Camel Audio has launched version 2.1 of its Alchemy Mobile synthesizer app for iOS.
Alchemy Mobile v2.1 introduces song sharing – upload your songs directly to SoundCloud, email to collaborate with friends, or export to iTunes. Also new for Alchemy Mobile v2.1 is the Featured Songs page – listen to tracks by other users and download shared project files.
To celebrate the addition of song sharing, we are running an Alchemy Mobile songwriting contest. Submit your song for a chance to win mobile libraries, a T-shirt, or even an iPad Mini!
The rules are simple. Your song must be composed entirely from within Alchemy Mobile – no other apps may be used. Additionally, all synth/drum parts must be made exclusively using Alchemy Mobile presets.
The contest ends September 30th, 2013. You may enter as many songs as you wish.
More information: Camel Audio / Alchemy Mobile
Patchpool has announced the release of MetaVox, a sound library for the Alchemy sample manipulation synthesizer by Camel Audio.
MetaVox for Alchemy is build around the exceptional overtone and throat singing of Gareth Lubbe, a true master of his craft. As Gareth is actually a professional orchestral viola player this library also contains several patches with viola sounds, the viola being a string instrument with a great resemblance to the human voice. During the recording session we also recorded duets of Gareth singing and playing the viola at the same time, these sample make for some more beautiful and wondrous sounds in Alchemy.
There are also patches with female vocals, using samples which were recorded during a recent session with Frauke Albert, a renown German vocalist (soprano), working mainly in the field of contemporary music.
As an additional string instrument some sounds also use violin samples, another instrument which has a very voice-like character and blends beautifully with the vocals sounds in this library.
- 1.8 Gigabyte of original samples (wav) and resynthed files (.aaz).
- 56 patches with 8 variations each in Alchemy’s Remix Pad, all Performance Controllers and both x/y-pads are assigned for each patch.
- All samples in this library were recorded with 3 Neumann microphones in L-C-R in 48 Khz/24 Bit, a U87 as the center mic – a stereo set of KM 184 for L-R.
- Requires full version of Alchemy (version 1.55 and higher). It does not work with the Alchemy player version.
MetaVox is available to purchase for 36 EUR.
More information: Patchpool / MetaVox
Patchpool has announced MetaVox, a sample library for the Alchemy sample manipulation instrument by Camel Audio.
MetaVox for Alchemy focusses on the exceptional overtone singing of Gareth Lubbe, a true master of his craft who recently became the first professor for overtone singing in Germany. As Gareth is actually a professional orchestral viola player this library also contains several patches with viola sounds, the viola being a string instrument with a great resemblance to the human voice. During the recording session we also recorded duets of Gareth singing and playing the viola at the same time, these sample will make for some more beautiful and wondrous Alchemy sounds.
There will also be several patches with female vocals using samples which were recorded during a recent session with Frauke Albert, a renown german vocalist (soprano), working mainly in the field of contemprary music.
As an additional string instrument I will also use some recently recorded violin samples, another instrument which has a very voice-like character and blends beautifully with the vocals sounds in this library.
Besides using the original vocal and string samples (and resynthed derivatives thereof) for making the Alchemy patches, I am fascinated in the microcosmic interior of harmonics, so I am producing quite a few electronic derivatives of the samples, created by e.g. detaching the harmonics from the root note, then deleting the root note only leaving the harmonics which are then furtherly processed, timestretched, spectralized, tuned to a tempered scale and more.
The MetaVox library is scheduled for release on September 9th, 2013. It is available to pre-order for 28 EUR (20% off regular 35 EUR).
More information: Patchpool / MetaVox
Camel Audio has launched Minimal Techno, a sound library for the Alchemy and Alchemy Player sample manipulation synthesizer instruments for Windows and Mac.
Minimal Techno: 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 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.
Many of these sounds aren’t just limited to minimal techno, they also work well for electronica, downtempo and trance. From the relentless to the unfamiliar, Minimal Techno warps, clatters, and ticks away with the emphasis on rhythm.
Minimal Techno for Alchemy costs 29 EUR. New Camel Audio customers can purchase the sound library at a 10% discount (discount will be applied to the entire first order at Camel Audio).
More information: Camel Audio / Minimal Techno
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on Jun 18, 2013 - 0 comments
Skylife has launched a pre-order for the SampleRobot Sampling Suite for Mac OS X.
Forthcoming is the new release of the SampleRobot Sampling Suite for Mac OS X. For the first time all Mac users can benefit from the professional sample converter Awave Studio in combination with SampleRobot and Alchemy Player. Create, convert, play and edit complex multi-samples and instruments with ease.
With the SampleRobot Sampling Suite Mac users can master all kinds of sampling challenges. It is a complete software package that should be part of every studio.
SampleRobot Sampling Suite features
- Turn acoustic and electronic instruments, voices and noises into virtual instruments fast.
- Fully automated sampling.
- Intuitive project assistant.
- Sophisticated auto-loop processing and editing.
- Alchemy Export Bridge.
