Arturia Pigments Polychrome Software Synthesizer (Download)

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Arturia Pigments Polychrome Software Synthesizer - an immensely powerful synth 20 years in the making, combining wavetable, virtual analog, granular and sampling in one inspiring instrument. This is Pigments, and it’s going to change the way you make music forever.

Taking that spark of imagination and transforming it into sound is the most fundamental, exhilarating part of creating music. Pigments makes that process natural, intuitive, and colorful.

Your sound, in living color - Imagine a sound, then create it. Pigments gives you the finest elements ever found in a software instrument, letting you create pioneering, exciting, and deeply personal sounds. Laying everything out before you, Pigments lets you fully express your creativity in a way that’s never been seen before in a software instrument.

Pigments features a twin audio engine, letting you mix virtual analog and wavetable oscillators with a sample engine to create the perfect starting point for your patch. You can even morph wavetables, granularize samples, and import your own sounds to warp and contort.

What you do next is up to you. Experiment with 3 envelopes, 3 LFOs, and 3 function generators. Assign modulators to animate your sound, and breathe life into it. Add controlled, or totally wild random changes to any parameter with a Turing probability generator. Run it through 2 filters, with any combination of iconic analog filters or modern formant and surgeon filters you want. Process your patch with exciting contemporary effects like wavefolder and multifilter, or vintage studio reverbs, tape delays, and EQs.

  • Two engines in parallel
    • Virtual Analog triple osc engine
    • Complex Wavetable engine
    • Sample and Granular engine
  • Two filters
    • Classic filter types from V Collection instruments
    • Modern filter types
    • Continuous series/parallel routing
  • Powerful effects section
    • Insert or Send routing
    • Modulable parameters
  • Advanced modulation system
    • Graphical editing, source-based or destination-based.
    • Envelopes, LFOs, Function generators, Random src, ...
  • Visual interface
    • Graphical representation of the most important modules
  • Polyrhythmic Sequencer and Arpeggiator
    • Create complex, custom and evolving sequences/arps
    • Advanced random sequence generator
  • Extensive factory preset library
  • NKS controller compatible

Choose your color:  Wavetable, Virtual Analog, Sampling, Granular

Pigments lets you craft your own signature sounds with a variety of different oscillator types, synthesis methods, and sampling capabilities. Choose from over 100 wavetables, select any waveform snapshot, morph between them, import your own, and fatten them up with Super mode.

Boundless modulation

Now you’ve seen what Pigments has to offer, the proverbial paint in your palette, it’s time to reveal the true power of the instrument.

Pigments represents a truly modern approach to modulation. It lets you modulate practically any parameter with anything you choose, with no limit on the number of connections. Make changes graphically, with source or destination-based editing. Easily see, learn, and understand how different elements behave and interact with clear visualization.

  • Keyboard. The Keyboard panel gives you a quick access, on-screen MIDI keyboard to audition your sounds, as well as giving visual feedback on what Pigments is receiving from your controller or DAW.
  • 3 Envelopes. A trio of hugely powerful, multi-parameter envelopes can be used statically, or animated with modulations with any source or destination you desire.
  • 3 LFOs. Three is the magic number, and these fully customizable LFOs are ready to sync with and modulate any aspect of your sound you can imagine.
  • Customizable Functions. Create one-shot sub-sequences or endless looping animations with three editable Functions. Draw your animation, assign it to anything, Pigments makes advanced synthesis easy and fun.
  • Randomizers. If you want elements of your synth sound to have an exciting random, or controlled random element, Pigments lets gives you tweakable Turing, binary, and sample & hold random options to explore.
  • Triple Combinators. Choose a source parameter, choose a modulator, choose how you want them to interact, and you’ve just made a new combinator. An amazing way to create experimental modulations that will keep your imagination running wild.

Stunning effects

When you’ve created a synth sound with ideal parameters, animated just the way you wanted it, it’s time to add the finishing touches with some studio-grade effects. Pigments offers twin insert busses and a send bus, each one letting you choose and combine any 3 of the dozens of premium effects to create a truly refined sound. You can even synchronize their parameters to your modulation.

  • What’s the frequency? Pigments features a Multifilter and Parametric EQ, letting you hone, carve out, or boost particular frequencies.
  • Take control. Control peaks and fatten up your synth sound with a beautifully transparent Compressor.
  • Your synth is on fire. Dial up the heat with Distortion and Overdrive, turn your sound on its head with the Wavefolder, or add some lo-fi glitch with the Bitcrusher.
  • Mod-master. Add anything from subtle width and juice to full-blown psychedelic madness with Chorus, Flanger, Phaser, and Stereo Pan.
  • Time Traveller. Add some dimension to your sound with a lush Reverb and give everything a sense of space, or add use the hugely customizable Delay to get things moving.

Hypnotic movement

Once Pigments has helped you transform your imagination into sound, you can use its enormously powerful sequencer to bring it to life.

On the sequencer page, everything is laid out simply in front of you. Watch your sequence as it plays, make adjustments to the notes, octaves, and velocity by simply clicking and dragging on the steps.

Create polyrhythmic animated sequences with ease, dial in triggered randomization to keep things spicy. Pigments lets you experiment and explore a bit of randomness, safely in the confines of the key you’re playing in. Select one of 14 scales for the sequencer, and you’ll never play a wrong note.

Take your time and carefully craft a precise sequence, or go on a randomized adventure. You can even choose different clock divisions per sequencer lane for ever-changing patterns. Whatever you choose, you’ll love the way Pigments brings your sounds to life, and hearing sequences evolve as you play them.

The synth you’ve been waiting for

With the huge variety of software synths on the market, choosing one that’s right for you is no simple task.

This is why we created Pigments. We wanted to make the process of discovering sounds, exploring the colors, tones, and vibrancy of sound a joy. Using Pigments is incredibly satisfying right from the start, needing very little expertise to enjoy and explore, while also being hugely rewarding to adventurous sound designers.

  • Jaw-dropping presets. Pigments contains hundreds of amazing preset synth sounds from top sound designers and big-name artists alike. Whether you want experimental soundscapes or neon synthwave lead lines; monstrous basses or quirky, organic percussive sequences, you’ll find them in the extensive preset library. You can mark and recall your own favorites, enter comments, and set up playlists. There’s never been a more intuitive way to manage your library of designer and personal presets.
  • Sound designer suggestions. Mouse-over the “Ideas” icon and the sound designer’s recommendations will be highlighted, instantly showing you what parameters to tweak to make the most of a preset. You can also make your own notes, perfect for jogging your memory for big live sets!
  • Powerful Macros for stunning performances. Pigments features up to 4 Macro controls, letting you map any combination of parameters or functions to one knob, letting you perform otherwise impossible manipulations with ease.

System Requirements:


  • Win 7+ (64bit) PC: 4 GB RAM; 2.5 GHz CPU.
  • 1GB free hard disk space
  • OpenGL 2.0 compatible GPU


  • macOS 10.11+: 4 GB RAM; 2.5 GHz CPU.
  • 1GB free hard disk space
  • OpenGL 2.0 compatible GPU

Required configuration

  • Works in Standalone, VST 2.4, VST 3, AAX, Audio Unit, NKS (64-bit DAWs only).
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