Arturia Pigments 5 audio input: video tutorial, tips and tricks, free presets

Pigments 5 from Arturia adds the ability to route audio input into soft synth, opening up new sound design possibilities and turning Pigments into a multi-effects plug-in for any source. Here’s a detailed guide on how to use it, with notes – and some presets to get you going.

Protokol update: free MIDI, OSC, gamepad monitoring utility

From the creator of TouchOSC, Protokol is a perfect tool for monitoring MIDI, Open Sound Control (OSC), and gamepads – with more on the way. And not only is it free, but it runs on macOS, Windows, Linux, iOS, and Android, desktop and mobile. Build 105 gets some nice updates, and it’s a good excuse to remind you of this utility.

This free Reaktor granular instrument was born in a vintage synth studio

System Flow for Reaktor 6 features a 32-grain, two-sample-slot granular engine for producing drones and textures – and it’s completely free. It was all born at Synthesizer Studio Berlin, a rentable studio full of classic vintage analog and early digital synths.

Peter Kirn - December 28, 2023

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