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Alchemy Explained®

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Chapter 1: Getting Started

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    Introduction to Alchemy (2:26)


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    The Interface (4:06)


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    Signal Flow (3:38)


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    The Title Bar (6:50)


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    Preset Browser (4:58)


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    Performance Controls (15:40)


Chapter 2: The Synthesizer

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    Sources Introduction (15:56)


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    Modulation Introduction (4:59)


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    Additive Synthesis (14:16)


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    Virtual Analogue (7:48)


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    Spectral Synthesis (8:03)


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    Granular Synthesis (18:35)


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    Source Editor (4:22)


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    Morphing (9:24)


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    Additive Editor (18:51)


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    Spectral Editor (7:51)


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    Arpeggiator (14:58)


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    The Filters (14:11)


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    Effects Rack (6:52)


Chapter 3: Modulators

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    Modulators Pt. 1 (14:15)


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    Modulators Pt. 2 (6:22)


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    The Master Section (3:19)


Chapter 4: Sound Design Examples

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    Granular Beats (12:11)


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    Granular Chords & Stabs (6:34)


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    Vowel Bass (13:17)


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    Granular Mid Range (5:55)


Laurence Holcombe is back with another in-depth collection of video tutorials about Camel Audio's super synth Alchemy! This synth is not for the faint of heart, it's a sonic powerhouse with tons of features and functions. Laurence has your back though, he shows you it all from start to finish so you can practice your own sonic alchemy with truly amazing virtual synth.

Laurence begins with the important basics such as a detailed introduction to Alchemy, its user interface, signal flow in and out of the plug-in, the Title Bar, Preset Browser and Performance Controls. He then dives into the different synthesis sections such as Sources and Modulations, Additive Synthesis, Virtual Analog, Spectral Synthesis and Granular Synthesis. The powerful Source Editor and Morphing features are next, followed by eye-opening tutorials on the Additive Editor, Spectral Editor, Arpeggiator, Filters and Effects Rack.

In the next chapters, Laurence goes deep into the Modulators section and then the Master Section, revealing all that you can do there. For the big finale, Laurence gets into cool sound design examples on creating sounds such as Granular Beats, Chords & Scales, Vowel Bass and exciting Granular Mid Range tones.

Camel Audio's Alchemy is quite the sonic cannon, with a truly never ending range of sounds. Follow along with Laurence and learn this virtual synth inside and out. Get "Alchemy Explained" today.


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St Fantabulous
Submitted 2 years ago

Must see for Alchemy 2 users as well!

This guy really knows his stuff. He teaches really well and inspires the user to explore Alchemy. Pretty much everything applies. Just a bit different user interface. There maybe some real differences but none that have hindered me learning Alchemy 2 through the Alchemy1 tutorial! Well done Mr. Tutor Teacher guy.

I am a: Beginner, Producer, Audio Engineer, Musician, Hobbyist, Beat Maker

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hrih67
Submitted 2 years ago

Really indepth

I loved listening to this series of tutorials, very indepth and interesting

I am a: Semi-Pro, Producer, Musician

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1. When did you start dabbling in music?

I learnt the trumpet and piano around age 12 and then guitar a couple of years later. I played in a few indie bands for a few years until I discovered the turntables and Dj'ing. I then swapped the guitar for the synthesizer and the stage for the Dj booth and the rest is history!

2. What training have you had?

I completed a diploma in sound engineering and music technology from islington Music Workshop in London. I am also level 1 certified in Logic. The most important training I have received though is sitting for hours on end at my studio making music!

3. When did you get into recording?

Recording demos for the indie bands I mentioned earlier. Then recording vocals for my tracks as DEF inc. and laterally Rebel Sonix. I also worked in London studio Rollover in around 2005.

4. People you have worked with/for?

I've remixed Coldplay, Kylie, Roots Manuva and John B. Labels I have released on include Parlaphone, EMI, Fingerlickin, Eight Fx, Quantum, Botchit and Scarper amongst others. I have composed music for Sony Playstation games, Sky tv, J&B Whiskey, Lexus cars and the BBC to name a few. I have produced online tutorial videos and have had a 1 hour production video in Music Techs magazines cover DVD. I have also Dj'ed at events such as Glastonbury festival and Miami WMC and touring extensively all over the world.

5. Why are you so good at training people?

Well hopefully I have a clear and concise training method mixed with a serious passion for making music. I have previously worked for Apple teaching Logic and also regularly lecture on Logic and electronic music production. I also teach the Ministry of Sound DJ academy in London which involves teaching an introduction to Djing as well as in depth seminars on using NI's Traktor and also Serato Scratch Live. As a producer making cutting edge electronic music, I have to remain at the forefront of new sounds and production techniques. I mix my time between different areas of the music industry - production, remixing, DJing and also teaching which allows me to develop all those skills simultaneously - so I can improve my teaching ability whilst also continuing to develop as a producer (something which you never stop doing!)

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Alchemy Explained® is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 2 .
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Must see for Alchemy 2 users as well! This guy really knows his stuff. He teaches really well and inspires the user to explore Alchemy. Pretty much everything applies. Just a bit different user interface. There maybe some real differences but none that have hindered me learning Alchemy 2 through the Alchemy1 tutorial! Well done Mr. Tutor Teacher guy.
Date published: 2016-12-27
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Really indepth I loved listening to this series of tutorials, very indepth and interesting
Date published: 2016-11-04
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