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Arturia Pigments 5 FX

Arturia Pigments 5 FX  ·  Source: Arturia

Arturia Pigments 5 Sequencer

Arturia Pigments 5 Sequencer  ·  Source: Arturia

Arturia Pigments 5

Arturia Pigments 5  ·  Source: Arturia

Arturia Pigments 5

Arturia Pigments 5  ·  Source: Arturia

Arturia Pigments 5 Play Screen

Arturia Pigments 5 Play Screen  ·  Source: Arturia

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Arturia’s Pigments 5 is their flagship software synthesizer that has found a place in the hearts of most sound designers and now, with version 5, you get more grunt for less effort!

Is it me or does Arturia’s Pigments 5 seem to fly under the radar somewhat? For those of us who have been won over by its power and clever interface, it’s a real sound design powerhouse. Such is its impact, its DNA can be seen in many other Arturia plugins. The highly visual design is now commonplace. Now, we have version 5. What’s new and what’s improved? Time to find out!

Arturia Pigments 5
Arturia Pigments 5 · Source: Arturia

More Grunt, Less Hog

Pigments 5 has always been a very powerful software synth. That power requires some decent ability under your computer’s hood. And now, Pigments 5 gives you a hand in that department. It now utilises multi-core processing which delivers much improved CPU efficiency. If you’re running a high-end computer such as a Mac with Apple Silicon, you may not notice the improvements too much. Arturia have made these improvements to find new users who may have swerved it because of CPU issues.

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A Pig in Lipstick

Ok, I promise to cut down on the pig puns. After all, Pigments is about sonic colours, not our mud-loving friends. With the new Play Mode, Pigments presents the user with the most appropriate and common features for performance. This can be likened to Analog Lab. All the right controls, right there, in your face.

Arturia Pigments 5 Play Screen
Arturia Pigments 5 Play Screen · Source: Arturia
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Speaking of performances, Pigments now boasts a significantly enhanced sequencer. We now have one-click sequence generation and new play modes. You can also create and browse sequencer presets and use the sequencer lock to use your sequence settings on any sound. The sequencer can also output its notes to other instruments.

Bring The Outside In

Pigments 5 can now process external audio! Connect your audio input and route it through the track sidechain input. There’s also new FX routing which can be sent pre or post the insert FX. This means you can send processed audio into spatial effects.

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Pigments 5 comes with 100 new factory presets. At launch, Arturia are also offering three new preset expansion packs to show off its new abilities. The sound engine has new wavetable and samples so even the seasoned user will have great fun exploring the features.

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Arturia’s Pigments 5 is a free update for all existing Pigments owners who also get introductory discounts on the new preset packs. Everyone else get a great introductory offer on both the plugin and the sound packs.

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One response to “Arturia Pigments 5: More Power, Less Consumption”

    SA says:
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    This was the first I had heard of it, and just downloaded the free update. Thank you! Pigments has been my favorite synth for a few years now.

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