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

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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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Apogee Now Compatible With Logic Pro X Audio Interface Remote Controls

Apogee has announced the availability of new software installers that provide compatibility with the audio interface remote controls recently introduced in Logic Pro X 10.1 and Logic Remote 1.2.

Translated, that means that Logic users who use the Apogee Duet, ONE, Quartet, Ensemble or Symphony I/O now can adjust hardware input parameters directly from the Mixer view in Logic Pro X and Logic Remote, including mic pre gain, input type selection, phase control, among others. This simplified user experience lets Logic users focus on a single session window when recording, and offers complete visibility and control of input parameters.
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Saitara Software Intros AC-X iPad Remote For Logic Pro X

ac-x-logic-pro-remoteSaitara Software has introduced AC-X, a 16 channel wireless control surface for Apple’s Logic Pro X and other recording/mixing systems.

The app uses the industry standard MCU protocol, so should work with most recording/mixing software out there (but not Pro Tools yet). For the initial release, the control panel button layout is set up for Logic Pro X, but the developer says that the main mixing screen should work with most other systems. Continue reading

Apogee Announces New Ensemble 30×34 Audio Interface

Ensemble_ThunderboltApogee Electronics has introduced its new Ensemble 30 x 34 Thunderbolt 2 audio interface.

Designed for Mac-based studios, Ensemble blends Apogee features from previous products like Symphony I/O, Duet, Quartet and JAM with new capabilities to record, edit, mix and master audio on a Mac using Logic Pro, Pro Tools or any Core Audio-based DAW.
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Livid Taking Orders For Ds1 MIDI Mixer

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Livid Instruments has begun taking orders for their Ds1 MIDI mixer. which they first previewed at this past winter’s NAMM Show.  Livid developers describe the Ds1 as a “rugged, portable solution for computer-based mixing, production and performance.”

The Ds1 works with any software that supports MIDI. Templates will be available for digital audio workstations such as Ableton Live, Bitwig Studio, Logic and more. The mixer uses the familiar layout of an analog audio mixer to introduce MIDI control, and affords more options for signal routing and sound processing when using digital audio workstations, allowing the user instant access to their mix, effects, and instrument parameters.

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