Alchemy

Category Audio Production / Virtual Instruments
Version 1.50.1
Format AUVST
Compatibility AlchemyMacOS X UB
Licence Commercial Software
Price $249  /  199€
Rating
Updated On Nov 15, 2012
Total Downloads 3,071
Mac Downloads 2,460
Category Audio Production / Virtual Instruments
Version 1.50.1
Format VST
Compatibility AlchemyWindows
Licence Commercial Software
Price $249  /  199€
Rating
Updated On Nov 15, 2012
Total Downloads 3,071
PC Downloads 611

Hybrid synth

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...
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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.
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OSX 10.5 or later 2Ghz Intel or G5
XP/Vista/Windows 7, 2 GHz Pentium, 1 GB RAM, 3 GB disk space, VST host.
Alchemy Alchemy v 1.50.1 Nov 15, 2012 MacOS X UB
New Features

Sources now feature full tracking of the current SFZ
Note: this works for existing presets and project instances
Arrow keys now navigate Import Browser list
Attribute columns stored per instance in project files
Click in scroll bar track area to increment by single pages
Now possible to set attribute column to 'none' in Edit mode
Limeflavour skin now available from the User Library

Bug Fixes

Fixed Previous/Next preset failing to load after rating
Fixed title bar preset selection marker and dividing lines
Fixed rare bug with first scan results in Logic
Improved automation of polyphonic pitch bends
Fixed SFZ transpose amount for round-robin samples
Fixed display of imported file name for Source B/C/D
Improved mouse scroll wheel behaviour in title bar list
Fixed duplicate (x86) added to 32-bit plugin path
Correct browser state restored for v1.25 or earlier projects
Browser selection bar colour now set in GUI text files
Non-standard category folders added to preset tag field
Fixed AAZ file references after copy & paste source
Hide presets to buy now retained between sessions
Fixed rare crash clicking in scroll bar area after scan
Master section pitch bend values now retained when Preserve is enabled
Mouse scroll wheel speed in presets list now constant
Fixed rar freeze with scanning process
Updated Camel icon for sound bank installer and setup files
Fixed rare crash when selecting 'no modmap'
Image Import browser now limited to .png files
Fixed double-click to install CamelSounds file
Fixed permissions for Camel Audio installation folder on Mac
Selecting data folder on non-system disk now creates symbolic link
Installer now creates User category folders
Selecting shortcuts via Import Audio browser no longer freezes host
Fixed default 64-bit plugin path on Windows
Fixed rare problem with degraded audio in some hosts
Improved GUI updates when selecting mod maps + mod sources
Camel Audio Alchemy Alchemy v 1.5 Sep 25, 2012 MacOS X UB
Alchemy v1.5 is designed to keep inspiration flowing with a fully-featured preset browser, over 1000* presets, faster loading times, improved remote control from the Alchemy iOS app, and many more enhancements. To celebrate the release, we're offering 20% off Alchemy till 15th October and even better value bundles.
Camel Audio Alchemy v 1.25 Sep 30, 2011 MacOS X UB
New Features

Enhanced Analog Modelled Filters with Better Sound and Lower CPU (by Cytomic)
Added iPhone/iPad Remote Control Support (App Coming Soon)
Additional Skin by biolabs Previously Only Available with the biolabs Bank
Performance Control Automation Parameters Moved to Top of List For Easy Access
No Clipping of Filters - Now You Can Drive Them Hard
FX Presets Can Now Include Modulation Assignments
Skins with Only Player Controls Now Possible, Making Skinning Much Easier
Improved Release Time for Compressor
Enhanced Bit-crusher
Acoustic Reverb CPU Peaks Eliminated
Edit Perform Control Labels With a Single Click
Progress Bar Now Updates Smoothly
Added Help Button to Key File Not Found and Missing Samples Dialog Boxes
Improved Default Paths for 32-bit and 64-bit Windows Setup
Windows Setup Creates Shortcut to Configuration Folder
Reduced the Size of the Mac DMG

