Trilian 1.5 Bass Module


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A TRILIAN 1.5 update has been released with amazing new features.   This update is free of charge.   See video below


With its comprehensive design, Trilian brings many different types of Bass together into one extraordinary-sounding virtual instrument.

Trilian is designed from the ground up to be the most versatile bass virtual instrument available today with a new level of expressive, real-time performance for acoustic and electric basses – plus cutting-edge synth bass tones with powerful editing and extraordinary sound quality. Trilian is the successor to Spectrasonics’ award-winning Trilogy bass instrument, offering deeper control of musical expression and much greater flexibility of sound shaping. Trilian’s 34GB library is 10-times the size of Trilogy and features all new acoustic, electric and synth basses.

Powered by next generation STEAM Engine technology, Trilian is the first instrument to feature core library integration with Spectrasonics flagship Omnisphere synth – allowing Trilian’s sounds to be used within the Omnisphere environment for further sound design and keyboard/bass splits.

At Spectrasonics, we’ve always loved Bass sounds.” notes Eric Persing, Founder and Creative Director. “When we started 15 years ago, our very first product was the best-selling Bass Legends sample library. Then in 2002, we introduced Trilogy – the world’s first Bass Virtual Instrument. Now we are very pleased to release Trilian, which represents a whole new generation of our Bass development. Trilian is built on the STEAM Engine that powers Omnisphere, which has allowed us to create the most expressive and flexible Bass module we’ve ever made.”

The acoustic and electric basses in Trilian are sampled at an extremely high level of detail. The combination of the software’s intuitive, automatic selection of legato and release articulations as the user plays - and the extensive ‘Round-Robin’ variations introduced for natural sounding bass lines with repeated notes - create a more dynamic and subtle playing experience. Newly developed multisampled dynamic slides let notes realistically slide from one to another. Each of the basses feature multi-channel mixing between phase-locked microphone/amplifier and direct outputs of each bass.

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 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 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.

For Synth sounds, Trilian features newly-developed 4-Pole “Juicy” and “Power” Filter algorithms with oscillating resonance that are ideal for electronic bass. Hundreds of synth soundsources were created using over 30 of the most exotic and coveted hardware synthesizers – from the original Moog® Taurus Pedals to the latest boutique analog modular synthesizers. A multitude of extremely powerful editing controls are available for sound design – including the “FlexMod” modulation system, Dual Filters with more than 19 filter types, 6 multistage looping envelopes, 6 full-featured LFOs, dual morphing modulation, modulatable FX racks and much more.

Trilian’s FX racks include all of the renowned FX processors from Omnisphere and Stylus RMX – including a wide variety of amp and speaker models, distortions, dynamics processors, equalizers, chorus, phasers, flangers, delays, reverbs, unique specialty FX and more.

As Spectrasonics' next-generation bass instrument, Trilian includes enhanced, remastered versions of Trilogy’s core library – taking it to a new level of sound and expression. As a special bonus, Spectrasonics’ original “Bass Legends” multisamples have also been remastered and included in the Trilian library, featuring Abraham Laboriel, John Patitucci & Marcus Miller (bass sounds which some hardware synth users may remember from popular Roland Xpansion boards and the classic MBD-1 rack bass module).

Trilian is the first virtual instrument to feature core library integration with Spectrasonics award-winning, flagship Omnisphere synthesizer. Trilian’s complete sound library can be opened within Omnisphere for further synthesis and expanded performance possibilities.

Trilian’s Arpeggiator features the “Groove Lock” technology Spectrasonics pioneered in Omnisphere and Stylus RMX’s Time Designer – which means that with a simple drag and drop action, the feel of bass patterns created with Trilian’s Arpeggiator can be perfectly synchronized between all three of Spectrasonics instruments.

The new Custom Controls interface on the Main page of each patch brings out the most useful and interesting sound modification controls for that specific patch, and a single control can even modify numerous parameters to create unique FX. The Custom Controls are all MIDI Learnable, Automatable and users can create their own configurations of Custom Controls.

New Features of the Trilian 1.5 update:

 Major Free Update with Expanded Features, New Patches and More

We are extremely excited to announce a significant update of our Trilian total bass module virtual instrument! With the new version 1.5, we’ve added major new enhancements to Trilian’s Arpeggiator, dramatically expanded the synthesis features and the interface has a whole new, refreshed look and feel! The 1.5 update also includes over 200 brand new patches and is FREE for all registered Trilian users.

Major Arpeggiator Update
Trilian’s Arpeggiator has received a major update in v1.5 with all new creative tools, making it one of the most flexible arpeggiators ever. The many innovations include inspiring new Step Modifiers including Pattern Modes, Step Dividers, Pitch Slides and the unique ability to have altered Chord Voicings and Chord Inversions per step. Also included is a new Arpeggiator Preset Library that showcases all the creative possibilities. Best of all, Trilian 1.5 can now capture the MIDI data of the arpeggiator as a standard MIDI file, which can be dragged to any DAW for further editing!

