Trilobite 1.0 (aka the “Professional Edition”) is a software modular synthesizer which brings unique augmentation to the creative process. Using the same natural phenomena that brought you jellyfish, the platypus, Tyrannosaurus Rex, and yourself, this synth exploits Darwinian Natural Selection to help you create radically bizarre new sounds from simple basic acoustic building blocks. Trilobite’s visual editor allows you to construct custom synthesis patches to create drones, keyboard instruments, effects…you name it! Once you’ve created a custom instrument, you can then use the Evolution Engine to explore thousands of derivative possibilities, and even breed your new patch with others that you love.
The included plugin versions of Trilobite feature much better plugin integration with most commercial DAWs, and feature new automated midi track mapping to allow immediate use of keyboards and track automation without the tedious step of manual mapping.
This version builds upon the earlier beta edition by adding a number of new audio building block modules to further extend the acoustic possibilities, including:
- Value and Time Sequencers
- Random Noise Generator
- Signal Router
- Sample Hold
- Pulse Width Modulator
- …and the Tweaker, 12 weird effects in one
The Trilobite installers include both plugin and desktop application versions, as well as over three hundred demonstration and concept patches in six different banks.
Trilobite 1.0 is also available as a feature-limited free version, if you prefer to try before you buy. Visit our Free Downloads page to get your copy (available for download by site-members only, no product registration necessary).
Both the Professional and Free versions have all the same features you may have used with the original free beta editions:
Audio Units and VST plugin versions are provided for their respective platforms
Visual patch editor
Fully-integrated patch bank librarian
Intuitive drag-and-drop loading
Descriptive metadata editors with text and images
Extensive HTML user guide
Lots of demonstration patches
Customizable color schemes
Trilobite Introductory Tutorial
These tutorials were made for version 0.9.3, but apply in all respects to version 1.0.
Trilobite Basic Patch Editing Tutorial
Trilobite Evolving Patches Tutorial (Parts 1 & 2)