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Evolved Synthesis Spectrum

A free update that launches our one-stop softsynth powerhouse into a new era of sound.

Boldly explore the intricate colors, textures, and energies of the frontiers of electronic music production, from trap to grime to future bass.

Beyond its new features, new enhancements, and hundreds of new presets, Pigments 3.5 is more than the sum of its parts. These are never-before-heard positions at the modern edge of the sonic spectrum, where aggressive meets euphoric, sinister meets graceful.

New CrossMod

Create unique sonic behaviors and complex timbres
with cross modulation between Engines 1 & 2

In its simplest form, cross modulation involves using one sound source to modulate another sound source, creating wild harmonics, unusual waveforms, and extreme sonic results.

Pigments 3.5 introduces CrossMod, allowing you to create versatile frequency modulation behavior between both active engines. This explosive evolution of Pigments' sonic abilities digs deeper into the metallic, razor-sharp, and straight-up massive sounds of drum & bass, grime, dubstep, and beyond.

New Distortion Module

16 versatile distortion algorithms in one component

The term ‘distortion’ has evolved beyond its origins in broken speaker cones and clipping analog circuitry. Today, it’s a flexible sound design tool that ranges from subtle harmonic alterations to sounds crushed beyond recognition.

Pigments 3.5’s new Distortion Module combines 16 modes of distortion with built-in filtering for easy access to whatever flavor and degree of grit you desire. Crank or pulverize your patches with everything from bubbling germanium fuzz to jagged wavefolding, soft saturation or pure filth.

New Expanded Comb Filter

A versatile sound design tool that goes beyond classic filter behavior

A Comb filter lets you mimic the natural sonic behavior of acoustic instruments and craft outside-the-box sci-fi sound effects using tuned feedback delay.

Pigments 3.5 expands its Comb Filter with new damped modes: LP6, BP6, and HP6. These modes filter out certain frequencies in the feedback loop, giving you expanded control over the Comb Filter's behavior. Elevate your mixes with ambient plucks, shimmering bowed leads, grinding metallic bass, and much more.

Additions and enhancements

Pigments 3.5 goes beyond introducing new creative features. It's been thoughtfully tweaked and embellished to deliver the best sound design experience yet - here's what's new:


Finding the right sample and organising your library in Pigments' Sample engine is easier than ever. The browser has been expanded with subfolders, and you can now preview every sample simply by clicking on it.


Pigments 3.5 has been upgraded with native support for Apple’s next-generation M1 processors, ensuring smooth, flawless performance on the latest macOS machines. Check out our FAQ for more info.


Pigments 3.5 comes with a number of subtle redesigns and workflow improvements to streamline your sound design process. With tweaked menus and simplified navigation, Pigments 3.5 is simply easier, faster, and more reliable.


Pigments 3.5 introduces dozens of new wavetables inspired by molecular structures, mineral textures, and aggressive modern timbres, offering an ever-more-expansive palette for today’s electronic music producers.


Pigments 3.5 introduces 150 brand new patches crafted by in-house sound designers and world-class producers, exploring the massive potential of new features like CrossMod, Comb Filters, new wavetables, and more.

The Energy Triad

3 sound banks, each containing 150 presets, dedicated to the pure, exhilarating energy of today's electronic music elite.

Capture the uncompromising sonic formula of the trailblazing trap scene in the USA; the elusive, blazing-hot ingredients that form the sound of the UK's grime & bass music underground; the euphoric essence and momentum of the EDM & house anthems of Europe's club capitals. Harness sounds ranging from sublime to corrosive, and channel pure energy through your production.

From aggressive liquid basses and lethal floor-shaking subs to warning-siren leads and monstrous brass stabs, these are the mean signature sounds of an underground scene ascended.

Born of old-school garage, hardcore, and reggaeton, today’s bass scene has produced its fair share of radioactive anthems and record breakers. This massive pack of 150 presets equips Pigments with the red-hot sounds of today’s grime, drum & bass, and dubstep pioneers. From the rumble of the wub bass to the plastic bite of distorted horns, this is bass music’s finest. Proper.

Neon melodic plucks, deep tuned kicks, impactful one-shots - expand your sound with the hypnotic & hazy elements that fuse to form the sonic compounds of today's trap and drill gamechangers.

Atlanta’s trap scene was the catalyst for a musical movement that’s taken the world by storm. From underground beat-makers to the certified cloud rap A-list, this icy yet emotive sound is as hypnotic as it is heavy. This pack includes 150 presets for Pigments that channel the fluid neon sounds of drill, trap, and the cloudy territories in between.

Crank your mixes to maximum velocity with supermassive basses, hypnotic arps, twinkling ambient leads, and more, inspired by the cyclical & mind-altering energy of future bass, deep house, and beyond.

From the euphoria of the dancefloor to the focused inertia of a deep house session, the EDM umbrella incorporates all things emotive, futuristic, and trance-inducing. This ecstatic selection of 150 Pigments presets has been specially designed to capture those golden vibes, from nocturnal party-hard bass to rich melodic reflections at sunrise.

Tutorial

Pigments 3.5 brings a wealth of creative and energetic functions to enhance your sound design palette.

In this tutorial, Berlin-based producer Charlie gives you an in-depth walkthrough of its new features, from exploring the wild harmonics of cross modulation to the unique resonant behavior of Pigments' revamped comb filters. Check it out.

How to update

1. Launch the
Arturia Software Center (ASC)


The Arturia Software Center (aka ASC) lets you activate, install and update your Arturia virtual instruments on your computers.

Download the ASC

2. Log into the
Arturia Software Center


Enter the same email address and password as for your My Arturia account.
You will then be able to find your Product License on the main panel.

3. Launch the update
through the ASC


Look for the "My Update" section on the left of the window, then click the "Update all" to launch the silent installation process.