Bug Fixes

Fixed Crash Caused by Some Presets
Spectral Element Volume Scaling Improved
Adjusting or Modulating Symmetry Causes Click In Some Cases
Moved Snapshot File Menu's to Remix Pads Right-click Menu
Sustain Pedal in Arp Mode Fails to Engage or Release Notes
Sample Clips Output, Source Meters Only Register 50%
Forward Back Granular Loops Not Looping Properly
Prompt User for Data Folder if Skin Files Not Found
After Loading a Preset a Different Explorer Dialog Is Displayed for File -> Load
Random Glide Jumping Between Values
Scaling of MIDI Pitch to Frequency Fixed for Extreme Values
Unnecessary Warp Markers Added to Some Presets
Poly Mode Portamento Gliding to / from Wrong Note
Selecting 32-Bit Audio File Via Import Browser Causes Crash
Wrong Preset Name Displayed During Slow Preset Load when Selecting New Category
Rename Skin File Handle_Zoom_Left.Png for Case Sensitive Disk Formatting
Remove Modulation Indicator for Acoustic Reverb Control "Size"
Some Samples Fail to Load when Referenced Via SFZ File
Search for Sample May Override Region Settings in SFZ File
SFZ Volume Opcode Scaling Incorrect
Save Consolidated After Import of AAZ References Incorrect Files
Bonjour Installer Added to Alchemy Windows Installer
Cubase 6: Prompt to Save Analysis Data Cases Cubase 6 Freeze
Ableton Live: Problem With Cursor Display when Moving It over Alchemy Window
Digital Performer: Alchemy Not Passing Keyboard Input to Digital Performer 7
Orion: GUI Redraw Fails on Switch to Advanced Mode
64-bit Windows Setup Uses Correct Data Folder to Install Camel Sounds
Some Characters Fail to Display in Preset Menus on Windows
Move AlchemyConfig.txt to Windows User Data Folder
Alchemy & Geist in Same Windows Project May Cause Crash
Windows Installer GUI Does Not Update While Installing Sound Library Installer
Mouse Wheel Not Working on Windows
MIDI Program Not Working when GUI Closed on Mac
Vienna Ensemble Pro Crashes on Exit on Mac
Spectral or Additive Import Image Allows Any Image Type Leading to Crash on Mac
Alchemy out of Tune at Project Sample Rates Other Than 44.1 Khz (Pro Tools)
Improved Step and Arp Sequencer Timing and Note Triggering (Pro Tools)
Fixed Spectral Painting Crash (Pro Tools)
Pre-Gain Distortion Control Fails to Update With Mouse Movement (Pro Tools)
import Alchemy v 1.12 Feb 3, 2010 MacOS X UB
New Features in Alchemy v1.12:

  • Improved Cameleon preset import

  • Source editor playback position indicator

  • Step sequencer playback position indicator

  • MSEG playback position indicator

  • XY-MSEG position indicator

  • Octave control in perform stays active when changing presets

  • Snap X in additive editor - now allows tempo sync of additive sounds

  • MSEG views retain zoom level and position

  • Randomize MSEGs and Step Sequencers

  • Increased maximum zoom levels for MSEG and additive editor displays

  • Menu option in spectral editor to set logarithmic scaling of Y-axis

  • XY equal power cross-fading

  • Alchemy key file is now embedded into the Alchemy component

  • Remix pad numbers are now optional for custom skins

  • XY pad background image is now customisable

  • XY pad triangles are now optional

  • Knob sizes in GUI skin files are no longer a fixed size


  • Bug Fixes:

  • Fixed partials to initialize on first note

  • Fixed missing MIDI unlearn on remix pad controls

  • Fixed hanging notes for presets using single voice mode in Sonar 8

  • Fixed the global tuning profile to also affect spectral sources

  • Fixed the scaling of the formant filter

  • Fixed display switch to ModMap editor when selecting formants

  • Fixed a crash when closing and opening the GUI, then using the "Back" arrow

  • Fixed a crash when closing the GUI with the depth modulation view displayed

  • Fixed a crash after failing to locate files via SFZ

  • Fixed unreliable behaviour of forward / back sample buttons

  • Fixed multiple prompts for missing external audio files

  • Fixed missing SFZ extender in Voices 2, 3 & 4

  • Fixed source selection button failing to reset on clear

  • Fixed re-draw of additive data when importing CSV or AAZ files

  • Fixed rendering of spectral data when importing AAZ or CSV files

  • Fixed legato behaviour

  • Fixed file clear not always clearing all values

  • Fixed file locating after loading a preset and clicking "Next Sample"

  • Fixed alignment of additive / spectral editor warp markers

  • Fixed display of File menu text when changing the default GUI mode

  • Fixed range checking when importing spectral CSV data

  • Fixed additive editor behaviour around final breakpoint

  • Fixed PNG import to additive engine to preserve number of oscillators

  • Fixed setting of additive partial pitch in editor

  • Fixed selection of last preset in a bank to wraps around to the first

  • Fixed EQ2 gain control to display parameter values

  • Fixed display of MSEG end points when dragged outside of MSEG editor area

  • Fixed paste breakpoints to affect only the selected breakpoint

  • Fixed save consolidated so that AAZ's are copied if the preset name has changed

