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17 Jun 2014 Camel Audio releases Artificial Intelligence for Alchemy and Alchemy Mobile25 Apr 2014 Camel Audio releases Free "Bandura" Micro Library for Alchemy18 Mar 2014 Camel Audio releases Free Electronic Synths and Minimal Loops Micro Libraries for Alchemy12 Feb 2014 Camel Audio releases Iceland Sound Library for Alchemy and Alchemy Mobile11 Sep 2013 Camel Audio releases Water for Alchemy - Pay What You Want02 Jul 2013 Camel Audio releases Minimal Techno for Alchemy and Alchemy Player24 Jun 2013 Caring about Music, Software, and the Planet - Interview with Ben Gillett from Camel Audio20 Feb 2013 Camel Audio updates Alchemy Player to v1.5519 Feb 2013 Camel Audio releases Taste of Camel23 Jan 2013 Camel Audio releases "Biolabs: Light Space" for Alchemy and Alchemy Player13 Nov 2012 Camel Audio updates Alchemy to v1.50.127 Sep 2012 Camel Audio releases Shlomo Beatbox for Alchemy and Alchemy Player25 Sep 2012 Camel Audio releases Alchemy v1.5 and celebrates with 20% Off Sale22 Dec 2011 Camel Audio releases "Dream Voices" for Alchemy and Alchemy Player24 Nov 2011 Camel Audio releases "Himalaya: Vintage" for Alchemy and Alchemy Player02 Nov 2011 Camel Audio releases Biolabs: Dark Space for Alchemy and Alchemy Player03 Oct 2011 Camel Audio updates Alchemy and Alchemy Player to v1.2527 Sep 2011 Camel Audio releases Alchemy Mobile for iPhone/iPad
26 Aug 2015 Apple updates Logic Pro X (10.2) and MainStage (3.2) - Introduces Alchemy Sample Manipulation Synthesizer21 Jul 2014 #KVRDC14: New Prizes From Camel Audio30 Nov 2018 PlugInGuru releases Alchemy PowerPack | MegaMagic: Dreams Library for Logic Pro X05 Dec 2017 Alchemy Workshop - December 6th18 Jan 2017 Apple updates Logic Pro X to v10.3 and GarageBand for iOS to v2.2 (10.1.5 for Mac)03 Nov 2015 Patchpool releases Resurrection for Alchemy 2 (Logic Pro X)01 Mar 2015 What Happened On KVR Last Week? (W/E Mar 1)02 Feb 2015 Mabelton Audio releases Bundle B for Ableton Push and popular VST Plug-ins19 Jan 2015 Mabelton Audio releases Mabelton Bundle A, a collection of integration packs for Ableton Push and popular VST plug-ins23 Dec 2014 Soundiron releases New Iron Packs: "Irish Penny Whistle" and "Prepared Acoustic Guitar"17 Nov 2014 Soundiron releases Iron Pack 10: "Tortue Amour" with $2.99 intro price26 Oct 2014 Air Music Tech lowers Price of Advance Music Production Suite and adds New Titles15 Oct 2014 Soundiron releases "Iron Pack #9" Ambient Analog Synth Library for Kontakt and SFZ with Intro Offer25 Sep 2014 Soundiron releases "Iron Pack #8" - Atmospheric and Tuned Percussion Library in Kontakt & SFZ formats24 Sep 2014 ZenSound updates Hades soundset for Alchemy to v1.111 Jul 2014 Soundiron releases Iron Pack 7 with Intro Offer (Voices Of Rapture: Tenor and Soprano also on sale)25 Jun 2014 ZenSound releases Hades - Cinematic horror for Alchemy21 Jun 2014 patchpool releases Aquqlignum for Camel Audio's Alchemy18 May 2014 Soundiron releases Iron Pack 4 with Intro Offer; Mercury Symphonic Boy's Choir also on sale ($140 Off until May 27th)09 May 2014 Soundiron releases Iron Pack 3 - Metal Tuned Percussion, Impacts & Atmospheres for Kontakt & SFZ (on sale until May 15 for $2.99)26 Mar 2014 Mabelton Audio releases Ableton Push VST Integration Packs28 Feb 2014 KVR Audio Readers' Choice Awards 2013 - The Results (Better Late Than Never!)

