Camel Audio has announced version 1.5 of its Alchemy sample manipulation synthesizer for Windows and Mac.
Alchemy v1.5 is designed to keep inspiration flowing with a fully-featured preset browser, over 1000 presets, faster loading times, improved remote control from the Alchemy iOS app, and many more enhancements.
To celebrate the release, Camel Audio is offering 20% off Alchemy till 15th October and even better value bundles.
Changes in Alchemy v1.5
- Powerful new browser—The new browser is probably the most fully-featured sound browser available anywhere, allowing users to find all their slow attack strings, glitchy dubstep basses, tempo-synched warm pads, or whatever they need in a matter of seconds. Over 4,000 previously-released Camel Audio presets have been carefully tagged by category, subcategory, genre, sound library, sound designer, articulation, and timbre. Finding favourites is a breeze — simply rate presets with a single click and then sort by rating. Users can add tags to make it easy to call up presets associated with a particular
project or live set, and can also add comments to presets with playing tips or other notes. Track down the perfect sound in a host of different ways with this powerful browser.
- Dedicated iOS remote—Alchemy v1.5 with the latest update to Alchemy on iOS offers even smoother and more expressive remote control. Change preset, move the remix pad, and access performance controls — all without leaving the comfort of your controller keyboard. Previously the domain of multi-thousand dollar devices, polyphonic pitch bend is new to this update, and offers an amazingly expressive
way of playing instruments — especially when combined with polyphonic aftertouch. Also users can now save
desktop presets and all referenced WAVs in a single .CamelSounds file, making it easier to move sounds to
the mobile version, or another PC.
- Bigger and better bundles and 20% off Alchemy—Alchemy Complete comprises Alchemy with all 24
sound libraries installed, including the newly-released Shlomo Beatbox. It now features over 14GB of samples and 4,000-plus presets, including 32,000 hand-crafted variations, all fully tagged for the new browser. Whether writing soundtracks, electronica, or dance music, users now have all the sounds they need at their fingertips for a newly-reduced price of 785.00 USD / 649.00 EUR / 529.00 GBP — a 50% saving on buying the products separately. The Alchemy Atmospheric and Electronic bundles have also been generously increased in size, each now offering 1,900 presets and over 6GB of samples for 399.00 USD / 329.00 EUR / 269.00 GBP. Alchemy itself is now bundled with 1,000 presets including a free sound library of choice, totalling a massive 5GB of exclusive samples.
Full details on what’s new in Alchemy 1.5 here.
The Alchemy v1.5 update is free to all existing users. New users can purchase Alchemy at 20% off till 15th October, 2012 – 199 USD / 159 EUR / 143 GBP.
Camel Audio’s new Shlomo Beatbox library for Alchemy is now also available.
Beatboxer extraordinaire Shlomo has recorded an exclusive sample set, utilising all of his amazing beatboxing and vocalising skills. Our sound designers have woven their magic – Shlomo has been morphed, mutated, mixed and layered, glitched and warped to create a unique and inspiring collection of loops, kits, vocal based instruments and inspiring effects.
The library features nearly 700MB of exclusive samples and 156 SFZ instruments. The sounds are fully tagged for the new Alchemy v1.5 preset browser.
The sound library is available to purchase for $59 USD / 49 EUR / £39 GBP.