Arturia Pigments 3 is out!

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KVRAF
6992 posts since 2 Dec, 2004 from North Wales

Post Mon Apr 19, 2021 4:25 am

Vortifex wrote:
Mon Apr 19, 2021 3:42 am
Are there any glaring omissions from the world of emulated classics?
For me, just Andromeda and Roland V Synth.
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KVRAF
1680 posts since 8 Jun, 2018

Post Mon Apr 19, 2021 4:33 am

SLiC wrote:
Mon Apr 19, 2021 2:47 am
hlecram wrote:
Mon Apr 19, 2021 2:31 am
SLiC wrote:
Mon Apr 19, 2021 2:18 am
hlecram wrote:
Mon Apr 19, 2021 2:11 am
Physical modeling drum synth with the sequencing and modulation action like fxp tremor would be bonkers. I don’t have any arturia stuff rn, but I could see myself jumping on that even for full price.... :pray:
I don’t read much in the word “revolutionary”, but it makes me think that this an original design and not “just another emulation”.

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Marcel
Spark already has physical modelling sound engines (and sampling, modular, VA). A very underrated drum synth! https://www.arturia.com/products/drums/spark2

If you combined the new Pigments look/modulation and Spark you could get a really special drum machine!
Hey,

Thanks for that! I never really got in touch with this thing and totally forgot about it. Tbh, no one can blame for that, because there is barely any talk about it.

Do you have first hand experience with spark? I found that it was released early 2014. It looks a bit dated to me. Do you think it holds up today in terms of sound and usability?

I figure, a new proper drum machine from arturia could bring something new to the table. Given that spark2 was released 7 years back and the market is quite sparse compared to other stuff.... :ud:
Yeh, I was the one that bought the original one :wink: Big cream coloured dedicated 'metal' controller that lit up like Blackpool illuminations...
It was well ahead of its time but Arturia didn't have the QC or software chops they do now...if this was updated and relaunched (in black ;-)) I think it would be very successful...Spark 2 is still pretty good, just needs updating as the GUI was based around the hardware that no one uses!

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i use the CDM for it! and indeed spark 2 is quite underrated. my to-go-to drumcomputer. wíth the old hardware controller!!

the GUI is old, but the possibities still great.

and back to the CDM; 3 dedicated endless encoders per pad. (ok 16 pads, you must switch).

the XY pad, is quite usefull, and good. it is like a real drumcomputer. it is the only controller that a good friend/neighbour does understand, haha. of what i have, o yes, the MK3 perhaps.

but spark 2 maybe outdated GUI wise, not outdated soundwise. o well, always a personal opinion.
resizable would be great. but, again, i have the CDM, so.. still you need access to the GUI, not all can be done.

and indeed a build-in modular....

EDIT: i saw this thread only today, like pigments, when it was introduced, it was for me €69.
the nice discounts you get. sometimes strangely connected, but still..

so perhaps, you don't have to own a lot, or even a freebie can get you a discount.

but i am curious. still have pigments 2, will always use it, it has it's place.
if it is a good as...
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KVRer
26 posts since 14 Nov, 2020

Post Mon Apr 19, 2021 5:55 am

Well my money is on a synth to go alongside Pigments that is focussed around FM and Additive synthesis both mostly and highly suspiciously missing from Pigments which otherwise has Analog, Wavetable, Phase distortion, Granular and Sampling engines. Adding a modern UI twist with some new functionality the marketing team could spin this as revolutionary plus it would fit in with the synthwavy theme of the presentation.

KVRAF
1680 posts since 8 Jun, 2018

Post Mon Apr 19, 2021 6:34 am

tactile_coast wrote:
Mon Apr 19, 2021 5:55 am
Well my money is on a synth to go alongside Pigments that is focussed around FM and Additive synthesis both mostly and highly suspiciously missing from Pigments which otherwise has Analog, Wavetable, Phase distortion, Granular and Sampling engines. Adding a modern UI twist with some new functionality the marketing team could spin this as revolutionary plus it would fit in with the synthwavy theme of the presentation.
spectral is the future! o well, i only shout it everywhere.

but is this announcement for real??

or did they drop pigments also out of the blue? can't remember, only that i bought when it was available, immediately.. (and nice update pigments - pigments 2, a synth that really has a lot, and has modular qualities, soundwise..)
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KVRian
650 posts since 25 Sep, 2014

Post Mon Apr 19, 2021 7:20 am

foosnark wrote:
Sun Apr 18, 2021 2:20 pm
"Revolutionary" definitely means it's a physical model of a guillotine. You heard it here first.
Finally, the exploited, hard-synced oscillators will control the means of music production.

