Welcome to the SWA Kickstarter Backbone tutorial, where we’ll be exploring the powerful synthesis tool from Steinberg, called Backbone. This tutorial will cover a range of topics, including creating kits, working with the Re-synthesis function, working with the Decompose function, automation, and MIDI controller functions.
To begin, we’ll start by exploring how to create kits within Backbone. Kits are a collection of samples, which can be used to create sounds and sequences. We’ll show you how to import your own samples into Backbone, as well as how to use the built-in samples to create your own kits. We’ll also demonstrate how to adjust the pitch, volume, and other parameters of your samples to fine-tune your sounds.
Next, we’ll delve into the Re-synthesis function, which allows you to extract the harmonics and timbre of any sound and use them in your own sounds. We’ll show you how to use this function to create entirely new sounds by re-synthesizing existing ones.
We’ll then explore the Decompose function, which is a powerful tool that allows you to break down complex sounds into individual elements. We’ll show you how to use this function to create new sounds, as well as how to adjust the individual elements to customize your sounds.
Moving on, we’ll demonstrate how to automate parameters within Backbone, which allows you to create dynamic and evolving sounds. We’ll show you how to use automation to create sweeps, fades, and other effects, as well as how to use MIDI controllers to modulate parameters in real-time.
Finally, we’ll cover the MIDI controller functions within Backbone, which allow you to use external MIDI controllers to control various parameters. We’ll show you how to set up your MIDI controller within Backbone, as well as how to use it to manipulate your sounds in real-time.
By the end of this tutorial, you’ll have a comprehensive understanding of Backbone and how to use it to create your own unique sounds. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced producer, this tutorial will provide you with the skills you need to take your music to the next level.