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.
PRESETS SOUND DEMOS
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.
|Win 8.1+||New ASC||15-Jan-2021||126.96.36.199|
|10.10+||Arturia Software Center||14-Jan-2020||188.8.131.528|
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|10.10+||Arturia Software Center||24-Apr-2019||22.214.171.1243|
|Win 7+||Arturia Software Center||24-Apr-2019||126.96.36.1993|
|Win 7+||Arturia Software Center||09-Apr-2019||188.8.131.522|
|10.10+||Arturia Software Center||09-Apr-2019||184.108.40.2062|
|Win 7+||Arturia Software Center||17-Dec-2018||220.127.116.111|
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Downloads & manuals for Pigments
|Win 8.1+||New Pigments||09-Jul-2021||22.214.171.1242|
|New Pigments FR Manual||21-May-2021||3.0|
|New Pigments JP Manual||21-May-2021||3.0|
|New Pigments DE Manual||20-May-2021||3.0|
|New Pigments ES Manual||20-May-2021||3.0|
|New Pigments EN Manual||20-Apr-2021||3.0|
|Pigments ES Manual||29-Jan-2020||2.0|
|Pigments FR Manual||28-Jan-2020||2.0|
|Pigments EN Manual||28-Jan-2020||2.1.1|
|Pigments DE Manual||24-Jan-2020||2.0|
|Pigments JP Manual||23-Jan-2020||2.0|
|Pigments EN Manual||08-Jan-2020||2.1|
|Pigments EN Manual||12-Dec-2019||2.0|
|Pigments DE Manual||09-Jan-2019||1.1.0|
|Pigments FR Manual||09-Jan-2019||1.1.0|
|Pigments EN Manual||08-Jan-2019||1.1.0|
|Pigments ES Manual||08-Jan-2019||1.1.0|
|Pigments JP Manual||02-Jan-2019||1.1.0|
|Pigments EN Manual||10-Dec-2018||1.0.0|
Downloads for Spectrum Sound Pack
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
A deep mysterious sci-fi cue that centres around the Black Hole and Slur of Tines presets.
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.
A dreamlike single presets demo that explores different textures, all made possible with the new Engines in Pigments 3.
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.
Bass music track, in which all sounds, except cymbals, were made using presets from Yuli Yolo, that can be found in Pigments 3.
A moody & dub inspired beat driven track focused around the Wave Vox Triangles & Additive Koto presets. Also featuring 3rd Harmonic and Cheap FX EP.
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.
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 )
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) )
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.Plaid
( Producers (Björk, Mara Carlyle) )
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) )
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) )
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.Mylo
( Producer )
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 )
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) )
Such a nice implementation of a modular synth concept!Marc Houle
( DJ/Producer )