Revolutionary drum design and re-synthesis for one-shot kicks, snares, hi-hats, percussion, rises, hits, and more.
Available as AU, VST3, and AAX.
Your new drum designer
Get more out of your drum samples with Backbone's innovative approach to drum sound design. Layer up to eight samples and shape them further, decompose them into tonal and noise elements, or re-synthesize samples to manipulate them in new ways. You can apply up to eight effects with two fully routable buses—all within a slick, fast interface.
Re-synthesize your drums
In the Resynth section, you get a spectral version of your sample, which can be played up to 800 times faster, slowed down, or even frozen at a static position. Taking your sound beyond the classic sine wave and noise, at zero speed the Resynth section acts like an oscillator. By placing the position parameter at interesting points in your sample, you can extract the original audio spectrum.
Create instant variations of your samples
Backbone comes with DrumGAN, an AI-powered drum sample generator developed by Sony Computer Science Laboratories, Inc. (Sony CSL). DrumGAN can analyze samples and quickly generate variations to create new kick drums, snare drums, and cymbal samples. Using these new samples as a starting point, you can decompose, layer, re-synthesize, or create any other kind of transformation in Backbone to craft your own unique sound.
Bring life to static sounds
Keep the punch. Pitch the noise. With Backbone's Decompose function, you can split any sample into tonal and noise parts. Now you can keep the punch of the noise and pitch-shift, distort, or manipulate just the tonal aspect of your samples. Go deeper and refine your sounds to be exactly what you need, in an intuitive workflow for any modern drum sound.
Layer up to 8 samples
Combine up to eight different layers into one extraordinary sound. Each layer can be treated separately with subtractive synthesis, re-synthesis, Decompose, filters, and envelopes. This allows you to achieve very complex sounds and makes Backbone suitable for all kinds of drums, basses, cinematic risers, hits, and swooshes.
Backbone is more than just an instrument. For me, this is a sound design tool with endless possibilities. This instrument opens the door to bring my sound design to the next level!
Robert Dudzic (Trailer Sound Designer - Spider Man, Call of Duty, Stranger Things)
Backbone is great, I really like the workflow. I find myself loading my sounds into it and coming up with different textures that are not possible in other software. This is a fun sound design tool!
DECAP (Producer, Sound Designer, Founder of 'Drums that Knock', Splice Sounds fan-favorite)
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- Enter the era of drum re-synthesis. Backbone is an innovative drum designer for one-shot kicks, snares, hi-hats, percussion, rises, hits, and more. Layer up to eight samples and shape them further, decompose them into tonal and noise elements, or re-synthesize samples to manipulate them in new ways. You can apply up to eight effects with two fully routable buses—all within a slick, fast interface.
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