This QuickStart provides an overview of the essential things you’ll need to know to get started using Trilian.

  • Trilian can be run as a standalone application or hosted in any DAW.
  • Trilian can be a memory-intensive instrument, especially with Multis loaded. A system with plenty of RAM will greatly enhance performance. Be sure and check out the Performance Optimization chapter.

1. Install Trilian

  • Installation time will vary, depending on the installation type (USB drive or download). Once installed, the library will require about 40 GB of free hard drive space for the USB drive installation process and approximately 80 GB of free space for the download installation process.

2. Authorize the Plug-in

  • Authorization can be done immediately from any computer connected to the Internet.

3. Get Everything Updated

  • Make sure you have the latest versions of the Software, Soundsources, and Patches.
  • Open Trilian and Select the “Check for Updates” button on the opening splash screen to access the System Status page.
    (You can always click on the Spectrasonics logo from any page in the plug-in to return to the splash screen).
  • Status indicators in red mean that an update is necessary. Click the “Get Updates” button to download them.
  • After installing the updates, Trilian is ready to go!

NOTE: Be sure to quit your host software before installing the downloaded updates.

4. Use Trilian Multi-timbrally

  • Trilian is a multi-timbral bass instrument, so you can use a single instance to load and play eight different bass sounds on different MIDI channels.
  • Setup your host software for multi-timbral operation.

5. Loading Sounds

There are three types of sound libraries in Trilian: Patches, Multis, and Soundsources.

  • To Load a Patch
  1. Select a Part Number Button in the Header.
  2. Click on the Patch Name Display just below the large Trilian title.
  3. The Patch Browser will open, allowing you to select and load Patches.
  • To load a Multi
  1. Click the Multi Name Display in the Trilian Header.
  2. The Multi Browser will open, allowing you to select and load Multis.
  • To Load a raw Soundsource
  1. Select “Clear Part” from the Utility Menu in the Header.
  2. On the Edit Page, click the Soundsource Name Display below Layer A.
  3. The Soundsource Browser will open, allowing you to select and load Soundsources.

NOTE: Trilian Soundsources can be extremely large. You can select the Zoom icon in the Soundsource Display to access Thinning options to reduce the number of samples that will load.

6. Explore and Learn

For more in-depth information, explore this Reference Guide, which is the primary manual for Trilian. This guide can be viewed and searched on any computer to easily locate the information you need.

7. Support Resources

Online resources are available that can answer most technical questions. Please log in and visit our Knowledge Base

8. Have Fun!

Enjoy using Trilian and we hope you make some great music with it!

- The Spectrasonics Team

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