Home » News » Arturia Pigments Software Synthesizer Launches With 30-Day Free Trial

Pigments is the latest software synthesizer from instrument creators Arturia. Combining the best of two worlds, it features hugely powerful, cutting-edge wavetable synthesis alongside their award-winning virtual analog technology.

After spending 20 years analyzing and emulating the best synthesizers ever made, they have now used their expertise to create an original, uniquely “Arturia” software synthesizer. Pigments offers exceptional sound thanks to its hugely powerful architecture and lightning-fast workflow that makes complex modulations easy, fast, and fun.

Arturia promises that while Pigments can sound like other synths, no other synth can sound like Pigments. It is truly a 21st century instrument that will become the go-to choice for all producers, sound designers, and synth-fans alike thanks to its extraordinary features and tempting price.

Pigments has some colorful tricks up its sleeve. In fact, it can do things other synthesizers simply cannot do. These include:

• AScale quantized pitch modulations to build complex melodic sequences
• Continuous unison controls that can be modulated, with classic and chord modes
• Extensive waveshaping options for the wavetable oscillator, with great aliasing control
• The usual modulation sources and some more unconventional ones like the Turing and Binary random generators
• Powerful gate/retrig handling for modulators. Perfect to inspire unusual rhythmic sequences or self-generating patches
• Polyrhythmic sequencer with a strong emphasis on randomness, with scale control to remain musical

 

 

At a glance, here are Pigment’s key features:

Two engines in parallel: the best of both worlds
• Virtual Analog triple oscillator engine
• Complex Wavetable engine with morphing and import

Twin filters: dozens to choose from
• Classic filters from V Collection instruments
• Modern filters like surgeon and comb
• Continuous series/parallel routing

Powerful effects section: an all-in-one solution
• 13 stunning effects, including wavefolder, overdrive, parametric EQ, and delay
• Insert or Send routing options with drag and drop for easy switching
• All the essential parameters can be modulated

Advanced modulation system: modulate anything with anything
• Graphical editing, source-based or destination-based
• Envelopes, LFOs, Function generators, Random sources
• 4 assignable Macros to control multiple parameters at once

Visual interface: understand your sound
• Graphical representation of the most important modules
• Living, moving waveform to see your sound come alive

Polyrhythmic Sequencer and Arpeggiator: get creative
• Create complex, custom and evolving sequences or arps

Extensive factory preset library: learn from the masters
• Hundreds of presets from awesome artists and experienced sound designers, including Jeremy Savage, Starcadian, Cubic Spline, Mord Fustang, and Jörg Hüttner
• Highlighted “notes” to show which parameters are recommended to tweak

 

Pigments will retail for $199, but up until 10 January 2019, anyone can enjoy Pigments for free.

To give this exciting new-generation software synthesizer the launch it deserves, Pigments will be available to experience for free for a full month after its release.

Users wishing to buy Pigments during this promotional month will be able to purchase it for only $149, and exclusive deals will be available for existing Arturia customers and V Collection owners.

or more information, including specs, sound demos, and videos, visit the official Pigments page on the Arturia website :
https://www.arturia.com/products/pigments/overview

 

Industry News

Sweetwater Studios Master Class

Sweetwater Studios to Host Recording Master Class Featuring 
Carl Verheyen and Albert Lee

PreSonus Studio One 4.5

PreSonus Studio One 4.5 Adds 70+ Features and Enhancements

Living Sound Selects RME Fireface UFX+ for Direct USB Recording

Living Sound Selects RME’s Fireface UFX+ for its Direct USB Recording Capabilities for the Sacramento Choral Society & Orchestra