In the video "Sander van Doorn Studio Sessions 2.0 - Episode 1: Kick & Bass Line" Sander Van Doorn discusses how he puts together his kick drums and bass lines. Around 6:50 into the video, he says his favorite plugin to use for bass is Spectrasonics Trilian. He chooses a bass from the category "Synth Bass." For demonstration purposes he switches off Trilian's built-in effects to achieve a dry bass sound. He later changes the preset to one called *Attitude MS-20 Square*. Sander says: > "The sounds that are in this plugin are really tight. The volume, the recording of these different plugins are absolutely phenomenal. This is a really cool synth to use when you're not using hardware like a [Moog Voyager](http://equipboard.com/items/moog-minimoog-voyager)."more
AF: What are your preferred virtual synths? Eisen: I used to say lots of stuff but I think these days I think only Omnisphere. It’s absolutely amazing and we also have Trilian, which is really really good. We bought the whole Native Instruments pack for example, and I want to say Massive - it is an amazing synth, but it doesn’t work on Cubase properly.more
When it comes to real physical instruments, nothing will ever sound better than the real thing. But if you are looking for a pretty mind-blowing emulation of acoustic and electric basses, look no further. The subtlety and nuance Spectrasonics have managed to capture with this is jaw-dropping. There are some classic synth patches on here too, but bear in mind they are sample-based and not from a synth engine (like Omnisphere). They still sound pretty excellent though. You can also load Trilian patches in Omnisphere 2, so when you pair the two together you have a really versatile and professional-sounding set-up. Spectrasonics are the best!