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KVRAF
 
10136 posts since 18 Jun, 2008, from Melbourne, Australia
 

Postby ZenPunkHippy; Fri Feb 08, 2013 1:01 am Alchemy v1.55.0 - Release Candidate 1 Available

EDIT: Alchemy Player v1.55.0 is now officially released:

http://www.kvraudio.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=5255539

Hi,

We're really pleased to announce the first release candidates for Alchemy and Alchemy Player v1.55.0 are now available to download from your Camel Audio support account.

These builds has been extensively tested in all hosts on Mac and Windows, correcting several bugs found in earlier v1.5 releases. As always, those of you working on important projects are advised to wait for the official release. See below for a list of bug fixes and improvements.

Please post any questions or problems here and we'll do our best to answer as quickly as possible.

Peace,
Andy.

How to update

To update Alchemy or Alchemy Player to v1.55.0 from an existing v1.5 installation it is only necessary to download and run the installer to update the plugin. It is not necessary to download the content again, or uninstall the old version. Your projects will load and sound exactly the same as with previous version.

Downloading

The Alchemy release candidates are found by expanding the Alchemy section in your support account:

  • Alchemy Plugin v1.55.0.3366 - RC 1 (Mac)
  • Alchemy Plugin v1.55.0.3368 - RC 1 (Windows)
Alchemy Player users should click the Mac / Win link to download the latest version:

  • Alchemy Player Plugin v1.55.0.3371P - RC 1 (Mac)
  • Alchemy Player Plugin v1.55.0.3373P - RC 1 (Windows)
Bug Fixes

See the Alchemy and Alchemy Player release notes for the full list of bug fixes and improvements.

Note: the version numbers have been updated to v1.55.0 to avoid confusion with earlier releases. There have been some bug fixes since 1.50.2 and v1.51.0 so please ensure you update now or when the official release takes place.

Alchemy
  • Improved preset loading times
  • Improved preset scan times
  • Fixed rare crash scanning for presets
  • Fixed rare bug resulting in endless loop when loading some presets
  • Fixed rare crash when double-clicking browser attributes
  • Alchemy fails to open on non-English language installation of Win XP
  • Improved handling of AAZ files
  • Improved handling of preset comment text
  • Morph type defaults to wrong setting
  • Performance controls + labels fail to display correct values
  • Fixed memory leak when scrolling through presets
  • Fixed preset compatibility between Alchemy and Alchemy Mobile
  • Fixed rare preset recall bug in Pro Tools
  • Fixed rare mod source GUI bug in Pro Tools
  • Presets to buy now hidden by default
  • Improved compatibility with the biolabs skin
  • Scroll wheel action no longer sets AHSDR1 mod depth
  • Installer symbolic link creation now language specific
  • Fixed Cubase key command bug - space bar now starts transport
  • Fixed File Load menus when using the 64-bit Audio Unit
  • Fixed user area access for non-English OS installations
  • Enabling remote control now prompts user to download Bonjour if not installed
  • Improved Windows set up routines
  • Windows uninstall now removes 64-bit plugin
Last edited by ZenPunkHippy on Wed Feb 20, 2013 5:00 am, edited 3 times in total.
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KVRian
 
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Postby jethrobull; Fri Feb 08, 2013 1:32 am

Thank you! Working perfect so far for me. :tu:
All the audience cares about is being fed a stream of songs that they know and can sing along to.
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KVRAF
 
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Postby ZenPunkHippy; Fri Feb 08, 2013 1:35 am

Excellent! :) Thanks.

Peace,
Andy.
KVRist
 
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Postby AviZiv; Fri Feb 08, 2013 3:35 am

Hi Andy,

I just installed this new release candidate and it went smoothly.

However, it appeared to have also installed some factory sounds although I had none on the Desktop of my mac. I thought that's the only place the installer would look for new sounds to install. Is this not the case?

After searching, I think it picked up some sound files from inside of the Downloads folder. Is this possible? Is this desireable? I'm not sure if they are very recent files....may have been left there from an older download. Maybe you can tell me. The two files it picked up were:

AlchemyFactoryPresets-1-06-1.CamelSounds
AlchemyFactoryBonusSamples-1-50.CamelSounds

What do you think?

