BlauKraut Engineering has released version 1.4 of freeware synthesizer plug-in for Windows.

Charlatan is a polyphonic, subtractive virtual analog (VA) synthesizer plugin with design focus on sound quality and easy usability.

The design philosophy was to provide a feature set just flexible enough to cover a wide range of sounds while deliberately abstaining from countless parameters and modulation options cluttering the user interface and distracting from the creative process.

That being said, Charlatan’s architecture is flexible enough to create all kinds of sounds, from conventional classic leads, basses and pads to weird blips and noises.

Changes in Charlatan v1.4

  • Noise source now separate from Osc 1.
  • Osc 2: narrow pulse wave.
  • LFO: extended rate range.
  • GUI update.
  • BUGFIX: potential crasher.
  • Some more presets.

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

More information: BlauKraut Engineering