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CD-ROM with Drum Grooves, Loops and Hits with Groove Control Editing Feature - AKAI Format
Item ID: BackBeatA

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Spectrasonics Backbeat - Akai format
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Cool Acoustic Drum Grooves from World-Class Players!

The Spectrasonics Backbeat drum library is now available in AKAI format! 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? The Spectrasonics Backbeat library is just what you're looking for - great feeling, rock-steady grooves with attitude, but without overplaying. The variety and quality within the Backbeat library is astonishing!

Spectrasonics Backbeat at a Glance:
  • Cool acoustic drum and percussion grooves in AKAI format
  • Four world-class drummers doing what they do best!
  • Build your own track with patterns, fills, intros, breakdowns and more
  • Unique Groove Control lets you adjust feel, tuning and more

Cool acoustic drum and percussion grooves in AKAI format
One of Spectrasonics' number one requests has been for more acoustic grooves. Now with Backbeat you can add incredible acoustic drum and percussion grooves. Each of these new Spectrasonics libraries also has a very cool Bonus section, and special Multi patches that take advantage of the incredible SAGE features.

Four world-class drummers doing what they do best!
For Backbeat, Spectrasonics 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 Backbeat groove has a unique kit and mix! The variety of sounds within the Backbeat library is amazing.

Backbeat 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)

Build your own track with patterns, fills, intros, breakdowns and more
Using Backbeat you can create your own complete drum track with Song Construction Elements including Variations, Fills, Fill Bars, Intros, Breakdowns, Ride and Side stick patterns, Add-on Cymbals and more. Backbeat lays down the perfect foundation for a wide variety of current styles.

Unique Groove Control lets you adjust feel, tuning and more
With Backbeat's Groove Control function, 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, Backbeat should be the cornerstone of your collection

Spectrasonics Backbeat CD-ROM Features:
  • 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
Put a little "back" in your tracks with Backbeat!

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Tech Specs

Manufacturer Part Number BB1A

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See also: Drum Software, Spectrasonics, Spectrasonics Virtual Instruments: Drum & Rhythm