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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

Camel Audio updates Alchemy Mobile to v1.1.27 + 50% off Pro upgrade

Camel Audio has updated its Alchemy Mobile free iOS synthesizer app.

Camel Audio Alchemy Mobile
50% off the Pro upgrade of Camel Audio’s Alchemy Mobile synthesizer for iOS.

Alchemy Mobile v1.1.27 lets you move the remix pad using the new Tilt function to translate your physical hand movements into morphing sound changes, while Inertia lets these moves continue under their own steam while you carry on playing. Other new features include quantize to tighten up the timing of your recordings, as well as unlimited record, bounce and export times, further improvements to the keyboard and menu displays, more control over MIDI input and outputs, and iPad 3 retina display graphics.

The Pro Upgrade now lets you record remix pad movements to capture complex sound changes, bookmark your presets to make favourites easier to find, adds more complex quantize functions including triplets and a new ‘Clear MIDI performance and loops’ option. Upgrading to Pro is easy once you’ve installed the free version – just tap on the preset name in the upper left, switch to the Libraries page and select the Pro Upgrade to purchase.

Three new mobile versions of existing Alchemy libraries are now available on mobile, each featuring 50 presets across a wide variety of sound categories. Biolabs: Dark Space is a nightmare blend of science fiction and horror that is both fascinating yet strangely chilling, Dream Voices is a haunting medley of angelic solos, choral washes and intricately woven vocal gymnastics, while Luftrum: Ambient is a journey between worlds, from summer afternoons to the icy depths of space.

Alchemy Mobile is a free app for the iPhone and iPad. The Pro Upgrade is currently on sale for $6.99 USD/5.49 EUR/£4.99 GBP (50% off regular). Biolabs: Dark Space, Dream Voices, and Luftrum: Ambient are $4.99 USD/3.99 EUR/£2.99 GBP each. A free copy is available to those who own the Alchemy Mobile Pro Upgrade and the equivalent Alchemy or Alchemy Player sound library.

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Camel Audio releases Biolabs: Dark Space for Alchemy and Alchemy Player

Camel Audio has announced the release of Biolabs: Dark Space, a sound library for Alchemy and the Free Alchemy Player.

Biolabs Dark Space

Biolabs: Dark Space is a nightmare blend of science fiction and horror that is both fascinating yet strangely chilling. Featuring an extensive collection of moody and twisted soundscapes, tortured machines, a host of distressed hits, scrapes and evolving impacts, possessed basses, freaky effects and disembodied voices, each of its 75 presets is a mini-world of possibilities fuelled by fiendishly clever programming.

With over 1 GB of newly sampled material spanning warped alien artefacts to liquid terrors, dark space is by turns organic and machine-like – a wicked confection to bend your music in strange new ways. Biomechanoid is a respected sound designer, well known for his original Biolabs: Alchemy Labs
collection, and his Absynth presets. He has also designed sounds for various games and Hollywood movies.

All presets have been carefully designed with Polyphonic Aftertouch for even greater expression. The forthcoming update to the Alchemy Mobile App transmits Polyphonic Aftertouch opening up a new world of expressive sound control. Imagine being able to sweep through each sample of a chord, or tweak the filter of each held note with your fingertips.

Biolabs: Dark Space is available to purchase for $35 USD / 29 EUR / £25 GBP (Alchemy Player included).

More information: Camel Audio / Biolabs: Dark Space

Camel Audio updates Alchemy to v1.25

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Camel Audio Alchemy biolabs skin

Camel Audio has updated Alchemy and Alchemy Player, the sample manipulation software synthesizer and player plug-ins for Windows and Mac.

This update features enhanced analog modelled filters by modelling experts Cytomic, an additional skin by biolabs and support for remote control with Alchemy Mobile.

Changes in Alchemy v1.25

  • Enhanced analog modelled filters with better sound and lower CPU (by Cytomic).
  • Added iPhone/iPad remote control support.
  • Additional skin by biolabs previously only available with the biolabs bank.
  • Performance control automation parameters moved to top of list for easy access.
  • No clipping of filters – now you can drive them hard.
  • FX presets can now include modulation assignments.
  • Skins with only player controls now possible, making skinning much easier.
  • Improved release time for compressor.
  • Enhanced bit-crusher.
  • Acoustic reverb CPU peaks eliminated.
  • Edit perform control labels with a single click.
  • Progress bar now updates smoothly.
  • Added help button to key file not found and missing samples dialog boxes.
  • Improved default paths for 32-bit and 64-bit Windows setup.
  • Windows setup creates shortcut to configuration folder.
  • Reduced the size of the Mac DMG.
  • Various bug fixes, details here.

Alchemy for Windows and Mac (VST/AU/RTAS) is available to purchase for 199 EUR.

More information: Camel Audio / Alchemy

FXpansion releases Geist Expander: Best of GURU

FXpansion Geist Expander: Best of GURU

FXpansion has announced the release of Best of GURU, a Geist Expander pack which brings together the highlights of the GURU factory sound library.

With 3GB of diverse kits, loops and single-hit sounds, Best of GURU offers a huge array of sounds pre-formatted for Geist to drop into your productions.

Some highlights of the pack include a wide variety of Goldbaby samples and loops, Yellow Tools acoustic kits and a comprehensive suite of classic vintage drum machine sounds, as well as a wealth of material from Wizoo Platinum, Groove Criminals, Gearshift and Biolabs, amongst others.

