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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
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!