After four years of development, Camel Audio are very pleased to announce the release of Alchemy, together with two accompanying soundbanks.
Described as "the ultimate sample manipulation synthesizer", Alchemy features additive, spectral and granular synthesis and resynthesis, sampling, and a 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 modulation system is extremely flexible, yet easy to use. Alchemy also features an 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 presets 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.
Available for both Mac (AU / VST) and PC (VST), Alchemy is priced at $249 / €199 / £179. The soundbanks cost $59 / €49/ £39. Note that discount prices are available for owners of Camel Audio products.