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Trilogy
Total Bass Module


Trilogy is discontinued. Check out Trilian the next generation bass module from Spectrasonics.

About Trilogy
When it was introduced in 2002, Trilogy was the world's first and only virtual instrument dedicated as a total solution for Bass - integrating a large library of Electric, Acoustic and Synth bass sounds with a powerful, yet easy to understand user interface based on the UVI engine. Trilogy garnered many top industry awards and rave reviews and became an industry standard for being The bass virtual instrument. All the famous sounds from Trilogy can still be found in enhanced form within our current Bass module, Trilian - which is based on our STEAM engine.

Upgrades are available in the Techshop.


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Tob takes Trilian on a nasty little Hip-Hop spin. The clever thing here is that all the sounds are coming from Trilian, including all the blips, groovy arpeggiated sweeps and squeeky fifth lines too. Definitely shows Trilian's power to move the hind quarters! Some freaky Stylus RMX work here too....

FEATURES: Trilian and Stylus RMX

© Spectrasonics and Tobias Marberger

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This is an instant classic that really shows off what's possible with Trilian and the sound menus of the RMX Core Library. 

FEATURING: Stylus RMX and Trilian

© Spectrasonics and Tobias Marberger

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This one comes with a built-in party! Tob brings back the glorious grease of the 70's by serving up the thick Old School Funk bass in a mix that Bootsy would surely dig.

All the synths and clav sounds are coming from quirky ways to use Trilian too. Really shows you how much fun can be had with just Trilian and Stylus RMX. Even the organ is coming from Trilian by running it through a leslie effect!

FEATURES: Trilian and Stylus RMX

© Spectrasonics and Tobias Marberger

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Tob cranks Trilian to "11" here with a great example of the Classic Rock Pick Bass, by running it through Amplitube. You get ultimate flexibilty in tone, since the amp sound isn't "locked" into the raw samples, so you can use Trilian's built-in amps or external ones. All the synth stuff and guitarish parts in the bridge are Trilian too.

FEATURES: Trilian Classic Rock Pick Bass, Stylus RMX and custom power chord samples

© Spectrasonics and Tobias Marberger

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Tobias whips up another batch of fun here that features Trilian's "Moogy" side. All the synths in this tune are coming from Trilian, it's a real showcase for how smooth, fat and analog Trilian can sound. In fact, if you didn't know that this was all virtual...I think it would be very hard to guess that this wasn't done with a bunch of vintage analogs. Love that Stevie Wonder style-ending too!

FEATURES: Trilian and Stylus RMX

© Spectrasonics and Tobias Marberger

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One of the most unique Basses in Trilian is the Martin Dreadnought Acoustic Bass Guitar, which is great in more exposed settings like this - perfect for those unplugged moments. The Guitar is live on this one, Stylus RMX for percussion and drums, and everything else (even the pseudo-Wurltizer) is from Trilian. 

FEATURES: Trilian Acoustic Bass Guitar, Stylus RMX and Live Guitar

© Spectrasonics and Tobias Marberger

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Tobias decided to poke a little fun at us LA types! He definitely nails the vibe and feel of 70s/80s "Happy Jazz" ala Carlton, Graydon and the Crusaders. What's really remarkable though, is that this whole track is Trilian, and he's getting so much mileage out of it beyond using it for the Electric Bass part....All the higher guitar and keyboard parts are treated with clever FX to transform Trilian and Stylus RMX into a tight little slick "Baked Potato" band. :-)

FEATURES: Trilian and Stylus RMX

© Spectrasonics and Tobias Marberger

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EP takes us on a late-night "Chocolate City" journey back in time, with a very good example of using the True Staccato technique to create a realistic repeated note Bass line using the "Old School Fingered" Bass. It's a cool and warm Fender/Music Man type of sound, and Eric played this primarily in real-time. The mellow Rhodes sound is coming from the Jaco Harmonic Tines patch (!), and the strings are coming from Omnisphere. Groovy!

FEATURES: Trilian, Stylus RMX and Omnisphere

© Spectrasonics and Eric Persing

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This track is all Trilian and really shows how it can be used as an amazing all around synth for Club tracks. You can hear the quality of Trilian's filters really well in this track. As usual, another highly creative, and mind-expanding track from UK remixer Adrian Clarida.

