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Camel Audio stopped business
« on: January 08, 2015, 02:52:51 PM »
"We would like to thank you for the support we've received over the years...camel Audio's plug-ins, Alchemy Mobile IAPs and sound libraries are no longer available for purchase."

https://www.camelaudio.com

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Re: Camel Audio stopped business
« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2015, 03:27:36 PM »
Perhaps not surprising. What did they do?
Cameleon synth ... later updated to Alchemy. And a couple of effect plugins, which I thought were mediocre.
That's pretty much it. Not a lot for so many years.

That said, Alchemy is one of my foundation synths. It's on pretty much everything I do.
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Re: Camel Audio stopped business
« Reply #2 on: January 10, 2015, 02:23:05 PM »
Very sad and very surprising news! Alchemy is pretty much my primary synth for Ambient music!
Very bad news.. I had hi hopes they would release something big any time soon.. like a new version of Alchemy...
There is really no other synth to fill their spot to be honest..

I wonder what was the reason for them to lay down camel audio ?
No info on the website either... did they not pay taxes or what ?

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Re: Camel Audio stopped business
« Reply #3 on: January 10, 2015, 02:53:22 PM »
rumours suggest they have been being sold to another "big company" it would make sense..because of the lack of information on the website.

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Re: Camel Audio stopped business
« Reply #4 on: January 11, 2015, 12:15:16 AM »
Alchemy is my main synth too. Supposedly Alchemy 2 was on the horizon, so that "could" be launched by a new owner.

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Re: Camel Audio stopped business
« Reply #5 on: January 23, 2015, 09:11:59 PM »
Since I like to manipulate samples, in the future this could end up as my replacement for Alchemy:
http://youtu.be/DbpqdaLO-WI

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Re: Camel Audio stopped business
« Reply #6 on: January 24, 2015, 08:01:30 AM »
Since I like to manipulate samples, in the future this could end up as my replacement for Alchemy:
http://youtu.be/DbpqdaLO-WI
Given I've been using their tools for over a decade, this is definitely a day-one purchase! Sweet!
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Re: Camel Audio stopped business
« Reply #7 on: February 23, 2015, 10:57:37 PM »
Apple appears to have acquired Camel Audio.

http://www.macrumors.com/2015/02/23/apple-acquires-camel-audio/

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Re: Camel Audio stopped business
« Reply #9 on: August 28, 2015, 09:26:36 AM »
Yeah I saw that yesterday, appears that Alchemy is now part of Logic X, which is cool except that I'm still running Logic 9 since my computer is too old.  :o  Oh well, I guess I should complain like all the PC guys.  ;D
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Re: Camel Audio stopped business
« Reply #10 on: August 28, 2015, 09:37:17 AM »
I've seen reports that Alchemy still runs well on Windows 10, so there's hope I can still use it once Win 7 is no longer supported.

Still... first Logic, now Alchemy...  :'(  complain, complain, complain... :o

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Re: Camel Audio stopped business
« Reply #11 on: August 28, 2015, 05:52:19 PM »
I've seen reports that Alchemy still runs well on Windows 10, so there's hope I can still use it once Win 7 is no longer supported.

Still... first Logic, now Alchemy...  :'(  complain, complain, complain... :o

You want to complain, whenever I see someone mention the word Alchemy in audio software I was think of this:



Best sample editing software on the mac, I think even today it has few rivals and its been gone since the 90s.  :(

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Re: Camel Audio stopped business
« Reply #12 on: September 02, 2015, 04:49:34 AM »
That does make Logic X very enticing but like Loren Im working with Logic Pro 9 primarily because an OSX upgrade from Mountain Lion 10.8.5 to Yosemite (logic X will not run on OSX 10.8 as I understand it) could be disastrous to my Adobe CS4 Illustrator & Indesign. Photoshop CC is fine as Im renting it so to speak.
« Last Edit: September 02, 2015, 05:48:53 AM by Julio Di Benedetto »

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Re: Camel Audio stopped business
« Reply #13 on: September 20, 2015, 06:34:38 AM »
so if I understand correctely this synth will not be available for PC ever ?
Considering this was my primary synth for ambient music it feels kind of terrible in that case..
Omnisphere have since then with 2.0 included possibility to import own samples but their interface is so damn stupid..
I perfer alchemy cause you have a good overview and you do not have to enter a lot sub menus like in omnisphere besides that I think Omnisphere has always had the superior sound quality but Alchemy has been more tweak friendly and good for ambient because of good overview of the synth in real time. I guess I will have to try omnisphere 2.0 now .. I really like the small but very important function that add your own sound..  why they have not had it before I do not understand.