This new category offers sound libraries in several open formats that are easily accessible by numerous audio workstations and software samplers like Reason, Dimension, Kontakt, Halion, Alchemy, Directwave and many others. Each release contains either pure WAV files or preprogrammed patches that comply with the standards of SFZ, SXT, NKI, FXP and EXS formats.
Currently the following sound libraries are available in these formats:
With SampleRobot Single-X musicians and sound designers can create professional sample sets and transfer their instruments easily to the digital domain. One can also turn virtual instruments into multi-samples for hardware sample players and workstations.
SampleRobot Single-X offers a lot of sophisticated sampling and auto-loop features from his award-winning brother SampleRobot Pro. Single-X stands for „Single Export Format“ and is appropriate if using mostly one sampler type and therefore only one export format is needed.
These different export format options are available: Wave, Kontakt and Reason, Alchemy, Soundfont 2, Blofeld, HALion, WusikStation, SFZ / Dimension
For precise audio loop editing and advanced auto processing SampleRobot Single-X can be combined with SKYLIFE WaveRobot as an upgrade.
SampleRobot Single-X now includes installers for Apple OS X (Mountain Lion, Lion & Snow Leopard) as well as Microsoft Windows (8, 7, Vista & XP).
Changes in SampleRobot 4.51
New SKYLIFE server connection for registration and online content.
Mac: New installers for OS X fully compatible with OS 10.8, including a new framework with many optimizations and speed advantages, streamlined recording processes and path architecture, combined with enhanced support for various audio interfaces.
PC: Enhanced support for Windows 8 including a new virtual interface. SampleRobot can be connected to the SKYLIFE SampleRobot Instrument Host which will be released shortly. In conjunction with the SKYLIFE SampleRobot Virtual Cable this virtual interface has the ability to sample virtual instruments and all audio streams that play on the same computer like web radio, music streams and other media data (abiding by relevant copyright laws and license agreements). SKYLIFE SampleRobot Virtual Cable + Instrument Host is a discrete product that can be used in conjunction with SampleRobot as well as independently with other applications. The download will be available soon on the SKYLIFE STORE.
SampleRobot Single-X for Windows and Mac is available to purchase for $59 USD / 49 EUR / £39 GBP. A bundle with WaveRobot costs $129 USD / 99 EUR / £85 GBP.
Camel Audio has announced it is offering a Buy One, Get One Free promotion on its sound libraries for the Alchemy instrument for Windows and Mac.
Are we sound of mind, or as mad as March Hares? Buy any Alchemy Sound Library and get another absolutely free till March 31! What’s more, Taste of Camel is included with all new orders.
Our libraries already offer great value starting at just 35 USD / 29 EUR / 25 GBP, but for the next three weeks you can choose any two libraries and you’ll get the equal or lower value one free. Simply add two or more libraries to your cart and the discount will automatically be applied. Now is the perfect opportunity to fill the gaps in your collection and make a sound investment for the future!
Camel Audio has announced version 1.55 of its Alchemy sample manipulation synthesizer for Windows and Mac, offering faster preset loading, faster scanning for new presets and other improvements and fixes.
Alchemy v1.55 is bundled with a 1000 presets (including a free sound library of your choice) and a massive 5.5GB of samples, yet remains a modest 249 USD / 199 EUR / 179 GBP for new users.
Changes in Alchemy v1.55
Faster preset loading.
Faster scan for new presets.
Improved handling of preset comment text.
Improved handling of AAZ files.
Improved compatibility with the biolabs skin.
Presets to buy now hidden by default.
Improved Windows set up routines.
Enabling remote control now prompts user to download Bonjour if not installed.
Camel Audio has released Taste of Camel, a tasty appetizer of presets chosen from Alchemy’s menu of Sound Libraries.
Consisting of five presets carefully chosen from each of 24 libraries, this comprehensive collection covers genres as diverse as Electronica and Ambient to Pop and Dubstep. All presets are fully tagged for the new browser in Alchemy Player v1.55, which is included for free.
