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Spectrasonics Announces New Bass Virtual Instrument “Trilian”

Next Generation ‘STEAM-powered’ Trilogy Successor Features Integration with Omnisphere

ANAHEIM, CA – NAMM – JANUARY 15, 2009 –Spectrasonics today announced and previewed their brand new virtual instrument Trilian(r), the long-awaited successor to their award-winning Trilogy bass module. The new instrument has a much larger core library and features highly-detailed new acoustic, electric and synth basses – as well as enhanced versions of the classic Trilogy sounds. Sporting a brand new user interface with numerous software innovations, Trilian is the first 64-bit native software based on Spectrasonics STEAM Engine and is the first virtual instrument to feature full library integration with the company’s flagship Omnisphere synthesizer.

“At Spectrasonics, we’ve always loved Bass sounds.” notes Eric Persing, Founder and Creative Director. “When we started 15 years ago, our very first product was the best-selling Bass Legends sample library. Then in 2002, we introduced Trilogy – the world’s first Bass Virtual Instrument. Today, we are very pleased to announce Trilian, which represents a whole new generation of our Bass development. Trilian is built on the STEAM Engine that powers Omnisphere, which has allowed us to create the most expressive and flexible Bass module we’ve ever made.”

Trilian is set to be released May 18, 2009, the MSRP is $299US/229Euro.

All Trilogy customers can upgrade to Trilian for $99US

There is also a special FREE upgrade offer for Trilogy customers on the Intel-Mac platform and for customers who purchase Trilogy in 2009. Upgrades will be available exclusively through Spectrasonics online techshop.

Trilian Features (preliminary info):

• Trilian(r) is the long-awaited successor to the award-winning Trilogy software plug-in
• Much larger core library includes multiple NEW Acoustic, Electric & Synth Basses
• Includes enhanced versions of all the original Trilogy patches
• Based on powerful STEAM Engine technology – like Omnisphere
• Arpeggiator with Groove Lock(tm) for instant bass line syncing to any RMX groove or MIDI Files.
• Omnisphere library integration: use any of the Trilian sounds inside Omnisphere!
• Integrated FX racks, including all effects from Omnisphere
• 8-part multitimbrality allows access to multiple articulations in a single plug-in
• High Definition streaming sample playback with Multi-channel audio architecture allows easy Mic, DI and Release soundsource mixing within a single layer
• Extensive ‘Round-Robin’ sampling for natural sounding bass lines with repeated notes
• Expressive Multisampled dynamic slides – realistically slide from one note down to another
• Live Mode allows 8 dynamic bass articulations loaded at once with instant, seamless key-switching
• Stack Mode allows user configurable key/velocity/controller articulation mapping
• New Custom Controls main page for rapid editing, access to the most useful controls and user interface customization for each patch
• State of the art new Browser with Searching, Attributes/Tags, Images
• Edit Page offers very powerful sound manipulation features including Timbre Shifting, FM, Flex Mod, Modultable FX, Dual-voice Harmonia(tm) and more
• Mac Universal Binary VST/AU/RTAS support – Windows VST, RTAS
• 64-Bit native support
• Pricing: MSRP $299/229Euro
• $99 upgrade for Trilogy owners (Special FREE upgrade for Trilogy owners with Intel-Macs)
• Shipping: May 18, 2009

Full product details, comprehensive sound listings and system requirements for Trilian will be announced in May.

Spectrasonics also announced Stylus RMX(r) version 1.7 featuring a completely new innovation called ‘Time Designer(tm)’ – which intelligently transforms RMX audio loops in real time to different time signatures and features the ability to instantly “Groove Lock” the feel of any groove to another. RMX v1.7 will be available as a free update for all registered RMX users to download on March 2, 2009. In addition, a new release of Omnisphere(r) was announced that includes over 2000 brand new patches, across every category. The new Omnisphere update is free to all Omnisphere users and is set to be released January 26, 2009 as a download from the Spectrasonics website.

About Spectrasonics
Founded in 1994, Spectrasonics is a leading innovator of world-class, award-winning virtual instrument software plug-ins, used by the top recording artists, producers, remixers and film composers on the planet. Key Spectrasonics products include its flagship synthesizer Omnisphere(r), the upcoming Trilian(r) Total Bass Module, and the Stylus RMX(r) Xpanded Realtime Groove Module.

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