Backline Rig 2

You can’t beat the whirr of a rotating speaker, the tines of a classic electric piano or organic 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 to get you making music just like your favorite vinyl records.

  • 17
    Rack Extensions

  • 6
    ReFills

  • 45
    Videos

  • 300
    Presets

  • $1559
  • $299

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  • A-List Power Chords Electric Guitarist NEW!
    Versatile power chords played with a seemingly endless set of feels to bring the human element of a session guitarist into your music with the one-finger ease of a Reason instrument.

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  • A-List Acoustic Guitarist
    Nothing elevates the quality of your production quite like the sound of an acoustic guitar texture. Delicate when you want it to be. Percussive when you need it. Always in perfect time.

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  • Kuassa Vermilion NEW!
    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 NEW!
    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
    Ryan Greene is an iconic producer who helped define the sound of rock drums. In Alt Drums he records samples in his signature way, on his all-time favorite kits and packages them into powerful Reason Combinators.

  • The Art Of Brushes Vol 3
    One of the hardest styles to capture with sample libraries is the subtle delicacy of brushed percussion. The Loop Loft provide the best of both worlds, Rex loops for real performances and samples for customization.

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  • Republik Handheld Percussion NEW!
    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 Piano
    The pristine sound of a grand piano, the intimate sound of a living room upright, an old detuned jazz piano or literally every option in between. Piano realism meets a sound designers’ dream.

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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 NEW!
    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 NEW!
    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 NEW!
    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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