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.
Peter Dines has released Loupe 2, a sample manipulation instrument for Native Instruments Reaktor.
Loupe is a Reaktor ensemble that assigns freeform sections of a sample to different MIDI notes and allows them to be pitched, reversed, resized, filtered and enveloped individually. The incoming MIDI notes do not repitch the sample directly , but you can manually adjust each slice / key’s tuning to create more complex melodic variation out of your source sample.
Changes in Loupe 2
Autoslicing function – set base note, number of slices, and hit the slice button to automatically map sample segments across the keyboard. Works great on beatloops as well as melodic material.
New GUI with color coded per-slice parameters and polyphonic slice markers mapped across the waveform display.
Visual feedback showing the effect of position LFO.
Improved slice reverse function.
Delay mode: slice parameters, repitching, slice areas, filter, reverse and envelope can be mapped to live audio, with buffer freeze features.
A one-knob “clarify” control rolls off the bass and boosts treble so your samples sit better in the mix.
MIDI mappable per-slice fine start and length controls allow you to fine tune slice position from a MIDI controller without reaching for the mouse.
A new Hold control sustains struck notes, freeing your hands to perform with the global controls.
TouchOSC iPad template is included in the archive.
Improved slice position LFO and other small tweaks and bugfixes.
The latest versions inspire musicians to create more and better music with deep, streamlined mixing and a complete rack for all types of instruments.
Reason’s renowned music-centric design focuses around a virtual rack of software instruments, effects and processors connected to a world-class mixing console. Users can go from ideas to music, literally in minutes, designing their of the dreams in the process while never stopping their creative flow. Now, version 7 offers integration of all instruments—in and out of the “box”—with MIDI out. Automatic audio slicing and audio quantize enable quick fixes or style changes of recorded performances—even conversion of those recordings into REX loops for further creative possibilities in the rack. For mixing, Propellerhead adds a spectrum analyzer with visual EQ controls to “see” the audio and tweak equalization settings of any tracks in mixer. One-click group and parallel mix channels go beyond what is possible in physical large format mixers—instantly exposing the world of modern parallel effects and automation. And to inspire, Reason 7 makes importing audio from users’ music libraries and the web with support for mp3, aac, wma and more a snap. An enhanced Factory Sound Bank comes with tons of new loops and drum kits supplying the latest sounds ready to be thrown into tracks.
Audiomatic Retro Transformer takes its place alongside over 100 third-party instrument, effect and utility Rack Extensions (RE) already available for Reason. Designed for use on any instrument, channel or even group mix, Audiomatic oozes character to the sound. Inspired by retro phone apps, Audiomatic, with 16 snapshots going from Vinyl and VHS tape to PVC pipe and Gadget, immediately evokes an auditory mood, place or time. The RE is included free in Reason version 7 but is available to owners of Reason 6.5 and Reason Essentials too, as a separate purchase. As with any Rack Extension, all users can try a fully functional version free for 30 days.
Reason 7 & Reason Essentials 2 are now available at the following suggested retail pricing:
Abeem Live Technologies has released version 0.99 beta 2 of its Rack Performer modular host for Windows.
This is the last version before 1.0 and it adds complete multi-channel audio recording support, as well as many usability improvements, mostly in the patching workflow and the audio monitor.
With the new any-point recording and record groups features it is possible to “plug” the audio recorder anywhere in the patch, and record simultaneously any number of sources and channels directly to the hard drive.
The audio recorder can be mapped to external controllers and with the follow-clock option and external synch on, the process can be fully remote-controlled and slaved to any external transport master device.
Several improvements have been made to the patcher, including the new “swap” and “disconnect” actions, as well as better multi-point patching and smoother overall operation when performing actions on multiple selections.
Amongst the notable additions, VST programs and banks (FXP/FXB) can now be imported and exported via the module context menu. The audio monitoring system has been improved too, and many reported bugs were fixed.
New in Rack Performer v0.99 beta 2
New Audio Recorder with associated floating window and global application control ports for external mapping (source/volume/enable/cut).
Any-point Recording allows to record audio from any patch location(s), pre or post processing level, and stream data to disk in real-time.
Monitor groups and associated groups management dialog (allow record source switching and complex source selections).
Follow-clock recorder option makes the audio recording start and stop with the master clock (sample accurate).
One file for all channels or one file per channel recording option.
Application can export audio to EBU RF64 file format (all bitdepths, including IEEE Float32).
Application can export audio to WAVE file format (all bitdepths, including IEEE Float32).
Audio recordings above 4GB in size are automatically converted to RF64 format.
Many minor modifications and bug fixes. See the changelog for details.
The new beta is available to download for Windows. The beta is fully functional, but document saving and audio recording are disabled in this demo version.