Backline Rig 4

You can’t beat the whirr of a rotating speaker, the tines of a classic electric piano or metallic resonance of a classic spring reverb.

Don’t let the name mislead you. The Backline Rig is at the forefront of your sound. If you believe that music is at its best when it’s made on organic instruments, played through boutique amps and processed with the right amount of valve warmth, then the Backline Rig is about to bring the retro into your rack.

A carefully selected collection of keys, drum libraries, strings, classic effects and much more make up the Backline Rig’s powerful toolset.

But tools without knowledge will only take you so far. That’s why the Backline Rig includes 3 hours of instruction from Ask Video and hundreds of Combinator patches for the included devices to give your music the sound of your favorite vinyl records.

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  • An Introduction to Backline Rig 1:12

  • DC9 Overdrive 2:54

  • A-List Power Chords Electric Guitarist 04:21

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  • Ryan Greene Alt Drums Vol I
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  • Radical Keys
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  • Backline Rig ReFill
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