Logic Updated - Alchemy Synth Added

US Logic Pro X version 10.2 includes Alchemy's synth among other changes      26/08/15

Logic Updated - Alchemy Synth Added

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Camel Audio is no longer with us but their Alchemy synth is back as an integral port of Logic Pro X - just updated to version 10.2. Apple says that Alchemy, a sample-manipulation synthesizer, is the most powerful instrument in Logic Pro X.

A spokesperson said, "Alchemy comes with an enormous library of over 3000 sounds and a keyword browser to quickly zero in on what you're looking for. Powerful Performance Controls invite you to explore and play with the sounds you choose. Alchemy is a monster of a synth with multiple sound-generating engines, including additive, spectral, formant, granular, and virtual analog. It's also a robust sampler that can import EXS24 instruments. Groundbreaking morphing and resynthesis features let you manipulate and combine samples in extraordinary new ways. And the vast number of filters, modulation routes, arpeggiation options, and effects makes for limitless possibilities."

Alchemy Features:

  • Next generation synthesizer plug-in with multiple sound generators including; additive, spectral, formant, granular, sampler, and virtual analog
  • Over 3,000 presets for all types of electronic music including electronic dance, hip hop, rock, and sound for picture
  • Integrated keyword preset browser for finding the right sounds quickly
  • Performance controls like the Transform Pad make it easy to explore and reshape sounds
  • Combine up to four synth modules to create complex multi-layered sounds
  • Virtual analog oscillators produce authentic recreations of iconic synth sounds
  • Wide selection of modeled analog and special effect filters for producing sounds with vintage character and tonal complexity
  • Create animated, dynamic instruments using over 100 modulation sources that include flexible LFOs, AHDSR and MSEG envelopes, and step sequencers
  • Manipulate and combine samples in new ways using unique collection of morphing and resynthesis tools
  • Import EXS24 instruments or create your own using a robust set of sampler features
  • Apply independent arpeggiators to each of the four sound sources to transform simple chords into elaborate performances
  • Integrated effects rack with reverb, modulation, delay, compression, and a range of distortion effects


More new features in Logic Pro X 10.2

  • Share directly to Apple Music Connect (requires Apple Music Connect account)
  • Share and backup files to Gobbler (requires Gobbler third-party subscription)
  • Adds support for Force Touch trackpad
  • Create custom track icons with your own image files
  • 1,000 new Apple Loops from a variety of popular instruments and genres including EDM, Hip Hop, Indie, Disco, Funk, and Blues
  • There are now independent settings for the handling overlapping MIDI recordings depending on whether Cycle is on or off
  • It's now possible to set Replace mode for audio recordings independently depending on whether Cycle is on or off
  • It's now possible to create new tracks with the same channel strip instead of creating a Take folder when recording audio in cycle mode
  • Expanded MIDI clock options improve sync compatibility with external MIDI devices
  • The new As Time Quantize option in the Piano Roll Snap menu sets the snap value to follow the Inspector quantize setting
  • Audio regions can now be nondestructively reversed using either a check box in the Region Inspector, or a key command
  • There are now Global Key Commands to set the Nudge value to various note values
  • There is now a key command to toggle the Clear/Recall Solo button
  • The Audio Editor now shows fades applied to flexed regions
  • The new General > Editing preference Piano Roll: Region Border Trimming controls whether the borders of a region can be edited within the Piano Roll editor
  • There are now commands in the Global Tracks Marker Set menu to convert the currently selected Marker Set to Arrangement Markers, or to convert Arrangement Markers to conventional Markers
  • There is a new key command Set Locators by Regions/Events/Marquee and Enable Cycle Mode
  • Open the sound library from the shortcut menu that appears when you right-click or control-click a cell in Drum Machine Designer

For the full details of everything that's new in this update see the Logic Pro X 10.2 Release Notes.

Pricing and Availability:
Update is free.
Logic Pro X costs $199.99

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