  • Fixed solo button redraw problems in edit mode

  • Fixed double click of granular density resets to 6 grains

  • Fixed source control redraw problem with Simple mode File -> Clear

  • Fixed source filter 1 "On" button to work over whole surface

  • Fixed CSV import when last value is non-zero

  • Fixed the number of oscillators resetting to 1 when selecting different oscillator waves

  • Fixed PNG import to the additive editor to set the correct number of oscillators

  • Fixed an issue with the title display of some FX rack items

  • Fixed some unreliable behaviour when importing data from an external folder

  • CSV import to the additive editor now allows non-zero values for the final breakpoint

  • Removed hard coded references to GUI elements and sizes

  • Changed partial pitch offset format in additive CSV import / export

  • Fixed "File Not Found" error for SFZ's using full path specification (Win)

  • Fixed permissions problem after installation, which sometimes caused a crash (OS X)
  • designers Alchemy v 1.11 Oct 1, 2009 MacOS X UB
  • Cameleon 5000 preset import

  • New formant filter for additive and spectral engines, accessed via Amp knobs

  • Much enhanced spectral synthesis quality when pitching sounds up and down

  • Improved additive editor modes including dark and bright partial editing

  • Can now edit multiple breakpoints at once in the additive editor

  • CSV file import and export for additive and spectral engines

  • AAZ file import and export for additive and spectral engines

  • In VA mode PVar values less than 100% now set all oscillators to given value

  • Much more responsive MSEG and additive editors on Windows

  • Zoom position of all editors now anchored to current scroll bar location

  • MIDI learn and automation read / write for individual source edit controls

  • SFZ files listed at the top of the import browser list for easier selection

  • Swap Snapshot command added to Perform section file menu

  • Spectral editor loop indicators are displayed using a different colour

  • New indicator to show that second level modulation depths are being edited

  • Additive oscillator count updates when higher partials are created in editor

  • Displays message when attempting to load presets created in more recent version

  • MIDI Unlearn All is now displayed on the main file menu

  • Easier to skin - skin folder tidied up


  • Fixes:
  • Fixed Move Up / Move Down reordering of effects in FX section

  • Fixed double clicking of FX section and spectral editor scroll bars

  • Fixed closing and re-opening the GUI locating the wrong preset in the Alchemy folder structure when two presets have the same name

  • Fixed missing import path variable in config file causing file browser crash

  • Fixed Alchemy save dialog boxes to display in front of host

  • Fixed click when modulating additive mode symmetry across zero point

  • Fixed effects disappearing when clicking on scroll bar

  • Fixed saving of presets while a project is being loaded

  • Fixed bank and category to set the current folder on File -> Clear

  • Fixed Copy & Paste of modulation source to include modulation depth

  • Fixed additive editor to allow dragging of last breakpoint

  • Fixed blank references to missing sample files in a cleared patch

  • Fixed host reserved MIDI CC values in MIDI learn mode

  • Fixed termination of additive data when all breakpoints deleted

  • Fixed 'Auto-Assign Empty' to no longer create variations of remix pads

  • Fixed Invert Knob causing the sound to change under certain conditions

  • Fixed Perform Clear causing some presets to sound different

  • Fixed click in output when modulating the number of oscillators

  • Fixed update of source GUI controls when receiving automation values

  • Fixed foreign language characters causing crash or folder display to fail

  • Fixed menu display for snapshot volume and removed modulation

  • Fixed memory leaks in file sub-menu selector

  • Fixed current preset folder when re-opening the GUI after clearing a preset

  • Fixed PVar modulation in VA mode

  • Fixed display of modulation depth ring image after reset

  • Fixed loop syncing between sources when modulating position control

  • Fixed randomise menu commands crashing new instances of Alchemy

  • Fixed rare crash when importing a PNG file to the spectral editor

  • Fixed additive editor not displaying partials after importing a sound

  • Fixed Morph-XY mode when morphing between different synthesis types

  • Fixed spectral rendering after import from source menu

  • Fixed 96 KHz project sample rate when rendering spectral sources

  • Fixed handling of missing data files

  • Fixed automation data not sent to host for learned midi controls

  • Fixed looping not working correctly when morphing in some circumstances

  • Fixed incorrect message after cancelling Save Consolidated

  • Fixed rare crash when re-opening GUI after loading a preset after Clear

  • Fixed source labelling after PNG file import

  • Fixed scaling of the spectral high-pass filter

  • Fixed save consolidated creating AAZ files for inactive sources

  • Fixed EQ effect buffer clear causing click at note on

  • Fixed rare crash importing SFZ that fails to specify 'keycenter' on Mac

  • Fixed Automap / Kore perform controls not updating in AU version

  • Fixed alt-click circular knob mode for GUI controls on Win

  • Default installation path on Windows Vista and Windows 7 is now "My Documents/Vstplugins" to avoid permissions problems
  • included Alchemy v 1.10 Jul 13, 2009 MacOS X UB
    New features:
  • Right click context sensitive help

