A revolutionary way to design your own drums

Backbone is your new, innovative drum designer for single kicks, snares, hi-hats, percussion, rises, hits and more. Layer up to eight samples and shape them with classic subtractive synthesis, decompose samples into tonal and noise elements, re-synthesize samples to manipulate them in unheard ways and apply up to eight effects with two fully routable buses — all with a slick, extremely fast interface. Backbone takes your drums into a whole new era of sound design — the era of drum re-synthesis!

Intuitively design drums with up to eight layers

Re-synthesize one-shots and loops

Directly export audio for clip-based music production

Backbone supports VST 3, AU and AAX

What you can do with Backbone

Re-synthesize drum samples

Design cinematic hits, rises and swooshes

Make 808s fatter than ever

Warp drum sample libraries into the future

Modify tonal and noise parts separately

Craft your own signature drum sound

Listen to Backbone

Six tricks to design unique drums

Sound design tutorials

How to use Resynthesize Part 1

How to Use Resynthesize Part 2

How to Use Resynthesize Part 3

Overview of Revolutionary Drum Design with Backbone

Creating a huge 808 trap kick bass

Create larger-than-life hybrid-layered snare

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  • "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. The interface is very clean and simple to navigate. Instead of spending time on learning new instruments, I was able to focus on the sound designing. Dragging my own samples directly from the session into Backbone and after finishing the sound design dragging directly back to the session is very convenient and one of the many reasons I have added Backbone to my template."
    Robert DudzicTrailer Sound designer (Spider Man, Call of Duty, Stranger Things)

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System requirements

Operating systems (Windows)
Windows 10 (64-bit), Windows 8.1 (64-bit)
Operating systems (Mac)
macOS Mojave, macOS Catalina
PlugIn format (Win)
PlugIn format (Mac)
Hard disk free space
2 GB
Display resolution minimum
1920 x 1080
Internet connection for
account sign up and product registration, installer download, license activation

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