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Founded in 1994, Spectrasonics is a leading innovator of world-class, award-winning virtual instrument software plug-ins, used by the top recording artists, producers, remixers and film composers on the planet.

Backbeat

BackBeat

By Spectrasonics

CD-ROM
Akai and Roland

$199 Akai

$199 Roland

$99 S.A.G.E. Xpander

$99 Audio CD

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Sometimes, you just need that straight-forward, no frills, clean and lean drum groove. If you do pop, rock, smooth jazz, or cross-over, a pure live drum sound is absolutely essential. Even in today’s dance and R&B, the tight and crisp sound of an unadulterated drum kit is pure gold. This is why Backbeat may become the most important library in your collection!

Producers Eric Persing and Bob Wilson recorded four world-class drummers in numerous legendary studios, with some of the best drum rooms on the planet. The playing is right in the pocket by LA drummers with legendary feels. The very latest recording technology was used to capture a stunningly Hi-Fi, yet very natural sound. Every groove has a unique kit and mix! The variety of sounds within this single library is astonishing.

The featured players include:
Gregg Bissonette (Santana, Joe Satriani, Don Henley)
Bob Wilson (Liquid Grooves, George Benson, The Crusaders)
John Ferraro (Larry Carlton, David Benoit, Albert Lee, Aaron Neville)
Eric Boseman (Liquid Grooves, James Newton-Howard)

Create your own complete drum track with Song Construction Elements including Variations, Fills, Fill Bars, Intros, Breakdowns, Ride and Sidestick patterns, Add-on Cymbals and more. Backbeat lays down the perfect foundation for a wide variety of current styles. If you’re one of those purists who insists on avoiding drum loops because you think they’re too limiting, Backbeat may finally change your mind. Now, there’s never been a better reason to try Groove Control®!

With our exclusive Groove Control activated CD-ROMs, it's shocking how much control you have over the drummers' performances. Using just your sampler and sequencer, you can change the drummer’s tempo, his feel, the pitch of his drums, the time signature, even the whole pattern without affecting the live, fluid sound of his playing. It’s an unbelievable advance, and so simple to use. Have no fear. Whatever your style, whatever your tempo, whatever your attitude, Backbeat’s Groove Control feature will put these world-class drummers and their dynamic talent right in your back pocket.

Live Drumming at its purest!

  • Authentic Sound and Feel
  • Multiple world-class Drummers, Studios and Engineers
  • Essential Styles
  • Transitional Song Construction Elements
  • Ultra-Wide Sonic Variety
  • Unprecedented Control
  • 450 loops in 39 categories

Note: The CD-ROM versions of Backbeat include a Mac/Windows Data Disc, which contains the Groove Control™ sequences and High resolution WAVE files of all the loops. The WAVE files can be used for auditioning the grooves in Soundfinder, and also for direct use in software like Acid™, Logic™, Cubase™, Reason™ or Pro Tools™!

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