Alchemy Mac?

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skank
KVRist
483 posts since 19 Mar, 2004

Post Mon Apr 06, 2020 2:41 pm

Does anyone know how a legal owner can get Alchemy Mac please?

I took the advice and made (Windows) downloads when they were closing but never thought to download my Mac versions as I was PC for a very long time. I'm now moving to Mac and don't want to lose access Alchemy.
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chk071
KVRAF
24039 posts since 11 Apr, 2010 from Germany

Re: Alchemy Mac?

Post Mon Apr 06, 2020 2:51 pm

Which DAW will you be using on Mac? Logic has Alchemy built in, if you didn't know that already.
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KVRAF
5977 posts since 28 Apr, 2013

Re: Alchemy Mac?

Post Mon Apr 06, 2020 3:03 pm

IIRC. All the previous installers had account owner information imbedded into it. And while version 2 is included in Logic (but not sure if it's imbedded preventing its use in other DAWs), it is a different synth - and from what others have said, doesn't include every sound from version 1.

You might just want to keep your windows machine running it and sync it to your Apple.

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CrystalWizard
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1190 posts since 10 Jul, 2008 from Orbit Sol III

Re: Alchemy Mac?

Post Mon Apr 06, 2020 6:36 pm

It’s included with Logic and Mainstage. V2 doesn’t run in any other DAWs.
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Michael L
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3115 posts since 25 Jan, 2014 from The End of The World as We Knowit

Re: Alchemy Mac?

Post Mon Apr 06, 2020 6:56 pm

Copy your old Alchemy presets into the same folder as the newer Alchemy presets so Logic can find them
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Cinebient
KVRAF
4765 posts since 16 Nov, 2014

Re: Alchemy Mac?

Post Mon Apr 06, 2020 7:01 pm

The version in Logic is now more like v2.5 and you also get v2 of Camel Space (Step FX in Logic) and Camel Phat (Phat FX in Logic) on top.
Its much better in every way beside that Apple decided to take away the microtuning and waveform import which is a big bummer for me and so i also wish often i had still my v1.55 installers. But i only have all the sample content.
But otherwise still one of my favorite synths.

skank
KVRist
483 posts since 19 Mar, 2004

Re: Alchemy Mac?

Post Mon Apr 06, 2020 7:38 pm

chk071 wrote:
Mon Apr 06, 2020 2:51 pm
Which DAW will you be using on Mac? Logic has Alchemy built in, if you didn't know that already.
Cubase predominantly, thanks
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skank
KVRist
483 posts since 19 Mar, 2004

Re: Alchemy Mac?

Post Mon Apr 06, 2020 7:41 pm

Michael L wrote:
Mon Apr 06, 2020 6:56 pm
Copy your old Alchemy presets into the same folder as the newer Alchemy presets so Logic can find them
Thanks but I don't have Logic

This is a bit of a bummer TBH, I just never thought I'd come back to Mac.
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DrGonzo
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2446 posts since 24 Oct, 2000 from A Swede Living in Budapest

Re: Alchemy Mac?

Post Mon Apr 06, 2020 10:48 pm

Cinebient wrote:
Mon Apr 06, 2020 7:01 pm
Its much better in every way beside that Apple decided to take away the microtuning and waveform import which is a big bummer
I am by no means an expert in Alchemy but as far as I have worked with the latest version of it, you an absolutely import your own samples into it. Or did you mean something else?

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Michael L
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3115 posts since 25 Jan, 2014 from The End of The World as We Knowit

Re: Alchemy Mac?

Post Mon Apr 06, 2020 11:47 pm

skank wrote:
Mon Apr 06, 2020 7:41 pm
Michael L wrote:
Mon Apr 06, 2020 6:56 pm
Copy your old Alchemy presets into the same folder as the newer Alchemy presets so Logic can find them
Thanks but I don't have Logic
I don't have Mainstage but it is cheap, has Alchemy, and you might be able to route it to your DAW via Blackhole, Rewire or IAC.
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Gamma-UT
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5508 posts since 8 Jun, 2009 from UK

Re: Alchemy Mac?

Post Tue Apr 07, 2020 1:36 am

MainStage is only a Rewire master so it doesn't play nice with other DAWs in the way you'd want. However, routing MIDI using IAC and audio redirection software like Soundflower (free) or Loopback (paid) will do the job.

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Michael L
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3115 posts since 25 Jan, 2014 from The End of The World as We Knowit

Re: Alchemy Mac?

Post Tue Apr 07, 2020 1:55 am

Thanks. BTW, Blackhole is like an updated Soundflower for Mac.
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Gamma-UT
KVRAF
5508 posts since 8 Jun, 2009 from UK

Re: Alchemy Mac?

Post Tue Apr 07, 2020 2:04 am

Ah, OK. I hadn't noticed that Rogue Amoeba had passed the source back for Soundflower to the original author – I'd assumed they were still maintaining it in parallel with Loopback (which is the one I've been actually using).

Cinebient
KVRAF
4765 posts since 16 Nov, 2014

Re: Alchemy Mac?

Post Wed Apr 08, 2020 10:23 am

DrGonzo wrote:
Mon Apr 06, 2020 10:48 pm
Cinebient wrote:
Mon Apr 06, 2020 7:01 pm
Its much better in every way beside that Apple decided to take away the microtuning and waveform import which is a big bummer
I am by no means an expert in Alchemy but as far as I have worked with the latest version of it, you an absolutely import your own samples into it. Or did you mean something else?

/Carl
I know but i mean not sample import.
In the latest version 1.55 you could also import waveforms for the VA OSCs and it had .tun file import for microtunings.

Cinebient
KVRAF
4765 posts since 16 Nov, 2014

Re: Alchemy Mac?

Post Wed Apr 08, 2020 10:48 am

Ploki wrote:
Wed Apr 08, 2020 10:36 am
Cinebient wrote:
Wed Apr 08, 2020 10:23 am

I know but i mean not sample import.
In the latest version 1.55 you could also import waveforms for the VA OSCs and it had .tun file import for microtunings.
IIRC Logic supports .scl tuning tables, that are respected by all synths in the project (and as such also alchemy)

But only within 12 note scales or?

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