IDK what it is about Pigments. I SHOULD love that thing, because Diva is my favorite softsynth ever with it’s analog goo-iness, and Pigments should have similar character with more powerful modulation and effects. But… nope. Every time I have a cool idea that I feel like should be doable in Pigments, I’m an envelope short, or the filters don’t route the way I expect, or something other tiny oversight.
There are some good things, like the ability to set the triggering modes on the LFOs and envelopes is about the most comprehensive I’ve seen. The sampling/granular engine is nice, almost always can make a good background/pad layer to sounds with it.
But, I haven’t yet had any happy accidents with it, and it’s been 4 months. I’ve been using Diva close to 5 years and I can’t stop having happy accidents with that one. I always can pull up a cool sound from almost any starting point. But Pigments, I constantly lose control and have to start over. And, somehow, it uses way more CPU than Diva. The filters aren’t on the level of Diva, and that’s where most of the CPU budget should go, so what gives with that?