  • Ability to analyse files up to 5 mins in length

  • New additive pitch setting

  • Easier to use import file dialog including scroll wheel support

  • File browser recognises alias's (OSX) and shortcuts (Win)

  • Reduced GUI opening time

  • Improved auto assign and remix pad variations

  • Choose whether Alchemy should start in simple or advanced mode

  • Option to invert performance knobs on right click menu

  • Effects rack scrollbar shrinks/expands depending on number of effects loaded

  • Mod depth snaps to semitone values when applied to tune

  • Additive editor shows active partials

  • Snap additive partials to semitone/dB

  • Copy/paste commands in additive file menu update depending on view

  • New snapshot volume control

  • Extra 6dB of volume

  • User details displayed in about box and at startup

  • Sampler now supports forward/back loop mode

  • Right click option to assign single knob


  • Fixes:
  • Improved import browser to recall same location as last used

  • Fixed key velocity ignored in arpeggiator chord mode

  • Improved automation behaviour

  • Fixed issue with rapid loading of patches in Reaper

  • Fixed problem with full stop in folder into which Alchemy is installed

  • Fixed problems with AAZ saving on song saves

  • Fixed step sequencer steps displaying unevenly when snap on

  • Fixed looped spectral synthesis degrading over time

  • Fixed jumping parameters in Kore and with Automap

  • Fixed hanging notes when moving arp source knob

  • Fixed various additive editor issues

  • Improved default file path for additive and spectral image import

  • Fixed morphing behaviour so that when using different synthesis methods it crossfades

  • Fixed arp behaviour with sustain pedal

  • Fixed issue with additive synthesis high pitch artifacts

  • Fixed issue with MSEGs at note off

  • Fixed so can expand MSEG using last node

  • Fixed installer conflicts with Nexus v1 and Crative Labs Alchemy

  • Fixed can now erase bottom few rows of pixels in Spectral editor

  • Fixed various GUI display issues

  • Fixed issue with too many files in samples folder

  • Improved so default file name for AAZ reflects preset name

  • Improved robustness when computer runs out of memory

  • Fixed perform->clear causing a few presets to sound different

  • ... Numerous other fixes and improvements

    New Factory Sounds
    flexible Alchemy v 1.08 Feb 25, 2009 MacOS X UB
    New features:

  • Mac import browser allows browsing of external drives (in the

  • Volumes folder) as well as following aliases and symbolic links
  • Mac installer allows data to be installed to selectable location

  • Runs on Receptor via unsupported method

  • Responds to all MIDI channels 1-16

  • Installer improvements: moves keyfiles and searches for RAR files

  • and keyfiles in the same location as the installer as well as on the
    desktop (must extract mkpg file from dmg for this to work on Mac)
  • Downloadable PDF manual (from first page of Wiki manual)


  • Fixes:

  • Fixed CPU spikes

  • Improved randomization for Loops, Guitars and Arpeggiated folders

  • Improved default path for Additive and Spectral file menus

  • Fixed so files with capital letter extension shows up in source menu

  • Improved so moving fine tune and pan displays values -100%..100%

  • Fixed crash importing single cycle waveforms in additive mode

  • Fixed web menu options in file menu

  • Fixed Alchemy blocking Cubase Key Commands

  • Fixed problem with some AMD processors

  • Fixed incompatiblity between Alchemy and Orion

  • Fixed issues with random button

  • Fixed so save dialog shows up even when GUI is closed

  • Improved sluggish response of modulation depth knobs

  • Fixed modulation menu for depth knobs

  • Fixed MIDI learn and unlearn on depth knobs

  • Fixed double click on the modulation depth knobs to set to default

  • Fixed timing accuracy when running at buffer sizes > 256 samples

  • Fixed mac file menus to deal with more then 256 items

  • Fixed problem with WAV files with non lowercase extension

  • Fixed problem with WAV files inside a folder called "Alchemy"

  • Fixed AIFF file loading issues fixed

  • Fixed so AlchemyConfig.txt gets created if it is not present

  • Fixed so yellow modulation ring is updated when copy/pasting mod

  • Fixed spelling of "Tune Coarse"

