1. News
  2. »
  3. Virtual Instruments
  4. »
  5. Steinberg

Steinberg releases Backbone Drum Re-synthesizer


Steinberg today announced the immediate availability of Backbone, Steinberg's latest virtual instrument with an emphasis on creating unique kicks, snares, cinematic impacts, hi-hats and other percussive sounds.

Backbone is a VST, AU and AAX compatible plug-in that offers exclusive 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 re-synthesize individual layers, only to leverage the other audio manipulation tools that are easily accessible through the clearly laid out user interface.

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 customizable spectral filter provides maximum control for creating new sounds.

Audio decomposition is another 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.

Key features:

  • Intuitively design drums with up to 8 layers.
  • Re-synthesize one-shots and loops.
  • Directly export audio for clip-based music production.
  • Backbone supports VST 3, AU and AAX.

Availability & Pricing

Backbone is available from local resellers and through the Steinberg Online Shop. The suggested retail price for the download is 149 euros, including German VAT.



Discussion: Active

Please log in to join the discussion

The KVR Developer Challenge 2021 Is Now LiveNative Instruments and iZotope: A meeting of the mindsNative Instruments and iZotope: A meeting of the mindsNative Instruments and iZotope: A meeting of the mindsThe KVR Developer Challenge 2021 Is Now Live
What's New @ KVR Audio
FS: Soundtoys, Oeksound, XO, NI, Izotope MPS4, PA, Tracktion Retromod, Exponential Audio, D16 and Nugen Audioby casec2509 @ 12:36 in Sell & Buy (+Special Offers, Deals & Promos)Plugin Alliance - how can you tell when updates are availabe?by PieBerger @ 12:36 in InstrumentsFS: Native Instruments Komplete 13 Standard 400$, LF: Fabfilter Pro Q3, Fabfilter Pro MBby uchinio @ 12:32 in Sell & Buy (+Special Offers, Deals & Promos)Arturia, IK Multimedia, UVI Vintage Synths, Audjoo Helix, Native Instruments, iZotopeby YNONIN @ 12:31 in Sell & Buy (+Special Offers, Deals & Promos)New software effects you are looking forward to be released by ARTURIA ?by Tj Shredder @ 12:28 in EffectsFS: PSP Audioware - Arturia - Overloud & moreby danijell @ 12:27 in Sell & Buy (+Special Offers, Deals & Promos)Izotope Neutron 3 Advanced - $189, Nectar 3 - $89 // Buy both for $240by mrpow @ 12:25 in Sell & Buy (+Special Offers, Deals & Promos)Man Makes Noise releases PhaseFreak for Kilohearts' Phase Plantby Man Makes Noise @ 12:23 in SoundwareThe 2600 - does anybody know how to use it - for musical purposes?by T71 @ 12:18 in Hardware (Instruments and Effects)Stay positive (Electronic/Industrial)by Garfferen @ 12:17 in Music CafeLive 11!by andypryce @ 12:15 in Hosts & Applications (Sequencers, DAWs, Audio Editors, etc.)FS/FTby ferez21 @ 12:13 in Sell & Buy (+Special Offers, Deals & Promos)Say something about the poster before you.by PatchAdamz @ 12:10 in Off Topic Classicsbx_console, PSP Noble Q, Eventide Equivocate, SPL Attaker Plus, DriveShaper, and more.by digitalash @ 12:08 in Sell & Buy (+Special Offers, Deals & Promos)Linplug Spectralby Kevin Adams @ 12:03 in InstrumentsView All Latest Posts