Camel Audio releases Iceland for Alchemy

Camel Audio Iceland

Camel Audio has announced Iceland, a new sound library for its Alchemy sample manipulation synthesizer for Windows and Mac.

Inspired by the beautiful and otherworldly landscapes of Iceland, this evocative library contains 150 expertly crafted presets by sound designers biomechanoid and Deru, and utilises 550MB of exclusive sample content recorded around Iceland, including streams, glaciers, caves and an Icelandic girls’ choir.

The presets come with 8 Remix Pad variations each, and lend themselves perfectly to the more atmospheric and experimental side of composition across a wide range of genres.

Iceland features

  • 150 sounds by biomechanoid and Deru (1200 variations).
  • Includes 27 synths, 23 soundscapes, 20 pads, 19 drums, 12 sound effects, 12 vocals, 11 rhythmic, 10 basses, 7 keys, 4 mallets, 3 woodwinds, 2 organs.
  • Suitable for experimental, soundtrack, ambient, electronic, soundscape, techno.

Iceland for Alchemy and Alchemy Player costs $59 USD/49 EUR/£39 GBP.

A mobile version of Iceland (containing 50 presets) is also available as an in-app purchase from the Alchemy Mobile iOS app, priced at $4.99 USD/4.49 EUR/£2.99 GBP.

More information: Camel Audio / Iceland


Free Mixes: Amon Tobin & Deru

YuriCDM, a collaboration between CDM and Yuri’s Night Bay Area, has posted exclusive mixes of two artists who played at Yuri’s Night Bay Area last weekend.

Amon Tobin @ Yuri's Night
Amon Tobin @ Yuri’s Night – image by Scott Beale / Laughing Squid

Amon Tobin Yuri’s Night mix

Having covered CDs, vinyl, and video games, a lot of Tobin’s work is currently focused on live music. He’s shared this Chicago mix from January for the site here. “DJ mix” suggests that this is more like the boring, DJ texting on his cellphone fare we’ve had to live with in certain venues lately. I think, as usual, it sounds more like Amon come back from space.

Check Amon Tobin’s website for more information the man and his works.

Deru @ Yuri's Night
Deru @ Yuri’s Night – image by JasonUnbound

Deru’s Free Mix

Deru, aka Los Angeles-based IDM electronicator Benjamin Wynn, is playing Yuri’s Night Bay Area coming off of an injury — a repetitive stress injury. (Seriously.) And little wonder: laptop artists have some serious keying and mousing to do under the best of circumstances, and Deru pushes his computer to self-described cyborg-like technological detail.

Visit Deru @ MySpace for more info.

Keep an eye on the YuriCDM site for for video and more.