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Spectrasonics Trilogy Total Bass (Mac and Windows)

3-Gigabyte Core Library. Acoustic, Electric, and Synth Bass modeling. MAS, RTAS and VST Mac/PC included. (57) Read 3 reviews for this product | Rate and review this product
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Spectrasonics Trilogy Total Bass

Spectrasonics Trilogy Total Bass (Macintosh and Windows)
When you're ready to get serious about Bass, this is the instrument! Trilogy is a programmable, sample-based sound module plug-in, that integrates a massive 3 Gigabyte core library of hundreds of brand new, remarkable Bass sounds, with a powerful user interface for creating your own unique patches.

The real power of Trilogy lies within its layering concept. Beyond the core library hundreds of incredible new Basses, every patch in Trilogy has two layers that you can tweak individually. You can also immediately mix and match any of the layers in the core library together, and edit each one independently. Imagine the power of combining the sound of a real Minimoog (tm) with a Fretless bass, or a Virus (tm) with a TB-303 (tm), or even adding a Juno (tm) sub-oscillator to an Upright Bass! There are thousands of earthshaking combinations, and you'll never run out of options.

Let's look at each of the three sections of Trilogy in detail, since each one has some innovative features:

ACOUSTIC BASS
The highly detailed Acoustic Upright Bass is one of the highlights of this instrument. Because of Trilogy's unique interface, you can get a wide variety of gorgeous tones from this Bass. This is made possible because the interface has separate control of the Neumann (tm) U-47 Tube Microphone signal and the Direct Pickup signal, which was sampled through a vintage Neve (tm) 1083 Console. This stunning sounding acoustic is chromatically sampled, with multi-dynamic velocity switching. The hardest velocity in every Bass patch in Trilogy brings in real bass glisses, similar in concept to the idea Spectrasonics pioneered on the Hans Zimmer Guitar libraries. An acoustic Martin (tm) Dreadnought Bass Guitar is also available in the Acoustic section -perfect for those unplugged sessions!

Trilogy's innovative True Staccato (tm) technique lets you play repeated notes on the Acoustic and Electric basses in real-time with a whole new level of realistic phrasing, and finally allows for repeated notes that sound completely natural like a bass player, and not like the dreaded machine gun sampler effect!

ELECTRIC BASS
The huge selection of Electric Basses are from all new, painstakingly recorded sessions, and features classic 4, 5 and 6 string models, performed in Fingered, Picked, Muted, Rock & Roll, Slapping, Ballad, Fretless and R&B techniques through rare, custom-made tube preamps. Special variations are presented including Harmonics, Glisses, Fuzz, Trills, FX and thousands of Slides! Both Modern and Vintage Old School Electrics are available, providing a wide array of tones for different musical settings. All the patches are mapped the same way, so that one sequence will work with any bass you select.

There are thousands of samples used in these instruments, mapped with multiple dynamics for amazing expression. You don't have to assemble Bass parts with Trilogy, it's extremely playable as a highly expressive real-time instrument too!

To complete the picture, every Acoustic and Electric Bass in Trilogy has a special Finger Noise release layer with release triggering, that gives these basses amazing realism -perfectly simulating the fretboard response of the real bass. When a note is released, the Finger Noise layer triggers an appropriate noise sample from among hundreds of tiny fret noises, subtle string scrapes, squeeks, x-notes, taps and mutes, which add a user controllable human imperfection element to your performance. You can also easily control how much of this effect you want, since the noise effect is on its own layer that can be controlled from the Trilogy Mixer.

SYNTH BASS
Trilogy is one of the most awesome Bass Synthesizers ever made!
Have you ever struggled with trying to fit your synth bass sounds to sit in a track properly? The sound of Trilogy is not only ultra-fat, but it sits great in a mix. That's because we've created high-resolution core samples from legendary Analog Bass Synths like the Minimoog (tm), Roland Juno 60 (tm), Roland TB-303 (tm), Roland SH-101 (tm), Oberheim (tm) SEM, Moog Taurus (tm), OSCar (tm), Virus (tm), Yamaha CS-80 (tm), Arp Odyssey (tm) and 2600 (tm), Studio Electronics SE-1 (tm), Omega (tm) and ATC (tm) Tone Chameleon, Sequential Circuits Pro One (tm), the mighty Moog Voyager (tm) and many others! Trilogy's multimode resonant filters allow you total control over the sound, while still retaining the original character and power of the classic analog instruments.

Each fully programmable layer has its own multimode resonant filters, four LFOs, three envelopes, adjustable sample start and matrix modulation. There's also an additional master filter for quick tone shaping.

In addition to gigabytes of high-resolution sampled vintage synth waveforms, and thick multimode resonant filters for each layer, Trilogy has the rare feature of smooth analog synth-style Legato triggering and Glide that software samplers lack. This capability allows for Synth Bass sounds that truely play like a vintage analog synth. This feature can also be used with any of the Electric or Acoustic Basses, for unique hybrid Bass sounds that you've never heard before!