FEATURES: Trilian and Stylus RMX

© Spectrasonics and Adrian Clarida

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Cool "concept" demo from Tom (aka:Atlas Plug), that shows off the vast potential and beauty of having all three types of Bass all in one very powerful instrument.

The demo starts with some Electric Bass harmonics, and an Acoustic Bass line. Then a TB-303 "Acid" sound is added, and soon a Fretless counter line. Pretty soon, more an more synth textures are woven in to create a powerful linear force. Also shows how cool Trilian is for Synth lines very well. This demo is also a showcase for Tom's considerable Stylus RMX drum programming chops!

FEATURES: Trilian and Stylus RMX

© Spectrasonics and Tom Salta

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Created with 15 Trilian parts using many different fretless sounds, articulations and FX in creative ways, to create a rich tapestry and layered result. Hans makes very clever use of the Harmonics and Harmonic FX to use them as Chords and Melodic lines. He also uses the Fretless X-notes to build the groove subdivision. His programming of the Jaco True Staccato sound is very realistic too, as well as the multiple expressive solo lines that each use a different Bass. There's also a fat Minimoog Ballad synth Bass at the bottom of this mix, that really anchors everything. Great example of how you can really compose with Bass sounds using Trilian.

FEATURES: Trilian and Stylus RMX

© Spectrasonics and Hans Joerg-Scheffler

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Adrian demos Trilian in a club setting....all the synths in this track are coming from Trilian.

FEATURES: Trilian and Stylus RMX

© Spectrasonics and Adrian Clarida

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Big, Dark and just a little bit scary! Diego shows a whole bunch of different Basses in this track, starting with the Blown OSCar sound. He then adds some of the Finger Funk Electrics and ends with building into some of the radical sync shreds that Trilian can do. 

FEATURES: Trilian, Stylus RMX with Backbeat

© Spectrasonics and Diego Stocco

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Its great how Chris starts this demo with just the superfat Moog Voyager sound, and then builds more and more textures on the same line. This is really only possible with Trilogy because there are so many types of synth textures represented (Moog, Roland, Oberheim, OSCar, ARP and many others).

Good one for a video game!

100% Trilogy and Stylus

© Spectrasonics and Chris O'Brien

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Ned's a Hockey fan and there's just something about this demo that makes us think he secretly would like to be "fightin' on the ice"!

Great example of how Trilian can be more than a little rude!

FEATURES: Trilian and Stylus RMX

© Spectrasonics and Ned Bouhalassa

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Mind-expanding demo showing some really unusual ways to use Trilian as a synth. The "sub kick" sound is super, super low (you won't hear it on small speakers at all) is actually a Trilian Bass sound.

FEATURES: Trilian and Stylus RMX

© Spectrasonics and Adrian Clarida

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All the low basses and synths in this demo are coming from Trilian.

FEATURES: Stylus RMX, Trilian, Metamorphosis and Omnisphere

© Spectrasonics and MIDIhead

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One of the coolest things about this demo is that the Trilian Bass parts were played by Larry on his MIDI Guitar, which really makes a big difference in the realism of those bass parts. This is featuring the Modern Funk Bass, which was originally from Trilogy, but also appears in Trilian.

FEATURES: Trilian, Stylus RMX, Omnisphere and Live Guitar

© Spectrasonics and Larry Mitchell

Oblivious - Mike Zick
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Fat and chunky synth bass for this rock remix.

FEATURES: Stylus RMX, Trilian, Omnisphere and custom guitar loop

© Spectrasonics and Mick Zick

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Very authentic dub sound created here by the ever-prolific demo god Tobias! Everything in the track is created only with Trilian and the RMX Core Library. Amazing use of Trilian for all musical parts.

FEATURES: Trilian and Stylus RMX

© Spectrasonics and Tobias Marberger

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This track has a great laidback, bluesy vibe to it. Larry's MIDI Guitar played Trilian works so well with the Classic Muted Basses.

