Every time you load Pigments up to play, create, or perform, you’ll be blown away by its sound and abilities.

Creating an addictive sonic blend of wavetable and virtual analog with hypnotic visual feedback, Pigments is a software synth like no other. We made it because we wanted a software instrument we loved to use, and it turns out you all love it too! On this page, you’ll find quotes from YouTubers, pro audio media, and professionals around the world about who are using Pigments to make music.

Pigments is colourful and gorgeous to look at. The modulation animations make it easy to understand what’s happening at a glance. It also sounds wonderful, very smooth and sophisticated.

Attack Magazine

2020's Favorite MPE Virtual Instrument was not as close this year. Arturia's Pigments was a clear winner. Pigment's color-coded GUI makes it fun to use while doing in-depth processing with its dual sample-based and wavetable oscillators. And it has a huge preset library of great sounds. As more MPE compatible controllers come on the market, Pigments is an excellent way to get your feet wet.

KVR Audio

Pigments is an incredible software synthesizer. We have a ton of potential sounds with the synthesizer engines of the software.

Jef Gibbons

Creating soundscapes is always a complex task. The challenge was to only use pigments as a source of sounds and inspiration. Long story short, it is a beautiful tool capable of unleashing new moods and atmosphere from scratch.

Tryangle Man

Pigments has a really beautiful interface - I'm loving how analog and round it sounds.


An update that supercharged Pigments from a straightforward palette to a vibrant beacon of intelligent and colourful soft-synth design, Pigments 2’s two synth engines coupled with its sample-import abilities and MPE functionality make it a deeply rewarding tool. With its onboard sequencer and effects, this is a wonderful performance instrument too, as well as a creative boon for sound sculptors, thanks to its randomisation options.

Music Tech

I’m having a great deal of fun with it.
And we’re clearing at a new generation of advanced soft synths.
Then on top of all of that, it’s not an exaggeration to say that Pigments is really a synth combined with a sequencer. The polyphonic sequencer/arpeggiator is full of trigger options and settings that mean it’s totally possible to fire up Pigments in standalone mode and make a whole piece, just as you would with a full synth workstation or modular rig.

Create Digital Music

Dope VST from Arturia - everyone should grab one asap!


I highly recommend you to try out Pigments, which sound pallet could perfectly fit all your tracks.
Arturia's developers keenly designed the ergonomics of the interface, in order to make it easier and intuitive for users when working with it. It's the type of synthesiser we can use to learn synthesis.


Pigments is a powerful synth unifying the best of virtual synthesis, it has an amazing sound and modulation options are a delight to design dynamic sounds. An excellent and flexible ally for the creation of new sounds

Future Music ES

Pigments got an exceptional user interface and a lot of presets that are very unique!


With its voluminous, expressive sound and inspiring interface and architecture, Arturia’s first homegrown synth is a marvel.


It is a synthesizer in which Arturia has wanted to concentrate a large number of resources and get out of the most established areas. It is not a synthesizer that intimidates its use, but in spite of offering a very recognizable global structure, it floods with details in each element that go out of the most traveled and allow to accumulate many simultaneous actions.


I have downloaded so many plugins and synthesizers, and so far Arturia has managed to get on top of the list with their new hybrid synthesizer PIGMENTS!


Arturia keeps the promises that Pigments can sound like other synths; no other synth can sound like Pigments. New vibes and tones are always helpful to stay unique with the sound you deliver.
Pigments is because of its layout and approach an outstanding way to learn how to use a Synth.


Arturia's Pigments Synth is very flexible and versatile thanks to the combination of classic analog synth and wavetable technology. It offers many possibilities for changing the sound, but the user interface remains very clear. The sound ranges from gentle to absolutely fat.


Arturia has done it, designing the most extraordinary sounds you can possibly imagine.

Molten Music Technology

Excellent sound quality, with two powerful oscillators and a diverse set of filters.


There's a lot going on in this latest synth powerhouse. (...) a surprisingly adept emulation machine (...) excellent controllable randomization tools.

Electronic Musician

It's a LUSH new softsynth!


Pigments sounds excellent. It is because of both perfectly built synth engines and great filters, as well as the availability of a wide range of perfectly designed wavetables (...) In terms of sound, Pigments represents the highest league, while workflow, GUI, and unbelievable possibilities of modulation and effects section can appeal to many musicians.

Estrada i Studio

Incredible sounding oscillators and filters, beautifully designed, amazing modulators, powerful and flexible effects, great sequencer and arpeggiator section.

AskAudio Magazine

If you're new to synthesis like me, you will find the workflow of this synth really intuitive!

Sanjay C

Fairly easy to use softsynth that uses the best of Arturia has to offer when it comes to softsynths. (...) Very usable for laying down sequence basslines if you combine it with additional FX plugins that can make it sound dirtier.


Pigments causes a sensation. They’ve put a lot of thoughts and expertise in software and hardware synth development to create a graphically well thought out interface. Rarely it was possible before to create or reroute such complex modulations so quickly, rarely was the introduction to the topic of wavetable synthesizers so easy. Pigments is the synthesizer for beginners. The surface is exemplary large and clear, the parameters are not hidden.


Pigments is super deep and super flexible. The layout and visual feedback for modulation routing is the best I've ever seen in a softsynth.

Andrew Huang

At the heart of Pigments is the deep, deep modulation routing system, with a highly visual approach each source can have multiple destinations and can also be modified by the same sources. Its deeply powerful and results in some highly complex and compelling sounds.


I will use this in litteraly ALL my tracks.

Alex Boulos

Pigments is cool because it combines the flexibility of a modular with the convenience of a plugin. Having a hybrid engine and vast modulation options allows me to quickly prototype and explore complex patches.

Once Upon A Synth

I really enjoyed messing around with this.

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