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Camel Audio updates Alchemy Player to v1.55

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Camel Audio Alchemy Player

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.
  • Bug Fixes
    • 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.

More information: Camel Audio / Alchemy Player

Yuroun releases Ambient Chord Progressions Vol 2

Yuroun Ambient Chord Progressions Vol 2

Yuroun has introduced Ambient Chord Progressions Vol 2, a collection of chord sequences.

Ambient Chord Progressions Vol 2 brings you 20 chord sequences designed for any style of music. These sequences fit perfectly in any ChillOut, Lounge, New Age, Trance or TV/ filmscore production.

Simply drag and drop or import your chosen file into your DAW and start building your brand new track. Whatever style you produce, there’s always a home for some great chord progressions.

Ambient Chord Progressions Vol 2 features

  • 20 midi kits with Chords, Piano and Bass.
  • Bonus: the demo projects with
    • 8 Alchemy sounds (2 Pads, 1 Lead, 1 Drum, 3 Keys adn 1 Bass) for the full version of Camel Audio Alchemy.
    • 5 FL Studio projects files
    • 8 midi drum loops.

The library costs 4.95 EUR.

More information: Yuroun / Ambient Chord Progressions Vol 2

Camel Audio releases Biolabs: Light Space for Alchemy & Alchemy Player

Camel Audio Biolabs Light Space

Camel Audio has released Biolabs: Light Space, a new sound library for Alchemy and Alchemy Player.

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.

Biolabs: Light Space features

  • 75 Sounds with (600 variations).
  • Includes 16 Synths, 15 Soundscapes, 12 Pads, 10 Arps, 5 Keys, 5 Loops, 3 Drumkits, 3 Bass, 3 Guitar, 3 Mallets.
  • Nearly 1GB sampled material (24bit), providing round-robin variation and multi-layered instrumental complexity.

Biolabs: Light Space is available to purchase for $35 USD/29 EUR/£25 GBP, or as a bundle with Biolabs: Dark Space for $59 USD/49 EUR/£39 GBP.

More information: Camel Audio / Biolabs: Light Space

Patchpool releases Framedrum for Alchemy

Patchpool has announced the release of Framedrum, a sound library for Camel Audio Alchemy, containing multisampled framedrum instruments with up to 4 velocity layers and 8 variations per sample (Round Robin).

Patchpool Framedrum

Played with hands and fingers in the centre and on the rim of the drum, rubbing the skin, playing the drum with mallets and sticks and treating it with various objects and materials like rubber balls, tibetian soundbowl, chopsticks, rice and peanuts (in their shell).

This library also contains many patches made from processed Framedrum sounds, treated with granulators, stretching devices, saturators, distortion units, spectral tools, pitch shifters, convolution reverbs and more exotic FX Plug-Ins resulting in a large variety of beautiful and dramatic soundscapes and textures, dark and massive drones, percussive synths, mysterious noises, rich pads, edgy synth sounds and massive impacts.

As nothing beats a real drumming performance there is also a collection of loops in various time signatures, all synced to host tempo by using Alchemy’s granular mode and temposynced MSEGs and LFOs.

Framedrum features

  • 63 patches / 1 variation with 8 Snapshots each in the Remix Pad.
  • 1.61 GB of original samples, 35 MB of resynthed files are included.
  • 35 sfz-files are included so that you can use the samples and sfzs in other samplers as well.
  • All Framedrum samples were recorded with 3 Neumann microphones in L-C-R in 48 Khz/24 Bit – U87 center mic – a stereo set of KM 184 for L-R.
  • Extensive use of Alchemy’s complex modulation possibilities and Filters, often intermodulating LFOs/MSEGs/Sequencers with each other and assigning numerous parameters to a single Controller.

Framedrum for Alchemy is available to purchase for 33 EUR. Requires the full version of Alchemy, it does not work with the Alchemy player version.

More information: Patchpool / Framedrum

Yuroun releases Pure II soundset for Alchemy

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Yuroun Pure II

Yuroun has released Pure II, a soundset featuring 51 sounds for the Alchemy software synthesizer by Camel Audio.

It’s the successor of Pure I. We call it Pure because there where no samples involved. The sounds where made with the Alchemy’s Virtual Analog engine. The sounds are Pure Alchemy.

