Arturia teased us last week with news that something was coming and, you seemed to be all over it, even if it became clear that it wasn't going to be a PolyBrute. However, what it is a completely new Software instrument called Pigments a Polychrome Software Synthesizer- which combines two synthesis engines - one complex wavetable and one more traditional triple analog style, together with elements from Arturia's 20 years (yes really that long) experience in emulating analogue hardware.
Pigments features twin filter modules with classics available from the V Collection, plus totally new types (Surgeon and Comb), with Pigments Arturia are looking to push the envelope of synthesis (there are actually 3 ADSR types with adjustable Attack and Decay curves), 3 LFOs, plus some interesting mathematical modulation modifiers and functions.
The First (Stephane Schott)
Released (Matt Pike)
Two engines in parallel
• Virtual Analog triple oscillator engine
• Complex Wavetable engine with morphing and import
Twin filters: dozens to choose from
• Classic filters from V Collection instruments • Modern filters like surgeon and comb
• Continuous series/parallel routing
Powerful effects section: an all-in-one solution
• 13 stunning effects, including wavefolder, overdrive, parametric EQ, and delay • Insert or Send routing options with drag and drop for easy switching
• All the essential parameters can be modulated
Advanced modulation system: modulate anything with anything
• Graphical editing, source-based or destination-based
• Envelopes, LFOs, Function generators, Random sources
• 4 assignable Macros to control multiple parameters at once
Available immediately as a free demo until 10th January (until then $149/€149), after which Pigments will cost $199/€199
AU, VST, VST3 and AAX
More information/demos etc:
We hook up a bunch of synths - now where's my cape?