Arturia Pigments Wavetable Software Synthesizer
We introduce to you the Arturia Pigments Wavetable Software Synthesizer. Arturia have taken their years of digital music expertise and produced this incredible piece of software that turns your audio into a visual spectacle. There's no need for fiddly, easily-tangled wires any more with the Pigments Wavetable Software Synthesizer you'll have an Analog and a Wavetable engine at your fingertips with stunning, rainbow-coloured visual cues. Experiment with three envelopes, three LFOs and three function generators; play with a range of studio-quality effects; set-up, play, and customise arpeggios - the possibilities for incredible audio are almost limitless.
Taking that spark of imagination and transforming it into sound is the most fundamental, exhilarating part of creating music. Pigments makes that process natural, intuitive, and colourful.
Your Sound, in Living Colour
Imagine a sound, then create it.
Pigments gives you the finest elements ever found in a software instrument, letting you create pioneering, exciting, and deeply personal sounds. Laying everything out before you, Pigments lets you fully express your creativity in a way that's never been seen before in a software instrument.
Pigments features a twin audio engine, letting you mix virtual analog and wavetable oscillators to create the perfect starting point for your patch. You can even morph wavetables, or import your own.
What you do next is up to you. Experiment with 3 envelopes, 3 LFOs, and 3 function generators. Assign modulators to animate your sound, and breathe life into it. Add controlled, or totally wild random changes to any parameter with a Turing probability generator. Run it through 2 filters, with any combination of iconic analog filters or modern formant and surgeon filters you want. Process your patch with exciting contemporary effects like wavefolder and multifilter, or vintage studio reverbs, delays, and EQs.
A Synth for a New Generation
A software synthesizer unlike any other, Pigments gives you all the tools you need to fully realise your creativity.
Striking the perfect balance between depth and simplicity, all the power of Pigments can be found within 3 easy-to-follow pages. This neat layout keeps your workflow natural and fast, while encouraging your creativity.
The SYNTH page
The default view of Pigments, the Synth page gives you unfettered access to the main sound-generating elements of the instrument.
The EFFECTS page
When your patch is ready to be shaped, head to the dedicated Effects page and refine it with a whole host of studio-quality effects.
The SEQUENCER page
To give your sound some life and movement, the Sequencer page lets you setup, play, and customize arpeggios and sequences.
Complex wavetable vs fat virtual analog
Pigments features twin synth engines, letting you use virtual analog or wavetable synthesis in any combination you want.
Virtual Analog triple oscillator engine
Our award-winning work in analog emulation lets you choose from the best sounding components from the best synths ever made. Sine, saw, triangle, and square waves each with their own adjustable parameters.
Complex Wavetable engine
Pigments lets you craft your own signature sounds with an advanced wavetable synth engine. Choose from over 100 wavetables, select any waveform snapshot, or morph between them. You can even import your own to unlock limitless possibilities.
This powerful synthesizer features twin morphing filters. Choose from 8 filters taken from legendary analog self-oscillating ladders to bleeding-edge modern options like surgeon, formant, and comb. Refine your sound with variable filter routing for ultimate control of your sound.
Now you've seen what Pigments has to offer, the proverbial paint in your palette, it's time to reveal the true power of the instrument.
Pigments represents a truly modern approach to modulation. It lets you modulate practically any parameter with anything you choose, with no limit on the number of connections. Make changes graphically, with source or destination-based editing. Easily see, learn, and understand how different elements behave and interact with clear visualisation.
The Keyboard panel gives you a quick access, on-screen MIDI keyboard to audition your sounds, as well as giving visual feedback on what Pigments is receiving from your controller or DAW.
A trio of hugely powerful, multi-parameter envelopes can be used statically, or animated with modulations with any source or destination you desire.
Three is the magic number, and these fully customizable LFOs are ready to sync with and modulate any aspect of your sound you can imagine.
Create one-shot sub-sequences or endless looping animations with three editable Functions. Draw your animation, assign it to anything, Pigments makes advanced synthesis easy and fun.
If you want elements of your synth sound to have an exciting random, or controlled random element, Pigments lets gives you tweakable Turing, binary, and sample & hold random options to explore.
Choose a source parameter, choose a modulator, choose how you want them to interact, and you've just made a new combinator. An amazing way to create experimental modulations that will keep your imagination running wild.
When you've created a synth sound with ideal parameters, animated just the way you wanted it, it's time to add the finishing touches with some studio-grade effects. Pigments offers twin insert busses and a send bus, each one letting you choose and combine any 3 of the 13 effects to create a truly refined sound. You can even synchronize their parameters to your modulation.
What's the frequency?
Pigments features a Multifilter and Parametric EQ, letting you hone, carve out, or boost particular frequencies.
Control peaks and fatten up your synth sound with a beautifully transparent Compressor.
Your synth is on fire
Dial up the heat with Distortion and Overdrive, turn your sound on its head with the Wavefolder, or add some lo-fi glitch with the Bitcrusher.
Add anything from subtle width and juice to full-blown psychedelic madness with Chorus, Flanger, Phaser, and Stereo Pan.
Add some dimension to your sound with a lush Reverb and give everything a sense of space, or add use the hugely customizable Delay to get things moving.
Once Pigments has helped you transform your imagination into sound, you can use its enormously powerful sequencer to bring it to life.
On the sequencer page, everything is laid out simply in front of you. Watch your sequence as it plays, make adjustments to the notes, octaves, and velocity by simply clicking and dragging on the steps.
The Synth You've Been Waiting For
With the huge variety of software synths on the market, choosing one that's right for you is no simple task.
This is why we created Pigments. We wanted to make the process of discovering sounds, exploring the colours, tones, and vibrancy of sound a joy. Using Pigments is incredibly satisfying right from the start, needing very little expertise to enjoy and explore, while also being hugely rewarding to adventurous sound designers.
Pigments contains hundreds of amazing preset synth sounds from top sound designers and big-name artists alike. Whether you want experimental soundscapes or neon synthwave lead lines; monstrous basses or quirky, organic percussive sequences, you'll find them in the extensive preset library. You can mark and recall your own favourites, enter comments, and set up playlists. Theres never been a more intuitive way to manage your library of designer and personal presets.
Sound designer suggestions
Mouse-over the "Ideas" icon and the sound designer's recommendations will be highlighted, instantly showing you what parameters to tweak to make the most of a preset. You can also make your own notes, perfect for jogging your memory for big live sets!
Two engines in parallel:
- Virtual Analog triple osc engine
- Complex Wavetable engine
- Classic filter types from V Collection instruments
- Modern filter types
- Continuous series/parallel routing
Powerful effects section:
- Insert or Send routing
- Modulable parameters
Advanced modulation system:
- Graphical editing, source-based or destination-based.
- Envelopes, LFOs, Function generators, Random src
- Graphical representation of the most important modules
Polyrhythmic Sequencer and Arpeggiator:
- Create complex, custom and evolving sequences/arps
Extensive factory preset library
- Win 7+ (64bit) PC: 4 GB RAM; 2.5 GHz CPU.
- 1GB free hard disk space
- OpenGL 2.0 compatible GPU
- 10.10+: 4 GB RAM; 2.5 GHz CPU.
- 1GB free hard disk space
- OpenGL 2.0 compatible GPU
- Works in Standalone, VST 2.4, VST 3, AAX, Audio Unit (64-bit DAWs only)
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