by Neon Breath; Mon Jan 28, 2013 1:56 pm
Seriously, awesome work & support Camel crew and don't give up, I can't wait to see Alchemy 2.
by Jamie61571; Mon Jan 28, 2013 4:28 pm
by Elenesski; Fri Feb 01, 2013 12:05 pm
I hope that in Version 2, there is a way to have multiple channels the way Omnisphere does it it. Right now I need to start a separate alchemy plug-in for each sound and it would be cool if I could use one plug-in for multiple sounds on multiple channels. Assuming that all saves CPU in the end.
by Neon Breath; Fri Feb 01, 2013 1:02 pm
Marginal Ray wrote:
But take your time with beta testing...
This. I much prefer having a solid V2 version few months later than a half-baked buggy version earlier.
by Jamie61571; Sat Feb 02, 2013 12:38 pm
by Neon Breath; Sat Feb 02, 2013 12:44 pm
Jamie61571 wrote:Hello I wouldn't want to wait a few months I would wait a month or so how is alchemy 2 coming along?thank you
Just chill, and be patient. Now go have fun with Alchemy 1.5
by Stevee00; Mon Feb 18, 2013 6:00 am
Seriously, before Alchemy I didn't realize how much I was struggling to understand and control what was happening in Diva and Zebra. I'm a musician, not a sound designer, and there's a limit to how much time I can spend learning the workings of a synth. I like to understand just enough that I can tweak existing patches to behave just the way I want them and have maximum control during performance.
I'm amazed at how deep I've gone with Alchemy in a few months. I'm devouring the manual and find I can create and modify complex modulation schemes that I would never attempt with Diva or Zebra. With Alchemy I can go deep, down to the sound-generating seed. I've even created a few patches from scratch, for special uses. Everything is laid out so logically, following consistent rules, and it's easy to see what's modulating what.
I'm even experimenting with and actually understanding additive and granular synthesis for the first time--I was alway a subtractive synthesis sort of guy (started with the original Buchla). So it's a teaching tool, not just a performance instrument. That's exciting!
To be fair to Diva / Zebra, they both generate beautiful, warm, beefy sounds that I find complement the complex sound of Alchemy perfectly. They have equal status in my setup with Alchemy and are indispensable. I mix them together on the fly during performance and they share the sonic space well. I have great respect and admiration for the engineering skill of the U-he team.
But, back in my studio, every time I go into Diva or Zebra to track down a modulation path or tweak a sound, I get frustrated and exclaim, "Why can't U-he have the same smart UI as Alchemy?" The simulated knobs and sliders in Diva / Zebra are beautiful and exciting--for the first hour. After that I don't care. I just want functionality. Thanks, Camel Audio, for showing the way. I hope U-he copies your example.