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Spectrasonics Trilogy Total Bass Module Software

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The Spectrasonics Trilogy - Total Bass Module is a programmable sample-based sound module plug-in that integrates a massive 3GB core library of hundreds of new bass sounds with a powerful interface for creating your own patches. Every patch in Trilogy has 2 individually tweakable layers. You can also immediately mix and match any of the layers in t...  Click To Read More About This Product

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The Spectrasonics Trilogy - Total Bass Module is a programmable sample-based sound module plug-in that integrates a massive 3GB core library of hundreds of new bass sounds with a powerful interface for creating your own patches. Every patch in Trilogy has 2 individually tweakable layers. 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 with a fretless bass, a Virus with a TB-303, or even adding a Juno sub-oscillator to an upright bass! With thousands of combinations, you'll never run out of options.

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 U-47 Tube Microphone signal and the Direct Pickup signal, which was sampled through a vintage Neve 1083 Console. This stunning 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 dreadnought bass guitar is also available in the acoustic section--perfect for those "unplugged" sessions!

Trilogy's innovative True Staccato technique lets you play repeated notes on the acoustic and electric basses in real time with a whole new level of realistic phrasing, and allows for repeated notes that sound completely natural, not like the dreaded "machine gun" sampler effect!

The huge selection of electric basses are from new recording 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 an imperfect, human 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.

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 Spectronics created high-resolution core samples from legendary analog bass synths like the Minimoog, Roland Juno 60, Roland TB-303, Roland SH-101, Oberheim SEM, Moog Taurus, OSCar, Virus, Yamaha CS-80, Arp Odyssey and 2600, Studio Electronics SE-1, Omega and ATC Tone Chameleon, Sequential Circuits Pro One, the mighty Moog Voyager 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, 4 LFOs, 3 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 truly 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 you've never heard before!


  • Earthshaking, cone-blowing, subsonic sound
  • Massive 3GB core library
  • New sounds developed by award-winning sound designer Eric Persing
  • Hundreds of 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
  • 3 envelopes per layer for pitch, filter, and amplitude
  • Matrix-style modulation routing, 4 LFOs
  • Total recall with your sequence
  • Powered by custom 32-bit UVI engine
  • Cross-platform plug-in compatibility
  • 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, 3.1GB free hard disc space
  • MAC: OS 9 or higher, 250mHz 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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