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ariston
ariston
26 October 2013 at 8:56am

@rosko: Why do I get the feeling that you didn't spend a lot of time with Alchemy (or Absynth)? Almost everything you wrote is dead wrong. "The additive features" only seem good for "crunching up the sound"? That is wrong on so many levels I wouldn't even know where to begin to explain exactly how wrong it is. And as for being geared towards huge soundscapes and not good for leads and basses... again, doh.

There's a saying that a review tells more about the critic than it does about the object being reviewed. This review tells me that you have no idea what you're talking about.

Cubehog
Cubehog
26 October 2013 at 8:57pm

Rosko12, please be more patient and try to understand what these synths are. Both offer so much more than the regular subtractive synths. Thus they are complex environments. You discourage people to try these synths.

From a music listener's view I'd like to hear more creative sounds. These two synths can surely deliver and in the right hands they can be used for very organized sound design.

Zebra can also be reviewed. If I take it with humor than this can turn out to be quite funny.

Good luck.

plenz
plenz
29 October 2013 at 2:43am

This is the same "quality" of "review" as he did for Absynth.

User3333
User3333
29 October 2013 at 11:58am

Guys leaving aside the merit of the review how good is Alchemy against other VST synths over $200. Is it more similar to Absynth or Razor (or not)? If you had low latency with a MIDI controller keyboard would it compare well to the latest hardware synthesisers?

T-CM11
T-CM11
29 October 2013 at 12:20pm

Why don't you try the demo? Isn't there enough written here & elsewhere about it?

Which latest hardware synthesisers? The MS20 Mini? Korg Volca? Pulse2?

User3333
User3333
4 November 2013 at 2:34pm

T-CM I was comparing Alchemy with the recent Access Virus and Nord Lead 4.

T-CM11
T-CM11
4 November 2013 at 2:55pm

The Virus TI2 is not that recent anymore ;-)

Personally, I wouldn't get Alchemy based on it's VA sound. I would prefer the NL4 for that (not that I can afford one). But it can do so much more that the NL4 can't. I'd compare it more with a Roland V-Synth...

snigelx
snigelx
29 October 2013 at 4:03pm

@User3333 Watch these nice videos and make an informed buying decision (bonus, if you skim over them manual while demoing the synth). I do not think you will be the least disappointed.

Alchemy Tutorial Videos by Dan Worrall: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DodjQ9UUOmA&list=PL3C6594A994B13A64

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SarahBellum
SarahBellum
29 October 2013 at 12:52pm

I tried out the demo's of Absynth, Omnisphere, and Alchemy - I bought Alchemy because it has the most scope and was also the best value for money. (Razor isn't in the same league as these three giants).

As a Rompler there are hundreds of presets to tweak, and cheap Soundbanks packs specific to particular genre's. It's a powerful 4-part multi-synth in it's own right with multiple Filters, LFO's, EG's, and Seq's etc so (if you know how to program) making your own sounds from scratch is a dream (a lot easier than Absynth). It's Virtual Analogue engine is brilliant for making classic authentic vintage sounds, and it has a great effects section.

But the winning features for me were being able to morph in real-time between 8 sub-presets with an X-Y pad (I use a nanopad 2), and being able to load Wavs and SFZ's and then resynthesise them (you can't do that in Omnisphere) - i use Chicken System Translator to convert SF2's, Kontakt banks and Sampletank banks to SFZ's, drop them in Alchemy and then take them to weird and wonderful places :)

Alchemy has replaced almost all of my other synths - try the demo for yourself and get the free Alchemy player (it also loads Wavs and SFZ's)

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slowdazzzle
slowdazzzle
31 October 2013 at 6:52pm

Where to begin ? :).....I tested Alchemy Demo, which I loved and have been using just the player with Camel Sound Libraries for now and plan to upgrade soon. I can make almost any sound, style, effect with just the player and it's various ways to morph the sound, better than a lot of synths I own. The full synth is a universe of possibilities no other synth can offer. I might add that Alchemy also includes CamelP.hat and CamelSpace..!! Right now Groove3 training tutorials site is offering one on Alchemy by Lawrence Holcomb for $30, ( recently on sale for $10 ) which is fantastic as are all their tutorials. Camel Audio has superb customer service, often directly from the sound designers themselves, within a day or less. I recommend highly Alchemy and Camel Audio to anyone interested in creating fine synhesized sounds.