  • Improved remix pad response

  • Fixed so first note plays even if placed at starting position

  • Fixed Audio Unit so it deals with sample rate changes correctly

  • Fixed loop points in sampler mode to syncronize with warp markers

  • Fixed partial pan values so they can be set in overall mode

  • Fixed playback of samples with very short (<64 samples) loop lengths

  • Improved song saving so only asks for data saving location when AAZ

  • data greater than 1MB and user locations are identified properly
    Alchemy Alchemy v 1.50.1 Nov 15, 2012 Windows
    New Features

    Sources now feature full tracking of the current SFZ
    Note: this works for existing presets and project instances
    Arrow keys now navigate Import Browser list
    Attribute columns stored per instance in project files
    Click in scroll bar track area to increment by single pages
    Now possible to set attribute column to 'none' in Edit mode
    Limeflavour skin now available from the User Library

    Bug Fixes

    Fixed Previous/Next preset failing to load after rating
    Fixed title bar preset selection marker and dividing lines
    Fixed rare bug with first scan results in Logic
    Improved automation of polyphonic pitch bends
    Fixed SFZ transpose amount for round-robin samples
    Fixed display of imported file name for Source B/C/D
    Improved mouse scroll wheel behaviour in title bar list
    Fixed duplicate (x86) added to 32-bit plugin path
    Correct browser state restored for v1.25 or earlier projects
    Browser selection bar colour now set in GUI text files
    Non-standard category folders added to preset tag field
    Fixed AAZ file references after copy & paste source
    Hide presets to buy now retained between sessions
    Fixed rare crash clicking in scroll bar area after scan
    Master section pitch bend values now retained when Preserve is enabled
    Mouse scroll wheel speed in presets list now constant
    Fixed rar freeze with scanning process
    Updated Camel icon for sound bank installer and setup files
    Fixed rare crash when selecting 'no modmap'
    Image Import browser now limited to .png files
    Fixed double-click to install CamelSounds file
    Fixed permissions for Camel Audio installation folder on Mac
    Selecting data folder on non-system disk now creates symbolic link
    Installer now creates User category folders
    Selecting shortcuts via Import Audio browser no longer freezes host
    Fixed default 64-bit plugin path on Windows
    Fixed rare problem with degraded audio in some hosts
    Improved GUI updates when selecting mod maps + mod sources
    Camel Audio Alchemy Alchemy v 1.5 Sep 25, 2012 Windows
    Alchemy v1.5 is designed to keep inspiration flowing with a fully-featured preset browser, over 1000* presets, faster loading times, improved remote control from the Alchemy iOS app, and many more enhancements. To celebrate the release, we're offering 20% off Alchemy till 15th October and even better value bundles.
    Camel Audio Alchemy v 1.25 Sep 30, 2011 Windows
    New Features

    Enhanced Analog Modelled Filters with Better Sound and Lower CPU (by Cytomic)
    Added iPhone/iPad Remote Control Support (App Coming Soon)
    Additional Skin by biolabs Previously Only Available with the biolabs Bank
    Performance Control Automation Parameters Moved to Top of List For Easy Access
    No Clipping of Filters - Now You Can Drive Them Hard
    FX Presets Can Now Include Modulation Assignments
    Skins with Only Player Controls Now Possible, Making Skinning Much Easier
    Improved Release Time for Compressor
    Enhanced Bit-crusher
    Acoustic Reverb CPU Peaks Eliminated
    Edit Perform Control Labels With a Single Click
    Progress Bar Now Updates Smoothly
    Added Help Button to Key File Not Found and Missing Samples Dialog Boxes
    Improved Default Paths for 32-bit and 64-bit Windows Setup
    Windows Setup Creates Shortcut to Configuration Folder
    Reduced the Size of the Mac DMG

