Alchemy Release Notes

FAQs > Alchemy > Alchemy Release Notes

Alchemy Release Notes


1.55.0
1.50.1
1.50.0
1.25.0
1.20.1
1.12.22
1.11.14
1.10.10
1.09
1.08

Alchemy v1.55.0 February 2013

Important: Installing Alchemy v1.5 will update Camel Audio presets and user presets to a format that is incompatible with v1.25. Please make sure you back up your presets folder before updating to this version.

Note: we are no longer able to provide official support for Mac OS 10.5.8 (Leopard) or 10.6.8 with this update to Alchemy due to changes imposed by Apple. If you need to use Alchemy v1.5 on an earlier version of OS X please contact us for more information.

Improvements

  • Faster preset loading
  • Faster scan for new presets
  • Improved handling of preset comment text
  • Improved handling of AAZ files
  • Improved compatibility with the biolabs skin
  • Presets to buy now hidden by default
  • Improved Windows set up routines
  • Enabling remote control now prompts user to download Bonjour if not installed

Bug Fixes

  • Windows uninstall now removes 64-bit plugin
  • Installer symbolic link creation now language specific
  • Scroll wheel action no longer sets AHSDR1 mod depth
  • Fixed rare crash scanning for presets
  • Fixed rare bug resulting in endless loop when loading some presets
  • Fixed rare crash when double-clicking browser attributes
  • Fixed issue on non-English language installation of Windows XP
  • Fixed morph type defaulting to wrong setting
  • Fixed performance controls + labels failing to display correct values
  • Fixed memory leak when scrolling through presets
  • Fixed preset compatibility between Alchemy and Alchemy Mobile
  • Fixed rare preset recall bug in Pro Tools
  • Fixed rare mod source GUI bug in Pro Tools
  • Fixed Cubase key command bug - space bar now starts transport
  • Fixed File Load menus when using the 64-bit Audio Unit
  • Fixed user area access for non-English OS installations
Top

Alchemy v1.50.1 November 2012

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
  • 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
  • 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
Top

Alchemy v1.50.0 September 2012

New Browser Features

  • Search presets by Category, Subcategory, Genre, Sound Library, Sound Designer, Articulation or Timbre
  • All Alchemy and Alchemy Player Sound Libraries tagged to make finding sounds a breeze
  • One click rating of presets and sort by rating or alphabetically
  • Add user tags, so you can tag presets associated with a particular project or live set
  • Easy to use tagging of presets including the ability to apply tags to multiple presets
  • Free text search of all fields including preset name
  • Add comments to presets for playing suggestions or other notes
  • Browser displays image for each Sound Library

Other New Features

  • Polyphonic pitch bend using Alchemy Mobile 1.1.32 for an incredibly expressive way to play instruments
  • Save presets as .CamelSounds - easily move presets with all WAVs & AAZs to Alchemy Mobile or another PC
  • Faster preset, SFZ and project loading and saving
  • Faster startup and switching between instances
  • Source Previous/Next buttons now context sensitive to WAV and SFZ
  • Load Audio menu indicates path to file in menu structure
  • Improved MIDI bank and program change handling
  • Improved SFZ support - 'transpose' opcode added and samples mapped correctly for eg. salamander grand piano SFZ
  • Alchemy now remembers last save folder
  • Additional Acoustic Reverb presets
  • Added inverse Mod Wheel options
  • Improved spectral editor performance
  • Further improvements to Moog LP filter drive
  • Level meters now have dB scaling
  • Improved stability in all hosts
  • Windows now has integrated 32-bit & 64-bit installer
  • Source on/off status now retained when importing to solo source
  • Perform control label now reverts to blank if all assignments removed
  • Installer now creates standard category folders in User presets folder
  • Standard OS modifier keys now select multiple files for import
  • Add SFZ middle C parameter to config file - use a value of 48 for SFZ standards compliance
  • Permanent remix pad octave switch set in config file
    - allowed values are: None, -2 -> 8
  • Additive partial pitch offset display incorrect when not harmonic
  • Additive editor improvements when deleting breakpoints after paste
  • Help button on key file not found and missing samples dialog box
  • Program and bank change messages now processed in offline mode
  • Improved Forward/Back granular looping
  • Alchemy now sends remix pad values to Alchemy Mobile
  • Alchemy Mobile preset list now limited to 128 entries for better performance
  • Improved audio handling in Cubase
  • Improved performance in all versions of Pro Tools
  • Improved automation handling in Pro Tools
  • Improved resynthesis quality when importing 48 KHz files

