The FX in Trilian are organized into Racks, with each Rack containing up to four FX Units.


A Patch in Trilian can contain up to 4 Racks of four FX Units each, for a total of 16 FX Units in a single Patch.

To access the FX Racks for a Patch, select a Part in the header and then select the FX button.

Each Layer of a Patch has a dedicated FX Rack. The FX in these Racks affect only the specific Layer into which they’re inserted. These are Pre-fader Insert FX.

The A/B racks feed into a COMMON rack, which affects both Layers.

The COMMON and A/B racks can use their “AUX SEND” control in the top right to send audio to the AUX rack. Racks A/B can send audio PRE or POST Layer Level via the “PRE–POST” switch. The level of the AUX Rack output can be controlled from the “AUX RETURN” slider in the top right.


A MULTI in Trilian can contain up to 4 AUX Racks plus a MASTER Rack, for a total of 20 FX Units (in addition to the FX racks in each Part).

To access the FX Racks for the 4 AUX Sends and the MASTER Rack, select the MULTI tab in the header and then select the FX button.

Each of the 4 AUX Sends has its own FX Rack. The 4 AUX FX Racks can be used by any of the 8 Parts in a MULTI using the AUX Sends on the Mixer page.

The final FX Rack in the signal chain is the Master Rack. All audio routed through OUT A runs through the Master FX Rack.

In summary, a MULTI can have up to 20 FX Units loaded in the MULTI FX racks, plus 8 Parts containing up to 16 FX Units each. This means a fully-loaded MULTI can have as many as 148 active FX Units in 21 Racks loaded at once. Of course, actually running that many simultaneous FX would require a very powerful computer!

Below is the FX Signal Path to give you an idea how Trilian’s FX are chained.

Signal Flow

Each FX Rack has four FX Slots. The signal flow of every FX Rack type is in series—feeding the audio from the top slot down.

An example of this is illustrated in the picture below:

  • In this example, the audio first goes through Flame Distortion FX Unit in the top slot.
  • The distorted audio is sent into the EZ-Phaser unit in the middle slot.
  • The distorted and phased audio is sent to the Vintage Compressor unit in the slot below it.

NOTE: The Master FX rack uses OUT A only.

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