Submitted March 20, 2011 by a customer from humanLoops.com
"All you need for Bass, and more"
I'm so glad I held-off from buying yet another vsti that's 'OK'. Some of the 'others' really aren't bad, but do you want your tracks to be just OK, or outstanding? Do you want a fellow musician saying, "Hey that's a pretty good Fender patch...", or would you rather hear, "Wow, who'd ya get to play bass...?"
And finally, this is my first purchase from zZounds; I was very impressed with the fast shipping. The 4-pay payment plan is very nice too. Thanks zZounds! Will be buying from you again.
Having Stylus RMX and Atmosphere (later upgrading to Omnisphere), it was a no-brainer getting Trilian. No joke: within 10 minutes of playing this for the first time I had a killer foundation for a new track, just from factory presets. I found out rather quickly this instrument provides the same kind of 'Inspiration on Demand' that Omni and RMX do. My clients certainly appreciate fast turn-arounds, and Trilian helps me stay on schedule. The synth basses are what I've spent the most time with so far, and they do NOT disappoint. The factory presets alone are worth the cost of admission.
What can't you do with this?!? I never thought I'd need a dedicated Bass instrument, but when you consider the enormous library of sounds taken from dozens and dozens of classic synths, I'm glad I got off the fence. In addition to the Synth basses, I quickly realized it was pointless to invest in anything else for my Acoustic and Electric bass needs. There simply is nothing else on the market that matches the realism of these 2 instruments, and certainly nothing as fun to play.
Ease of Use
If you want to call up a patch and start recording, it's ready for you. You can dig deep into editing/crafting your own patches, too. You're allowed to dial through the various levels of editing as if they were layered, kinda like a sandwich... Bun on top (basic tweaking), followed by lettuce (precision editing, arp options, change your combo patches, etc.), meat (even deeper options), secret sauce (killer set of effects) and rounding out the bottom with the other bun (mixing it all together). You can lick just the top or take a whole bite --either way, you're gonna be in for a real treat :-)
I love Spectrasonics packaging. I always appreciate it when a company takes the time and spends a little extra $$ to make the package feel like you've got something really special. Beyond that, "a DVD is a just a DVD", I suppose. As far as in use, it seems to run fairly smooth on my Vista64 bit quad-core, 8Gig/RAM.
Just get it so you can check "....VSTi for bass sounds..." off your list. Really, there's nothing else that can match the quality and capabilities of this instrument. Mr. Persing has -and always will be- at least one enormous step ahead of the competition.
One word of caution (and this applies to ALL Spectrasonics products): if you plan on making sample patches, loop libraries, etc. for sale, their 'User Agreement' prohibits the sale of any loops or samples made with their instruments (you can buy a special license for this, but I don't know the cost... The manual goes into all the details).
I've e-mailed Spectrasonics only a few times for install support (for RMX and Omnisphere), and they've always responded within 24 hours. When I've left a phone message, they called back that day. So far I've been able to use Trilian without any issues. Compared to some of the horror stories I've read in regards to tech support with other companies, there really is no comparison.
The Wow Factor
Sexy, tasty, easy, fun, totally relevant to any style you record. It's the true 'Aural Exciter' of the 21st Century (with respect to Aphex).
Soundtracks, Electronic/Techno, Rock
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