 5)
Feb 27 2022
I like the concept...GUI is good. The step sequencer inside a bit too small... the sounds are too strange for me... just for strange electro stuff maybe... runs stable and with little cpu. 2.5 Stars