Backline Rig 3

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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  • 24
    Rack Extensions

  • 4
    ReFills

  • 60
    Videos

  • +330
    Presets

  • $1939
  • $349

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  • NEW! ChamberTron RE
    Inspired by the tape replay keyboard originally invented by Harry Chamberlin in the 1950s, which, via a fascinating twist of fate, gave rise to the Mellotron®. ChamberTron-RE provides a highly evocative set of sounds within an easy to use and carefully crafted Rack Extension.

  • NEW! StringWERK - Studio Strings
    StringWERK, a highly inspiring and authentic string section for Reason, introducing a new level of realism and playability to Rack Extensions. Bringing a new warmth and intimacy to your tracks, StringWERK is easy to use and captures perfectly the sound and playing of a small premier string ensemble, ideal for pop and rock productions.

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  • NEW! A-List Studio Drummer
    Intro, verse, breakdown, chorus - that’s how we as musicians tend to think about our music, and that’s how you can create dynamic, human-feel drum tracks with A-List Studio Drummer. Select your desired style and play your MIDI keyboard’s white keys for progressions through verses and chorus patterns, playing skill optional!

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  • NEW! A-List Power Drummer
    In-your-face, raw and powerful, this is one A-List drummer that will kick your tunes into high gear. As versatile and musical as a live drummer, as easy to use as a software instrument, A-List Power Drummer helps you quickly create driving, dynamic drum tracks.

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  • NEW! Pop Chords A-List Electric Guitarist
    Add studio grade rhythm guitar to your music! A-list Electric Guitarist Pop Chords combines the creative freedom of working with a top-notch performer with the accessibility and ease of use of using audio loops. Play chord progressions and select your rhythms from your MIDI keyboard – it’s both easy and inspiring to use.

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  • NEW! Re-Strings
    Ever since mankind invented music, there has been a desire to make it heavier.[Citation needed] Distortion can take your sound from zero to sword wielding hero in seconds. 5 different distortion shapes are available to add a tinge of edge or rip things apart. In stereo, if that's what you're into.

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  • NEW! kHs Comb Filter
    The Comb Filter hollows out the sound by carving out frequencies at each multiple of the base frequency, like the teeth of a comb. It's also possible to process left and right differently in a way that not only gives a wide stereo effect, but also collapses right back to the original signal when mixed to mono. Nifty!

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  • NEW! kHs Distortion
    Ever since mankind invented music, there has been a desire to make it heavier. Distortion can take your sound from zero to sword wielding hero in seconds. 5 different distortion shapes are available to add a tinge of edge or rip things apart. In stereo, if that's what you're into.

  • Power Chords A-List Electric Guitarist
    Add living, powerful electric guitar to your songs with A-List Electric Guitarist Power Chords. Play one-finger chord progressions from your MIDI keyboard and have full control over playing styles and guitar sound, from upbeat pop to heavy metal. With A-List Electric Guitarist Power Chords, creating unique and professional-sounding guitar tracks is dead easy.

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  • A-List Acoustic Guitarist
    A-list Acoustic Guitarist combines the realism of sampled loops with the flexibility of a live instrument. With over 600 rhythms easily playable from your MIDI keyboard, you’ll be laying down unique and professional sounding guitar tracks in no time.

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  • Kuassa Vermilion
    Fully customizable guitar tones start out in a beautifully modeled pre-amp head and it only gets more powerful once you start choosing your own combination of cabinets, microphones, and even mic placement.

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  • Cerberus Bass Amp
    A perfect compliment to the Softube Bass amp included with Reason, Cerberus takes a modern solid-state approach to bass tones with tone shaping options designed with bassists in mind from the get go.

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  • Reason Electric Bass
    Eight real bass guitars, played by real bassists, and sampled for maximum flexibility in your music. Try out from several pre-wired bass rigs to find the signal chain that’s right the song.

  • Reason Drum Kits
    One of the most popular sample libraries ever released, Reason Drum Kits takes a meticulous approach capturing quality samples and gives you the same meticulous control over mixing them.

  • Ryan Greene Alt Drums Vol I
    High energy punk and rock needs hard hitting drums. Treat your tracks with this great collection of sampled drums by industry leading record producer Ryan Greene.

  • Republik Handheld Percussion
    62 unique instruments featuring Latin, African and Folk handheld percussion and tunable instruments, plus some household percussion, including saucepan drums and powertools!

