Arturia Pigments – the new wavetable synth with a unique approach
Arturia just launched their first ever totally unique synth plugin, Arturia Pigments is the new advanced wavetable softsynth.
Arturia Pigments prides itself on deep visual feedback, the interface is incredibly easy to navigate, and the layout features a small display to quickly visualize all your modulations in one place. The modulation section features some truly unique modules inspired by modular synthesis techniques, there is a function generator, a random generator featuring three different modes (Turing, Sample & Hold and Binary) and a combinator allowing you to morph and combine the modulations in interesting ways.
The Arturia Pigments also has the more traditional envelopes and LFOs, the sequencer and arpeggiator section has some unique features though. They’re both capable of creating polyrhythmic sequences, and you can easily quantize the sequence using various scales. You also have the ability to quantize your modulation sources to use those as infinite random melody generators.
What’s under the hood?
At the heart of Arturia Pigments are two different synthesis engines, a triple analog modelled oscillator and the complex wavetable engine with sample import. Arturia have employed a series of classic filters derived from their V Collection, along with some unique “modern” filter modes.
The wavetable oscillator has various integration modulation capabilities from Frequency Modulation, Phase Modulation and Phase Distortion. Arturia Pigments has an advanced unison generator, capable of classic unison modes and even detunes that are snapped to specific chords.
The Arturia Pigments has 13 integrated effects, with various serial/parallel and send/receive modes. The effects include wavefolders, overdrive, delays and more. The plugin also has assignable Macros, capable of controlling several parameters from a single knob, and a very handy “patch notes” system which allows you to highlight the most “tweakable” parameters in certain patches.
Arturia Pigments is currently free on trial until the 10 January 2019, thereafter it will be USD $199 (Around R2850), for more information check out the Arturia website.