- Sampling of virtual instruments.
- Play your samples directly after export, edit effects, modulation and envelopes.
- Convert about 290 audio and multi-sample formats.
- Import formats like AKAI S1000, MPC, Kurzweil K2xxx, Roland S, Ensoniq and MIDI Sample Dump.
- Extract samples from sampling CDs.
- Audio batch processing, auto-loop for all, resampling, normalizing, gaining, fading.
- Export samples directly to Steinberg HALion 4, Logic Pro EXS24, NI Kontakt 4, Reason NN-XT, Waldorf Blofeld, Soundfont2 and many others.
- Import and export for Yamaha Tyros 2+3, Motif XS+XF.
- Full MIDI remote control, incl. program and bank changes, multi-velocity layering.
- Release-sample editing.
- Optimum loop handling incl. forward-backward loop with 2 independent crossfades and auto-gain functionality.
- Sample and export whole synthesizer sound bank in one go (Instrument Copier).
- Premium multi-samples from classic synthesizers included.
The SampleRobot 4 Sampling Suite for Mac OS X is available to pre-order for $349 USD (regular $399 USD). The suite is scheduled for delivery in the last week of June, 2013.
More information: SampleRobot
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on Jun 12, 2013 - 1 comment
Patchpool has announced the launch of a Summer Group Buy for its sounds and presets.
In this group sale every participant pays the fixed sum of € 40 Euros and chooses from the products available for that group sale level. The more buyers join the group buy the more products can be obtained.
You can either wait until the sale is over to choose your products and SoundPacks, or you can immediately choose your products once you’ve joined this sale. Whenever the sale reaches the next level, I will send out group mails to notify you about the current level.
Choose from soundsets and preset expansions for Alchemy, Kontakt, Absynth, Reaktor, Zebra, MFM2, Filterscape, Iris, Stutter Edit, Diversion, Chromaphone, ElectraX, Padshop Pro and Tremor and from SoundPacks and LoopPacks for post production and sound design.
The Group Buy ends July 15th, 2013.
More information: Patchpool / Summer Group Buy
Patchpool has announced the release of Flagolet Guitar and Surreal Snippets, two Kontakt sample libraries created from excerpts from previously released soundsets for Camel Audio’s Alchemy.
Flagolet Guitar for Kontakt is taken from the Warped Strings soundset.
This soundset contains 4 guitar flagolet patches played on an acoustic western guitar and sampled in L-C-R using 3 high quality Neumann microphones. These samples and their electronic derivatives were originally produced for my Alchemy Bank Warped Strings.
Flagolet Guitar features
- Kontakt 4, 66.6 MB unzipped, 48Khz/24Bit/stereo.
- Includes 4 nkis/Instruments.
- 38 Samples compressed using Kontakt’s ncw format.
- 2 Impulse Responses.
The Flagolet Guitar for Kontakt costs 7.50 EUR.
Surreal Snippets is the first excerpt from Alchemistry Beyond for Alchemy.
This patch uses 5 instrumental snippets recorded during an improvisation wih several musicians and originally belongs to my Alchemy Bank Alchemistry Beyond. These snippets were later processed with various tools and all are split across the keyboard.
Surreal Snippets features
- Kontakt 4, 33.2 MB unzipped, 48Khz/24Bit/stereo.
- 1 nki/Instrument.
- 5 Samples compressed using Kontakt’s ncw format.
Surreal Snippets costs 4.50 EUR.
Customers who bought Warped Strings and/or Alchemistry Beyond can get the respective Kontakt packs at no cost.
More information: Patchpool
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on May 28, 2013 - 0 comments
Camel Audio has updated its Alchemy Mobile virtual synthesizer app for iOS to version 2.0.18.
Alchemy Mobile v2 is the latest update to Camel Audio’s popular iOS sample manipulation synthesiser for your iPhone/iPad.
The 2.0.18 update provides support for the general pasteboard so you can easily paste audio into Garageband and other non-ACP apps. Also included are a new manual to help you get the most from all its features both old and new, as well as additional improvements.
Changes in Alchemy Mobile v2.0.18
- Copy/Paste to Garageband and other non-ACP apps.
- New Manual makes learning easy – see Extra->Help.
- New ‘Himalaya: Vintage’ Sound Library available – authentic classic synths.
- Improved handling of looped audio.
- Improved background rendering.Various other improvements and fixes.
Camel Audio has also announced Himalaya: Vintage for Alchemy Mobile.
It offers an authentic vintage vibe and playability with squelchy basses, rich multi-layered pads, cutting synths and shimmering strings. Classic synths include the Mellotron, Solina and Oberheim.
It’s out now as an in-app purchase for just 4.99 USD / 3.99 EUR / 2.99 GBP.
Alchemy Mobile Free is available to download for iPhone/iPad from the iTunes app store. Alchemy Mobile Pro Upgrade is available as an in-app purchase for $14.99 USD / 11.99 EUR / £10.49 GBP.
More information: Camel Audio