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.

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Camel Audio Alchemy Lives On In GarageBand


It looks like Camel Audio’s Alchemy synth may live on within Apple’s GarageBand and eventually Logic Pro.

Apple Insider reports that Apple has updated its site with previews of an upcoming GarageBand release that features new synth sounds with the ‘Transform Pad Smart Control’. The Tranform Pad will look familiar to users of Alchemy Mobile: Continue reading

Camel Audio Reportedly Acquired By Apple

camel-audio-alchemyAccording to Apple-focused news site MacRumors, Camel Audio has been acquired by Apple.

They report:

Apple appears to have acquired popular music plug-in and effect maker Camel Audio, based on information found on corporate registry site Companies House [PDF].

Camel Audio’s address has been updated to 100 New Bridge Street, which is Apple’s London address, and the company’s sole director is now listed as Apple lawyer Heather Joy Morrison, suggesting the company is in the possession of Apple.

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Camel Audio Closes Shop

camel-audio-alchemyCamel Audio, maker of Alchemy, CamelSpace & CamelPhat, has announced that it is closing shop.

In a statement they say, “We would like to thank you for the support we’ve received over the years in our efforts to create instruments and effects plug-ins and sound libraries.”

Their home page is now blank and customers that log in get this message: Continue reading

Camel Audio Steamworx Now Available For Alchemy Mobile

Alchemy_SteamworxSteamworx,  a sound library for Alchemy by Camel Audio, has been adapted and optimised for Alchemy Mobile.

Steamworx’s 50-preset library of “cinematic netherworld” features keyboard instruments made from clocks, drum kits built with “steam-powered machines, fog-shrouded soundscapes and gothic” choirs. Created by game soundtrack designer, Steamworx sounds are suited to soundtrack, delicate ambient, sci-fi, industrial and, says Camel Audio, the “supernatural.”
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Camel Audio Announces Alchemy Mobile v2.3

Camel Audio has released Alchemy Mobile v2.3 which contains some significant additions to the Pro version of their free Alchemy Mobile iOS app.

With the Pro version users are now able to create their own presets using samples imported from Dropbox, iTunes, other apps or any of the samples available in Alchemy Mobile’s sound libraries. Continue reading

AIR Releases Gigantic, Multi-Developer ‘Advance Music Production Suite’

AIR Music Technology has introduced the Advance Music Production Suite, a comprehensive collection of virtual instruments, effects, sample packs, and production resources pre-loaded on a 500GB hard drive.

A collaborative effort involving over a dozen developers, this wide-ranging collection offers > $5,000.00 worth of professional-grade music software, samples, and subscriptions to DAW users.

The Advance Music Production Suite features over two dozen virtual instruments, more than 15 effect plug-in processors, and over 15 sample packs, enabling musicians to compose, produce, mix, and master music with their DAW of choice.
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Camel Audio Releases Minimal Techno For Alchemy

camel_audio_MinimalTechno-MediumSample library maker Camel Audio has released its new Minimal Techno library, which consists of “stripped down, unrelenting grooves, processed electronic drum kits, and deep basses with soul. Featuring modwheel-scanned and tempo-synced loops, chordal and sequenced synth stabs, noise hits and sweeps, all with extensive remix variations for
real-time performance.”

Minimal Techno features 75 presets and 264MB of new samples, including “classic” 808 and 909 samples for drum kits and 101 and 303 acid bass lines, plus a selection of “tightly-edited micro kits, a host of essential grooves, and plenty of inventive effects to create your own minimal moods.” Continue reading