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](https://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
"I have the usual array of soft synth Plug Ins, Omnisphere 2, Trillion, Stylus RMX from Spectrasonics, most of the Native Instruments stuff, Ethno 2 from MOTU, and some cool stuff from a German company whose name I forget unfortunately." It's misspelled as "Trillion," but it's clear from the context that Gary Numan is talking about Trillian.more
"**chaos34560:** (...) I've got a few short questions to start you off! 1.) What DAW do you use? Why do you prefer it over others? 2.) What's your favorite plugin to make/resample your bass? 3.) Where do you find your inspiration? (...) **Gramatik_Lowtemp:** 1.) Ableton Live. It just has the best functionality and workflow for me. 2.) Massive, Trilogy/Trillian, ABL2, Kontakt... 3.) In the idea of making a soundtrack for somebody's life. :)"more
It is almost impossible to go a day without hearing the work of Eric Persing. The thousands of original sounds he has created are used constantly by top composers, producers, remixers and musicians from all over the world. Persing is the founder of Spectrasonics, a company specializing in developing World Class software 'virtual instruments' since 1994. He has produced dozens of the sampling industry's top selling titles and gone on to create the award-winning Omnisphere, Keyscape, Stylus RMX, Trilian, Atmosphere and Trilogy software virtual instruments. Eric's ground-breaking instruments and sound libraries are the best selling and most widely used in the world. Spectrasonics products are in constant use on thousands of major film, television, music, game and multimedia productions. In addition to being the Creative Director of Spectrasonics, Eric was a longtime consultant and the Chief Sound Designer for Roland Corporation Japan from 1984-2005, creating the key sounds for many popular Roland synthesizers, samplers, CD-ROMs, expansion boards, processors and groove devices - from the vintage Jupiter and JX series, to the legendary D-50, D-70, JD-800/990, R8, S-series samplers, JV-880/1080/2080, the Sound Canvas, JP-8000/8080, MC-505/909, The V-Drums, XV-5080, Fantom series, the V-Synth and many more. As a studio musician, remixer, producer and composer/arranger in Los Angeles, he has also contributed to numerous Grammy award winning albums and Academy award winning film scores, working with an eclectic group of artists including Herbie Hancock, Michael Jackson, Hans Zimmer, Nile Rogers, Knower, Quincy Jones, Danny Elfman, Marcus Miller, Sergio Mendes, Luther Vandross, James Newton-Howard, Chaka Khan, Eddie Jobson, Michel Colombier, Diana Ross, Arif Mardin, Mezzoforte, Ellis Hall, Bette Midler, Roby Duke, Deniece Williams, The Katinas, Larry Carlton, Sandi Patti, Leonard Cohen, Bon Jovi, Richard Souther, Randy Newman and Celine Dion, amongst many others. Eric's lifelong love of the creative process is the driving force behind his pursuit of musical excellence.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!
I bought Trilian last out of the full Spectrasonics suite, thinking "oh, I already have lots of bass sounds, I won't need this!" I was very wrong. Trilian, simply put, is BRILLIANT! The richness, detail, and clarity in the samples is amazing, and you get a wonderful selection of synth basses, fretless basses, electric basses, everything is represented and it is wonderful! Definitely one of the best softsynths in the past decade.