Ever since @Corky made, yet another, excellent vst suggestion (on top of Blue 3 and IKmultimedia Leslie Collection) I have been enjoying Arturia’s V6 collection.
I decided to spring for Pigments, as I figured Arturia would have a user friendly interface compared to the millions of VST Wavetable/Subtractive synths out there.
Pigments has the most logical arrangement of programming parameters I have ever seen. It is intuitive to the extent that I don’t have to keep mental notes of what I am changing in case I don’t like the sound. Many times I have created a patch, only to hear it the next day and hate it. Also, as a fan of funk, I have always been on the search for a Monte Moir’s quality of analog patches that characterize Morris Day and the Time.
Unfortunately, there is a serious flaw in this VST. The “engines” cannot be panned independently. As any analog funk synth programmer knows, detune and pan is a (old school) standard for rich sounds.
Arturia responded generously, stating that they are considering the feature request, but suggested unison for such (which is characteristic of techno but not funk if I am not mistaken).
If Arturia fixes this, I favor it over Massive, Sylenth, Hybrid 3, (no one can beat Serum, it’s just hard to program), Codex, etc (yes, i know Sylenth is not wavetable).
I really hope they fix this.
Anyone else missing the engine pan on Pigments? Or do I need to update my programming habits?