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.
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.
~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).
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.
Yuroun has announced the release of Abused Piano, a sound library featuring a set of 50 atmospheres, textures, drones, pads, loops and sound effects for Alchemy by Camel Audio.
All based on a recording session May 2012 where a friend abused his old piano. Samples where tortured with several sound design tools, to create beautiful rich pads, musical soundscapes, freaky effects and ambient loops.
Use the remix pad and tweak knobs to find sounds that inspire you, or just fit well into your mix. Abused Piano includes 255 MB of specially created new sample content.
The soundset costs 8.30 EUR. Requires Alchemy full version.
Camel Audio has announced version 1.5 of its Alchemy sample manipulation synthesizer for Windows and Mac.
Alchemy v1.5 is designed to keep inspiration flowing with a fully-featured preset browser, over 1000 presets, faster loading times, improved remote control from the Alchemy iOS app, and many more enhancements.
To celebrate the release, Camel Audio is offering 20% off Alchemy till 15th October and even better value bundles.
Alchemy version 1.5 features a new fully-featured browser.
Changes in Alchemy v1.5
Powerful new browser—The new browser is probably the most fully-featured sound browser available anywhere, allowing users to find all their slow attack strings, glitchy dubstep basses, tempo-synched warm pads, or whatever they need in a matter of seconds. Over 4,000 previously-released Camel Audio presets have been carefully tagged by category, subcategory, genre, sound library, sound designer, articulation, and timbre. Finding favourites is a breeze — simply rate presets with a single click and then sort by rating. Users can add tags to make it easy to call up presets associated with a particular project or live set, and can also add comments to presets with playing tips or other notes. Track down the perfect sound in a host of different ways with this powerful browser.
Dedicated iOS remote—Alchemy v1.5 with the latest update to Alchemy on iOS offers even smoother and more expressive remote control. Change preset, move the remix pad, and access performance controls — all without leaving the comfort of your controller keyboard. Previously the domain of multi-thousand dollar devices, polyphonic pitch bend is new to this update, and offers an amazingly expressive way of playing instruments — especially when combined with polyphonic aftertouch. Also users can now save desktop presets and all referenced WAVs in a single .CamelSounds file, making it easier to move sounds to the mobile version, or another PC.
Bigger and better bundles and 20% off Alchemy—Alchemy Complete comprises Alchemy with all 24 sound libraries installed, including the newly-released Shlomo Beatbox. It now features over 14GB of samples and 4,000-plus presets, including 32,000 hand-crafted variations, all fully tagged for the new browser. Whether writing soundtracks, electronica, or dance music, users now have all the sounds they need at their fingertips for a newly-reduced price of 785.00 USD / 649.00 EUR / 529.00 GBP — a 50% saving on buying the products separately. The Alchemy Atmospheric and Electronic bundles have also been generously increased in size, each now offering 1,900 presets and over 6GB of samples for 399.00 USD / 329.00 EUR / 269.00 GBP. Alchemy itself is now bundled with 1,000 presets including a free sound library of choice, totalling a massive 5GB of exclusive samples.
The Alchemy v1.5 update is free to all existing users. New users can purchase Alchemy at 20% off till 15th October, 2012 – 199 USD / 159 EUR / 143 GBP.
Camel Audio’s new Shlomo Beatbox library for Alchemy is now also available.
Beatboxer extraordinaire Shlomo has recorded an exclusive sample set, utilising all of his amazing beatboxing and vocalising skills. Our sound designers have woven their magic – Shlomo has been morphed, mutated, mixed and layered, glitched and warped to create a unique and inspiring collection of loops, kits, vocal based instruments and inspiring effects.
The library features nearly 700MB of exclusive samples and 156 SFZ instruments. The sounds are fully tagged for the new Alchemy v1.5 preset browser.
The sound library is available to purchase for $59 USD / 49 EUR / £39 GBP.
MAD B.R.G. has announced the release of electronic DRIZZLE, a soundset for the Alchemy sample manipulation synthesizer by Camel Audio.
“friction & fraction, the rough & unexpected, melodic & rhythmic – that’s what the electronic DRIZZLE is about. A percussive note gently shifting to a padish hiss. Made up of technically cold waveforms it may end up in a light summer shower.”
Having in mind Trance, Ambient, Multimedia- and Gamedesign and of course Cinematic Scores when producing the soundset it shall also be a vibrant source of inspiration – so everything else we leave up to your creativity: Let it guide you beyond the limits of imagination!
electronic DRIZZLE features
30 patches with 8 variations each via the remix-pad section and 8 controllers and the x/y-pads assigned. 240 presets in total.
Camel Audio has announced the release of Alchemy Mobile version 1.1.35, an update to their free iOS app that turns your iPhone/iPad into a powerful synthesizer.
The Performance screen in Camel Audio’s Alchemy Mobile software synthesizer for iOS.
This update adds keyboard scales, an easy to use slide out keyboard menu, a larger menu for the iPad version and various bug fixes.
Additional new features will integrate with the upcoming Alchemy v1.5 for Mac/PC including polyphonic pitch bend for expressive, unique control of the desktop synth – especially when combined with polyphonic aftertouch – and improved Alchemy desktop preset import via single bundled file.
Camel Audio has also aanounced a 3-day 60% discount on three of their electronic Alchemy Mobile Sound Libraries. Dubstep, Dance & Trance and BigTone are available as in-app purchases for $1.99 USD / 1.59 EUR / £1.49 GBP (regular $4.99 USD / 3.99 EUR / £2.99 GBP).
Alchemy Mobile Free is available for iPhone/iPad from the iTunes app store. Alchemy Mobile Pro Upgrade is available as in-app purchase from the free version, priced at $14.99 USD / 11.99 EUR / £10.49 GBP.
Samplephonics has announced Sound Design Competition 02, a chance to win various prizes including the release of your own sample pack on the Samplephonics label.
Find a single object, material, or ‘thing’ that you think makes cool sounds. Record sounds from this object in any way you like. Manipulate sounds in any way you like. Create 2 minute track using ONLY these sounds. Done!
Win £1000+ GBP in prizes from Shure, Camel Audio, iZotope, Audiofile Engineering, Point Blank, Soundcloud, Music Technology Magazine, and Samplephonics.
Sound Design Competiton prizes
Shure PG27 microphone and pop shield.
Full License for Camel Audio Alchemy, iZotope Iris, Audiofile Engineering Wave Editor, Sample Manager & Quiztones.
Point Blank Pro Producer course of your choice.
Soundcloud Pro account for 1 year.
A years subscription to Music Technology Magazine.
3x Samplephonics sample libraries + opportunity to create your own sample pack for Samplephonics and earn money.
Full License for Audiofile Engineering Quiztones.
Soundcloud Solo account for 1 year.
2x Samplephonics sample libraries.
Soundcloud Lite account for 1 year.
1x Samplephonics sample library.
The deadline for submitting your entry is 31st August, 2012, 23.59 GMT.