Arturia Pigments 2 (Free Update): Now it's Granular

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T-CM11
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2293 posts since 31 Jan, 2003 from Ghent, Belgium

Post Thu Dec 12, 2019 12:29 pm

Is it just my impression, or did they really lower the CPU usage a lot?
I didn't expect this upgrade to be free. Awesome!

MrM777
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182 posts since 5 May, 2016

Re: Arturia Pigments 2 (Free Update): Now it's Granular

Post Thu Dec 12, 2019 12:54 pm

T-CM11 wrote:
Thu Dec 12, 2019 12:29 pm
Is it just my impression, or did they really lower the CPU usage a lot?
I'd like to know more about that.

WatchTheGuitar
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448 posts since 30 Apr, 2019

Re: Arturia Pigments 2 (Free Update): Now it's Granular

Post Thu Dec 12, 2019 1:05 pm

I take it the Arturia server is being hammered for this update? I can't login.

Edit: Finally got in. Took a load of attempts, but at least I have it now.
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Caine123
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6158 posts since 5 Aug, 2009

Re: Arturia Pigments 2 (Free Update): Now it's Granular

Post Thu Dec 12, 2019 1:09 pm

can you drag and drop samples off your daw into the pigments 2 sampler?
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machinesworking
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2073 posts since 15 Aug, 2003 from seattle

Re: Arturia Pigments 2 (Free Update): Now it's Granular

Post Thu Dec 12, 2019 1:14 pm

off to download! this is fantastic! MPE and granular, new filters and a sequencer! :love:

Falcon and Pigments are really stepping it up lately with the free updates. Which is great because I'm trying not to buy more VI's! :hihi:

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c_voltage
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1625 posts since 16 May, 2004 from Soviet Union

Re: Arturia Pigments 2 (Free Update): Now it's Granular

Post Thu Dec 12, 2019 1:18 pm

I don't remember how a much was usage in pre-granular version (and not have Pigments, just short tried demo once), but now i would say at least what regards single granular engine (Template\Granular Pad example), with those knobs setting when grains diffusion become "nice texture" (Density knob at about 2hour position, and for Size knob the same), and together with maximal D\C\R envelope vca knobs values (that important for fair test) - and during running all available voices in this template - i see usage about 13%, that not a bad result imo, for such sound result.
BUT
Increase values of Density and Size knobs, to more than 2hour position, will drastically increase cpu usage as i observe now, but it does not add tangible benefits to the sound, as it seemed to me.
So, theoretically (conditionally) can say that cpu using is not a big. Although yes, there are values that will kill the CPU immediately :( :lol: :oops:

Kevin63101
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360 posts since 30 Apr, 2008 from St Louis, MO

Re: Arturia Pigments 2 (Free Update): Now it's Granular

Post Thu Dec 12, 2019 1:22 pm

zadillo wrote:
Thu Dec 12, 2019 7:45 am
I’ve got V Collection 7 and my personal cross grade price to get Pigments 2 is $49
DEAL :hyper:
I'm jumping on this.

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Vortifex
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1667 posts since 1 Sep, 2016

Re: Arturia Pigments 2 (Free Update): Now it's Granular

Post Thu Dec 12, 2019 1:25 pm

Caine123 wrote:
Thu Dec 12, 2019 1:09 pm
can you drag and drop samples off your daw into the pigments 2 sampler?
Just tried it in FL Studio and the answer is yes.

Caine123
KVRAF
6158 posts since 5 Aug, 2009

Re: Arturia Pigments 2 (Free Update): Now it's Granular

Post Thu Dec 12, 2019 1:26 pm

Vortifex wrote:
Thu Dec 12, 2019 1:25 pm
Caine123 wrote:
Thu Dec 12, 2019 1:09 pm
can you drag and drop samples off your daw into the pigments 2 sampler?
Just tried it in FL Studio and the answer is yes.
thx man, wow this makes it awesome. i wanna test it against other granular synths padshop 2 etc.
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realtrance
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161 posts since 10 Aug, 2006

Re: Arturia Pigments 2 (Free Update): Now it's Granular

Post Thu Dec 12, 2019 1:27 pm

This should seriously give pause to anyone considering a Quantum. In some ways it's more flexible, and sure is less expensive! :)

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pdxindy
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16319 posts since 3 Feb, 2005 from in the wilds

Re: Arturia Pigments 2 (Free Update): Now it's Granular

Post Thu Dec 12, 2019 2:18 pm

realtrance wrote:
Thu Dec 12, 2019 1:27 pm
This should seriously give pause to anyone considering a Quantum. In some ways it's more flexible, and sure is less expensive! :)
Yeah... almost a VST Quantum... well, except 6 operator FM

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EvilDragon
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19329 posts since 7 Jan, 2009 from Croatia

Re: Arturia Pigments 2 (Free Update): Now it's Granular

Post Thu Dec 12, 2019 2:20 pm

...and 6 OP FM on each of 3 oscillators. :)

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Sinisterbr
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301 posts since 11 Mar, 2010

Re: Arturia Pigments 2 (Free Update): Now it's Granular

Post Thu Dec 12, 2019 2:22 pm

realtrance wrote:
Thu Dec 12, 2019 1:27 pm
This should seriously give pause to anyone considering a Quantum. In some ways it's more flexible, and sure is less expensive! :)
I thought the same. It will be harder now to justify the purchase of some granular synths out there, now that you have Pigments in the same price range, or a little above, but packing so much more.

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nachenko
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335 posts since 13 Mar, 2018

Re: Arturia Pigments 2 (Free Update): Now it's Granular

Post Thu Dec 12, 2019 2:30 pm

Just for curiosity, I found this in the release notes:
Added a new west coast low pass gate
What does that mean? What's a "west coast low pass gate"?
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highkoo
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4053 posts since 26 Jun, 2004

Re: Arturia Pigments 2 (Free Update): Now it's Granular

Post Thu Dec 12, 2019 2:41 pm

Wow, great! I really like this synth.
I was complaining about wanting another sound engine.. This will do. :party:
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