Sound Explorers Collection 2


An exclusive software suite containing the broadest selection of Arturia instruments and effects, alongside thousands of premium presets; discover legendary keyboards, iconic studio tools, state-of-the-art synths, and never-ending inspiration - welcome to the next step in your musical journey.

Sound Explorer Collection 2 - Belledonne
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For premium
music production

A full creative experience, featuring essential instruments, inspiring effects, and perfect sounds for every style. This is the Sound Explorers Collection, and it’s going to empower your musical identity like never before.

V Collection 9

An anthology of iconic keyboards, stunning synths, and hybrid instruments, distilled into enhanced software tools through the power of TAE® and Phi® modeling technologies. Lose yourself in analog machines, timeless pianos, evocative strings, and beyond.

FX Collection 3

A re-engineered collection of world-class studio effects and creative plugins for modern producers, spanning everything from classic analog compressors to timeless contemporary reverbs, upgraded with unparalleled sound quality and an intuitive workflow. Enhance your music with the perfect effect for every task.

Pigments 4

A cutting-edge software instrument that combines virtual analog, sampling, wavetable, and additive synthesis with effortless modulation, professional utilities, and studio-grade FX - letting you explore an infinite spectrum of sound.

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Exploration Sound Library

50 best-selling sound banks with over 4000 presets in total, unlocking a wealth of versatile and exciting sounds for every style.

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An immensely powerful wavetable and virtual analog software instrument, 20 years in the making. With huge modulation capabilities, stunning effects, and intuitive controls, it’s going to change the way you make music.
An immensely powerful wavetable and virtual analog software instrument, 20 years in the making. With huge modulation capabilities, stunning effects, and intuitive controls, it’s going to change the way you make music.
A valve saturation classic designed, enhanced to inject warm character, harmonic detail, and organic crunch into your DAW projects.
A valve saturation classic designed, enhanced to inject warm character, harmonic detail, and organic crunch into your DAW projects.

Sounds you’ve
always wanted

Upgrade your palette with over 4000 modern, dynamic, inspiring presets for the future. This curated selection of hand-crafted sound banks includes 2 massive V Collection expansion packs, plus best-selling banks inspired by your favorite artists, genres, and sound designers.


700 specially-designed patches that push our virtual synthesizer emulations beyond the sonic capabilities of their hardware predecessors. From vintage disco basslines to breathtaking filmscore ambience, this pack covers all sonic terrain - and it’s yours to explore.


Contemporary sounds created using the most enhanced features of our V Collection instruments. These presets are instantly usable, and designed with today’s musical styles in mind. Load them up and immediately find your flow with fresh new sounds.


Find presets tailor-made to slot right into your mix, whatever your style. From old-school hip hop to the frontiers of trap and drill, prog rock theatrics to emotive film-score fuel, explore expertly curated sounds that perfectly capture the traits of your favorite genres. Follow the rules or mix it up.


Pay tribute to iconic records, trailblazing artists, cult creatives, and more. Explore preset banks capturing the sounds that set the course of music’s past, present, and future. From the instantly recognizable to the sonic deep cuts, these are our homages to the greatest sounds of all time.


We set our favorite sound designers and producers free to craft sounds that stir their souls - and yours. Discover the signature patches and favorite sounds from some of the most renowned musical creatives in the world. Award-winning, experimental, and wholly unique sonic perspectives.


Selections of sounds focused on the essence of instruments; keys, strings, percussion, basses, and so much more. Whether you’re after perfect pop chorus leads, crushing industrial bass, or ultra-smooth orchestral timbres, you’ll find a bank that hones in on what you need.

Discover the 50 sound banks included



  • Create Digital Music

    On Pigments

    “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.”

  • Hispasonic

    On Pigments

    “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.”

  • Audio Fanzine

    On Pigments

    “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.”

  • Future Music

    On Pigments

    “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.”

  • Strong Mocha

    On 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.”

  • Gearspace

    On Pigments

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

  • KRHome Studio

    On Pigments

    “Pigments is a success. The interest of this instrument is double: a powerful synthesizer and a real learning tool (...) Pigments reconciles the look and listening.”

