Legacy Library
Backbeat



Backbeat

CD-Audio $99 - w/o Groove Controlâ„¢
CD-ROM $199 - with Groove Controlâ„¢
Akai/Emu, Roland Three-Disc Set

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Live drumming at its purest
  • Awesome Live grooves
  • 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

Are you tired of searching through piles of overcooked, pretentious loops, when you're just trying to find a solid, tasty groove for your song? Our new Backbeat library is just what you're looking for...great feeling, rock-steady grooves with attitude, but without overplaying. The variety and quality within this single library is astonishing.



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 playng 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.

With the Groove Controlâ„¢ CD-ROMs, it's shocking how much control you have over the drummers' tempo, feel, time signature, pattern and even the pitch of their drums! The power, feel and subtlety of a live drummer, combined with all the editing control of your MIDI sequencer results in a quantum leap in what can be achieved with drum loops.

When it comes to acoustic drum grooves, this disc should be the cornerstone of your collection.

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Big, Dark and just a little bit scary! Diego shows a whole bunch of different Basses in this track, starting with the Blown OSCar sound. He then adds some of the Finger Funk Electrics and ends with building into some of the radical sync shreds that Trilian can do. 

FEATURES: Trilian, Stylus RMX with Backbeat

© Spectrasonics and Diego Stocco

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Great example of the original Trilogy Rock and Roll bass which is also in Trilian, which has heavy overdrive in the samples and some serious attitude! Notice also how well all the synths sounds work together here....they are all from Trilian too. The Classic Pick Bass is used in the bridge.

FEATURES: Trilogy legacy sounds in Trilian, Stylus RMX and Backbeat

© Spectrasonics and Chris O'Brien

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Review Quotes

"Excellent! Spectrasonics titles are always so much better than all the other products out there -always setting the standard for quality and musicality."
-STEVE PORCARO (synthesist/composer)

"This set is of very high quality and it is clear that much time and effort has been put into it....an immense array of stunning grooves -- all played on real acoustic kits, by real people! There is nothing run-of-the-mill about the quality of these performances, and there is a great variety of them, from basic 'Billie Jean'-type pop to highly-intricate shuffle, the latter capturing every nuance of snare stroke with great subtlety...The benefits of the Groove Control technique are considerable, allowing easy tempo changing without affecting timbre, and the power to create groove-quantize templates to use elsewhere in your track...I suspect that a staggering amount of time has gone into its presentation on Backbeat, to ensure that the grooves maintain their integrity...If you have a need for exceptionally well recorded standard drum grooves that really do groove, this is a library you should audition. Added to Retro Funk, it contributes to an extensive library of formidable grooves."
-SOUND ON SOUND 5 star review

"Backbeat is most certainly a classic-style drum loop library that is a cut above the rest. The variety and quality of all of the loops is first rate and very professional sounding, rivaling anything that you'll hear in any number of high-profile pop or rock tracks. The performances are also extremely tight and dynamic - they have life, and perform flawlessly...if you're looking for loops with an acoustic "classic rock and pop" feel, Backbeat is a library that you should own....For $199, Backbeat is as close as many of us will get to having four really great drummers performing at our command. "
-SONIC CONTROL Five Star review


*All other manufacturers' product names used in this instrument are trademarks of their respective owners, which are in no way associated or affiliated with Spectrasonics. These trademarks of other manufacturers are used solely to identify the products of those manufacturers whose tones and sounds were studied during Spectrasonics sound development.