Thanks
Avi
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KVRAF
 
10136 posts since 18 Jun, 2008, from Melbourne, Australia
 

Postby ZenPunkHippy; Fri Feb 08, 2013 3:37 am

Hi,

The installer looks on the desktop and in the current folder. The "1-06" file contains the old format presets, so it would be a good idea to log in and use the "Download All Presets" link at the top of the page.

Put this file on the desktop (AlchemyAllPresets.CamelSounds) and double-click to fix.

Peace,
Andy.
KVRist
 
53 posts since 9 Oct, 2011

Postby AviZiv; Fri Feb 08, 2013 3:50 am

RIght. I just realized that I invoked the installer from inside of the Downloads folder. That's probably the reason why it picked up the CamelSounds from there.

Thanks
Avi
KVRist
 
77 posts since 6 May, 2009, from Holland

Postby PHY6; Fri Feb 08, 2013 6:14 am

I don't see the 1.55 installer, only for player I see it.
For Alchemy it's 1.50
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KVRAF
 
10136 posts since 18 Jun, 2008, from Melbourne, Australia
 

Postby ZenPunkHippy; Fri Feb 08, 2013 6:16 am

PHY6 wrote:I don't see the 1.55 installer, only for player I see it.
For Alchemy it's 1.50

Click the '+' next to Alchemy to expand the list of files.

Peace,
Andy.
KVRAF
 
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Postby Arglebargle; Fri Feb 08, 2013 7:02 am

I wish I could revert to the old browser. I just don't like the new one. Sorry. :(
KVRAF
 
1611 posts since 7 Aug, 2008

Postby jsp1979; Fri Feb 08, 2013 7:06 am

Arglebargle wrote:I wish I could revert to the old browser. I just don't like the new one. Sorry. :(


Why is that? The new browser really makes it faster for me to get to the sound (and type of sound) I want.
KVRist
 
330 posts since 8 Jan, 2012

Postby LAGinz; Fri Feb 08, 2013 7:11 am

If I'm doing a clean install with this new RC (assuming at present I have no Alchemy on my hard drive), are there any special directions for me to follow?
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KVRAF
 
10136 posts since 18 Jun, 2008, from Melbourne, Australia
 

Postby ZenPunkHippy; Fri Feb 08, 2013 7:12 am

LAGinz wrote:If I'm doing a clean install with this new RC (assuming at present I have no Alchemy on my hard drive), are there any special directions for me to follow?

Not really - just make sure you have:

1. the installer (!)
2. the Camel Sounds file for all sound libs + Factory
3. the All Presets file

Put all of these on the desktop, or in a single folder, and run the installer.

Peace,
Andy.
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KVRAF
 
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Postby ZenPunkHippy; Fri Feb 08, 2013 7:18 am

jsp1979 wrote:
Arglebargle wrote:I wish I could revert to the old browser. I just don't like the new one. Sorry. :(


Why is that? The new browser really makes it faster for me to get to the sound (and type of sound) I want.

I think some users have found it difficult to change from thinking in terms of selecting a bank and category rather than deciding on the type of sound.

The new way IMHO (as a user not a Camel) is much faster when trying to find a sound.

e.g. choose "pads". Now you can browse through all the pads. The old way meant selecting each sound library (Factory, BigTone, then Biolabs etc.) then the category to browse through smaller groups of presets.

Peace,
Andy.
KVRAF
 
2988 posts since 18 Oct, 2004
 

Postby Arglebargle; Fri Feb 08, 2013 7:25 am

jsp1979 wrote:
Arglebargle wrote:I wish I could revert to the old browser. I just don't like the new one. Sorry. :(


Why is that?


In a word, TMI! In the old browser you could have the advanced view open, select your sound bank, category (only categories present in the sound back would be displayed), and preset up at the top, bada bing, yer done. Now there are a bunch of extraneous fields I don't want or need.
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KVRist
 
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Postby arachnaut; Fri Feb 08, 2013 4:17 pm

I had no problems installing. I re-scanned for good measure.
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