Camel Audio Alchemy Lives On In Free Updates To Logic Pro, MainStage


Camel Audio’s Alchemy synthesizer used to cost $249, on the high end for software synthesizers. But fans thought Alchemy was worth it, and were disappointed when Camel Audio closed shop earlier this year.

As of today, though, Alchemy is back – at least for Mac users. Apple has introduced a massive free update to Logic Pro X, incorporating Alchemy and more:

  • An updated Alchemy;
  • Updated Logic Remote for iPad;
  • New drummers;
  • Drum Machine Designer;
  • Drum sequencing updates;
  • An enhanced Piano Roll Editor;
  • Automation updates;
  • Apple Music support and more.

Alchemy is also now available as part of the $30 MainStage live performance app.

Here’s what’s new in Logic Pro X 10.2: Continue reading

Patterning Drum Machine App, In Depth


Olympia Noise Co.’s Patterning drum machine app for iPad has been one of the most talked-about iPad apps in recent memory. And, while the app did not have official tutorials when it was released, demos and tutorials, both official and unofficial, are now becoming available.

Here’s a look at getting started with Patterning’s standard loop mode: Continue reading