Arturia has launched Pigments Version 3.5, a free update that they say launches their one-stop softsynth powerhouse into a new era of sound.
A spokesperson told us, "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."
Here's more details direct from Arturia...
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
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.
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