Bug Fixes

  • Deleting spectral data outside range no longer extends total length
  • Fixed source loop menu missing down arrow
  • Fixed rare crash when selecting presets
  • Fixed Arp Latch mode in Digital Performer
  • Fixed crash relating to Warp Markers
  • Silence in CSV import where data is not silent
  • Fixed behaviour of File -> Change Data Folder
  • Fixed Located Data Folder "Cancel" prompt
  • Analysing and then saving CSV and reloading results in different sound
  • Fixed MIDI program change messages to multiple instances causes crash
  • SFZ import now initialises with lowest available key switch
  • Changing presets may cause remote preset list to reset to "default"
  • Spectral volume too high after add+spec import
  • "SFZ" in folder name causes Import Audio browser to break
  • Fixed velocity layer loading when Max Velocity = 1
  • Perform section Clear now calculates correct source amplitude
  • SFZ op code sw_last keyswitch now sticky
  • Added root note setting to CSV file format
  • Fixed XY-MSEG position indicator updates
  • Bipolar polyphonic aftertouch arc wrong
  • Fixed Import Audio max velocities display for some SFZ files
  • MIDI Program Change no longer requires the GUI to be opened once
  • Fixed file import may cause access violation
  • Fixed association of installer with Camel Sounds files
  • Fixed Alchemy and Alchemy Player rare crash in Pro Tools
  • Fixed performance control values not always recalling with project
  • Fixed error loading presets on some systems
  • Mono voice presets now observe note off in Sonar
  • Alchemy causes iLok validation error for some Pro Tools users
  • Fixed crash on tempo change in Logic
  • Fixed automation recording and feedback from Alchemy Mobile to Pro Tools
  • Fixed setup deleting key files if user selects data folder
Top

Alchemy v1.25.0 September 2011

New Features

  • Enhanced Analog Modelled Filters with Better Sound and Lower CPU
  • 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)
Top

Alchemy v1.20.1 April 2011

New Features

  • 64-bit support for Mac and Windows - access unlimited memory
  • Native RTAS Support for Pro Tools on Mac and Windows
  • Improved SFZ support - high quality loading of 3rd party and converted SFZs
  • Key switching for fast access to articulations
  • Round robin for added realism
  • Unlimited zones for velocity, round robin, key switches...
  • Intelligent sample memory handling - half the sample memory required
  • Multiple audio file import when holding down 'Shift' with automatic mapping to keys
  • Easy SFZ loading via File -> Load
  • Last used folder remembered for File -> Load in each instance
  • New 'Nightshade' skin by BitPlant
  • Switch skins from the file menu
  • Volume level meters for master filters and sources
  • Zoom size remembered for all editors
  • MSEG curves reset by double-click
  • Additional mod source for polyphonic aftertouch
  • Improved auto-assign for performance controls
  • 24 new acoustic reverb presets
  • Randomise snapshots option
  • Support for shortcuts or aliases to folders
  • Improved MIDI program change implementation
  • Easier, faster, more reliable sound library installation
  • Supports new '.CamelSounds' file type for easier installation
  • Improved stability and GUI handling in all hosts
  • Improved Cameleon preset import
  • Increased MSEG editor maximum zoom
  • MSEG stretch mode now allow horizontal dragging
  • Demo period increased to 4 weeks
  • Effects rack now supports mouse wheel
  • Reduced mouse sensitivity when editing breakpoints
  • Allow use of different spectral palettes
  • Save consolidated no longer copies factory samples
  • User details only displayed once per instance
  • Faster updating of re-mix pad and other controls
  • Additive editor phase value reset on left click
  • Copy to all snapshots now works for snapshot volume
  • All submenus now display a check mark
  • Comment lines now supported in SFZ files

