Arturia Adds Big New Features On Pigments 2 Upgrade


Friday, December 13th, 2019 |

Arturia has announced its newest softsynth, Pigments 2, which is an upgraded version of their Pigments granular synth. Pigments 2 comes just a year after the first version was released and it has some impressive new upgrades. The softsynth comes with features such as sample playback, granular synthesis, a revamped sequencer, a new filter, delay effect, and new presets.

“To say we’re proud is an understatement,” says Sam Limier, a key player in the Arturia team responsible for bringing Pigments, to life in a statement. “What started as a dream is now a reality, and we couldn’t be more excited to let new and old customers alike experience Pigments like never before. The first version was audacious, but Pigments 2 brings the reality much closer to our original ambition. I look forward to hearing how musicians integrate all this granular synth and sample-shaping power with the crazy modulation stuff Pigments is capable of.”

Existing pigments users will be able to upgrade for free and Arturia customers can purchase the synth for just $99, down 50% from its normal $199 price. This deal is eligible until January 7, 2020.

Below is a better run down of what to expect in Pigments 2. Find out more on their website.

New Sample Engine:
Explore hundreds of samples, import your own, load them into one of 6 different slots with 6 playback modes. Loop, edit, and bring them to life with Pigments’ modulation abilities.

New Granular Mode:
Add another level to your sound design by transforming samples into granular synth patches at the touch of a button, adjust density, envelope, size, and exciting randomization parameters.

New Sequencer:
The in-built sequencer now lets you apply randomness in a non-destructive way, letting you always return back to where you started, perfect for live performance and improvisation.

New Filter and Delay:
We’ve added the iconic sound of the Buchla Easel low pass gate and a space-age tape echo to Pigments’ sonic arsenal, for some seriously nice warping, contorting analog flavor.

Refined Features:
What would an update be without little improvements here and there? New interface, MPE capability, new undo/redo functionality and enhanced modulation bar await you.

New Presets:
To show off the new features, our team of heroic sound designers have created hundreds of breathtaking new sounds for you to explore and use in your tracks.


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