Apple has reportedly acquired popular instrument and effect maker Camel Audio. Information found on corporate registry site Companies House [PDF] indicates Camel’s address has been updated to 100 New Bridge Street, which is Apple’s London address, while the company’s sole director is now listed as Apple’s lawyer, Heather Joy Morrison.
Camel Audio is known for its range of plug-ins, synthesizers, effects, and sound libraries, which were available via the company’s Alchemy software. Previously available for $249, Alchemy included more than 1000 sounds, 5.5GB worth of samples, a powerful additive resynthesis engine, spectral resynthesis, a virtual analog synthesizer, and more. Its powerful engine was highly useful to those who liked to create and manipulate audio for unique sounds.
Camel Audio shut its doors on January 8, 2015, removing access to its software from its website. While the company did not divulge the reasons behind the shutdown, Camel Audio fans speculated that the company had been acquired.
The company’s plug-ins, Alchemy Mobile IAPs and sound libraries are no longer available for purchase. Camel says it will provide downloads of previous purchases and email support until July 7, 2015.
While it’s not know for sure what Apple’s plans might be for Camel Audio, they will likely incorporate the company’s technology into future versions of Logic Pro X or GarageBand.