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Camel Audio Alchemy (2008)
« on: August 02, 2016, 07:15:49 AM »

http://www.soundonsound.com/reviews/camel-audio-alchemy
https://web.archive.org/web/20081226233730/http://www.camelaudio.com/Alchemy.php





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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 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. A variety of expansion sound banks are in development.

Alchemy has been in development for over four years by a large team of talented developers and sound designers. You can find out all the details in the easy to read, searchable manual.

Video:

1) Teaser (2 min)
2) Overview (12 min)
3) Tutorial 1: Introduction (30 min)
4) Tutorial 2: Synthesis (30 min)
Feature Highlights:

Sounds
300 presets covering everything from pads and soundscapes to keys, basses and leads designed by many of the worlds top sound designers including Junkie XL, John 'Skippy' Lehmkuhl, Ian Boddy, Richard Devine, Arksun, Michael Kastrup, Beej, Xenox, Tasmodia, Jim Hunter, Antonio Blanca, Torben Hansen, Paul Nauert, Christian Kjeldsen, Rory Dow, Artvera, Bryan 'Xenos' Lee, Pendle, Dangerous Bear, Biomechanoid and Tim Conrardy
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
many years of dedicated sampling sessions of both unusual creative material such as the sound of chewing polystyrene to more conventional sampling of numerous acoustic instruments and voices, including a chamber choir
advanced resynthesis engines help keep the library small, reducing the need for a huge disk-straining sample library
samples are provided in open industry standard formats as SFZ and WAV files
intelligent random preset generation
add-on preset banks in development
Performance Controls
16 controls per preset carefully assigned by the preset designer, for instant access to each presets most tweakable parameters
8 remix pad variations per preset - click and drag to morph between variations
two XY squares
unique 'auto assign' feature to assign a full set of performance controls with two clicks
Morphable Sources
4 stereo sources each of which has additive, VA, spectral, granular and sampler engines
morph between sources using advanced harmonic blending and precise time alignment
crossfade between sounds with vector mixing
modulatable stretch and position knobs for anything from tempo synced loops to wavesequencing
up to 100 zones per source using any synthesis method
easy to use file import browser with sample preview
micro tuning support with comprehensive categorized library of scales
highly optimized code including SSE and Altivec optimizations
Analog Filters
up to 15 simultaneous filters
31 different filter types including 18 analog modelled filters, 2 comb filters, 3 CamelPhat distortion algorithms and polyphonic ring modulation
each source can be mixed between 2 parallel main filters each of which has an effects mix control
3 filters per source configurable between serial and parallel modes; applications include formant filtering with free control over the frequency and bandwidth of each formant
16 Effects
camel reverb, acoustic reverb, 2 delays, 2 mod fx (each capable of flanger and chorus effects), 2 distortions (each has bit crusher, tube, mech and xcita effects), bass enhancer, compressor, multi mode filter, 2 bandpass filters and band reject mixers, 2 three band EQs, panner and amplifier
all of the CamelSpace and CamelPhat effects included
virtually all effects parameters are modulatable
acoustic reverb with detailed control of time, damping and room design
up to five effects blocks can be applied in any order
flexible delay featuring two filter slots, crossover, offset and initial delay controls
band pass filters and associated band reject mixers allow you to apply effects to specific frequency ranges for effects such as multiband distortion
Groove Arpeggiator
separate control of the velocity, pitch and pan of each note
midi file import for drum patterns and melodies
'groove import' to synchronize to a particular drum pattern
wide variety of modes including up, down, up/down, down/up, as played, random and chord
many parameters including multiple latch modes, key splits, played key velocity control, octave and source controllable from the modulation system
ability to control one source or all four
up to 128 steps
Additive Synthesizer
very high quality analysis and resynthesis - import vocal phrases, drum loops, ...
up to 600 stereo oscillators
realtime modulation of amplitude, pitch and pan spectrums by any modulator - for example, control the odd/even harmonic balance, pan partials using LFOs, stretch or contract the harmonic spectrum and lots more
individual amplitude, pitch and pan envelopes for each partial
easy to use additive editor with unique detail knob to simplify sounds for editing
Virtual Analog Synthesizer
PWM and symmetry control
initial phase control
up to 600 oscillator unison with pitch, amp and pan control of unison oscillators
large library of single cycle waveforms from classic synths to new designs by Galbanum
Spectral Synthesizer
phase vocoder analysis for high quality pitch and time stretching
noise resynthesis mode using 256 band noise shaping
advanced graphical sonogram editing - choose from a range of brushes and select the colour and opacity
graphical spectral cut, copy and paste - cut or copy and paste specific frequency and time regions
Granular Synthesizer
sampler or granular playback modes
freely modulatable parameters including grain size, density (up to 10 simultaneous grains), random grain time and random pan
selectable and customizable granular window shapes
Flexible Modulation
up to 16 LFOs, 16 AHDSRs, 16 MSEGs, 16 step sequencers - only those you use are displayed
virtually every knob is modulatable by up to five different modulators (including modulation-depth knobs, modulator parameters...)
advanced mod-map feature for anything from drawing custom velocity curves to creating algorithmic random note in a scale effects
xy-mseg shows you a vector style view of two parameters such as morph x and y position, with ability to import xy timelines
per destination 'smooth' control
modulation arcs intuitively show the range of modulation
modulation details of selected knob automatically displayed
right click on knob and select 'add modulation' to rapidly add and assign modulators
playing speed modulation source allows variable response to fast and slow playing; for example to crossfade between staccato and legato samples
unique flip-flop modulation source for customizable round robin effects
Other
personalized keyfile for hassle free copy protection
available as a 1.2GB download and soon on DVD
tutorial videos
graphic interface by BitPlant
System requirements:

Mac
OSX 10.4.9, 2 GHz Intel or G5, 1 GB RAM, 3 GB disk space, Audio Units or VST 2.4 host.
Intel Core2Duo and 2 GB RAM recommended.

Windows
XP SP2 or Vista, 3 GHz Pentium, 1 GB RAM, 3 GB disk space, VST 2.4 host.
Intel Core2Duo and 2 GB RAM recommended.

* On a 2GHz Core2Duo the most CPU intensive factory preset uses approximately 50% of one processor when playing six notes.