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
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New in Backbone 1.1
250 new groundbreaking presets
Explore our biggest collection of hand-crafted single drums sounds, yet — with 250 brand-new hand-crafted presets. Explore 60 avant-gardist snares, 25 astonishing claps, new crisp hi-hats, more than 35 fresh toms and lots more — all coming with individual layers.
Six tricks to design unique drums
Bring the analog world into Backbone
Enjoy the best of both worlds: Take the sounds of your 808, analog drum machines or modular synthesizers into Backbone and layer, combine or re-synthesize them. This gives you a whole new creative toolkit like Resynth, Decompose, Purity, Inharmonicity, Acceleration and, of course, a lot of additional high-end effects.
Sound design tutorials