KVRAF
6992 posts since 2 Dec, 2004 from North Wales

Post Mon Apr 19, 2021 7:26 am

WasteLand wrote:
Mon Apr 19, 2021 6:34 am

but is this announcement for real??

or did they drop pigments also out of the blue? can't remember, only that i bought when it was available, immediately.. (and nice update pigments - pigments 2, a synth that really has a lot, and has modular qualities, soundwise..)
Arturia don't normally do teasers for software instruments ...in the past it has been available when announced.

Pigments 2 is a lovely synth, but ultimately it is a multi synths engine 2 Osc Synth with pretty fixed architecture and is up against some very strong competition in that area. It isn't as simple and focused as a normal fixed architecture synth or as complex and flexible as a more modular synth, it may slip between the 2 camps for some people.
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KVRAF
1680 posts since 8 Jun, 2018

Post Mon Apr 19, 2021 7:33 am

SLiC wrote:
Mon Apr 19, 2021 7:26 am
WasteLand wrote:
Mon Apr 19, 2021 6:34 am

but is this announcement for real??

or did they drop pigments also out of the blue? can't remember, only that i bought when it was available, immediately.. (and nice update pigments - pigments 2, a synth that really has a lot, and has modular qualities, soundwise..)
Arturia don't normally do teasers for software instruments ...in the past it has been available when announced.
indeed, so is this a leak, or only ... nothing?
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KVRian
720 posts since 25 Jul, 2009

Post Mon Apr 19, 2021 7:34 am

SLiC wrote:
Mon Apr 19, 2021 4:25 am
Vortifex wrote:
Mon Apr 19, 2021 3:42 am
Are there any glaring omissions from the world of emulated classics?
For me, just Andromeda and Roland V Synth.
I would add Kawai K5000 to that list.

KVRist
206 posts since 18 Dec, 2005

Post Mon Apr 19, 2021 8:03 am

felis wrote:
Mon Apr 19, 2021 7:34 am
SLiC wrote:
Mon Apr 19, 2021 4:25 am
Vortifex wrote:
Mon Apr 19, 2021 3:42 am
Are there any glaring omissions from the world of emulated classics?
For me, just Andromeda and Roland V Synth.
I would add Kawai K5000 to that list.
+1

KVRist

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70 posts since 9 Oct, 2019

Post Mon Apr 19, 2021 8:07 am

They have updated the facebook post, now it says that they are giving away two complete licenses and three anual licenses. So it seems that there will be an annual subscription system for this synth in addition to the usual buying system...

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KVRAF
15225 posts since 16 Sep, 2001 from Las Vegas,USA

Post Mon Apr 19, 2021 8:15 am

I wonder why there is no mention on the official Arturia Facebook page ? Oh well guess we'll find out tomorrow....
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KVRist
292 posts since 27 Nov, 2016

Post Mon Apr 19, 2021 8:20 am

Polybrute in VST form.- now that'd be good

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KVRist
115 posts since 24 Jan, 2021

Post Mon Apr 19, 2021 8:22 am

ecasasmusic2 wrote:
Mon Apr 19, 2021 8:07 am
They have updated the facebook post, now it says that they are giving away two complete licenses and three anual licenses. So it seems that there will be an annual subscription system for this synth in addition to the usual buying system...
Oh, so that’s the kind of revolution they had in mind.
I hate signatures too.

KVRAF
2225 posts since 1 Sep, 2016

Post Mon Apr 19, 2021 8:42 am

Teksonik wrote:
Mon Apr 19, 2021 8:15 am
I wonder why there is no mention on the official Arturia Facebook page ? Oh well guess we'll find out tomorrow....
It is weird that the only people who seem to be in on this are the Spanish YT page of FutureMusic and a YouTuber that no-one's heard of.

KVRAF
12699 posts since 13 Oct, 2009

Post Mon Apr 19, 2021 8:43 am

Super Piano Hater 64 wrote:
Mon Apr 19, 2021 8:22 am
ecasasmusic2 wrote:
Mon Apr 19, 2021 8:07 am
They have updated the facebook post, now it says that they are giving away two complete licenses and three anual licenses. So it seems that there will be an annual subscription system for this synth in addition to the usual buying system...
Oh, so that’s the kind of revolution they had in mind.
A cash flow revolution.

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