Drum Re-synthesizer

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

Slide 1 of 6
  • "Other than its unprecedented sound design capabilities, Backbone's musicality is really what strikes me. I can give my sounds a unique attitude and personality like never before. This bad boy is packed with punch and generously delivers. Instant gratifications."
    SorceryDrummer and Producer

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

Get inspired with VST Instruments

How to create a haunting Halloween theme

Re-synthesize a 909

Creating Vocal Chops

Creating a Funky Groove

Behind the Scenes of a Demo Track for Iconica Opus

Building A Neo-Soul Groove with Vibrant

Writing a 1980s-style horror movie trailer


Making a trap beat