Apple acquires popular music effects maker Camel Audio


Apple appears to have acquired Camel Audio, a British company behind the Alchemy software that provided music plug-ins and effects. According to a filing made with corporate registry Companies House, Camel Audio now shares the same address as Apple’s London office.

Camel Audio was closed down back in January, and customers were no longer able to purchase software from its site. But before that, the company offered the Alchemy music suite, a $249 application that came with more than 1,000 sounds, 5.5GB of samples, synthesizers, and more.

Visiting today takes you to a login page for customer support, but that’s about all the site is good for now. Upon closing its doors, Camel Audio released a statement that read:

We would like to thank you for the support we’ve received over the years in our efforts to create instruments and effects plug-ins and sound libraries. Camel Audio’s plug-ins, Alchemy Mobile IAPs and sound libraries are no longer available for purchase.

We will continue to provide downloads of your previous purchases and email support until July 7, 2015.

It seems Camel Audio isn’t quite dead, however. A filing made with Companies House, the government organization responsible for incorporating limited companies in the U.K., Camel Audio is now registered at 100 New Bridge Street, which is Apple’s London office.

In addition, Apple lawyer Heather Joy Morrison is now listed as Camel Audio’s sole director.

It’s unclear what Apple’s plans might be for Camel Audio at this point, but it seems likely the company’s technology will be integrated into a future version of Logic X Pro, Apple’s professional music editing software. We may even see some of it making its way into GarageBand.

[via MacRumors]