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Better bass library than Trilian?

Virtual Virgin

Active Member
Trilian sounds a bit choppy to me, especially the slap bass.
Is there a better library out there to cover electric and acoustic bass?
 
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Virtual Virgin

Virtual Virgin

Active Member
Also finding that most of their electronic "jams" in the demos section to be almost putrid for being so unmusical.
 

JonSolo

Not Han's Brother
There are very few all in one bass libraries like Trilian. Komplete comes with a number of bass libraries, and then you have various releases such as Orangetree Samples and similar.

The only thing that comes to mind that many users seem to like is Modo Bass by IK Multimedia. It is physically sampled. But other than that I have no experience with it.

It does have a crossgrade option if you own other products.
 

mc_deli

n trepreneur
Trilian sounds a bit choppy to me, especially the slap bass.
Is there a better library out there to cover electric and acoustic bass?
Bass Slapper!

I really enjoy using Substance, Amplesound upright, NI basses as well... But there's still a gap in my collection for more bass designer stuff (nutty drops please!)
 

enCiphered

Active Member
I´m pretty sure that Spectrasonics is already working on a major Trillian update.
Modo is really great but no replacement for Trillian in terms of sound, synth-based approach, tweakability and modulation.
I have both and use Trillian all the time for cinematic and electronic stuff but prefer Modo for sound design, rock and metal.
 
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GtrString

Active Member
I dont think there is a better bass library than Trillian (which sounds incredible, imo), but I dont have modo. Fwiw, for simpler things I also like the Fender bass and Double bass in Projectsam's Swing library.
 

R. Soul

Senior Member
To those that have Modo...
I usually use the Scarbee basses from Komplete. Is Modo a major step up from those?
I find it hard to do convincing 8th note pumping bass using Scarbee, and it seems Modo might be much better for that.
 

Quasar

Senior Member
To those that have Modo...
I usually use the Scarbee basses from Komplete. Is Modo a major step up from those?
I find it hard to do convincing 8th note pumping bass using Scarbee, and it seems Modo might be much better for that.
I just got MODO on recent sale, and it immediately supplanted the Scarbee Pre as the main go-to for electric bass. I would say that it's a significant, dramatic upgrade.
 

enCiphered

Active Member
To those that have Modo...
I usually use the Scarbee basses from Komplete. Is Modo a major step up from those?
Yes, it is. With Modo you can shape your own bass sound. You can really change the initial sound of an electric bass and make it sound the way you want and I don´t mean equing. This is something you can´t do with sampled instruments. Modo is extremely accurate and very authentic thanks to the physical modelling synthesis.
 
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Jazzy_Joe

New Member
I purchased Ample Sounds Jazz bass and Upright over the weekend after checking out some videos, the playability on the keyboard feels great, and they sound phenomenal. Here's a decent example YT vid of the Jazz in action
 

khollister

Senior Member
If you cannot make good music with Trillian then you need to call in Pattitucci, Levin, or Laboriel, etc.
No kidding - While there may be something better, I don't personally care. I think the basses (acoustic and electric sound very good, but the whole integration with Omnisphere puts the value off the charts as far as synth bass goes. And then there's Diva and Repro, too.
 

conan

Member
I demoed MODO and liked the flexibility but didn't find it convincing enough. I'm still using Trillian or playing it in with an actual bass guitar. I feel like a gave MODO a real chance but it just wasn't for me.

That being said, it's still a pretty remarkable accomplishment and I'm not surprised that it works well for others.
 
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Virtual Virgin

Virtual Virgin

Active Member
These bass demos from Ample Sounds are pretty good for tone. The samples do not sound as wonky as Trilian in navigating timbre. The velocity contrasts sound smoother and more natural.
 
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