Whether you're looking to anchor your mixes with a giant vault of amazing Bass presets, or you're searching for a versatile instrument to create your own unique Bass sounds'there's no other Bass instrument out there with the tone, variety and flexibility of Trilogy -it's simply in a class by itself.

Triple the Fat!

World's only dedicated Acoustic, Electric and Synth Bass instrument

Earthshaking, Cone-blowing, Subsonic sound

Massive 3 gig core library

All new Sounds developed by award-winning sound designer Eric Persing.

Hundreds of brand new Electric, Acoustic and Synth Basses, each with dual layers.

Mix and Match layers for thousands of dynamic combinations

Highly-detailed, multi-velocity multisample articulations for ultimate expression.

Innovative 'True Staccato' sample-mapping, for natural sounding repeated notes.

Finger Noise release layer for ultimate realism

Analog synth-style Legato triggering with Glide

Easy to use built-in patch management system

Fully programmable

Multimode resonant filters for each layer, plus master filters

Three envelopes per layer for Pitch, Filter and Amplitude

Matrix-style modulation routing, four LFOs

Total recall with your sequence

Powered by custom 32 bit UVI engine

Cross platform plug-in compatibility!

MAS, RTAS and VST Mac/PC included

Operates as a virtual instrument software plug-in in all major hosts like Logic 5, Digital Performer, Pro Tools Mac Free/LE/TDM/HD, Cubase (VST-Mac/PC & SX Windows only), Nuendo, Fruity Loops, Acid Pro 4.0 and other VST hosts.
*also works in Sonar with a VST wrapper (not included)

System recommendations

512 MB RAM, 3.1 GB free hard disc space

MAC: OS 9 or higher, 250 mHz G3 or
better CPU, MAS, RTAS or VST 2.0 host

PC: Windows 98 or higher, 300 mHz Pentium or
better CPU, sound card, VST 2.0 host

CPU load: Very Low

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Customer Reviews
0.5 out of 5 (57 ratings) Rate and Review This Product
"The best virtual Bass synth ever!!!!!!!!!!!"
Sound: I really love this virtual bass module. the best of the lot imo, and i have no idea what the reviewer below is talkin about. Trilogi has the best collection of basses in any software available, try the SE1 Synth bass - perfect hip hop / r&b bass. Many ways to change preset patches, take a plain sine and combine with a growly sawtooth sound and you get instant grit and phatness. I have built hundreds of my own basses from dark taurus basses to smooth sub bass tones, too many options. it shipped a single dvd disc with the latest version for osx, and took all of 5 mins to install on my G5. Feature: Just like the other Spectra synths, the GUI is amazingly simple and very inviting to use. the dual layering is brilliant, and the filter types are perfect tone shapers. the adsr is great for blending basses from the two layers. the a/b tune is handy for creating different bass tones. syncable lfos is superb imo. Ease of Use: Very easy! Quality: Best 3GB's ever, acoustic and synth basses are just mind blowing, and very realistic sounding. the synth basses are very warm and creamy, so deep that they shake my paintings off the wall. The best set of basses, and sit very well in my mixes. the filters really help to craft the each sound to sit and just fit in to the mix. Value: for the price of a rip off sample cd, this has to be pure value ofr money. Its a real instrument with the best GUI and first rate sound library. Manufacturer Support: always email back, never a let down. the installation is very fast and hassle free.
Style of Music: R&B, Rap, Soul, Jazz, Pop
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"One word."
Sound: Generally dissapointed with the sound on this thing. I wanted to do Hip Hop which needs fat bass, but this instrument does not cut it at all. For example load up the patch "Dre Bass" on Trilogy and all you get is a low volume, thin high pitched Bee buzzing sound. What a joke, Dre would neva have got where he is with wack sounds like this. Try to tweak, boost and digital clipping comes quick. The electric/ acoustic basses are a bit better, but those annoying clicks and squeaks are a nightmare and getting a decent level of amplitude from this synth is not easy. Feature: The GUI is simple, since this thing is sample based. Not highly tweakable, but has Filters/ envelopes onboard. Good for learning the ropes of programming, but you can't mould the sounds that much. Which is a pity since the waveforms are very average. Ease of Use: Installation was a complete nightmare on my old PC, but a breeze on my new one. Quality: Very so-so. Better than freeware synths, but I wouldn't buy it again. Value: I'd rather have one good phat bass sound than hundreds of mediocre ones, which is basically what Trilogy offers. I have yet to find a VST with a good low end, and this is no exception. Manufacturer Support: They tried to help out when I couldn't install it. The Wow Factor: Use this for your bass and forget about having a sex life. Overall: One word - wack.
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