Bug Fixes

  • Improvements to loop point reading to avoid clicks
  • Spectral white noise choppy or grainy
  • Step quantise values in arp seq to be global
  • Mod amount display value now quantised correctly
  • Folders not sorted properly and missing "+" icon
  • Duplicate file names causing wrong file to load
  • Some additive data causing noise
  • Zero length loops output no sound in sampler mode
  • Control selection after right click menu displayed
  • Partial breakpoint editor fine adjustments
  • Granular engine causing crash with a few presets
  • Non-english os language setting causing crash [Mac]
  • Curved lines at the edge of the MSEG editor display
  • Envelope release phase on MIDI CC #123
  • MSEG 1 position value different to MSEG x value
  • Remix octave no longer saved with preset
  • Error message display when a preset fails to load
  • Audio glitch with distortion FX + perform controls
  • Alchemy not loading correctly in some hosts
  • Mod target display when allocated to arp sustain
  • Copy/paste to multiple additive breakpoints
  • Deleting breakpoints shifting selected breakpoint
  • Re-saving new sample path resetting loop mode
  • Changing category via arrows loading preset twice
  • Gain FX control displays wrong unit of measurement
  • Missing file dialog no longer allows preset change
  • Perform control text field could cause crash
  • Spectral editor clear & undo degrading looped sound
  • Source amplitude menus now mark current selection
  • LFO phase now has a modulation amount ring
  • V-Machine MIDI program change causing crash
  • Spectral pasting incorrect in log2 mode
  • Duplicate entries in all acp files
  • Fix scaling of points moved in additive editor
  • Import image defaults to Spectralimages folder
  • Modulation depth shifts 0.1 semitone after save
  • Pre-delay resets to correct default value
  • Load preset from any folder in Reaper VST crashing
  • Position indicator incorrect in sampler mode
  • Sample file path resolution when re-saving presets
  • Moving warp markers to start of spectral editor
  • Crash due to high number of warp markers
  • File -> Load sometimes result in stuck notes
  • Image import not scaling correctly
  • Smoother random glide LFO
  • Target and file button click feedback
  • Simple mode GUI when changing presets in FL Studio
  • Correct version now reported in Finder and Explorer
  • Tuning problems when used with some other plugins
  • Large number of files or folders crashing on Mac
  • Crash when using case sensitive disk format on Mac
  • Mac spectral engine output now matches PC output
  • No longer possible to create more than 16 mod maps
  • Indexing of more than 8 mod sources
  • Add-on bank installer occasional crashes on Mac
  • Installer crashes on PPC based Macs
  • Mac installer now sets correct permissions
  • Audio output when using high EQ and LFO rates
  • Using Alchemy with other plugins causes crash in some hosts
  • MIDI program change audio buffer glitch
  • Mod map quantise template errors
  • Portamento now starts from pitch of first note
  • Text label alignment

Top

Alchemy v1.12.21 January 2010

New Features

  • Improved Cameleon preset import
  • Source editor playback position indicator
  • Step sequencer playback position indicator
  • MSEG playback position indicator
  • XY-MSEG position indicator
  • MSEG views retain zoom level and position
  • Randomise 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 X-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 size

Bug Fixes

  • A crash when loading a preset and browsing for missing samples
  • The visibility of playback position indicators for source B, C & D edit pages
  • The number of oscillators being reset to 1 when selecting different oscillator waves
  • PNG import to the additive editor now sets the correct number of oscillators
  • An issue with the title display of some FX rack items
  • Some unreliable behaviour when importing data from an external folder
  • The CSV import to the additive editor allowing non-zero values for the final breakpoint
  • Partials to initialise on first note
  • Missing MIDI unlearn on remix pad controls
  • Hanging notes for presets using single voice mode in Sonar 8
  • The global tuning profile to also affect spectral sources
  • The scaling of the formant filter
  • Display switch to ModMap editor when selecting formants
  • A crash when closing and opening the GUI, then using the "Back" arrow
  • A crash when closing the GUI with the depth modulation view displayed
  • A crash after failing to locate files via SFZ
  • Unreliable behaviour of forward / back sample buttons
  • Multiple prompts for missing external audio files
  • Missing SFZ extender in Voices 2, 3 & 4
  • Source selection button failing to reset on clear
  • Re-draw of additive data when importing CSV or AAZ files
  • Rendering of spectral data when importing AAZ or CSV files
  • Legato behaviour
  • Snap X in additive editor
  • File clear not always clearing all values
  • File locating after loading a preset and clicking "Next Sample"
  • Alignment of additive / spectral editor warp markers
  • Display of File menu text when changing the default GUI mode
  • Range checking when importing spectral CSV data
  • Additive editor behaviour around final breakpoint
  • PNG import to additive engine to preserve number of oscillators
  • Current perform octave control to stay active if not specified in preset
  • Setting of additive partial pitch in editor
  • Selection of last preset in a bank to wraps around to the first
  • EQ2 gain control to display parameter values
  • Display of MSEG end points when dragged outside of MSEG editor area
  • Paste breakpoints to affect only the selected breakpoint
  • Save consolidated so that AAZ's are copied if the preset name has changed
  • Solo button redraw problems in edit mode
  • Double click of granular density to resets to 6 grains
  • Source control redraw problem with Simple mode File -> Clear
  • Source filter 1 "On" button to work over whole surface
  • CSV import when last value is non-zero
  • Removed hard coded references to GUI elements and sizes
  • Changed partial pitch offset format in additive CSV import / export
  • "File Not Found" error for SFZ's using full path specification (Win)
  • Permissions problem after installation, which sometimes caused a crash (OS X)