FEATURES: Stylus RMX, Omnisphere, Trilian and Live Guitar

© Spectrasonics and Larry Mitchell

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This is a nice example of how Trilian's muted electric basses can sit in an electronic, chill-out setting.

FEATURES: Stylus RMX, Trilian and Omnisphere

© Spectrasonics and Adam Hawk

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Under the Radar (aka: Richard Souther) does some very smoky and cool riffing here with the original Trilogy Upright Bass - which is also included in Trilian.

FEATURES: Stylus RMX, Trilian, Vocal Planet

© Spectrasonics and Richard Souther

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Great use of Trilian's Jaco Fretless played from MIDI Guitar in a traditional Spanish pop arrangement. 

FEATURES: Stylus RMX, Trilian, Omnisphere and Live Guitar

© Spectrasonics and Larry Mitchell

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A short R&B snippet showing some deep tones with Trilian. The lead sound is also coming from Trilian.

FEATURES: Stylus RMX, Trilian and Omnisphere

© Spectrasonics and Tobias Marberger

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The Classic Trilogy Upright works great in Chillout tracks. Enhanced version is included in Trilian.

FEATURES: Trilian, Stylus RMX, Omnisphere and custom samples

© Spectrasonics and Richard Souther

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Tobias gives a great example of using Trilian, Omnisphere and RMX together in a modern scoring setting - nice variety of Synth tones and arpeggiation lines from Trilian in a convincing "action cue" kind of setting. The percussion and drums are all coming from Stylus RMX, and the ambient vocals and granular textures are coming from Omnisphere....everything else is Trilian.

FEATURES: Trilian, Stylus RMX and Omnisphere

© Spectrasonics and Tobias Marberger

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This one truly RAWKS! 

Tob is one of the principal contributors to the RMX Core Library, so he knows it like the back of his hand. Daniel Forsblom's killer guitar work is one of the highlights of this track. 

FEATURES: Trilian Rock & Roll Bass, Stylus RMX and Live Guitar

© Spectrasonics and Tobias Marberger

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While this is mainly a gorgeous example of how Omnisphere and Stylus RMX can be used in Film Music cues, you can also hear how well the original Trilogy Upright Bass works in this kind of setting. This bass is also available in Trilian in enhanced form.

FEATURES: Omnisphere, Stylus RMX and Trilian

© Spectrasonics and Tobias Marberger

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Showcasing Trilian in a more "Zimmer"-style cue, Tob creatively features the Picked Electric Basses by using delays and then accenting the main part with Drones and Pulses from Trilian's synth section. This is a good example of how effective Trilian can be in a non-pop setting. Everything is Trilian, except Omnisphere for the strings and RMX for the percussion and Noise FX. 

FEATURES: Trilian, Stylus RMX and Omnisphere

© Spectrasonics and Tobias Marberger

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Super groovy retro-lo-fi demo from maestro Ned! Shows how well the original Trilogy Acoustic Bass in Trilian works in a Acid Jazz kind of mood. There's a bit of it all here, True Staccato triggering, double stops, Slides and glisses. The beauty is that Ned was able to play all of this very easily all from the main "True Staccato" patch....no need from complex programming, or program changes....it's all in this one patch. You can almost feel the smoke of the club....nice one Ned!

FEATURES: Trilian and Stylus RMX

© Spectrasonics and Ned Bouhalassa

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Hans put this demo together to show the punch of the Modern Slap Bass in Trilogy...which is also available in Trilian. You can hear the Hammer-ons, trills, Pops and release noises really well here...Makes all the difference in the world to have so many different articulations available for the same electric bass. All the Clavs, Wah-wah and synth comping parts are from Trilian too.

FEATURES: Trilogy legacy Modern Slap Bass and Stylus RMX

© Spectrasonics and Hans Joerg-Scheffler

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A little bit of Sunshine! Alex creates a short demo of a nice little reggae track, using the Classic Muted Electric section. nice and beefy too.

FEATURES: Trilian, Omnisphere and Stylus RMX

© Spectrasonics and Alexei Kharlamov

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A wonderfully personal demo - really shows the potential of Trilian as a truly expressive instrument in the hands of a great player. Nick improvised this piece in two passes: First the Adagio Strings from Omnisphere and then the legacy Trilogy Acoustic Upright from Trilian. Nick used the Solo Legato mode to great effect here, as you can hear how smooth it plays...even on Acoustic sounds. 

