This method uses sliders to accomplish two purposes at the same time: they can adjust the levels of existing mod routes and also create new mod routes by simply moving a slider. This allows you to try multiple combinations of mod sources and quickly assess how their combined influences affect a single parameter.
This method allows greater precision over the impact a single modulation source will have on multiple destinations.
While in Mod Target view, the center strip will show all modulation routings for the selected modulation source, also providing the following functions and settings: Modulation destination, Modulation amount, On-off, Remove, Side Chain.
As of version 4, Pigments supports simple drag-and drop creation of modulation routings.
As of Pigments 4, Modulation Quick Edit makes adjusting modulation amounts for an already-assigned destination much easier, mainly because you do not have to go into the Modulation Source or Target views to do so. Under certain conditions, mini knobs or “pie charts” as we call them, appear underneath a control.
Up to three envelope generators can be used to modulate Pigments parameters. Find these envelopes at the Envelopes tab (orange) in Pigments' lower section.
Control how envelopes are triggered by changing their Gate Source.
Three Low Frequency Oscillators (LFOs), featuring Waveform and Symmetry controls for continuous waveshape morphing, can be used as modulation and trigger sources. Find the LFOs at the LFO (yellow) tab in Pigments' lower section.
The LFO can be restarted by changing its Reset Source.
Define up to three complex functions to be used as custom-shape LFOs or Multi-Segment Envelopes Generators. Find the Functions at the Functions tab (green) in Pigments' lower section.
Functions can contain up to 64 points, each one with its own value and curve type.
Three random generator modules can be used to add everything from subtle unpredictable changes to completely chaotic behaviors. Any combination of the random modules can be set using the three random slots located at the Random tab (violet) in Pigments' lower section.
The Turing module generates random sequences that can evolve on demand.
The Sample & Hold outputs values sampled from a given source at specific moments.
The Binary module generates random ones and zeroes at a given rate.
Up to three Combinate modules featuring nine operation modes can be used to reshape modulation data. Find the Combinate modules at the Combinate tab (purple) in Pigments' lower section.
Combinate module's Remap type uses a custom response curve to transform a modulation source's data.
Four Macro knobs allow controlling multiple parameters simultaneously. Find the Macro knobs in Pigments lower section's right side.
Incoming MIDI data can be used for modulation purposes.
A virtual Keyboard located at the Keyboard tab (pink) in Pigments' lower section can be used to play the instrument without a dedicated MIDI controller. Dedicated settings allow defining the pitch bend's range.