Arturia Pigments 2 Polychrome Synthesizer
Synthesizer with analog and wavetable oscillators, effects and polyrhythmic sequencer/ arpeggiator – Mac/PC,VST, AU, RTAS, AAX
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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 colorful.
WHAT’S NEW IN VERSION 2?
New Sample Engine
Explore hundreds of samples, import your own, load them into one of 6 different slots with 6 playback modes. Loop, edit, and bring them to life with Pigments’ modulation abilities.
New Synth Mode
Add another level to your sound design by transforming samples into granular synth patches at the touch of a button, adjust density, envelope, size, and exciting randomization parameters.
The in-built sequencer now lets you apply randomness in a non-destructive way, letting you always return back to where you started, perfect for live performance and improvisation.
New Filter and Delay
We’ve added the iconic sound of the Buchla Easel low pass gate and a space-age tape echo to Pigments’ sonic arsenal, for some seriously nice warping, contorting analog flavor.
What would an update be without little improvements here and there? New interface, MPE capability, new undo/redo functionality and enhanced modulation bar await you.
To show off the new features, our team of heroic sound designers have created hundreds of breathtaking new sounds for you to explore and use in your tracks.
Your sound, in living color
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.
- Two engines in parallel
- Virtual Analog triple osc engine
- Complex Wavetable engine
- Sample and Granular engine
- Two filters
- 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, …
- Visual interface
- Graphical representation of the most important modules
- Polyrhythmic Sequencer and Arpeggiator
- Create complex, custom and evolving sequences/arps
- Advanced random sequence generator
- Extensive factory preset library
- NKS controller compatible
Pigments gives you all the tools you need to fully realize 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.
Pigments features a twin audio engine, letting you mix virtual analog and wavetable oscillators with a sample engine to create the perfect starting point for your patch. You can even morph wavetables, granularize samples, and import your own sounds to warp and contort.
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, tape delays, and EQs.
“Routing” isn’t a dirty word
Scanning a matrix for the right parameter works, but it isn’t the only way.
Thanks to its unique interface, Pigments doesn’t just make complex modulations easy, it makes them fun. This is a new approach to building sounds.
Making a masterpiece
Choose your color:
Wavetable, Virtual Analog, Sampling, Granular
Pigments lets you craft your own signature sounds with a variety of different oscillator types, synthesis methods, and sampling capabilities.
Choose from over 100 wavetables, select any waveform snapshot, morph between them, import your own, and fatten them up with Super mode.
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.
Sampling and Granular engine
Browse hundreds of samples create the basis for your sound, or import your own. Render any sample into a granular synth patch with the touch of a button, and warp, contort, stretch, and modulate your samples like never before.
This powerful synthesizer features twin morphing filters. Choose from 9 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 visualization.
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 dozens of premium effects to create a truly refined sound. You can even synchronize their parameters to your modulation.
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.