After a couple of years working alongside Laserbeak, Soundwave realized it was time for a change. His new partner, Ratbat, lets him lay down multiple tracks of sound at a time, creating frequencies that can do more than just control other robots. Now, Soundwave is into straight-up mind control. Using complex synth beats he can make people - and even the Autobots - do whatever he wants.
* Invented a note that can actually rock a robot's face off.
* Recently got really into old Earth westerns.
* Ratbat synth mode fires lightning bolts.