    Bug Fixes

    Fixed Crash Caused by Some Presets
    Spectral Element Volume Scaling Improved
    Adjusting or Modulating Symmetry Causes Click In Some Cases
    Moved Snapshot File Menu's to Remix Pads Right-click Menu
    Sustain Pedal in Arp Mode Fails to Engage or Release Notes
    Sample Clips Output, Source Meters Only Register 50%
    Forward Back Granular Loops Not Looping Properly
    Prompt User for Data Folder if Skin Files Not Found
    After Loading a Preset a Different Explorer Dialog Is Displayed for File -> Load
    Random Glide Jumping Between Values
    Scaling of MIDI Pitch to Frequency Fixed for Extreme Values
    Unnecessary Warp Markers Added to Some Presets
    Poly Mode Portamento Gliding to / from Wrong Note
    Selecting 32-Bit Audio File Via Import Browser Causes Crash
    Wrong Preset Name Displayed During Slow Preset Load when Selecting New Category
    Rename Skin File Handle_Zoom_Left.Png for Case Sensitive Disk Formatting
    Remove Modulation Indicator for Acoustic Reverb Control "Size"
    Some Samples Fail to Load when Referenced Via SFZ File
    Search for Sample May Override Region Settings in SFZ File
    SFZ Volume Opcode Scaling Incorrect
    Save Consolidated After Import of AAZ References Incorrect Files
    Bonjour Installer Added to Alchemy Windows Installer
    Cubase 6: Prompt to Save Analysis Data Cases Cubase 6 Freeze
    Ableton Live: Problem With Cursor Display when Moving It over Alchemy Window
    Digital Performer: Alchemy Not Passing Keyboard Input to Digital Performer 7
    Orion: GUI Redraw Fails on Switch to Advanced Mode
    64-bit Windows Setup Uses Correct Data Folder to Install Camel Sounds
    Some Characters Fail to Display in Preset Menus on Windows
    Move AlchemyConfig.txt to Windows User Data Folder
    Alchemy & Geist in Same Windows Project May Cause Crash
    Windows Installer GUI Does Not Update While Installing Sound Library Installer
    Mouse Wheel Not Working on Windows
    MIDI Program Not Working when GUI Closed on Mac
    Vienna Ensemble Pro Crashes on Exit on Mac
    Spectral or Additive Import Image Allows Any Image Type Leading to Crash on Mac
    Alchemy out of Tune at Project Sample Rates Other Than 44.1 Khz (Pro Tools)
    Improved Step and Arp Sequencer Timing and Note Triggering (Pro Tools)
    Fixed Spectral Painting Crash (Pro Tools)
    Pre-Gain Distortion Control Fails to Update With Mouse Movement (Pro Tools)
    import Alchemy v 1.12 Feb 3, 2010 Windows
    New Features in Alchemy v1.12:

  • Improved Cameleon preset import

  • Source editor playback position indicator

  • Step sequencer playback position indicator

  • MSEG playback position indicator

  • XY-MSEG position indicator

  • Octave control in perform stays active when changing presets

  • Snap X in additive editor - now allows tempo sync of additive sounds

  • MSEG views retain zoom level and position

  • Randomize MSEGs and Step Sequencers

  • Increased maximum zoom levels for MSEG and additive editor displays

  • Menu option in spectral editor to set logarithmic scaling of Y-axis

  • XY equal power cross-fading

  • Alchemy key file is now embedded into the Alchemy component

  • Remix pad numbers are now optional for custom skins

  • XY pad background image is now customisable

  • XY pad triangles are now optional

  • Knob sizes in GUI skin files are no longer a fixed size


  • Bug Fixes:

  • Fixed partials to initialize on first note

  • Fixed missing MIDI unlearn on remix pad controls

  • Fixed hanging notes for presets using single voice mode in Sonar 8

  • Fixed the global tuning profile to also affect spectral sources

  • Fixed the scaling of the formant filter

  • Fixed display switch to ModMap editor when selecting formants

  • Fixed a crash when closing and opening the GUI, then using the "Back" arrow

  • Fixed a crash when closing the GUI with the depth modulation view displayed

  • Fixed a crash after failing to locate files via SFZ

  • Fixed unreliable behaviour of forward / back sample buttons

  • Fixed multiple prompts for missing external audio files

  • Fixed missing SFZ extender in Voices 2, 3 & 4

  • Fixed source selection button failing to reset on clear

  • Fixed re-draw of additive data when importing CSV or AAZ files

  • Fixed rendering of spectral data when importing AAZ or CSV files

  • Fixed legato behaviour

  • Fixed file clear not always clearing all values

  • Fixed file locating after loading a preset and clicking "Next Sample"

  • Fixed alignment of additive / spectral editor warp markers

  • Fixed display of File menu text when changing the default GUI mode

  • Fixed range checking when importing spectral CSV data

  • Fixed additive editor behaviour around final breakpoint

  • Fixed PNG import to additive engine to preserve number of oscillators

  • Fixed setting of additive partial pitch in editor

  • Fixed selection of last preset in a bank to wraps around to the first

  • Fixed EQ2 gain control to display parameter values

  • Fixed display of MSEG end points when dragged outside of MSEG editor area

  • Fixed paste breakpoints to affect only the selected breakpoint

  • Fixed save consolidated so that AAZ's are copied if the preset name has changed

  • Fixed solo button redraw problems in edit mode

  • Fixed double click of granular density resets to 6 grains

  • Fixed source control redraw problem with Simple mode File -> Clear

  • Fixed source filter 1 "On" button to work over whole surface

  • Fixed CSV import when last value is non-zero

  • Fixed the number of oscillators resetting to 1 when selecting different oscillator waves

