Steinberg Intros Backbone Drum Resynthesizer Plugin

Steinberg has introduced Backbone, a new drum resynthesizer plugin.

“Backbone lets you create and manipulate drum sounds in unprecedented ways,” says Steinberg’s Florian Haack. “You can feed the Drum Re-synthesizer with your own recordings and combine them with any kind of drum sample. It is such a powerful tool for those who like to get creative and want to develop their own signature drum sound.”

Backbone lets you layer up to eight samples and then:

  • shape them with classic subtractive synthesis;
  • decompose samples into tonal and noise elements;
  • re-synthesize samples to manipulate them; and
  • apply up to eight effects with two fully routable buses.

Audio Demos:

Pricing and Availability

Backbone is available now, for Mac & Windows, for $149.99 USD.

4 thoughts on “Steinberg Intros Backbone Drum Resynthesizer Plugin

  1. In my opinion this should just be an upgrade to the existing sampler channel with a toggle switch for mode changes(for the sake of the developers only).
    I would have paid for the upgrade, even though it would just bring the sampler channel up to snuff with other DAWs.
    Ableton, FL Studio, & Bitwig can do most of this right in the main software without add-ons. Maybe not with a single pane of glass, but easily enough. It’s baffling why Steinberg didn’t 1) upgrade what they have and 2) why made this available as a VST where most other DAWs have this functionality already.

  2. they should throw this into Cubase for free and give incentive for people to upgrade.

    Its not THAT special that its worth $299??

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