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  • Radical Keys
    From jazz to trip hop or from rock to pop, everyone relies on the sound of keys in their sound. And if you can imagine the most unique and vibey sound, you can now make it too.

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  • Re-Tron
    The Beatles single-handedly launched an entire decade of musical experimentation with the Mellotron and now GForce Software has single-handedly brought the faithful original to Reason.

  • Combo Compact Organ
    It might be small and lean, but this versatile 'Pink Floyd' style transistor organ can still unleash more fun in your Reason rack than competing devices three times its size!

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  • Revival
    Revival is happens when you take the sound-shaping approach of draw-bar organs, mix it with the sonic possibilities of modern synthesis, and provide a suite of custom tuned effects.

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  • Rotor
    The magical sound of a rotary speaker is the secret ingredient that makes organs scream, guitars shimmer, and even vocals get instant retro cred. Rotor is a time machine for your sounds.

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  • Zampled Euphonic Strings
    Over 6,300 lovingly recorded 24-bit samples create some of the best strings you've ever heard in Reason. This refill includes basses, cellos, violas and violins as separate sections as well as full string sections.

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  • AutoTheory
    It’s like having a music theory expert sitting over your shoulder helping you while you play. Regardless of your musical background, AutoTheory helps you create melodies, harmonies, and even advanced chord progressions.

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  • Softube Tube Delay
    While digital delay and tape delay have their place, nothing sounds quite like vintage Tube delay. And nobody models it better and more faithfully than Softube in their insta-vibe masterpiece.

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  • Softube Spring Reverb
    For all the technical gains that have been made in algorithmic and convolution reverb technology, sometimes the sound you need still comes from the schproing you can only get from a coiled spring.

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  • Synapse Ninety Vintage Phaser
    In the late 70s a phaser effect with a special feedback path and completely unique sound arrived in studios and instantly became a classic. Forty years later, it’s still a classic in your Reason rack.

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  • DC-9 Overdrive
    That legendary green stomp box your guitarist friend couldn’t live without has now been circuit modeled for the Reason rack, taking the whole schematic into account for unparalleled realism.

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  • Chenille Chorus Ensemble
    Vintage chorus devices used so-called “bucket-brigade” capacitor circuits to achieve a wholly unique sound to their truly analogue chorus character. One you try it in your mix, you’ll put this on your favorites list.

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  • Backline Rig ReFill
    The Backline Rig ReFill you get hundreds of instrument patches, Combinator patches and demo songs tailor made for your Backline Rig bundle by leading producers and sound designers.

Tutorials


  • An Introduction to Backline Rig (1:12)
  • DC9 Overdrive (2:54)
  • A-List Power Chords Electric Guitarist (04:21)
  • Creating a Backbeat (06:01)
  • Reason Electric Bass (04:15)
  • Creating a Bass Groove (04:21)
  • Ryan Greene Alt Drums (03:16)
  • Layering Drum Parts (05:00)
  • The Art of Brushes (03:26)
  • Percussion & Fills (03:44)
  • AutoTheory in Action (03:56)
  • A-List Acoustic Guitarist (05:09)
  • Creating Guitar Parts (03:53)
  • Programming Power Guitars (04:13)
  • Radical Keys (05:03)
  • Laying Down Vintage Keys (05:19)
  • Radical Piano (04:39)
  • Creating Piano Melodies (05:55)
  • Revival (05:28)
  • Classic Organ Sounds (05:39)
  • Re-Tron (05:07)
  • Atmospheres & Pads (03:46)
  • Chenile Chorus Ensemble (04:38)
  • Understanding Chorus (02:03)
  • Combo Compact Organ (04:57)
  • Vintage Transistor Organ Sounds (02:32)
  • Republik Handheld Percussion (03:49)
  • Adding Percussion (03:34)
  • Sampled Euphonic Strings (04:48)
  • Adding Strings (02:30)
  • DC9 Overdrive (02:54)
  • Adding Grit & Drive (03:53)
  • Rotor (03:56)
  • Get it Spinning (03:52)
  • Cerberus Bass Amp (04:28)
  • Custom Bass Tones (03:11)
  • Kuassa Vermilion Guitar Amp (04:23)
  • Electric Guitar Sound (02:58)
  • Softube Spring Reverb (02:53)
  • A Sense of Space (03:22)
  • Softube Tube Delay (03:24)
  • Echoes & Depth (04:32)
  • Synapse Ninety Vintage Phaser (02:28)
  • Phasing Out (03:21)
  • Wrap Up (00:53)

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