  • Fixed PNG import to the additive editor to set the correct number of oscillators

  • Fixed an issue with the title display of some FX rack items

  • Fixed some unreliable behaviour when importing data from an external folder

  • CSV import to the additive editor now allows non-zero values for the final breakpoint

  • Removed hard coded references to GUI elements and sizes

  • Changed partial pitch offset format in additive CSV import / export

  • Fixed "File Not Found" error for SFZ's using full path specification (Win)

  • Fixed permissions problem after installation, which sometimes caused a crash (OS X)
  • designers Alchemy v 1.11 Oct 1, 2009 Windows
  • Cameleon 5000 preset import

  • New formant filter for additive and spectral engines, accessed via Amp knobs

  • Much enhanced spectral synthesis quality when pitching sounds up and down

  • Improved additive editor modes including dark and bright partial editing

  • Can now edit multiple breakpoints at once in the additive editor

  • CSV file import and export for additive and spectral engines

  • AAZ file import and export for additive and spectral engines

  • In VA mode PVar values less than 100% now set all oscillators to given value

  • Much more responsive MSEG and additive editors on Windows

  • Zoom position of all editors now anchored to current scroll bar location

  • MIDI learn and automation read / write for individual source edit controls

  • SFZ files listed at the top of the import browser list for easier selection

  • Swap Snapshot command added to Perform section file menu

  • Spectral editor loop indicators are displayed using a different colour

  • New indicator to show that second level modulation depths are being edited

  • Additive oscillator count updates when higher partials are created in editor

  • Displays message when attempting to load presets created in more recent version

  • MIDI Unlearn All is now displayed on the main file menu

  • Easier to skin - skin folder tidied up


  • Fixes:
  • Fixed Move Up / Move Down reordering of effects in FX section

  • Fixed double clicking of FX section and spectral editor scroll bars

  • Fixed closing and re-opening the GUI locating the wrong preset in the Alchemy folder structure when two presets have the same name

  • Fixed missing import path variable in config file causing file browser crash

  • Fixed Alchemy save dialog boxes to display in front of host

  • Fixed click when modulating additive mode symmetry across zero point

  • Fixed effects disappearing when clicking on scroll bar

  • Fixed saving of presets while a project is being loaded

  • Fixed bank and category to set the current folder on File -> Clear

  • Fixed Copy & Paste of modulation source to include modulation depth

  • Fixed additive editor to allow dragging of last breakpoint

  • Fixed blank references to missing sample files in a cleared patch

  • Fixed host reserved MIDI CC values in MIDI learn mode

  • Fixed termination of additive data when all breakpoints deleted

  • Fixed 'Auto-Assign Empty' to no longer create variations of remix pads

  • Fixed Invert Knob causing the sound to change under certain conditions

  • Fixed Perform Clear causing some presets to sound different

  • Fixed click in output when modulating the number of oscillators

  • Fixed update of source GUI controls when receiving automation values

  • Fixed foreign language characters causing crash or folder display to fail

  • Fixed menu display for snapshot volume and removed modulation

  • Fixed memory leaks in file sub-menu selector

  • Fixed current preset folder when re-opening the GUI after clearing a preset

  • Fixed PVar modulation in VA mode

  • Fixed display of modulation depth ring image after reset

  • Fixed loop syncing between sources when modulating position control

  • Fixed randomise menu commands crashing new instances of Alchemy

  • Fixed rare crash when importing a PNG file to the spectral editor

  • Fixed additive editor not displaying partials after importing a sound

  • Fixed Morph-XY mode when morphing between different synthesis types

  • Fixed spectral rendering after import from source menu

  • Fixed 96 KHz project sample rate when rendering spectral sources

  • Fixed handling of missing data files

  • Fixed automation data not sent to host for learned midi controls

  • Fixed looping not working correctly when morphing in some circumstances

  • Fixed incorrect message after cancelling Save Consolidated

  • Fixed rare crash when re-opening GUI after loading a preset after Clear

  • Fixed source labelling after PNG file import

  • Fixed scaling of the spectral high-pass filter

  • Fixed save consolidated creating AAZ files for inactive sources

  • Fixed EQ effect buffer clear causing click at note on

  • Fixed rare crash importing SFZ that fails to specify 'keycenter' on Mac

  • Fixed Automap / Kore perform controls not updating in AU version

  • Fixed alt-click circular knob mode for GUI controls on Win

  • Default installation path on Windows Vista and Windows 7 is now "My Documents/Vstplugins" to avoid permissions problems
  • included Alchemy v 1.10 Jul 13, 2009 Windows
    New features:
  • Right click context sensitive help

