Pigments is a breath of fresh air for software instruments. It doesn't just sound amazing, it also teaches you how to use it as you're playing.

With pro tips from the sound designers, highlighted parameter suggestions, and detailed explanations of each parameter as you mouse over it, Pigments is a great synth for masters to use, but also for beginners to explore. We've also created some easy to follow video tutorials so your new instrument will feel instantly familiar.

Ep. 1: Overview
Discover your synth's potential

In this simple overview, Guy covers the core aspects of Pigments: our brand-new wavetable virtual analog software synth. Introducing you to the twin synth engines, dual filters, comprehensive effects section, sequencer, and modulation capabilities, this video will help you navigate this new instrument with ease.

Ep. 2: Exploring the synth engines
Hybrid wavetable and virtual analog oscillators

Follow Bryan as we dive into the exciting twin-synth engine that forms the basis of Pigments' sound. We'll cover the triple-voice virtual analog engine, as well as the superbly powerful wavetable engine. Learn what every parameter does with useful sound demos, and easily master your new instrument.

Ep. 3: The Filters
Tame the beast, and shape your sound

Sporting twin filter slots with multiple types available, the filters in Pigments aren't just a way to shape your sound, you can use them in truly creative ways. In this episode, Guy goes over the benefits of each filter, and gives you a few tricks to try out for yourself.

Ep. 4: The Effects
Explore new creative possibilities

Pigments' unique architecture lets you combine many different effects in almost limitless combinations in send and insert effect racks, all within the synth's interface. Create space, add filth, or transform your patch entirely, while still being able to modulate everything.

Ep. 5: The Granular Engine
Deconstruct and improvise

An exciting ability found in Pigments' synth engine, the granular abilities of this superb instrument let you totally reimagine any sound, creating entirely new exciting tones from any sample you like.

Ep. 6: Pigments 3 - Overview
The many colors of Pigments' latest enhancements

In this video we’ll be introducing the vivid new features, sounds, and advanced capabilities of Pigments 3, the latest evolution of our polychrome softsynth, built to bring new textures, timbres, and colors to your sound.

Ep. 7: Pigments 3 - Harmonic Engine
Create sound in vibrant harmonic detail

Sam takes a closer look at Pigments’ ultra-powerful new Harmonic engine, opening up a whole new world of sonic possibility with the power of additive synthesis.

Ep. 8: Pigments 3 - Utility Engine
An extra layer to enhance any patch

In this episode we explore the new Utility engine, a useful tool for when you’re looking to expand the depth and texture of your patch. With an extra oscillator and 2 built-in noise sample players, it'll bring additional power and color to any sound.

Ep. 9: Pigments 3 - Multiband Compressor
Make every frequency pop and shine

Sam introduces an essential effect that’s new with Pigments 3: the Multiband Compressor. In this video, we explore how it simultaneously fattens and tightens specific parts of your sound to cut through any mix.

Ep. 10: Pigments 3 - Pitch Shift
Ambience with a difference

In this episode of our Pigments tutorial series, we’ll be looking at an addition to the FX side of things - introducing the powerful and sometimes unpredictable Pitch Shift Delay.

Ep. 11: Pigments 3.5 - Overview
An evolving sonic spectrum

Charlie introduces you to Pigments 3.5 with a walkthrough of its supercharged features, from the inter-engine CrossMod, to the revamped all-in-one distortion module, and much more. A new era of sound awaits.


As you’ll know, Pigments comes with hundreds of powerful presets that don’t just sound awesome, they’re great ways to learn about synthesis and advanced techniques used by their sound designers. Hit the lightbulb icon, and you can read notes from the preset’s creator, as well as see suggested parameters to tweak.

Take a listen to some of the awesome presets included in Pigments.


Platform Name Date Size Version Infos Download
 Win 8.1+ New  Arturia Software Center 19-Nov-2021 27.3 Mb  
 10.13+ New  Arturia Software Center 19-Nov-2021 56.8 Mb  

Downloads & manuals for Pigments

Platform Name Date Size Version Infos Download
 Win 8.1+ New  Pigments 13-Dec-2021 658.6 Mb  
 10.13+ New  Pigments 13-Dec-2021 872.6 Mb  
Manual Date Size Version Infos Download
  New  Pigments EN Manual 14-Dec-2021 33.8 Mb 3.5.0
  New  Pigments DE Manual 14-Jan-2022 33.7 Mb 3.5.0
  New  Pigments ES Manual 14-Jan-2022 33.8 Mb 3.5.0
  New  Pigments FR Manual 14-Jan-2022 33.9 Mb 3.5.0
  New  Pigments JP Manual 14-Jan-2022 34.5 Mb 3.5.0

Sound Corner

Cluster (Matt Pike)

A techy drum and bass track making heavy use of the new harmonic engine. Presets featured include Cluster WTF, Throttle Pluck, 3rd Harmonic, Weird Ratios, Glasgow 808, Absolute Variance & Bar Gesture.