Expanded Synthesis Features
Trilian 1.5 includes newly expanded synthesis features including many New Filter Types, Enhanced FM, Ring Modulation, Doubled Harmonia Voices and Polyphonic Waveshaping - which have been added for extra tonal shaping capabilities. Full FX Modulation, double the amount of Mod Matrix slots and new modulation sources have been added for even more sonic control.

New Sounds
Trilian 1.5 features a newly expanded sound library with over 200 brand new patches produced by Eric Persing and the acclaimed Spectrasonics Sound Development team. The 1.5 update also includes the new “Trilian Creative” library, a cutting-edge collection of Omnisphere patches specially designed for users who also have both instruments. Trilian’s richly detailed bass sounds can be dramatically transformed using Omnisphere’s deep synthesis capabilities. The new Trilian Creative library features unique and surprising sounds that showcase the power of this killer combination. The new patches offer an extremely wide variety of incredible sounds for modern music producers.

Additional Features
Trilian 1.5 also features a newly redesigned Hi-res Resizable User Interface, a New Mini-Browser and New Full Browser and innovative production/browsing features like Sound Match™ to instantly locate any related sounds in the library, and Sound Lock™ to create endless useful patch variations by locking sound aspects while browsing other patches.

Pricing and Availability
Trilian 1.5 is available now as a FREE update for all registered Trilian users!

How to get Trilian 1.5:
Current Trilian users: Simply use the “Get Updates” feature on Trilian’s splash page.
Trilogy users: You can upgrade to Trilian 1.5 directly for the same standard upgrade price!

Trilian 1.5 Features Overview

 • Over 200 new Trilian patches!
 • New Trilian Creative Library for Omnisphere users
 • New redesigned Hi-res, Resizable Interface
 • Expanded Synthesis Features 
    ⁃  New Filter types
    ⁃  Polyphphonic Waveshaping
    ⁃  Ring Modulation
    ⁃  Enhanced FM
    ⁃  Doubled Harmonia Voices
    ⁃  Full FX Modulation
    ⁃  Doubled Mod Matrix
 • Enhanced Browsing
    ⁃ New Mini-Browser available at all times
    ⁃ New Full Browser has a cleaner layout
    ⁃ Sound Match™ instantly locates any related sounds in the library
    ⁃ Sound Lock™ allows endless variations by locking sound aspects while you browse
 • New Arpeggiator Features:
    ⁃ New Functions menu (Duplicate, Rotate, Reverse, Shuffle)
    ⁃ New Note Patterns (Join, Spread, Stairs Up, Stairs Down + 4 more)
    ⁃ New Play Modes (Loop, Chaos, Once)
    ⁃ New Step Modifiers (Transpose, Slide, Chords, Hi-Low & Step Dividers)
    ⁃ New Capture feature records the output of the Arpeggiator and exports it as a MIDI file
 • New Sharing features for easily sharing and adding custom sounds
 • Windows multi-touch support
 • Redo/Undo functionality
 • ...and much more!
 • FREE for all Trilian users!

Full list of new features and improvements:

• Major Interface Update 
    ⁃ New high-resolution GUI with support for HiDPI displays. 
    ⁃ New interface design is easier to use
    ⁃ Up to 2X GUI Magnification options
    ⁃ Windows Multitouch Support
    ⁃ New Live Mode interface for touch screens
    ⁃ New Show Modulation pane opens modulation routings/sources on left side
    ⁃ New Layer Level Meters
    ⁃ New Stereo Part Level Meter

 • New Synthesis Possibilities: 
    ⁃ 11 new filter types:
    ⁃ State Variable Filter 12db and 24db
    ⁃ LPF Power 12db and 24db
    ⁃ HPF Power 12db and 24db
    ⁃ Bandpass Power 12db and 24db
    ⁃ Formant
    ⁃ Resonator-
    ⁃ Resonator+
    ⁃ Filter Variant control creates unique panning effects or changes the tone depending on Filter type.
    ⁃ Waveshaper with Crusher, Shaper and Reducer sections for versatile and musical polyphonic distortion.
    ⁃ Timbre Crush Mode for Polyphonic Bit-Crushing (Distortion) and filtering
    ⁃ Soundsource Reversing
    ⁃ Ring Modulation
    ⁃ Boost switch for deeper FM and RM capabilities and more aggressive timbres
    ⁃ Shape, Symmetry and Sync functions for FM and RM
    ⁃ Doubled Harmonia voices
    ⁃ Doubled Mod Matrix
    ⁃ New Mod Matrix All Layers capability: when enabled, modulation applies to the relevant parameter in all layers
    ⁃ New Modulation sources: Bias, 3-Step, 4-Step, Constant, Constant Bipolar, multiple Random and Unipolar
    ⁃ Expanded Glide range
    ⁃ Phase Invert button on sublayer mixer in Soundsource Zoom