Top

Alchemy v1.11.14 October 2009

New features

  • 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

Bug Fixes

  • Move Up / Move Down reordering of effects in FX section
  • Double clicking of FX section and spectral editor scroll bars
  • Closing and re-opening the GUI locating the wrong preset in the Alchemy folder structure when two presets have the same name
  • Missing import path variable in config file causing file browser crash
  • Alchemy save dialog boxes to display in front of host
  • Click when modulating additive mode symmetry across zero point
  • Effects disappearing when clicking on scroll bar
  • Saving of presets while a project is being loaded
  • Bank and category to set the current folder on File -> Clear
  • Copy & Paste of modulation source to include modulation depth
  • Additive editor to allow dragging of last breakpoint
  • Blank references to missing sample files in a cleared patch
  • Host reserved MIDI CC values in MIDI learn mode
  • Termination of additive data when all breakpoints deleted
  • 'Auto-Assign Empty' to no longer create variations of remix pads
  • Invert Knob causing the sound to change under certain conditions
  • Perform Clear causing some presets to sound different
  • Click in output when modulating the number of oscillators
  • Update of source GUI controls when receiving automation values
  • Foreign language characters causing crash or folder display to fail
  • Menu display for snapshot volume and removed modulation
  • Memory leaks in file sub-menu selector
  • Current preset folder when re-opening the GUI after clearing a preset
  • PVar modulation in VA mode
  • Display of modulation depth ring image after reset
  • Loop syncing between sources when modulating position control
  • Randomise menu commands crashing new instances of Alchemy
  • Rare crash when importing a PNG file to the spectral editor
  • Additive editor not displaying partials after importing a sound
  • Morph-XY mode when morphing between different synthesis types
  • Spectral rendering after import from source menu
  • 96 KHz project sample rate when rendering spectral sources
  • Handling of missing data files
  • Automation data not sent to host for learned MIDI controls
  • Looping not working correctly when morphing in some circumstances
  • Incorrect message after cancelling Save Consolidated
  • Rare crash when re-opening GUI after loading a preset after Clear
  • Source labelling after PNG file import
  • Scaling of the spectral high-pass filter
  • Save consolidated creating AAZ files for inactive sources
  • EQ effect buffer clear causing click at note on
  • Rare crash importing SFZ that fails to specify 'keycenter' on Mac
  • Automap / Kore perform controls not updating in AU version
  • 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

Top

Alchemy v1.10.10 August 2009

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

Bug Fixes

  • Improved import browser to recall same location as last used
  • key velocity ignored in arpeggiator chord mode
  • Improved automation behaviour
  • Issue with rapid loading of patches in Reaper
  • Problem with full stop in folder into which Alchemy is installed
  • Problems with AAZ saving on song saves
  • Step sequencer steps displaying unevenly when snap on
  • Looped spectral synthesis degrading over time
  • Jumping parameters in Kore and with Automap
  • Hanging notes when moving arp source knob
  • Various additive editor issues
  • Improved default file path for additive and spectral image import
  • Morphing behaviour so that when using different synthesis methods it crossfades
  • Arp behaviour with sustain pedal
  • Issue with additive synthesis high pitch artefacts
  • Fixed issue with MSEGs at note off
  • So can expand MSEG using last node
  • Installer conflicts with Nexus v1 and Creative Labs Alchemy
  • Can now erase bottom few rows of pixels in Spectral editor
  • Various GUI display issues
  • 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
  • Perform->clear causing a few presets to sound different

