Apricot Is a Free Synthesizer by Nakst (CLAP & FL Studio Native)

    Nakst releases Apricot, advertised as a free compact hybrid synthesizer with a massive sound.

    Apricot is available in the new CLAP plugin format, as well as a native plugin for FL Studio. It is currently in a public beta phase.


    • 2 main oscillators, with 6 different subtractive waveforms, modulatable phase offset and panorama, with unison modeled off the JP8000’s supersaw. There is also an additional third oscillator, with less parameters, intended for use as a sub-oscillator.
    • Sample layer. There are currently 44 factory samples, ranging across 10 categories. The user is also able to import their own samples.
    • 2 mod envs and 2 LFOs, each with 2 dedicated modulation slots. There is also a modulation matrix with 8 additional modulation slots, for a total of 16. There are over 70 modulation destinations, and 10 modulation sources.
    • 5 effects: reverb (with 4 selectable algorithms), ping-pong delay, stereo phaser, parameter EQ, and a distortion unit. The distortion contains Light, Soft, Middle and Hard algorithms closely modeled after the Access Virus, to achieve a distinctive asymmetric distortion.
    • Arpeggiator and sequencer.
    • Multi-mode filter that can run in low-pass, band-pass or high-pass modes, at 12dB/oct or 24dB/oct. There is a resonance, key track and drive control. The drive can enhanced with a “warm” boost, which mixes in a subtly “inflated” signal.
    • Streamlined single page user interface with scaling ranging from 100% to 200%.
    • Over 60 builtin patches in the factory ROM bank, accessible from the patch browser.
    • Full support for the new CLAP plugin API.
    • No copy protection or DRM.

    The plugin is available in both 32-bit and 64-bit formats for Windows. It is also available for all modern Glibc distributions of X11/Linux.

    Supported hosts are: CLAP plugin format, including support for polyphonic non-destructive modulation, also the native FL Studio plugin format, including support for slide/glide notes.

    More information: Nakst

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