Arturia Pigments 3 Adds Additive Synthesis, New Wavetables & More

Arturia today introduced Pigments 3, a major update to its ‘polychrome synthesizer’ that adds a variety of new synthesis options: additive synthesis, a utility engine with sub oscillator and dual noise sample players, the filter from Jup-8 V, four new effects and more.

Here’s what’s new in Pigments 3:

  • Harmonic engine – detailed additive synthesis with up to 512 partials, dual formant filters that can be morphed from A to B, odd and even harmonic customization, and various colorful ways to modulate partials
  • 3rd Utility engine – add an extra oscillator layer and up to 2 noise sample layers to Pigments’ dual-engine sound for extra depth and sonic color
  • 64 new wavetables, bringing the total to 164
  • Ramp waveform, for Virtual Analog engine
  • Jup-8 V4 Low-pass filter – the revered filter from our meticulous emulation of a polysynth icon
  • Enhanced filter routing – route either filter to either FX bus for detailed sound
  • Pitch Delay – a clean, modern algorithm for creating exciting pitch-shifting ambience
  • Multi-Band Compressor – a much-requested tool for creating a tight mix-ready sound without ever leaving Pigments
  • BL-20 Flanger – a faithful reimagining of an elusive analog studio effect
  • Chorus JUN-6 – one-touch analog sparkle and stereo fatness, taken from our faithful Juno-6 emulation
  • Expertly-crafted new presets by world-class sound designers
  • Enhanced in-app tutorials from the product designers

Pricing and Availability:

Through May 13th, Pigments 3 is available for 99€/$ (normally 199€/$). The update is free for existing users. See the Arturia site for details.

4 thoughts on “Arturia Pigments 3 Adds Additive Synthesis, New Wavetables & More

  1. Just pull the plug and bought it… 69 quid special price, can’t go wrong with that. Arturia really know how to design great user interfaces. It’s such a deep synthesis engine and at the same time so easy to use and create complex, modular-like patches in no time. Hats down.

  2. 512 partials in their new additive synth seems like a useful middle ground. The method is a serious cousin to FM and wavetables anyway, so I look forward to seeing where the Venn diagram goes between them. Kudos for the intriguing new effects, too. They’ll add some classic muscle to the analog side.

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