FEATURES: Trilian and Omnisphere

© Spectrasonics and Nick Manson

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In this track, acclaimed New York session keyboardist and recording artist Philippe Saisse uses only Spectrasonics instruments and features Trilian. Philippe starts right off showing the warmth and smooth triggering of Trilian's Moog and Oberheim synth Basses. The beautiful "Air Pad" is from Omnisphere. Once the B section kicks in you'll hear the "Marcus" style melody from the Modern Funk bass, which is mixed with some Trilian synth doubles for the lead. Believe it or not, the cool Rhodes sound is the "Jaco Harmonics" from Trilian. The Electric Funk lines are doubled with another track of the "Old School Funk" bass too.

FEATURES: Trilian, Omnisphere and Stylus RMX

© Spectrasonics and Philippe Saisse

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A very "straight ahead" jazz walking demo showing how well the Acoustic bass works in a "legit" setting.

100% Trilogy and Stylus

© Spectrasonics and Nick Manson

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Great example of the original Trilogy Rock and Roll bass which is also in Trilian, which has heavy overdrive in the samples and some serious attitude! Notice also how well all the synths sounds work together here....they are all from Trilian too. The Classic Pick Bass is used in the bridge.

FEATURES: Trilogy legacy sounds in Trilian, Stylus RMX and Backbeat

© Spectrasonics and Chris O'Brien

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Wild and Weirdness from crazy Ned! 

Completely RMX core library for the grooves too... 

FEATURES: Stylus RMX, Omnisphere and Trilian

© Spectrasonics and Ned Bouhalassa

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Check out how Diego is using all the tonal sounds in this demo coming from very creative ways of using Trilian. Lots of peppy fun....and very much like Diego's personality too.

FEATURES: Stylus RMX and Trilian

© Spectrasonics and Diego Stocco

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Old School Bass was sequenced on Trilian. Really sounds like an old disco soul record....cool!

FEATURES: Trilian Old School Bass, Stylus RMX and Omnisphere.

© Spectrasonics and Hans Joerg-Scheffler

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This acoustic bass originally came from Trilogy and was played in real-time.

We posted this demo twice to show the flexibility of the Acoustic Bass sounds, which have both Tube Mics and Direct Pickup signals...which you can easily mix to taste on the Trilian interface.

This version shows a mix favoring the Microphone, with some added Room ambience.

The other file shows the same demo with more of the pickup and just a little of the Mic.

© Spectrasonics and Patrick de Caumette

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This acoustic bass originally came from Trilogy and was played in real-time. 

We posted this demo twice to show the flexibility of the Acoustic Bass sounds, which have both Tube Mics and Direct Pickup signals...which you can easily mix to taste on the Trilian interface. 

This version shows more of the dry pickup signal and just a little of the Microphone.

The other version shows the same demo with a mix favoring the Microphone, with some added Room ambience.

© Spectrasonics and Patrick de Caumette

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Here's a heavy one ala-Chris Squire/Jack Bruce that Patrick made by running the Rock and Roll bass through a distortion plug-in. Cool use of the harmonics at the end too! Ending ambience is from Atmosphere.

FEATURES: Trilogy, Atmosphere and custom Drum Kit

© Spectrasonics and Patrick de Caumette

Hero's Last Call - Brice Duncan
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This is a short clip showing off Trilian as the massive synth beast that it really is. All the synths are from Trilian, except for the pad which is coming from Omnisphere.

FEATURES: Trilian, Stylus RMX and Omnisphere

© Spectrasonics and Brice Duncan

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Can you say D E E E P? Ned shows how low he can go with Trilian's Hip-Hop and Deep Reso basses....very warm and groovy!

FEATURES: Trilian and Stylus RMX

© Spectrasonics and Ned Bouhalassa

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LEGACY PRODUCT
Trilogy is a discontinued product and gave birth to Trilian which has been developed totally in house at Spectrasonics.

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