Trilogy is Dead: Long Live Trilian!Spectrasonics has been living a love story with bass guitars for sixteen years. A long time before Omnisphere, Stylus and the famous Distorted Reality, one of the first products developed by Eric Persing and his team was Bass Legends – a sample bank CD dedicated to three of the most renown bass players on earth: Marcus Miller, John Patitucci and Abraham Laboriel. Read more…
Spectrasonics Trilian is a plug in that can be used on a Mac or a PC, it is a virtual bass instrument plug in with acoustic, synthesized and electric bass sounds that are perfect for any genre of music. Being that we make different styles of music from Pop to Rock it was great to have a VST that could emulate any sound that we needed for that particular track. The Trilian has given us so many different types of basses! All of the acoustic guitars are really amazing, I have used them in about 20 different songs so far and they are way better than another other VST plug in that I currently had at the time. I was using Hypersonic for bass before I had Trilian and it was ok for a while and I actually thought it was great until I got my hands on Trilian.
Installing Trillian was very easy, it installs just like any other VST does on my Macbook running 10.5.4 OS. It was quick and easy to install. I purchased this directly from Spectrosonics and it only took a few minutes before they sent me a link to download it. I was at first not into spending 300 bucks on a guitar software but after using it for a year now I look back and see just how many songs I have used this on. I have gotten well more than what I paid for it and I will continue to use it a lot.
The Synthesized bass sounds are the weakest basses in this VST though, but they are still usable. I will still use the Hypersonic synth basses with Guitar Rig to get the perfect synth bass though. The electric basses are pretty good and they sound similar to the electric basses that are on my Korg keyboard.
This software is a great buy, and I am very happy that I purchased it last year. It has brought our bass sounds to a new level and gave us realistic bass when we could not bring in an actual bass player
Trillian is a Acoustic/Electric/Electronic Bass Virtual Instrument from Spectrasonics with over 34 GB of samples.
Over sixty different 4, 5, 6 and 8 string Electric basses are presented in fingered, picked, fretless, slapped, tapped, and muted technique variations – providing a huge variety of sounds for any musical genre. Highlights of the new Electric Basses include a Music Man™ 5-string Studio Bass, Chapman Stick®, Lakland™ Rock P-Bass, Clean Fender® Jazz Bass, a Hardcore Rock Bass, a Retro 1960’s Epiphone® Viola Bass and much more.
Trilian’s stunning new Acoustic Bass is the most detailed instrument Spectrasonics has ever released, with 4 audio channels and over 21,000 samples to create this single instrument! All this combined with Trilian’s high-resolution streaming of the sounds puts a depth of realism into performances that is truly inspiring.
I’ve used this in Logic Pro 8 and 9, in 32 and 64 bit mode without a problem.
I have a Mac Pro 2.66 Quad Core with 8 GB of ram and a White Macbook with Intel Core 2 Duo Cpu with 4 GB of Ram.
The installation is really easy and the the manual is well written.
The software reacts really well, however to use its full potential you need to have at least 4 gb of ram. With 8 gb and in 64 bit it works like a charm.
I've used this in my home studio for a lot of different projects.
From Pop rock, to Electronica, to Heavy rock the VI always suited perfect in the mix.
A bit pricey, but you will have a Class A product, that was created with an exceptional cure of details. Especially for the Acoustic and Electric Basses, you will have all the nuances and different playing styles available in the original instrument.
It can be a little complex in the begininning and some patches are really heavy on the RAM, but it will give you stunning results.
I used extensively Trilogy, its predecessor, and I can say without doubt that Spectrasonics it's my favourite Virtual Instrument Software house.
Always ahead of the time in terms of features and innovations, and with a stellar sound quality.
The installation is tedious because of multiple bedrooms patches to be applied to soft, his bank and its presets. Spectrasonics could do better, even if things go well eventually.
Core i7, 16 GB of RAM in Windows 7 and Studio One 2.5: no stability problem but 16GB of RAM are welcome to manage patches that are sometimes larger than 2 GB, and take time to load. Fortunately, I often have a bass in my songs ...
I use it for 4-5 years and I must say that it remains a benchmark for virtual bass with a quality / price excellent end to the extent that it has all the bass sounds required in one soft. Bass of Trilian remains also the most beautiful I've ever seen in the virtual world.
And it sounds big! Sometimes too, so that he must cut things in EQ.
Defects, however, are to be sought in the overall heaviness of the interface and programs: must juggle the joints, which is a bit tedious when you're used to the lightness and intelligence programming bass SCARBEE . Nothing serious though, but I think the app is improved.
Otherwise, its interaction with Omnisphere is a great idea, making the duo a sound machine that ridicules the most competitive products that come from soft or hardware.