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Synth (Analogue / Subtractive) Plugin by BlauKraut Engineering

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my techy OSC submission patches
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by orbeater [Show all by] on 23 May 2024
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This is my little bunch of techy sounds used in my submission for the OSC #182 made with Charlatan3 in April 2024.
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by RichardSemper [Show all by] on 1 May 2024
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Created in April 2024 for Charlatan 3.
Includes all the patches used in my track 'Coral City' made for the KVR One-Synth-Challenge
Charlatan V3 bJ- Bank 2024
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by wikter [Show all by] on 7 April 2024
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138 (and growing) handy presets for Charlatan V3. Enjoy & use it at your own risk. Created/updated with Charlatan 3.1.1
V 1.01 - Some FM patches added.
V 1.02 - Some sequences added, some patch fixes.
V 1.03 - Patch fixes + Drums. TXT updated
V 1.04 - More drums, Spiral sequence (F-G#), more velocity fixes.
V 1.05 - More fixings, my Triton LE keybed was faulty. Levels + velocities readjusted in some patches. 30+ patches added due to OSC event.
Compiled in 2013 after a whole day of noodling with Charlatan. Recently rediscovered in my archives, finally deciding to share it. Better late than never, I guess... ;-)
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by Unsign [Show all by] on 26 January 2019
Downloaded: 1301 timesCharlatan Synthwave TUNDRA Unsign
TUNDRA is a free-donationware 8+ soundbanks for Charlatan (v2.0), consisting of a wide range of sounds, from cool to noisy garbage. Enjoy! AudioBombs - https://audiobombs.com/items/1643/tundra
Fat Line Bass
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by cx [Show all by] on 10 June 2016
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A single bass patch. An attempt to recreate a popular Synthwave bass. Charlatan is not perfect for this sound but the result is usable nonetheless.
Synthematic KVR-Bank Vol.1
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by Synthematic [Show all by] on 7 March 2016
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Here's a few presets for an up-and-coming free sound set, retro brass and bass patches here. All sounds created for the free sound set, the commercial soundset will be available at bandcamp since they allow fxp/fxb uploads as a bonus item. Synthematic Soundware will sell sound sets and maize plugins else where.

Here's six sounds for now, 64 is the target goal.
128 for full sound set. 64 for freeware sound set.

List of Patches:
HeavierRez JD
NoHitmanBS JD
RetroBrass JD
SY22Bass JD
TRBrass JD
TurboBass JD

All sounds generated between 29th Feb. to Mar. 7th 2016.
All sounds programmed by Joel Dreaver for Synthematic Soundware.
ajw Programs
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by digitalboytn [Show all by] on 7 March 2016
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A few basic sounds I have programmed for this great little synth... I hope that you find them useful... Thanks to Dominique for this real gem :)
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by RichardSemper [Show all by] on 27 July 2015
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These are my patchbanks for Charlatan synth - created during the KVR One-Synth Challenge July 2015
Provided as both vstpresets and fxb banks.

Enjoy :)
Richard Semper
Charlatan V2 basses
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by Rcl [Show all by] on 8 July 2015
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Here are some bass patches I put together for the Charlatan V2. I hope you find them useful. I like the Upright2,PPG and vintage shuffle bass myself.
Tjgoa's 101 Trance Kicks
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by Touch The Universe [Show all by] on 5 July 2015
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Range is from C3-C2 to get best results with 1/16th and 1/8th notes. Arrange the files by date modified to check out the latest ones (which might be best). Cheers
Charlatan Wasteland
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by Ridan [Show all by] on 20 June 2015
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Just an experiment with the darker side of Charlatan with some classic sci-fi/horror influences thrown in as well.
Charlatan 2 playable sounds and drums
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by fese [Show all by] on 4 June 2015
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one bank of mostly playable sounds and one bank of drum sounds for the new Charlatan 2.
change: fixed sustain for final 2.0
Here's some presets for V2 of Charlatan.
Retro Banks for Charlatan
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by albertodream [Show all by] on 4 January 2014
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Two banks (64 sounds) with retro sounds in fxb format. Many of them use the mod wheel. I hope you like it.
Synthetic Illusion Charlatan Presets
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by syntheticillusion [Show all by] on 18 November 2013
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Here's some sounds for V1.4.1 of Charlatan.
New presets for charlatan
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by mrbbojahr [Show all by] on 22 June 2013
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Feel free to download 10 new presets for the charlatan synthesizer! And I invite you to download the full and free version of the soundbank with 32 presets in our blog Plug-in-Spot here:


Scroll down to listen to the demotrack and download the full version of the soundset (32 Presets) for free in FXP, FXB and RPL format.

Have a nice day!
REBELD | Soundset for Charlatan
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by ZenSound [Show all by] on 5 June 2013
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----REBELD Demo soundset by Complex-----------------------
----For Charlatan VSTi by BlauKraut Engineering-----------

The Demo soundset contains 52 presets with basses, brasses, keys & leads.
It was made with the Charlatan 1.3 and it is fully compatible with the 1.4 version.

The soundbank BASSES also contains brasses.
And the soundbank KEYS also contains leads, lumps and chiptune sounds.

The FREE and FULL soundset with 120 presets is available in the following link.



More sounds and other stuff:




Charlatan C19XX
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by AZZZ [Show all by] on 31 January 2013
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64 Patches.
Tonius Charlatan bank 5
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by timius [Show all by] on 7 January 2013
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This is the 5th bank of the series, this time more experimental, focused more in Fx Risers, Drops, Wobble sequences, kinda the dubstep way.
Tonius Charlatan banks
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by timius [Show all by] on 6 January 2013
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Free presets for charlatan, four banks of 32 presets each. Some are variations ,included what i thought would be of use, better more than less.
I hope you find some use of the presets.
EdwardBear - SoundBank for Charlatan
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by 7Edward5Bear [Show all by] on 19 October 2012
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An attempt to programme the 80's-like sounds.
I made this bank with Charlatan 1.2.