Each of the 51 presets makes full use of Alchemy’s remix pads, offering a total of 408 sound variations. Use the remix pad and tweak knobs to find sounds that inspire you, or just fit well into your mix. This sound library contains totally new material, making it the perfect companion to for your next track.

Pure II features

  • 51 sounds (408 variations).
  • Includes 27 pads, 1 Arp, 4 Basses, 3 Keys, 8 Soundscapes, 1 String and 7 Synths.
  • Suitable for Film Music, Electronica, Ambient, Soundtrack, IDM, Trance, Pop.
  • Sounds are tagged.
  • Requires full version of Alchemy (NOT included).

The soundset is available to purchase for 8.30 EUR.

More information: Yuroun / Pure II

DNR Collaborative releases Synthetic Micro for Alchemy

DNR Collaborative Synthetic Micro

DNR Collaborative has announced Synthetic Micro, a collection of 60 unique instruments for Camel Audio’s Alchemy, compatible with Alchemy v1.5 and thoroughly tagged with Alchemy’s new browser tagging system.

Each instrument comes complete with each of Alchemy’s 8 remix pads programmed to give you many unique variations in each instrument.

Also included are 60 custom oscillators (11 hard, 26 smooth, 10 random and 13 unique) and 40 custom LFO modulators (10 smooth, 7 pulse, 8 saw and 15 random).

Synthetic Micro is perfect for dance, trance, electronica, ambient, soundtrack and downtempo styles of music. Included in this package are 12 soundscape, 17 rhythmic/arp, 11 keyboard, 8 lead, 7 pad and 5 bass instruments.

Synthetic Micro for Alchemy is available for the introductory price of $5 USD until December 1st, 2012 (regular $15 USD). All Sound Repository license holders will receive this product for free, as well as all previous users of Alchemy: Illumination.

More information: DNR Collaborative / Synthetic Micro

Patchpool introduces Framedrum for Alchemy + Save 20% in pre-order

Patchpool Framedrum

Patchpool has announced Framedrum, a sound library for the Alchemy sample manipulation synthesizer by Camel Audio.

Framedrum for Alchemy will contain multisampled framedrum instruments with up to 4 velocity layers and 8 variations per sample (Round Robin). Played with hands and fingers in the centre and on the rim of the drum, rubbing the skin, playing the drum with mallets and sticks.

As nothing beats a real drumming performance I will also play and sample a collection of loops in various time signatures, all synced to host tempo by using Alchemy’s granular mode and temposynced MSEGs and LFOs. Then there will be patches made from processed framedrum sounds, treated with granulators, saturators, distortion units, spectral tools, pitch shifters, convolution reverbs and more exotic FX Plug-Ins.

Framedrum features

  • ~2 GB of original samples.
  • All samples recorded with 3 Neumann microphones in L-C-R – 48 Khz/24 Bit.
  • U87 center mic – a stereo set of KM 184 for L-R.
  • ~50 patches with 8 variations each in Alchemy’s Remix Pad.
  • NOte: This sound bank requires the full version of Alchemy. It does not work with the Alchemy player version.

Framedrum is scheduled for release in mid December, 2012. The soundset is now available to pre-order for 24 EUR (20% off regular 30 EUR).

More information: Patchpool / Framedrum

Camel Audio updates Alchemy to v1.50.1

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Camel Audio Alchemy

Camel Audio has released version 1.50.1 of its Alchemy sample manipulation synthesizer for Windows and Mac.

Alchemy is the ultimate sample manipulation synthesizer which can turn your musical dreams into reality. It’s a synth powerhouse and yet is easy to use thanks to its powerful browser, performance controls and remix pad. The library of contemporary sounds explores new sonic territory ranging from cutting-edge pads and sublime soundscapes to ultra-fat basses and synths. Just tweak the library of presets from many of the world’s top sound designers or dive in and analyse your own samples – it’s up to you! Buy now and get a free sound library of your choice.

Changes in Alchemy v1.50.1

  • Click source forward/back buttons to swap SFZ files.
  • Use arrow keys to step through files in the Import Browser.
  • Browser attribute columns stored per track.
  • Move the browser forward/back a page by clicking in the scroll bar.
  • Clicking ‘Hide presets to buy’ permanently hides them.
  • Limeflavour skin now available from the User Library.

Alchemy is available to purchase for $249 USD / 199 EUR / £179 GBP. The v1.50.1 update is free to all current Alchemy users.

More information: Camel Audio / Alchemy