This area provides global options for the instrument’s Startup Page, Round Robin settings, and preferences for how the Layers behave in the interface.

Switch To Layer Up Activation Preference

The Layer MIX sliders on the LAYER page have activation buttons below them. If Switch To Layer Upon Activation is set to “ON,” then whenever you activate a Layer, it will automatically switch the LAYER page’s view to that Layer.

For example, if Layer A is activated, but Layer B is not, when you select the Layer B activation button, the view will switch to Layer B.

If Switch to Layer Upon Activation is OFF then Layer activation will not cause the Layer page to change to the activated Layer.

Sync Tabbed Panes Together

This is the default setting, but you may set your preference here.

When enabled, this function will ensure that when you change from one Part to another, the view will remain the same.

For example, if Part 1 has the FX page selected, and then Part 2 is selected, it will also display the FX page. If Sync Tabbed Panes Together is disabled, then the views will not synchronize – they’ll change only for the Part you are editing.

Round Robin

Repeated notes on a sample-based instrument can typically cause a “machine gun” effect, with notes repeating monotonously. Round Robin is a sampling technique that allows a repeated note to trigger a different sampled “take” each time it’s played. This makes repeated notes sound natural, and eliminates the machine gun effect.

The basses from the Trilian library include multi-sampled Round Robin samples, which means we recorded multiple takes for each note and velocity. A single Soundsource can contain a huge number of Round Robin samples.

The Round Robin Menu lets you select how Round Robin samples will be ordered when two or more Round Robin samples are loaded into memory.

There are four playback options available on the drop-down menu: No Variation, Random, Random Full Cycle, and Sequential.

*NOTE: The Sample Thinning settings located in the Patch Browser’s Lite Version Zoom or the Soundsource Zoom Edit View determine how many Round Robin samples are loaded with the Patch or Soundsource.

Startup Page Preference

Trilian’s default startup page is the Main Page. This menu allows you to set either the Main Page or the Layer page as the startup page.

Startup Directory Preference

From this menu you can select the Patch directory that is loaded at startup. Choose from “All,” “All Spectrasonics,” “Trilian,” “Trilogy,” “User,” XTRA – Bass Legends”, as well as any of your third-party libraries or projects.

For example, the “All Spectrasonics” option brings up only Spectrasonics Patches and omits any User and third-party sounds.

You can also select “Auto Recall” which remembers and returns you to the last Library/ Directory from which you loaded a Patch.

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