  • Gearjunkies

    On Pigments

    “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.”

  • Ask Audio

    On Pigments

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

  • Sonic State

    On Pigments

    “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.”

  • Estrada Studio

    On Pigments

    “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.”

  • Music Radar

    On Pigments

    “5/5 Pigments easily earns a place at the top table of synthesis. (...) the whole thing impresses from end to end. It’s hard to imagine how Arturia could have made it any easier to use - the work it has done in that regard is hugely commendable. With its voluminous, expressive sound and inspiring interface and architecture, Arturia’s first homegrown synth is a marvel.”

  • Bonedo

    On Pigments

    “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.”

  • Sound Bytes Mag

    On Pigments

    “Pigments is yet another winner in their lineup of synth plugins. I really can’t think of anything I’d like added to it. (...) It is very easy to use, the layout of controls in the display seem well thought out, and best of all it just sounds great.”

  • Electronic Musician

    On Pigments

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

  • Sound On Sound

    On Pigments

    “Pigments is an absolute pleasure to use and never feels confusing or intimidating thanks to its excellent interface. Yet there is still enough depth and thoughtful, musical features to keep the most demanding sound designer happy. Hatts off to Arturia - I hope they will continue to develop software of their own design. (...) A pleasure to use thanks to its excellent design and graphical interface.”

  • Recording

    On Pigments

    “It’s an entirely original virtual synthesizer with an unusual and compelling sound, a wonderful slate of great features, and a user interface that’s as easy to navigate as it is, well, colorful”

  • Tape Op

    On Pigments

    “Pigments is a great synth for complex evolving sounds (...) And, this is a very fun instrument to play (...) If you’re into synths, you’ll really want to check this one out for sure. Hats off to Arturia for successfully expanding into a new instrument category (...) Pigments takes Wavetable synths to a new, more refined and mature level than any other implementation I’ve seen to date.”

  • Interface

    On Pigments

    “Impressive capabilities!”

  • DJMag

    On Pigments

    “Pigments is a very powerful and unique soft synth created by Arturia who, we have to say, are masters of their game.”

  • Audio Technology

    On Pigments

    “This instrument is paradise for those who love geeking out in the process of crafting unique sound.”

  • Gearspace

    On Pigments

    “Pigments could be my ‘desert island’ virtual instrument, with about every kind of sampler and synth mode one could ask for, extensive modulation routing, excellent FX, and a sequencer/arpeggiator to boot.”

  • Create Digital Music

    On Pigments

    “The polysynth to beat”

  • Gearnews

    On Pigments

    “Pigments 4 is an absolutely essential tool in any sound designers box.”

  • Audio Fanzine

    On Pigments

    “The ultimate plugin”


The Sound Explorers Collection comes loaded onto a 256GB SSD for quick and easy installation. It even includes additional storage space to back up your important projects and files.

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Sharing our inspiration

Arturia HQ is nestled in the foot of the French Alps, in the renowned hive of engineering and creative pursuits that is Grenoble.

Our offices and workshops are set against a breathtaking view of the Belledonne mountain range; a towering and beautiful presence that reminds us every day to aim high, be bold, and seek inspiration everywhere you look.

This outlook, born of our love for our natural surroundings, perfectly encapsulates what we want you to discover with the Sound Explorers Collection.

The features
you need

  • In-App Tutorials

    Integrated in-app tutorials guide you through every aspect of our instruments and effects, from individual parameters to tips from our sound designers, so you can focus on the creative stuff. It shouldn't be this easy, but it is!

  • ASC

    Arturia Software Center lets you download, organize, and update all of your Arturia software titles in one place, as well as manage all of your licenses across multiple devices. Keep it simple.

  • DAW ready

    Our virtual instruments and plugins are designed to fit right into your setup without hassle. Whatever your style, you can explore sound while enjoying full compatibility with major DAWS, on both Windows and MacOS.

  • Preset browser

    Instantly find the sound that’s in your head with intelligent & streamlined preset browsing. Search with keywords, explore by instrument or effect type, musical style, and more - you can even save your favorites to quickly recall later.

