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    Trilian just for uprights - worth it?

    Let me start by saying I'm sure it is - I have, use and love both RMX and Omnisphere and am a big, big fan of how they sound, their user-friendliness, and the way Spectrasonics takes care of its customers (upgrades, tutorials, etc).

    So the question is just this: I don't really use synth bass sounds for the kind of work I do, and while no one's going to hire me for that Bootsy Collins tribute band, I can play enough electric bass to suit most situations I get myself into while recording (I'm a guitar player). Which leaves the upright sounds. I love me some upright, and I know I would use it all the time, and yes, I'd be replacing, er, the upright from the Garritan JABB sounds (which actually, with some tweaking, sounds just fine in a mix of otherwise live roots-music sounds - I'm not exactly creating mockups of Mingus solos over here, either).

    So the question is just - I'm sure I'll love the upright part of Trilian, but is it dumb to lay my hands on this one if I know ahead of time I'm going to leave 2/3 of it lying around 95% of the time? Yeah, I know, only I can decide that, but I'm just wondering if anyone else has had this dilemma.

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    Re: Trilian just for uprights - worth it?

    I don't know.

    But let me pose this, do you own Kontakt? If so, I highly recommend Orange Tree Samples CoreBass Pear.

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    Re: Trilian just for uprights - worth it?

    Though I don't own Trillian I can't imagine just letting a monster like Trillian just sit there.
    The synth bass stuff must be great (which you may have trouble doing on your electric bass).
    As a guitar player who plays some bass as well - I can't get close to the quality of sounds that spectrasonics produces. And when having to work fast using VI's for bass are great.

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    Re: Trilian just for uprights - worth it?

    absolutely
    the level of detail in Trilians acoustic basses is unmatched.
    And so is the basic recording quality.
    I tried many other acousticbasslibs and they dont get close in tone.
    and with the steamengine you get lots of possibilities to shape the tone further by mixing different microphones and pickups so your acoustic will sound different in every new tune.
    i made a couple of acoustic bass duets featuring the Trilian basses.
    Check them out
    http://soundcloud.com/digitalaudiodesign/drei-chinesen

    http://www.vimeo.com/7334958

    best
    Hans

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    Re: Trilian just for uprights - worth it?

    Well, shoot - the duet stuff does sound fantastic, Hans - thanks for the link. I have to admit I wasn't really thinking about using upright as a featured melody so much as just for support, but it obviously works amazingly well for that. Perhaps it would bring some latent Oregon memories to the foreground when I write...

    I do own Kontakt, so thanks for that link to Orange Tree, tfishbein82 - I'll check 'em out as well. It's not like I wouldn't eventually find myself messing around with the electric and synth aspects of Trillian, just that it's not a priority like the upright sounds are.

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    Re: Trilian just for uprights - worth it?

    IF you only want an acoustic bass, then you could also check out Chris Hein Bass. You don't have to buy the entire package because individual modules are available, so you could just buy an acoustic bass from the package. I used the CHB acoustic on a recording and it sounded great. Trilian is excellent, of course, but the basses are not sold separately............playz
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    Re: Trilian just for uprights - worth it?

    90% of the work I do is with the acoustic bass. You can't beat the sound of that instrument in Trilian. Definitely worth it just for the upright.
    Rich

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    Re: Trilian just for uprights - worth it?

    Quote Originally Posted by dhamburger View Post
    Let me start by saying I'm sure it is - I have, use and love both RMX and Omnisphere and am a big, big fan of how they sound, their user-friendliness, and the way Spectrasonics takes care of its customers (upgrades, tutorials, etc).

    So the question is just this: I don't really use synth bass sounds for the kind of work I do, and while no one's going to hire me for that Bootsy Collins tribute band, I can play enough electric bass to suit most situations I get myself into while recording (I'm a guitar player). Which leaves the upright sounds. I love me some upright, and I know I would use it all the time, and yes, I'd be replacing, er, the upright from the Garritan JABB sounds (which actually, with some tweaking, sounds just fine in a mix of otherwise live roots-music sounds - I'm not exactly creating mockups of Mingus solos over here, either).

    So the question is just - I'm sure I'll love the upright part of Trilian, but is it dumb to lay my hands on this one if I know ahead of time I'm going to leave 2/3 of it lying around 95% of the time? Yeah, I know, only I can decide that, but I'm just wondering if anyone else has had this dilemma.
    There is no reason on earth not to have Trillian.
    a $120k business degree will get you a job on Wall Street - a $120k Berklee degree will get you a job on Beale Street...

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    Re: Trilian just for uprights - worth it?

    Quote Originally Posted by dhamburger View Post
    Well, shoot - the duet stuff does sound fantastic, Hans - thanks for the link. I have to admit I wasn't really thinking about using upright as a featured melody so much as just for support, but it obviously works amazingly well for that. Perhaps it would bring some latent Oregon memories to the foreground when I write...

    I do own Kontakt, so thanks for that link to Orange Tree, tfishbein82 - I'll check 'em out as well. It's not like I wouldn't eventually find myself messing around with the electric and synth aspects of Trillian, just that it's not a priority like the upright sounds are.
    Thank you very much. Very happy you liked it.
    If i had to condense my opinions about Spectrasonics instruments to a single phrase it would be
    "truely inspiring" !
    And that is the best i could ever say about any instrument.
    Makes my life as a musician easier.

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    Re: Trilian just for uprights - worth it?

    Quote Originally Posted by tfishbein82 View Post
    I don't know.

    But let me pose this, do you own Kontakt? If so, I highly recommend Orange Tree Samples CoreBass Pear.
    I very much agree with tfishbein82. Pear is a very playable sample set. I like the way it sounds (ymmv since this can be a question of taste) and the price is very right.
    Best regards,

    Little Red King
    http://luridcactus.com/MusicPage.html

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