Camel Audio has introduced Alchemy Mobile v2, the synthesizer app for iPad and iPhone.
Turn your iPad/iPhone into an expressive synthesizer studio with stunning sound quality.
Alchemy Mobile v2 is a major update to Camel Audio’s iOS synthesiser for your iPad/iPhone. It features drum pads and a new 4-Track Sequencer for intuitive song creation. Camel Audio have also added Audiobus support so you can integrate Alchemy with your mobile studio.
Alchemy Mobile v2 features
4-Track Sequencer – Intuitive song sketch pad with mixer and solo/mute.
Audiobus Support – Integrate Alchemy with your mobile studio.
Drum Pads – Create your own beats.
New Presets – Improved sounds including piano, strings, guitar and drum kits.
Improved Recording – Overdubbing, song position indicator and adjustable track length.
iCloud – Backup and transfer your songs.
8 Demo Songs – Hear what Alchemy Mobile can do.
Tutorial – Learn fast.
Improved Graphics – Now sharper and clearer.
Lower Latency – Snappier performance on iPad3/iPhone 5.
Simplified Account Signup – get 35 free presets by entering an email address and password.
Alchemy Mobile is a free app for iOS. The Pro Upgrade includes saving of your songs, and extra sounds and songs to remix. It is available as an in-app purchase for $14.99 USD / 11.99 EUR / £10.49 GBP.
Patchpool has announced the release of The Vase, a sound library for Camel Audio Alchemy, containing 15 patches made entirely from a multisampled vase using unprocessed samples for beautiful and delicate mallet-like instruments and processed, spectralized and metasynthed samples for pads, synths, soundscapes and otherworldly noises.
The vase was played with soft mallets, hitting it at the top, bottom and side, recording 10 variations for each hit (10x Round Robin). It was also played with the hand for claydrum-like sounds (9xRR), it was rubbed with a drumstick, it was filled with water for nice drips and drops and it was resynthed to create keyboard-like instruments.
All vase samples 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.
As in all my soundsets for Alchemy I make 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. This enables the user to deeply interact with the sounds and shape it according to his needs and preferences. Also the patches can serve as a starting point for the user’s own creations when loading new samples into them and then using the pre-assigned Controllers and Snapshots in the Remix Pad.
The Vase for Alchemy is available to purchase for 11 EUR. Requires the full version of Alchemy.
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.