User3333
User3333
4 November 2013 at 2:31pm

Hello I love the look and sound of Alchemy and originally I had it as my first VST synth to purchase and I would build others around it to complement. But the acquisition of Komplete 9 Standard and with Razor I would probably be looking at getting Alchemy later. Razor also has a vocoder which many of the leaders in Ominsphere, Sylenth, nor Synthmaster don't have I'm guessing apart from resynthesis. My lineup is all the ones in Komplete 9 standard, Padshop Pro, Retrologue, and others in Cubase and Sonar LE which is more than enough to keep me going for years without needing to look elsewhere you would reckon? Sarah why did you buy Razor when you have Alchemy?

Svarg
Svarg
23 December 2013 at 9:36am

Hello,.

I'm new to Alchemy, using the demo right now but plan to get the full version.

I was wondering, there are third party presets and samples out there (online) to use in Alchemy and they work fine, but is there a way to incorporate them into the rest of my presets so they will show up in the browser with the others?

Thanks.

SarahBellum
SarahBellum
23 December 2013 at 10:16am

there are some available in the downloads section of the registered users area on Camels site.

the are some cheap soundbanks out there, eg - http://www.yuroun-sounddesign.com/products/soundbanks/ - click on Alchemy

Alchemy can load any SFZ banks

:)

Svarg
Svarg
23 December 2013 at 5:02pm

Yes, I know. I have that very one as well as some others. My question is, can they be incorporated into the preset DB so that they show in the browser?

I will try to chase down where the "stock" presets reside. Maybe if I move the new ones to there. . .

Thanks for your reply.

ZenPunkHippy
ZenPunkHippy
23 December 2013 at 5:09pm

Presets installed to the proper location will show up in the preset browser after scanning for new presets (on the Alchemy File menu). If you need info about where presets are found, the best thing to do is contact support [at] camelaudio [dot] com with some details about which OS + host you are using.

Guy Richardson
Guy Richardson
23 December 2013 at 5:45pm

If you're on a Mac the path is MacintoshHD>Library>Application Support>Camel Audio>Alchemy - inside this folder is a number of files. Look for one called samples and another called presets. Inside both you will find folders named after various sound designers plus the factory set. Make a folder in each for your own stuff and save your samples and presets in the appropriate folders. Sorry I don't know the windows path but I imagine it's similar. Once done your presets will show up in the browser.

T-CM11
T-CM11
23 December 2013 at 5:56pm

it's not similar at all! ;-) (I don't remember where the default was, I installed (or moved) the presets to my own location.)

ZenPunkHippy
ZenPunkHippy
23 December 2013 at 6:07pm

The default location on Windows is:

C:\ProgramData\Camel Audio\Alchemy

(you can access it from the Start Menu under "Camel Audio"

Svarg
Svarg
24 December 2013 at 5:11am

Thanks everyone. I'm running Windows 7 so it's probably where ZPH said. Maybe I'll see about moving them to my own location like T-CM11 but for now I'll be happy just being able to get them into the system.

Thanks again.

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syndicat
syndicat
15 February 2014 at 1:27pm

Hi,.

does anyone have news about an AAX64 plugin format update for Alchemy (and i.e. other Camelaudio products)? I assume there are many Alchemy / Camelaudio users out hardly awaiting an AAX64 version for Pro Tools 11 as Camelaudio's products are some of the last which are not still ported to AAX64 / Pro Tools 11.

Many thanks for any hint or info.

cheerioh,.

Niels.

ChamMusic
ChamMusic
9 March 2014 at 1:02pm

Definitely my favourite VST sound design environment of the last 12 months, (and I also own Kontakt 5 and Reaktor).

https://soundcloud.com/chameleon-music/clockwork-angels.

All sounds come from Alchemy by Camel Audio - just 2 patches + plenty of modulation using those X / Y pads. (Sounds were designed by Martin Walker and Simon Stockhausen).

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digiteaser
digiteaser
4 November 2014 at 10:16am

wanted to drop by and say this is my fav synth plug as of now (as quite some people i guess :), asi became a member newly.

also love camel audio, their environmentalist campaigns etc.

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