Arturia has launched Pigments 5, the latest version of its “Polychrome software synthesizer”. Seemingly packed with new features and improvements including Multi-core processing, new sequencing possibilities, the possibility to input external audio inputs and more.
Arturia released Pigments about 4 years ago now becoming known for its advanced and powerful sound design capabilities. Technically it falls under the hybrid synth category as it features a wide range oscillator type both virtual analog and digital, multiple filter modes and advanced sequencing. The new multi-core processing is a welcome addition as like many powerful VSTs they can quickly soak up valuable CPU especially on less spec’d systems.
Key Features of Pigments 5:
- Multi-Core Processing: Enhanced CPU efficiency ensures a smoother user experience, making Pigments more accessible to a wider range of users.
- Generative Sequencer: The new sequencer simplifies the process of creating patterns and rhythms with one-click generation and user-friendly play modes. Sequencer lock allows easy application of settings to any sound.
- External Audio Input: Pigments 5 now supports external audio input, allowing users to process any audio through the Utility engine and integrate it with the instrument using the track sidechain input.
- Curated Content and Sounds: Explore 100 new factory presets, alongside fresh wavetables and samples, totaling over 1500 sounds, providing a diverse range of sonic options.
- Refreshed Interface: The updated play view features new waveform visualizers and other enhancements, improving the overall user interface.
- Preset Expansions: Three new preset expansions, each with 150 presets, showcase Pigments’ signature bold, colorful, and expansive sounds.
Existing users of Pigments will be able to update to Pigments 5 through Arturia Software Centre however if you want to have a suss of Pigments you can find it here.