Camel Audio release new sample manipulation synth after 4 years in development 22/12/08
After four years of development, Camel Audio have
announce the release of their Alchemy synth, together with two accompanying
soundbanks. Here's the news in their own words...
Alchemy is the ultimate sample manipulation synthesizer. It's a synth
powerhouse and yet is very easy to use thanks to its performance
controls and remix pads. Just tweak the library of excellent presets
from many of the world's top sound designers or dive in and analyse
your own samples - it's up to you!
Alchemy features additive, spectral and granular synthesis and
resynthesis, sampling, and a very capable virtual analog engine with
unison and PWM. You can morph or crossfade between sources. You can
import your own samples from SFZ, WAV or AIFF files. A wide range of
analog modelled filters are included, in addition to a flexible rack
of effects which includes all those from CamelPhat and CamelSpace as
well as many new effects such as a high quality reverb. The innovative
modulation system is extremely flexible, yet easy to use. Alchemy also
features a powerful arpeggiator with the ability to import the groove
from any MIDI file for immediate synchronization to a beat.
Alchemy ships with over 2GB of samples and analysed content from in-
house designers Tim Conrardy and Biomechanoid, as well as designers
such as Ian Boddy, Robert Rich, Scott Solida and Nucleus SoundLab. A
library of over 300 excellent presets from many of the world's top
sound designers is included, arranged into categories for rapid access
to the sound you require.
Camel Audio has also released two Alchemy add-on soundbanks.
Atmospheric Alchemy is a collection of over 150 presets including
beautiful pads, musical soundscapes, strings, vocals and sound effects.
Electronic Alchemy consists of over 150 sounds covering arps,
fat basses, soaring leads, synths and loops. Each preset has fully
programmed perform assignments which make them fun and easy to tweak,
and comes with 8 remix pad variations for a total of over 1200 sounds
per soundbank. Pricing and Availability:
Alchemy is priced at 249USD / 199EUR / 179GBP. The soundbanks cost
59USD/ 49EUR/ 39GBP.
Cameleon owners will be able to
crossgrade for half price - just 125USD / 99EUR / 89 GBP.
other Camel Audio products will be eligible for a reduced price of
199USD / 159EUR / 143GBP. More information, introductory videos and demo MP3s: