French company Arturia has been busy this year. Following its release of Arturia V Collection 8 in January, and its new analog poly synth Polybrute, now Pigments 2 has just been updated to version 3.
What Arturia calls a "polychrome synthesizer", Pigments 3 has benefits from technologies within Arturia's software division, such as filter from its Roland Jupiter 8 emulation Jup-8 V, and increased the sonic options available.
The new additions in the Pigments 3 update include:
Harmonic oscillator: an additive oscillator, called harmonic engine, has been added to its existing 4 oscillators wavetable, virtual analog, sample/ granular and utility
Utility Engine: Extended functions for the extra oscillator available in Pigments 2
64 new wavetables: adding metallic and more aggressive timbres
4 new effects: adding pitch shift, delay and flanger FX
Jup-8 V filter: adding the resonant filter from Arturia's Roland Jupiter 8 emulation
200 new presets: extending the preset library from 1,200 to 1,400
Pigments 2 wasn't exactly lacking features. It had 4 sound engines, an extensive FX section, and was known for its wide range of modulation options, made accessible via a visual and interactive interface.
But as the update is free for existing users, this is a welcome addition of possibilities for those who already own Pigments 2. And with the 50% off for a limited time, at €99 Pigments 3 is a good option to add an all round synth plugin to your sonic palette. Pigments 3 can rival the ubiquitous Serum or Native Instruments Massive with its wave tables and modulations, or specialist synths such as U-He Diva with its analog filters and oscillators.
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