Harmonic Encounters (Solidtrax)

With 'Harmonic Encounters' we wanted to create everything with Pigments 3. With this uplifting and dreamy EDM style we think we are showing its real power.

Cobald (Richard Veenstra)

Cobald contains only sounds from Pigments 3. The main presets I wanted to use for this track were “Parision” and “Brighton Gatekeeper”, both very dynamic sounds. I used macro modulation and aftertouch to play creatively with the presets.

Green Calx (Simon Gallifet)

The “Cosmos Olie” factory preset is put to good use in this mesmerising ambient track, which shows Pigments’ ability to shine at making larger than life and ethereal sounds.

Lets Say Around 3PM (Solidtrax)

Apart from the drums every sound is created with the new Pigments 3. This track is more in a moody and laid back style, using the harmonic oscillator and sampler generously.

Solar Particles (Matt Pike)

A deep mysterious sci-fi cue that centres around the Black Hole and Slur of Tines presets.

Boss Pigeon (Diego Tejeida)

A high-energy, synth-metal track. All patches were programmed by Diego Tejeida, and can be found on the latest Pigments update. Live drums performed by Simen Sandnes.

Epopee (emptyvessel)

A dreamlike single presets demo that explores different textures, all made possible with the new Engines in Pigments 3.

Liquid Drum (emptyvessel)

Rolling liquid D&B showing a mixture of pads, lofi and cold keys and modern sub & mid bass sounds. All Pigments except drums, a little Arturia Plate-140 on the chopped snare.

Lovecity (Yuli Yolo)

Bass music track, in which all sounds, except cymbals, were made using presets from Yuli Yolo, that can be found in Pigments 3.

Plucked (Matt Pike)

A moody & dub inspired beat driven track focused around the Wave Vox Triangles & Additive Koto presets. Also featuring 3rd Harmonic and Cheap FX EP.

Ice Box (Victor Morello)

Driving and melodic trap track, making good use of the new sample engine. All the synth parts and melodies come from Pigments 2.0 presets, with the use of external drum samples.

Scoop DeVille

Artists Corner

The depth of sound from Pigments - I'm so deeply inside of it now that I don't hear things the same!
Scoop DeVille
( Producer )
Robert Dudzic

Artists Corner

With Pigments you can do sound design without limitations. I’m able to quickly turn the ideas in my head into sounds, partly thanks to the friendly and intuitive interface. I directly felt a connection with Pigments; the filters sound great, and it has a lot of power in the low end, something that is signature to my personal sound.
Robert Dudzic
( Composer / Sound Designer (Ready Player One, Guardian of the Galaxy) )

Artists Corner

We love it, there is a real detail and depth in its sound, the modulation assignment and routing system is one of the best we’ve used, making complex structures clear. Its potential is exciting, we’ve still got lots to discover.
( Producers (Björk, Mara Carlyle) )
Nicky Romero

Artists Corner

I love how Pigments sounds so warm, and how easy it is to achieve the result you are looking for with your music. Great job on how the interface is done, all functions are easy to be found, even if you are new to this synthesizer. 5/5.
Nicky Romero
( DJ / Producer (Britney Spears, David Guetta) )
Nicky Romero

Artists Corner

It gives you the results pretty fast, it brings that quality of an analog synth to approachable, easy software, that everybody can use.
Nicky Romero
( DJ / Producer (Britney Spears, David Guetta) )

Artists Corner

Pigments is a complete surprise and a revelation to me because I normally associate the team at Arturia with having successfully closed the gap between analog and digital emulation. But this is something completely new, an analog/wavetable hybrid beast with the craziest modulation capabilities I have ever seen.
( Producer )
Mark Ayres

Artists Corner

Deep… both gloriously old-fashioned and fashionably modern. It follows the MatrixBrute path of almost infinite modulation which is a very good thing. Can’t wait to start importing my own Waveforms.
Mark Ayres
( Radiophonic Workshop )
Marius de Vries

Artists Corner

Been a long time since I got to know a soft-synth that feels so alive! Beautifully designed, original, and deep, and it sounds great.
Marius de Vries
( Composer (La La Land, Moulin Rouge) )
Marc Houle

Artists Corner

Such a nice implementation of a modular synth concept!
Marc Houle
( DJ/Producer )