Have fun!
Solidtrax Soundbank 01 for Charlatan
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by solidtrax [Show all by] on 23 December 2011
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These presets were made with Charlatan 1.1.1, 1.1.2 and 1.1.3.
They should work with those versions. We advise to install the latest version.
At time of writing this is version 1.1.3.

A demo composed with 21 Charlatan instances is available at:

A demo of some of the piano sounds (layered) is available at:

Check out more of our sounds, demo's and showcases at:
http://www.solidtrax.nl (will be online early 2012)


Alv Faria - Charlatan Banks
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by alvfaria [Show all by] on 3 November 2011
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2 Bank Files
59 Presets

Includes percussive sounds, solo synths, bass synths, electric bass emulations, pads, vintage organ emulations and some wired noises.

If you like it, please do some feedback

Have fun!

Comments & Discussion for BlauKraut Engineering Charlatan

Discussion: Active
25 December 2011 at 11:27am

excellent synth, sounds great. perfect for all sequencer lines, with multiple

instances running. would like to see more from this dev in the future, taking

the concept a bit further. top-notch go-to machine. (would be nice to set different

background colour, too, next time ;) )

28 December 2011 at 1:28pm

That's also what we think and hope for (and more). Would be awesome to have a highpass filter and some more osc-options/waves f.e.

24 January 2012 at 6:16pm

I actually have grown to love this VST. The Organ 1 sound preset is so phat it's just awesome!

Great VST!

24 January 2012 at 9:30pm

sweet but solid sound. filter sounds great, would love to LFO and envelope modulation

thank you very much!

I hope for more...

12 June 2012 at 4:38am

Sounds great, especially the demo track on y'alls site. any chance of an OS X version for when I'm away from my Windows rig?

7 January 2013 at 12:16am

Just discovered the Charlatan synth, and I must say that for a free VST I am very impressed.

6 June 2013 at 9:43am

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.




7 August 2014 at 9:54pm

Great sounds from a neat synth.

Will their be a better preset browser in future?

8 March 2015 at 9:40pm


Track made with 12 instances goes to show the scope of a lovely plugin.

10 March 2015 at 5:36pm

A beautiful demo! Great.

5 May 2015 at 5:02pm

Hello dominic I downloaded the 2.0 b file, except that it is version 1.4.1.

21 May 2015 at 1:56am

someday we will have a Linux version?

1 June 2015 at 1:15am

Im having trouble loading preset banks... I wanna use Charlatan in a DAW called Stagelight, but there is no button in the host to open complimentary files, like these preset files.

In Ableton it was easy to do because it offers a button to open preset files, but still, the presets won't show up in Stagelight. Is there another way to add presets?? I just don't see how within the GUI in Charlatan?

9 February 2016 at 8:36am

Please add the key tracking for the volume. I mean the key tracking that makes the volume for the notes different. Like the higher the note the lower the volume and vice versa.

Similar to the key tracking for the filter.

16 January 2017 at 10:16am

it ought to be possible to set up a multitimbral charlatan array with some sort of MIDI filtering and routing. i'll bet Reaper could handle that.

15 June 2016 at 4:13pm

Have just downloaded and instaled charlatan as i was its a good synth for a beginner so looking for a tutorial or help with using it.

16 January 2017 at 10:11am

this is an incredible instrument that has replaced (the previous king of freeware synths) for me. Charlatan is so ergonomic, easy to navigate, almost too simple, and it is almost impossible to make it sound bad. It is refreshing that it is not yet another clone of some other synth, and that it is a sincere attempt to deliver the goods without getting ahead of itself in terms of usability and expected behavior.

7 August 2018 at 6:01am

Very good filter sound. Quick GUI edit and a nice unisono option. Still state of the art and placed on one track in the mix.

Rack Extension?

1 February 2019 at 7:42am

I don't know do you still read that or not but we're looking forward Charlatan 3.0 :).

I'm kidding but if you have time it'd be really lovely.

Anyway Thank you a lot! It's great synth.

btw What's the trick? :).

28 May 2020 at 8:33pm

Great synth that I use to make some retro beats. Wrote a blog about it to support the developers that you can read from here: https://beatsbymirakle.beatstars.com/blog/the-best-things-in-music-happen-by-accident-charlatan-synth-8247

Also made a beat with it that you can listen here: https://bsta.rs/1f580ff9

Had fun with this synth, so I hope the developer get to see that.




21 April 2022 at 4:13pm

Thx! Looks great.


26 October 2022 at 12:12am

Great little synth.

One tiny problem which hopefully someone here can help with.(not a huge issue just confusing and frustrating).

Whenever I create a patch (or edit an exsisting patch) then name and save it, the name shown in the folder is correctly (ie - the name i have given the patch).

However, when i later re-load the patch, it reverts to it's previous name or <empty> in the patch name display.

Any one know how to get named (or re-named) patches to retain their new names?

Thanks (and fingers crossed).

p.s - also have the same issue with Deducktion and Lokomotiv vsts.

14 March 2024 at 7:16am

Great sound quality.-

6 April 2024 at 11:59pm

And remember, Both Charlatan V3 & Charlatan V2 are different enough to keep both in use.

Eva Redwood
Eva Redwood
25 May 2024 at 11:56pm

Sounds incredibly nice, but the new version needs a detailed manual. It's kinda confusing to use.

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