4.8 / 5     (28 votes)
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Charlatan is a polyphonic subtractive synthesizer with focus on sound quality and easy usability.

It comes with a flexible, yet not overwhelming feature set which encourages artists to start tweaking instead of just relying on presets. Inspite of it's simplicity, Charlatan's architecture is flexible enough to create both classic sounds and rather experimental noises. While making no compromise about sound quality, the sound engine has been highly 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.
  • 2 oscillators with shape modulation.
  • Oscillator hard synchronization and ring modulation.
  • Unison mode with upto 7 voices and stereo spread.
  • Stereo noise generator.
  • 2 ADSR envelope generators.
  • LFO with host tempo synchronization.
  • 3 filter types modeled after classic analog hardware: 4-pole (24 db/oct) and 2-pole (12 db/oct) lowpass, bandpass.
  • 3 voice modes: Monophonic, Monophonic Legato and 8-voice Polyphonic.
  • Ultra-low CPU usage.
Downloads
Motie May 26 2020
(5 / 5)
May 26 2020
I love this synth. I'm very much a preset guy, any sound I can create has already been created only 100 times better, and on the BlauKraut website you can find more preset banks that just sound really awesome. Thank you BlauKraut. You've brought happiness to my normally jaded heart :-)
NB Mar 08 2020
(4 / 5)
Mar 08 2020
Very impressive little synth! I'm not a synthesis Pro by any stretch of the imagination, so the simplicity of this plugin is absolutely right up my alley, as I'm able to create really cool sounds with relative ease. Congrats to BlauKraut!
Monolectric Feb 17 2020
(5 / 5)
Feb 17 2020
Fantastic, tidy and simple GUI. Great and clear in Sound. The only thing I miss is a small Effect-Section.
Digital Rules Nov 15 2019
(5 / 5)
Nov 15 2019
Impressive synth! <3
ajh Nov 05 2019
Nov 05 2019
A great sounding synth with a pleasing interface.
Fanatic 12000 Oct 18 2019
(5 / 5)
Oct 18 2019
What a perfect tool !!! The only plugin in my computer, I use it for everything: Basslines, Leads, Chords, Drums, Glitchs, FX ... Thousand thanks <3
Fred4Fred Sept 28 2019
(5 / 5)
Sept 28 2019
I like this plugin. It's easy to understand easy handling, stable and superlow CPU usage. Good Sound. much thank's to blaukraut
Darko Aug 18 2018
(5 / 5)
Aug 18 2018
A bit basic in architecture but certainly awesome in sound!
Steagnus Jul 07 2018
(5 / 5)
Jul 07 2018
Good job BlauKraut Engineering!
AM May 23 2018
(5 / 5)
May 23 2018
This is great! It has a very thick analogue sound. 5/5 I so hope BlauKraut Engineering will bring us more synths, a bigger brother of Charlatan would be killer!!
Proteus May 19 2018
(5 / 5)
May 19 2018
Very nice tones coming out of this! For free this is stunning!
Acid Lady Apr 29 2018
(5 / 5)
Apr 29 2018
I love the simplicity of this plugin.
Mato Apr 24 2018
(5 / 5)
Apr 24 2018
Excellent quality sound engine in this softsynth.
XR95 Apr 06 2018
(5 / 5)
Apr 06 2018
One of the best free Soft synths. High quality analog sound.
francisco Mar 14 2018
(5 / 5)
Mar 14 2018
muy bueno me encanto
STV May 29 2017
(5 / 5)
May 29 2017
One of the best Free Soft-Synths. Good job and thanks!
Chris Apr 03 2017
(5 / 5)
Apr 03 2017
Easy to use and well designed interface.
okarowarrior Mar 09 2017
(5 / 5)
Mar 09 2017
Of the simplest substractive-synths there are in this site. This one is the best.
Reverend Entity Apr 24 2016
(5 / 5)
Apr 24 2016
Great sound, easy to program, lots of presets available.
Betty Simonson Mar 12 2016
(5 / 5)
Mar 12 2016
Simple and clean for beginners and experts .
Octavius Mar 03 2016
(5 / 5)
Mar 03 2016
Good for Basses,leads and very usable.
Phaeax Mar 02 2016
(5 / 5)
Mar 02 2016
Efficient, low CPU usage and simple interface. Good job.
Iosubsys Mar 02 2016
(5 / 5)
Mar 02 2016
Good sounds and easy to use... Gracias.
TheRobotizer Jan 22 2016
(5 / 5)
Jan 22 2016
Superb!!!
Akros Aug 21 2015
(4 / 5)
Aug 21 2015
Sounds good. Miss a sub
PC-Edy Jul 15 2015
(2 / 5)
Jul 15 2015
Just good.-
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