Arturia has released an update to its Pigments software synth that they say “launches Pigments into a new era of sound”.

The free update features new synthesis options, Apple M1 compatibility and more.

Here’s what’s new in Pigments 3.5:

  • CrossMod – Introduces cross modulation between engines 1 and 2. Either engine can be used as a modulation source, with a number of parameters to customize for wild harmonics, unusual waveforms, and extreme sonic results.
  • New Distortion Module – Pigments 3.5’s new Distortion Module combines 16 modes of distortion with built-in filtering.
  • Expanded Comb Filter – Pigments’ comb filter now comes with 3 new damped modes; LP6, BP6, and HP6. These filter out certain frequencies in the feedback loop for unique sounds like ambient plucks, shimmering bowed leads and more.
  • Apple M1 compatibility – Adds native support for Apple’s next-generation M1 processors.
  • New Wavetables p- Pigments 3.5 features dozens of new wavetables inspired by molecular structures, mineral textures, and aggressive modern timbres.
  • Enhanced Sample Engine Browser – This now features subfolders and one-click sample preview.
  • Streamlined GUI – A number of subtle menu redesigns and workflow improvements to streamline your sound design process.
  • 150+ New Factory Presets – Pigments 3.5 introduces 150 new patches exploring the massive potential of new features like CrossMod, Comb Filter, and more.

In addition, Arturia has introduced The Energy Triad –  3 new sound banks, each containing 150 presets, dedicated to the the sounds of trap, grime, future bass, house and more.

Pricing and Availability

For existing Pigments users, the update is available now, free of charge. The new Energy Triad Pack, with 3 new Sound Banks, is available for 29,99€/$ for a limited time.

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