Camel Audio has released two new Alchemy Soundbanks - Luftrum: Ambient and Cameleon: Remixed. Like all Alchemy Soundbanks, each bank is a standalone instrument in its own right, as it comes with a complementary copy of the new Alchemy Player, and costs $59 / €49 / £39.
Luftrum: Ambient is a journey between worlds, from summer afternoons to the icy depths of space. With dense washes of warm, shimmering pads and soundscapes, gentle guitar and piano arpeggios, music boxes, delicate, and ethereal sound effects that totter between beauty and despair, this is a particularly inspiring collection for the ambient musician, film, TV or game soundtrack composer. Its darker elements include chilling machine sounds, disturbing alien atmospheres, the voices of haunted children, water droplets, plus a sprinkling of the avant-garde. This library contains 150 presets and incorporates a 127 MB sample library full of fascinating details covering interior and exterior atmospheres, rural ambiences, creatures at rest, and synth soundscapes.
Cameleon: Remixed is a retro feast of additive resynthesis and morphing. Alchemy users can now enjoy 200 presets hand-picked from the rich archive of evolving Cameleon 5000 sounds. As expected given its heritage, Cameleon: Remixed offers plenty of evolving pads and soundscapes with unique sonic flavours, along with morphed hybrids and FX exotica. The sounds are simpler and thinner than most Alchemy sounds, with a distinctly retro additive sound. The first snapshot is based on the original Cameleon sound, with each variation bringing the preset to life with additional modulation and effects.
Camel Audio have announced that Cameleon 5000 is being discontinued, since Alchemy can do everything that Cameleon can, and a great deal more. To ease the transition, Camel Audio have converted the entire Cameleon preset library to Alchemy format, and are providing it free to Cameleon owners, along with a free copy of Alchemy Player. They are also offering Cameleon users a favourable crossgrade deal to the full version of Alchemy.