Arturia has released Pigments — what it calls “a new-generation software synthesizer, offering unrivalled sound and workflow.” The instrument has already made its way into the soundtrack of the new Lego movie.
Pigments’ sound is generated by two engines, both of which are switchable between Analog and Wavetable modes. Setting an engine to Analog reveals three oscillators with four wave types each, plus a noise generator. The Wavetable option contains tons of available wavetables categorised into Natural, Processed, Synthesizers, etc.
Pigments has two Filter sections with a plethora of options, some of which model hardware synth variants like the Oberheim SEM and Minimoog.
Modulation options are endless with three envelopes generators, three LFOs, three ‘functions’, all of which can be deeply customised and assigned to virtually any control. Four macros give quick control and the graphical displays of all these modulators let you keep an eye on what’s happening to your sounds.
Stay tuned for a more in-depth AT review on Pigments.