Year/Date of Issue: 01/24/24
Developer website: Arturia
Format: STANDALONE, VSTi, VST3i, AAX.
Bit depth: 64bit
Tablet: cured [CE-V.R]
System requirements: WIN 10+
Pigments is a cutting-edge software tool that gives you the ability to use all the shades of synthesis.
Thanks to colorful, expressive sound engines, easy modulation,
professional utilities and studio FX, explore an endless spectrum of sound.
A sound designer’s dream, a producer’s workhorse, a musician’s playground. With everything just a click away, Pigments takes the complex details of sound creation and makes them instantly accessible, enjoyable, and yours to learn.
Several types of synthesis:
Pigments gives you control over 4 powerful types of sound engines: Wavetable, Virtual analog, Sample & Granular and Harmonic. Combine any pair of these engines with the optional Utility oscillator and sampled noise to create a virtually endless palette of synthesis.
Modulation and sound shaping:
Free, change and elevate your sound until it’s completely your own with instant drag-and-drop modulation. There’s nothing prohibitive about changing your patches: there are dozens of sources and a nearly infinite number of destination combinations that you can control with one click.
Musical sequence and arpeggiation:
Pigments doesn’t just create amazing synth sounds – it creates music. Weave beautiful melodies, create evolving step modulations, and bring your entire sound to life with a simple yet powerful sequencing and arpeggiation engine that gets your sound moving.
Color your sound:
Add finishing touches or send your patches into audio orbit with a huge yet accessible array of filtering and FX options. Mix or match dual filters using classic and modern modes, and add endless color to any sound with studio FX, from Shimmer Reverb to Bitcrusher.
Be completely immersed in your sound without losing focus with Pigments’ clean layout options. Control your voices and modulation with the Synth tab, switch to Play Mode to keep things simple, or choose Light Mode for a more contrasty look.
Flexible Audio Routing:
Choose how voices, modulations, filters and FX Pigments react to each other with complete control over audio routing. Route different engines to different filters, change from serial to parallel, or find your own combination for unique experimental audio manipulations.
What’s new in Pigments 5 v5.0.1
-New optimization for multi-core processor.
-New generative sequencer that allows you to generate sequences with one click.
-New sequencer sequence browser and saveable presets.
-New sequencer playback modes.
-Various improvements to the sequencer user interface.
-New Utility Engine audio input mode.
-New auxiliary effects bus routing.
-New Wavetable Engine phase parameter.
-New Play view visualizer.
-Various visualizer improvements.
-Reworked sequencer interface and workflow.
-Keyboard, Pitch and Mod wheels.
-Various UI improvements.
-Redesign of pop-up windows.
-New library Factory Library & Expansions banks.
-New factory wave tables.
-New Factory samples.
-New Sequencer patterns.
-New classical and generative sequencer scales.