Camel Audio Alchemy Player

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.
  • Bug Fixes
    • 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.

Visit Camel Audio for more information.