BlauKraut Engineering updates Charlatan polyphonic synthesizer to v1.2.2

February 9, 2013 in Featured, News with 1 Comment

BlauKraut Engineering has updated Charlatan to version 1.2.2. 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.

Charlatan is a subtractive virtual analog software synthesizer plugin.

Charlatan is a subtractive virtual analog software synthesizer plugin.

Changes in v1.2.2:

  • Bug Fix: no sound with poly mode and multiple instances in Renoise (possibly other hosts, too).
  • Misc. internal improvements.

Changes in v1.2.1:

  • Ring modulator: perform DC blocking at output rather than inputs.
  • Envelopes: reduce minimum decay/release time to 4ms.
  • Less excessive smoothing of filter cutoff parameter (adaptive to audio buffer block size): allows more accurate automation.
  • GUI: change color of version text to light gray (for people changing background color).
  • Minor filter tweaks.
  • Minor envelope tweaks.
  • Support Cockos VST extension to display correct parameter values in automation envelope lanes in REAPER.
  • Compiled with latest version of Microsoft(R) compiler: possibly improved Windows(R) XP compatibility.

Charlatan is available for free as VST plug-in for 32/64-bit Windows from BlauKraut.

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One Comment

  1. complexsoundJune 12, 2013 at 1:58 pmReply

    The best characteristic of this synth is that it is extremely simple and easy to use.

    I like the sound especially playing keys and basses in poliphonic mode.

    Would be fine add modulation to the LFO with the Mod. Envelope.

    Check this soundbank!



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