  • Ability to analyse files up to 5 mins in length

  • New additive pitch setting

  • Easier to use import file dialog including scroll wheel support

  • File browser recognises alias's (OSX) and shortcuts (Win)

  • Reduced GUI opening time

  • Improved auto assign and remix pad variations

  • Choose whether Alchemy should start in simple or advanced mode

  • Option to invert performance knobs on right click menu

  • Effects rack scrollbar shrinks/expands depending on number of effects loaded

  • Mod depth snaps to semitone values when applied to tune

  • Additive editor shows active partials

  • Snap additive partials to semitone/dB

  • Copy/paste commands in additive file menu update depending on view

  • New snapshot volume control

  • Extra 6dB of volume

  • User details displayed in about box and at startup

  • Sampler now supports forward/back loop mode

  • Right click option to assign single knob


  • Fixes:
  • Improved import browser to recall same location as last used

  • Fixed key velocity ignored in arpeggiator chord mode

  • Improved automation behaviour

  • Fixed issue with rapid loading of patches in Reaper

  • Fixed problem with full stop in folder into which Alchemy is installed

  • Fixed problems with AAZ saving on song saves

  • Fixed step sequencer steps displaying unevenly when snap on

  • Fixed looped spectral synthesis degrading over time

  • Fixed jumping parameters in Kore and with Automap

  • Fixed hanging notes when moving arp source knob

  • Fixed various additive editor issues

  • Improved default file path for additive and spectral image import

  • Fixed morphing behaviour so that when using different synthesis methods it crossfades

  • Fixed arp behaviour with sustain pedal

  • Fixed issue with additive synthesis high pitch artifacts

  • Fixed issue with MSEGs at note off

  • Fixed so can expand MSEG using last node

  • Fixed installer conflicts with Nexus v1 and Crative Labs Alchemy

  • Fixed can now erase bottom few rows of pixels in Spectral editor

  • Fixed various GUI display issues

  • Fixed issue with too many files in samples folder

  • Improved so default file name for AAZ reflects preset name

  • Improved robustness when computer runs out of memory

  • Fixed perform->clear causing a few presets to sound different

  • ... Numerous other fixes and improvements

    New Factory Sounds
    flexible Alchemy v 1.08 Feb 25, 2009 Windows
    New features:

  • Mac import browser allows browsing of external drives (in the

  • Volumes folder) as well as following aliases and symbolic links
  • Mac installer allows data to be installed to selectable location

  • Runs on Receptor via unsupported method

  • Responds to all MIDI channels 1-16

  • Installer improvements: moves keyfiles and searches for RAR files

  • and keyfiles in the same location as the installer as well as on the
    desktop (must extract mkpg file from dmg for this to work on Mac)
  • Downloadable PDF manual (from first page of Wiki manual)


  • Fixes:

  • Fixed CPU spikes

  • Improved randomization for Loops, Guitars and Arpeggiated folders

  • Improved default path for Additive and Spectral file menus

  • Fixed so files with capital letter extension shows up in source menu

  • Improved so moving fine tune and pan displays values -100%..100%

  • Fixed crash importing single cycle waveforms in additive mode

  • Fixed web menu options in file menu

  • Fixed Alchemy blocking Cubase Key Commands

  • Fixed problem with some AMD processors

  • Fixed incompatiblity between Alchemy and Orion

  • Fixed issues with random button

  • Fixed so save dialog shows up even when GUI is closed

  • Improved sluggish response of modulation depth knobs

  • Fixed modulation menu for depth knobs

  • Fixed MIDI learn and unlearn on depth knobs

  • Fixed double click on the modulation depth knobs to set to default

  • Fixed timing accuracy when running at buffer sizes > 256 samples

  • Fixed mac file menus to deal with more then 256 items

  • Fixed problem with WAV files with non lowercase extension

  • Fixed problem with WAV files inside a folder called "Alchemy"

  • Fixed AIFF file loading issues fixed

  • Fixed so AlchemyConfig.txt gets created if it is not present

  • Fixed so yellow modulation ring is updated when copy/pasting mod

  • Fixed spelling of "Tune Coarse"

  • Improved remix pad response

  • Fixed so first note plays even if placed at starting position

  • Fixed Audio Unit so it deals with sample rate changes correctly

  • Fixed loop points in sampler mode to syncronize with warp markers

  • Fixed partial pan values so they can be set in overall mode

  • Fixed playback of samples with very short (<64 samples) loop lengths

  • Improved song saving so only asks for data saving location when AAZ

  • data greater than 1MB and user locations are identified properly
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