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a sad loss

Post by clavguy » Fri Mar 20, 2015 1:26 pm

This is old new by now, but I have not seen a post here about it so I am posting.

Camel Audio, makers of Alchemy, are going out of business.
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Re: a sad loss

Post by carllackey » Fri Mar 20, 2015 3:07 pm

i believe apple purchased them.

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Re: a sad loss

Post by chibear » Fri Mar 20, 2015 4:25 pm

Yep name is changing to iDromedary :lol:
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Re: a sad loss

Post by clavguy » Fri Mar 20, 2015 6:37 pm

chibear wrote:Yep name is changing to iDromedary :lol:
surely you jest
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Post by BillW » Fri Mar 20, 2015 6:53 pm

He's not kidding. And don't call him Shirley.
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Re: a sad loss

Post by BremenCole » Sat Mar 21, 2015 6:09 am

Sad indeed. I never used their synths, but use Camelphat and Camelspace and find them to be the most versatile plug-ins I have. I sometimes demo plug-ins and think their pretty good, then I always think, "but heck, I can do that already in Camelspace/Camelphat" So they have saved me a lot of money over the years.
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Re: a sad loss

Post by fredfish » Sat Mar 21, 2015 6:23 am

I heard about this a couple of months ago - I use the Alchemy player as my soundbank player (although Plogue sforzando is pretty good). I also have their iPad synth which is great.

The Alchemy player is still available as one of the programs available each month with Computer Music magazine which is £2-50 as a digital download, well worth it.

Just as an addition for those people that have purchased stuff from Camel they can re-download their files through to July - after that they will be closing down their servers. The recommendation is to download all of your stuff now and archive locally.

I had also heard that Apple have bought them out.

Who can not love a synth that has as one of its presets something called "A forest Gnome Dancing" !

But yes - a very sad loss.

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Re: a sad loss

Post by Thomas » Wed Oct 10, 2018 7:58 pm

I just discovered this synth (Alchemy) in resurrecting this thread. It seems as it was/is a fantastic synth and unfortunately was bought out by Apple. What I want to ask the MC community is if anyone knows where I may download sound banks and presets for Alchemy Synth? As popular as it was, I imagine there's downloadable content out there somewhere.
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Re: a sad loss

Post by shayneoneill » Thu Oct 11, 2018 6:13 am

My guess is Apple want Camelphat and Camelspace for Logic Pro. Probably Alchemy too.

That means it'll go bye bye on the PC. Bummer.
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