Camel Audio Launches Alchemy v1.5 – Major Update for Sample Manipulation Synth
September 25, 2012 by David Weiss
Sample-based synths and control go hand-in-hand.
Available now, the v1.5 update is free to all existing users and continues on at the price of $249.00 for new users. See below for pricing on the various Alchemy libraries.
In a nutshell, the Alchemy v1.5 update is designed to streamline creativity with a fully-featured preset browser, over 1,000 presets, faster loading times, improved remote control from Alchemy’s iOS app, and many additional enhancements beyond that.
Here’s more information, direct from the company they call Camel (Audio, that is):
“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
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 EURO/£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 EURO/£269.00 GBP.
Alchemy itself is now bundled with 1,000 presets, including a free sound library of choice, and now totals a massive 5GB of exclusive samples. The v1.5 update is free to all existing users and remains a modest $249.00 USD/€199.00 EURO/£179.00 GBP for new ones.”
Check out the demo video below for even more tasty tips on the V1.5 update!