 • Enhanced Browsing Experience:
    ⁃ New Mini-Browser lets you browse and edit sounds without switching pages.
    ⁃ New Full Browser has a cleaner layout
    ⁃ Sound Match™ feature instantly locates any related sounds in the library
    ⁃ Sound Lock™ allows endless useful variations by locking sound aspects while you browse
    ⁃ Remote control loading of patches and multis via MIDI Program Change, CCs or Notes
    ⁃ Fast Progressive Loading allows rapid auditioning
    ⁃ Boolean search options
    ⁃ New Audition Auto-Play feature enhancements

 • New Arpeggiator Features
    ⁃ New Functions menu (Duplicate, Rotate, Reverse, Shuffle)
    ⁃ New Speed knob controls the offset to the host tempo
    ⁃ New Note Patterns (Join, Spread, Stairs Up, Stairs Down + 4 more)
    ⁃ New Play Modes (Loop, Chaos, Once)
    ⁃ New Octave options
    ⁃ New Step Modifiers (Transpose, Slide, Chords, Hi-Low & Step Dividers)
    ⁃ New Latch button
    ⁃ New Capture feature records the output of the Arpeggiator and exports it as a MIDI file
    ⁃ Arp Reset button can be modulated

 • Flexible New FX Features:
    ⁃ New Aux FX rack per patch with Pre/Post fader sends
    ⁃ FX Parameters are Fully Modulatable
    ⁃ Bypass all effects by pressing the LED below FX button
    ⁃ Lock FX while browsing  
    ⁃ Move effects within effects rack by dragging 
    ⁃ New FX Unit Preset steppers

 • New Sharing Options
    ⁃ Easy Sound/Project Sharing for collaborators and third party libraries
    ⁃ Publish Library feature allows users to easily export a library in a single .trilian package

 • Improvements/Special Features:
    ⁃ Improved authorization process
    ⁃ Redo/Undo functionality
    ⁃ New Clear All Browser Learns action on Utility menu
    ⁃ Mode Stack Mode Note Regions option for Key Splits in Live Mode
    ⁃ Global Clock Speed (Halftime, Doubletime, etc)
    ⁃ Live Mode: New Single Sound option added to MIDI CC Mode and Key Select Mode menus
    ⁃ Use mouse wheel to scroll over menus items
    ⁃ Enable mouse-wheel scrolling on mod target Bias Point note menu
    ⁃ Show indication of when a control is waiting for MIDI learn to complete
    ⁃ Use mouse wheel to scroll over menus items
    ⁃ Enter Parameter Value feature 
    ⁃ MIDI CC learn and host automation can now be used for parameters controlled by menus and radio buttons 
    ⁃ Improved resolution of Attack, Decay & Release sliders
    ⁃ Increased resolution when using Shift key to adjust knobs/sliders values
    ⁃ Enlarge clickable region for some steppers to be more user-friendly
    ⁃ Adds up/down stepper arrows to Filter preset menu on Layer Page
    ⁃ Support for foreign-languages in patch names, tags, search, etc.
    ⁃ Utilize different tunings, including historical, microtonal scales and user-created temperaments
    ⁃ New System Pitch Options allows saving master tuning and scale selections in multis or host sessions
    ⁃ New Startup Directory menu allows you to select the Patch directory that is loaded at startup
    ⁃ Auto Recall option remembers the last library/directory from which user loaded a patch
    ⁃ New indicator on patch name showing if patch needs to be saved (asterisk after name)
    ⁃ Support for high-resolution CC values
    ⁃ Display Master Filter Frequency in Hz
    ⁃ Streaming improvements
    ⁃ Note Stealing improvements
    ⁃ macOS Big Sur compatibility
    ⁃ 64 Bit Only

* NOTE: Patches saved in Trilian 1.5 are not compatible with earlier versions.


  • 2.0 GHz or higher processor
  • 4GB RAM minimum, 8GB or more recommended
  • USB2 Port, Broadband internet connection or Dual Layer compatible DVD-ROM drive
  • 40GB of free hard drive space
Mac Users:
  • OS X 10.10 Yosemite or higher
  • Intel dual core processor or higher
  • AU, VST 2.4 or higher, RTAS or AAX capable host software
  • Audio Unit plugin requires host with support for "Cocoa" based plugins
  • Native 64-bit and 32-bit on OSX
  • 6GB of RAM or more if using the Sample File Server
Windows Users:
  • Microsoft Windows 7 or higher
  • VST 2.4 or higher, RTAS or AAX capable host software
  • Native 64-bit and 32-bit on Windows