CHARLATAN 3 A Free Virtual Analog Synthesizer For Linux + Windows

Blaukraut has released Charlatan 3, a free virtual analog (VA) synthesizer, for Linux + Windows, with focus on sound quality and usability.



  • Two dual oscillators per voice with custom drawable waveforms, cross-modulation (Phase Mod, linear Frequency Mod, Ring Mod), windowed hard sync and noise generator
  • Up to 7 unison voices per oscillator
  • Two filters per voice with types: 4-pole ladder LP/HP/BP, Acid LP, 2-pole Sallen-Key LP/HP/BP, Notch and Comb
  • Flexible filter routing (serial / parallel / dual)
  • Four modulation generators with freely drawable shape where each can operate either as LFO or envelope generator
  • Four Modulation transformers (XFORM) allow reshaping any control signal through a user-defined mapping
  • Arbitrary routing of modulation signals via Drag’n’Drop
  • High-quality master FX section: Distortion, Phaser, Chorus, Reverb, Delay, EQ
  • Very low CPU and RAM usage
  • Optional internal 2x oversampling
  • Preset browser
  • Cross-platform support: Windows / Linux / VST3 / CLAP

Charlatan 3 is available now as a free download.


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