Top

Alchemy v1.09 May 2009

New Features

  • Import samples from external drives
  • Program change implemented
  • Reduced GUI startup time
  • Improved SFZ standards compliance including support for 'key' opcode
  • Additive editor easier to use position of points stays consistent when changing detail
  • Arp pattern randomised when randomising
  • Can now expand MSEG using last point in stretch mode
  • Version information now appears in plug-in file information
  • Creating new folder in save preset dialog now refreshes bank list
  • Renamed reinstaller to 'update' and always gives option to install rars (if present)
  • Improved randomisation templates for Arpeggiated category
  • Improved randomisation at startup and random folder when no instrument folder selected
  • Improved naming of copy/paste commands on additive editor, so depends on context

Bug Fixes

  • Additive zoom so it does not reset when changing between views
  • Issue with first note in song not triggering arp
  • Silent first note issue
  • So key velocity is applied in arpeggiator chord mode
  • Hidden files no longer show in browser on Windows
  • Crash loading AAZ files created in newer version of Alchemy
  • MSEGs so that the release is handled properly and loop markers always displayed
  • Audio drop outs
  • Rapid loading of presets in Reaper causing errors
  • 1/1 snap behaviour
  • Modified Alchemy installer to avoid reFX conflict
  • Octave key switching update (release and XY2 pad were not updating on Win)
  • File Browse functionality when filenames have multiple dots in them
  • file searching inside folders that have same name as an extension (like SFZ)
  • Selecting of a target from the Target menu now correctly resets the right click menu state
  • Mac user area in import browser shows up properly when File Vault enabled
  • Issue with project save
  • Issue with very short sample loops in sampler mode
  • Crash when browsing waveforms in additive mode
  • Issue with preset name display not updating
  • Issue with Bidule and Orion preset reloading
  • PNG additive import inverted partials
  • MSEG so loop end does not move when adding breakpoints
  • So preset saved with correct name after randomisation
  • Issue with bank name not being updated correctly when saving presets in some cases
  • Issue with SFZ filenames with a space between two full stops
  • Problem on Mac importing SFZs using backslashes
  • Issue with first preset in folder being overwritten
  • Now uses its own knob mode preference rather than global preference in Cubase 4
  • Improved error reporting in log file when data not in expected location
  • Issue with some imported brush images
  • Issue with MIDI learn of knobs in perform section
  • Tuning of Ensemblator keys preset
  • Missing save dialogue in Live
Top

Alchemy v1.08 February 2009

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
  • Downloadable PDF manual (from first page of Wiki manual)

Bug Fixes

  • CPU spikes
  • Improved randomisation for Loops, Guitars and Arpeggiated folders
  • Improved default path for Additive and Spectral file menus
  • So files with capital letter extension shows up in source menu
  • Improved so moving fine tune and pan displays values -100%..100%
  • Crash importing single cycle waveforms in additive mode
  • Web menu options in file menu
  • Alchemy blocking Cubase Key Commands
  • Problem with some AMD processors
  • Incompatibility between Alchemy and Orion
  • Issues with random button
  • So save dialog shows up even when GUI is closed
  • Improved sluggish response of modulation depth knobs
  • Modulation menu for depth knobs
  • MIDI learn and unlearn on depth knobs
  • Double click on the modulation depth knobs to set to default
  • Timing accuracy when running at buffer sizes > 256 samples
  • Mac file menus to deal with more then 256 items
  • Problem with WAV files with non lowercase extension
  • Problem with WAV files inside a folder called "Alchemy"
  • AIFF file loading issues fixed
  • So AlchemyConfig.txt gets created if it is not present
  • So yellow modulation ring is updated when copy/pasting mod
  • Spelling of "Tune Coarse"
  • Improved remix pad response
  • So first note plays even if placed at starting position
  • Audio Unit so it deals with sample rate changes correctly
  • Loop points in sampler mode to synchronise with warp markers
  • partial pan values so they can be set in overall mode
  • Playback of samples with very short (less than 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

Top

Contact Info

If your question isn't answered by the FAQs, please email support@camelaudio .com and we'll be happy to help.

Latest Versions

Alchemy
v1.55.0

Alchemy Player
v1.55.0P

CamelSpace
v1.50.1

CamelPhat
v3.50.1