Steinberg offers drum creator

Thursday, 28 May 2020 11:28 am

German audio software company Steinberg has released a new drum-creation tool, Backbone.

The virtual instrument plug-in is compatible with VST, AU and AAX and includes tools to design drum sounds from the ground up. Users start off by layering up to eight samples and move on to modify individual tonal or noise elements or resynthesize individual layers.

At the core of Backbone is the re-synthesis engine, where samples are transformed into a synthesized version within the spectral domain, allowing users to manipulate samples with the freedom of a synthesizer. And the additional customisable spectral filter provides maximum control for creating new sounds.

Audio decomposition is another extremely powerful tool featured in Backbone. It allows users to separate sounds into their tonal and noise elements and adjust each of these with re-synthesis and classic subtractive synthesis.

Senior marketing manager Florian Haack says: “Backbone lets you create and manipulate drum sounds in unprecedented ways. 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. Personally, I have never had so much fun in crafting sounds as with Backbone.”

 Backbone is available from local resellers and through the Steinberg Online Shop at around US$150.