The collection features 120 presets and 1GB of samples and multi-sampled SFZ instruments including synths, guitars, basses, sound effects, drum kits and loops.
Taste of Camel is free with any purchase from the Camel Audio website. It is also available separately for just 15 USD / 12 EUR /10 GBP and Camel Audio will give you an equal amount in credit toward a future purchase from their site.
Camel Audio has updates its Alchemy Player instrument for Windows and Mac to version 1.55.
Alchemy Player v1.55 is a major update, designed to keep inspiration flowing with probably the most fully-featured sound browser available anywhere, faster preset loading times, improved remote control from the Alchemy iOS app, and many more enhancements.
Changes in Alchemy Player v1.55
New Browser Features
Search presets by Category, Subcategory, Genre, Sound Library, Sound Designer, Articulation or Timbre.
All Alchemy and Alchemy Player Sound Libraries tagged to make finding sounds a breeze.
One click rating of presets and sort by rating or alphabetically.
Add user tags, so you can tag presets associated with a particular project or live set.
Easy to use tagging of presets including the ability to apply tags to multiple presets.
Free text search of all fields including preset name.
Add comments to presets for playing suggestions or other notes.
Browser displays image for each Sound Library.
Other New Features
Polyphonic pitch bend using Alchemy Mobile for an incredibly expressive way to play instruments.
Faster preset, SFZ and project loading and saving.
Faster startup and switching between instances.
Improved MIDI bank and program change handling.
Improved SFZ support – ‘transpose’ opcode added and samples mapped correctly for eg. salamander grand piano SFZ.
Added inverse Mod Wheel options.
Further improvements to filter drive.
Improved stability in all hosts.
Windows now has integrated 32-bit & 64-bit installer.
Add SFZ middle C parameter to config file – use a value of 48 for SFZ standards compliance.
Permanent remix pad octave switch set in config file.
- allowed values are: None, -2 to 8.
Program and bank change messages now processed in offline mode.
Alchemy now sends remix pad values to Alchemy Mobile.
Alchemy Mobile preset list now limited to 128 entries for better performance.
Improved audio handling in Cubase.
Improved performance in all versions of Pro Tools.
Improved automation handling in Pro Tools.
Fixed SFZ transpose amount for round-robin samples.
Fixed rare crash when selecting presets.
Fixed Arp Latch mode in Digital Performer.
Fixed behaviour of File -> Change Data Folder.
Fixed Located Data Folder “Cancel” prompt.
Fixed MIDI program change messages to multiple instances causes crash.
SFZ import now initialises with lowest available key switch.
Changing presets may cause remote preset list to reset to “default”.
“SFZ” in folder name causes Import Audio browser to break.
Perform section Clear now calculates correct source amplitude.
SFZ op code sw_last keyswitch now sticky.
MIDI Program Change no longer requires the GUI to be opened once.
Fixed association of installer with Camel Sounds files.
Fixed Alchemy and Alchemy Player rare crash in Pro Tools.
Fixed performance control values not always recalling with project.
Fixed error loading presets on some systems.
Mono voice presets now observe note off in Sonar.
Alchemy Player causes iLok validation error for some Pro Tools users.
Fixed crash on tempo change in Logic.
Fixed automation recording and feedback from Alchemy Mobile to Pro Tools.
Fixed setup deleting key files if user selects data folder.
Alchemy Player for Windows and Mac (VST/AU/RTAS) is available to download at no cost.
Created by respected sound designer, biomechanoid, the unique sound explorations of Light Space are filled with light and shade, movement and detail, fragile beauty and subtle shifting colours.
Featuring otherworldly, “almost real” instruments with unprecedented depth and expressive subtlety, playable textural synths, evocative atmospheres, mysterious treated bells, flexible evolving rhythmic textures and arps, restrained basses, subtle percussion and drum kits. With each patch providing a wealth of creatively twisted variations, Light Space covers a wide range of genres and moods.