Arturia Pigments 5 Polychrome Software Synthesizer


Pigments 5 is a powerful end-to-end software synthesizer with the power to create any sound, from the best mix-ready modern presets to deep, custom sound design.

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Pigments 5 is a powerful end-to-end software synthesizer with the power to create any sound, from the best mix-ready modern presets to deep, custom sound design.

A revolution in modern synthesis, Pigments’ approach to sound design is as intricate as it is accessible, letting users craft epic, high-resolution, surgically-precise and hard-hitting sounds with an all-encompassing interface, tailor-made for forward-thinking producers.

Limitless sound design

A powerful end-to-end software synthesizer, Pigments makes it easier than ever to explore an infinite spectrum of sound. Four forms of synthesis, 1500 + sounds, one-click modulation & sequencing, immediately expressive macros & FX - all instantly gratifying to use.

Vibrant and intuitive workflow

Visualize and refine your sound in style with an interface that matches your creative flow. Whether honing a composition in the Play View, tuning a color-coded modulation or seeing a patch or preset come alive with dynamic visualization - Pigments invites play and supports process.

On the pulse

Pigments’ sonic powers truly shine at the forefront of contemporary music production. Its vast and clear-cut sounds are no stranger to world’s leading electronic genres - from trap, bass music and EDM to house, electro, lo-fi, electronica, cinematic sounds and beyond.

Make it your own

Personalize Pigments to suit your setup and create your own sounds with custom appearance, play modes, audio routing, preset playlists, external sound sources and more.

What’s new in Pigments 5

Pigments 5 introduces multi-core processing, a new generative sequencer, the ability to input external audio as well as a refreshed interface and new curated content and sounds - enabling aneven greater sonic palette to play with.

NEW multi-core processing - Pigments now operates with greater CPU efficiency, allowing more users to explore this powerful softsynth with ease.

NEW generative sequencer - featuring one-click sequence generation and new play modes, as well as saveable presets and sequence browsing. Make use of the sequencer lock to apply sequence settings to any sound.

NEW external audio input - you can now process any audio with Pigments from the Utility engine, by routing the sound to the instrument through the track sidechain input. Additional FX routing options have also been integrated. NEW curated content and sounds - discover a selection of 100 new factory presets alongside new wavetables and samples in Pigments 5, comprising more than 1500 sounds. NEW refreshed interface - including an improved play view, with new waveform visualisers and other enhancements. NEW preset expansions - 3 new sound banks including 150 presets in each, showcasing a range of bold, colorful and expansive sounds that Pigments is renowned for.


  • Two engines in parallel
    • Virtual Analog triple-osc engine
    • Complex Wavetable engine
    • Sample and Granular engine
    • Harmonic Oscillator additive engine
    • Includes Engine Crossmod
  • Utility Engine
    • 5-shape Virtual Analog Oscillator
    • 2 Sample-based Noise Engines
    • External audio input
  • Two filters
    • Classic filter types from V Collection instruments
    • Modern filter types
    • Continuous series/parallel routing
  • Powerful FX section
    • 2 Insert buses, 1 Send bus, 3 FX per bus
    • Modulable parameters
    • 18 algorithms including Shimmer Reverb, MultiBand Compressor, Chorus JUN-6, and more.
  • Advanced modulation system
    • Color-coded workflow
    • Drag-and-drop assign, hover-over adjustment
    • Envelopes, LFOs, Function generators, Random src, and more
    • 4 dynamic, assignable Macro controls
  • Visual interface
    • Graphical representation of the most important modules
    • Simplified Play Mode ○ Dark or Light themes
  • Polyrhythmic Sequencer and Arpeggiator
    • Create complex, custom and evolving sequences/arps
    • Advanced random sequence generator
    • Sequencer lock & browser
  • Extensive library of 1500 presets
  • MTS-ESP microtuning compatibility
  • MPE compatibility
  • NKS controller compatible

    Mac OS X 10.13+, 4 GB RAM, 4 cores 3.4 GHz CPU

    Win 10+ (64bit), 4 GB RAM, 4 cores 3.4 GHz CPU

    32GB of free hard disk space

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

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    Arturia Pigments 5 Polychrome Software Synthesizer