  • Resizable GUI

    Whether you want the full visual immersion of our classic gear emulations, or to save precious screen real estate, the interfaces for all of your Arturia plugins can be resized to a scale that suits you.

  • Perfect integration

    Our instruments and effects come seamlessly mapped for Arturia Lab controllers - but they’ll place nice with other studio gear too. Instant sound tweaking macros, easy DAW integration, and standalone operation to fit right into your setup.

True Analog Emulation

TAE® "True Analog Emulation" is Arturia's exclusive technology that accurately reproduces the defining sonic qualities of analog synthesizers. It recreates the characteristics of analog oscillators in amazing detail, transparency and clarity, as well as the exact properties of the analog filters that give each classic instrument its unique sound. Soft clipping adds even more punch and presence.

Physical Modeling

Not all keyboard legends use circuits and analog components. To reproduce the incredible acoustic and electro-acoustic instruments found within V Collection, Arturia used state-of-the-art physical modeling technology. By analyzing how each instrument creates its own unique sound, our engineers use advanced mathematical algorithms that recreate every aspect of the original.

Main Features

  • Over 30 iconic keyboard & synth software instruments from piano to vintage synth reproductions
  • Over 20 virtual modern and creative effects & vintage studio gear emulations
  • Recreated with advanced TAE® and Phi® modelling technologies
  • Cutting-edge production & performance instruments Pigments and Analog Lab
  • Including 50 additional world-class sound banks with over 4000 presets to expand V Collection, Pigments, and Analog Lab’s preset libraries
  • Each instrument or effect can be used in your DAW (Digital Audio Workstation), as a VST, AU, AAX, or NKS* plug-in
  • Beautiful, incredibly detailed, high-res interfaces
  • In-app tutorials

Softwares titles

  • Pigments
  • Augmented STRINGS
  • Augmented VOICES
  • KORG MS-20 V
  • CS-80 V
  • Prophet-5 V
  • Prophet-VS V
  • Piano V
  • Analog Lab V
  • Vocoder V
  • Jun-6 V
  • OP-Xa V
  • Mellotron V
  • Synthi V
  • CZ V
  • CMI V
  • DX7 V
  • Buchla Easel V
  • Synclavier V
  • B-3 V
  • Mini V
  • Stage-73 V
  • Matrix-12 V
  • Farfisa V
  • Solina V
  • SEM V
  • Jup-8 V
  • ARP 2600 V
  • VOX Continental V
  • Modular V
  • Dist OPAMP-21
  • Tape MELLO-FI
  • Pre 1973
  • Pre TRIDA
  • Pre V76
  • Rev PLATE-140
  • Rev SPRING-636
  • Delay TAPE-201
  • Delay BRIGADE
  • Delay ETERNITY
  • Bus FORCE
  • Comp DIODE-609
  • Eq SITRAL-295
  • Chorus DIMENSION-D
  • Phaser BI-TRON
  • Flanger BL-20
  • Chorus JUN-6
  • Comp VCA-65
  • Comp TUBE-STA
  • Comp FET-76
  • Filter MINI
  • Filter SEM
  • Filter M12

Platform specifications


  • Win 10+ (64bit)
  • 4 GB RAM
  • 4 cores CPU, 3.4 GHz (4.0 GHz Turbo-boost)
  • 32GB free hard disk space
  • OpenGL 2.0 compatible GPU
  • ARM processors not supported on Windows

Required configuration

  • Works in Standalone, VST, AAX, Audio Unit, NKS* (64-bit DAWs only).


  • Mac OS 10.13+
  • 4 GB RAM
  • 4 cores CPU, 3.4 GHz (4.0 GHz Turbo-boost) or Apple Silicon CPU
  • 32GB free hard disk space
  • OpenGL 2.0 compatible GPU

Work with ASC

  • An elegant and simple solution to help you install, activate, and update your Arturia software instruments.

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* NKS compatibility unavailable for Analog Lab

* Standalone only for software instruments, software effects need to be used in a DAW.