In total, Best of GURU contains over 350 kits, over 1500 loops and over 9500 single-hit sounds. The included samples and loops are all in .WAV, .AIF or .RX2 format, so can be used in any software or hardware instrument which can load these formats.

Geist Expander: Best of GURU is a download-only product and is available now from the FXpansion web shop, priced at £59 GBP/69 EUR/$99 USD for all registered Geist owners.

Special offer: Best of GURU is FREE with all new Geist purchases until 31 July 2011. Best of GURU is also FREE for all customers who crossgrade to Geist from GURU.

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Camel Audio releases Biolabs: Alchemy Labs and Junkie XL: Future Oldskool

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Camel Audio Biolabs: Alchemy Labs

Camel Audio has announced the release of Biolabs: Alchemy Labs and Junkie XL: Future Oldskool, two new soundbanks for Alchemy.

Biolabs: Alchemy Labs covers a huge range of sonic ground from genetically enhanced synths to mutant machines, tapping directly into the subconscious with cyber-organic hybrids and neural circuitry. An ambitious project from the fertile imagination of sound designer biomechanoid (aka Colin Fraser), its appeal straddles multiple genres such as ambient, electronica, film, glitch, and IDM. A full year in the making, this soundbank includes a 700MB specially created sample library and exclusive skin.

Biomechanoid is a respected sound designer; well known for his Absynth sounds and creator of the Absynth Twighlights Kore Soundpack. He has designed sounds for various games and Hollywood movies including US box office #1 Crank.

Biolabs: Alchemy Labs features

  • Number of Sounds: 150 (1200 variations)
  • Sound Categories: 34 Soundscapes, 20 Sound Effects,18 Pads, 16 Basses, 15 Loops, 12 Arps, 9 Drums, 8 Synths, 7 Vocals, 5 Leads, 4 Keys, 3 Guitars
  • Genres: Electronica, IDM, Ambient, Film Music, Techno/Electro, Dance/Trance
  • Download Size: 385 MB
Camel Audio Junkie XL: Future Oldskool

Junkie XL: Future Oldskool is not a collection for the faint-hearted. From cone-shaking sub-basses to searing leads, journeying through animated loops, tortured guitars and unnerving sound effects, all the way to delicate breathy pads, rich strings, and dark angelic soundscapes, these are not sounds to play to your granny. However, if you want your music to have elemental power, rich squelchy filters, phat bottom end, and uplifting sounds that can bring tears to your eyes, look no further. The specially created sample library content incorporates classic oldskool synths, haunting vocals, shiny and glistening pads, captured wavetables, along with scary basses and underground shivers.

Junkie XL is a talented producer and remixer. His ‘Radio JXL’ album featured collaborations with Depeche Mode’s Dave Gahan, Gary Numan, Robert Smith from The Cure and Public Enemy’s Chuck D. The album also included a remix of Elvis Presley’s ‘A Little Less Conversation’, which became a #1 hit in more than twenty countries. He has also remixed tracks by Bloc Party, Coldplay, Britney Spears, Avril Lavigne, Scissor Sisters and Justin Timberlake.

Junkie XL: Future Oldskool features

  • Number of Sounds: 150 (1200 variations)
  • Sound Categories: 34 Synths, 27 Basses, 25 Loops, 20 Pads, 17 Soundscapes, 15 Leads, 8 Vocals, 4 Sound Effects
  • Genres: Dance/Trance, Electronica, House, Ambient, Techno/Electro, IDM
  • Download Size: 74 MB

Biolabs: Alchemy Labs and Junkie XL: Future Oldskool are available to purchase for $59 USD each.

More information: Camel Audio / Biolabs: Alchemy Labs / Junkie XL: Future Oldskool

Review: Native Instruments Absynth Twilights

Native Instruments Absynth Twilights

Native Instruments has recently released another addition to the KORE SoundPack series: Absynth Twilights, a collection of

tonal and atonal evolving atmospheres conjuring up everything from heavenly to nightmarish ambiences.

Absynth users may already be familiar with the sounds of Absynth Twilights, as they are derived from the Absynth Sounds Vol. 1-6 series published by Camel Audio. Well respected Biolabs sound designer Biomechanoid is one of the principle authors of the Absynth factory sounds. With the release of Absynth Twilight you can now use these sounds with KORE 2 or the free KORE Player.

The Absynth Twilights SoundPack comes with usual 200 KoreSounds, and 1,600 variations (8 morph pad positions for each KoreSound).

Preset names such as “Evil Munchkin Army” and “Sci-Fi Intermission” are a good indication of the type of sound you’re going to get. You can listen to the audio demos on the product page to get an idea of what you’ll get.

So what do I think?

Absynth Twilights delivers a large amount of quality pads and soundscapes.

According to Native Instruments, this SoundPack is perfect for game designers, score producers and ambient electronic musicians. I’d say it’s great for anyone who’s looking for that edgy sound that Absynth is known for: harsh & digital, warm & organic.

On the other hand, I can also image you just listened to the demo tracks and find yourself thinking “It sounds great, but will I actually use it?”

If you’re that game designer, score producer or experimental musician, you get great value for money with Absynth Twilights, but I guess it’s a typical YMMV type product.

More information: Native Instruments