BlauKraut updates Charlatan free synthesizer plug-in to v1.1.4

BlauKraut Engineering has updated the Charlatan freeware synthesizer plug-in for Windows to version 1.1.4.

Charlatan is a polyphonic, subtractive virtual analog software synthesizer plugin whose design focuses on sound quality and easy usability.

BlauKraut Engineering Charlatan
BlauKraut Engineering Charlatan subtractive virtual analog synth

Changes in Charlatan v1.1.4

  • Revision of the 4-pole ladder filter implementation. Placement of nonlinearities as in the original circuit.
  • New switch 2OCT for Osc2: double detune range (+/-2 octaves).
  • 90 degree phase shift of Osc2 square wave relative to Osc1 (only when sync is inactive). Emulates behavior of sub-oscs of Roland synths.
  • If Osc1 is set to noise, the ring mod input from Osc1 is now the rectangle signal rather than noise.
  • Reduced max. filter key tracking from 200% to 100%..
  • LFO delay parameter was completely hosed (10x the displayed value!) Fixed.
  • Handle LFO delay time on samplerate change. Fixed.
  • Doubled max. LFO delay time (10s -> 20s). Fixed.
  • Additional Minor tweaks and fixes.

Charlatan for Windows (VST) is available to download free of charge.

More information: BlauKraut Engineering

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BlauKraut Charlatan synthesizer plug-in updated to v1.1.3

BlauKraut Engineering Charlatan

BlauKraut Engineering has updated the Charlatan virtual synthesizer to version 1.1.3.

Charlatan is a polyphonic, subtractive virtual analog software synthesizer plugin whose design focuses on sound quality and easy usability.

Changes in Charlatan v1.1.3

  • Bug fix: corrected placement of non-linearities in 4-pole low-pass filter. Mainly noticeable with high resonance.
  • Filter key tracking: account for glide and pitch bend.
  • Introduced slight pitch tuning error of voices in polyphonic mode.
  • Detune parameter is now non-linear to make it easy to dial in small values.
  • Minor tweaking of presets.

Charlatan is available to download as a freeware VST instrument plugin for Windows.

More information: BlauKraut Engineering

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BlauKraut updates Charlatan free synth VST plug-in to v1.1.2

BlauKraut Engineering Charlatan

BlauKraut Engineering has updated its Charlatan software synthesizer for Windows.

Charlatan is a polyphonic, subtractive virtual analog software synthesizer plugin whose design focuses on sound quality and easy usability.

Changes in Charlatan v1.1.2

  • Handle MIDI program change.
  • Bug fix: aliasing artifacts of triangle oscillators at very high pitch.
  • Smoothing of filter cutoff parameter to eliminate artifacts when doing fast manual sweeps.
  • Bug fix: regression which broke compatibility with older hosts such as Cubase SX.
  • Some more presets (based on banks from KVR member Alvfaria).

Charlatan for Windows (VST) is available to download at no cost.

More information: BlauKraut Engineering

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BlauKraut Engineering releases Charlatan v1.0 free synth plugin

BlauKraut Engineering has released version 1.0 of Charlatan, a freeware virtual analog synthesizer plug-in for Windows.

Charlatan is a polyphonic, subtractive virtual analog software synthesizer plugin whose design focuses on sound quality and easy usability. The design philosophy was to provide a feature set just large enough to cover a wide range of sounds rather than an infinite number of parameters and modulation options cluttering the user interface and distracting from the creative process. That said, Charlatan’s synthesis architecture is flexible enough to create all kinds of sounds, from conventional classic leads, basses and pads to weird blips and noises.

BlauKraut Engineering Charlatan
BlauKraut Engineering Charlatan

Charlatan features

  • 2 oscillators with triangle, sawtooth, rectangle and noise waveforms.
  • Oscillator pulse-width modulation (PWM) and slew rate modulation (morphing between triangle and sawtooth).
  • Oscillator hard synchronization and ring modulation.
  • 2 ADSR envelope generators.
  • 1 LFO.
  • 3 filter types emulating nonlinear characteristics of classic hardware: 4-pole (24 db/oct) and 2-pole (12 db/oct) lowpass, bandpass.
  • 3 voice modes: Monophonic with retriggering, Monophonic Legato and 8-voice Polyphonic.
  • Low CPU usage.
  • 100% coded in C++.
  • Native 64-bit support.

Charlatan for Windows (VST) is available to download at no cost.

More information: BlauKraut Engineering

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Dominique Wurtz releases Charlatan v0.9.2 beta

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Dominique Wurtz has released version 0.9.2 beta of Charlatan, a free synthesizer instrument plugin for Windows.

Dominique Wurtz Charlatan

Charlatan is a polyphonic, subtractive virtual analog (VA) software synthesizer plugin whose design focuses on sound quality and easy usability. The design philosophy was to provide a feature set just large enough to cover a wide range of sounds rather than an infinite number of parameters and modulation options cluttering the user interface and distracting from the creative process. That said, Charlatan’s synthesis architecture is flexible enough to create all kinds of sounds, from conventional classic leads, basses and pads to weird blips and noises.

While making no compromises about sound quality, the algorithms have been optimized for efficient CPU usage making Charlatan well suited as a “bread and butter” synth even in projects with a large number of plugin instances.

Charlatan features

  • 2 oscillators with classic analog waveforms triangle, sawtooth and rectangle.
  • Rectangle of oscillator 1 with pulse-width modulation (PWM).
  • Triangle of oscillator 1 with slew rate modulation (morphing between triangle and sawtooth).
  • Noise generator.
  • Oscillator hard synchronization and ring modulation.
  • 2 ADSR envelope generators for amplitude, filter cutoff and pitch modulation.
  • 1 low-frequency oscillator (LFO) for filter cutoff and pitch modulation.
  • 3 nonlinear filter types emulating characteristics of classic hardware: 4-pole (24 db/oct) lowpass and bandpass, 2-pole (12 db/oct) lowpass.
  • 3 voice modes: Monophonic with retriggering, Monophonic Legato and 8-voice Polyphonic.
  • Low CPU usage.
  • 100% coded in C++.

Charlatan is available to download as a freeware VST instrument plug-in for Windows.

More information: Charlatan (KVR)

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