Magic Wand is an expansion bank of 127 Meta Instruments for CA Alchemy VSTI
New : 11/02/2010 : As promised The Oculus, our first free Add On for Magic Wand has been released and sent to all Magic Wand users.
The soundset covers Basses (18), Keys (54), Pads & Atmos (37), Leads (24), ARPs and Chord Sequences (28), Semi-real instruments and misc (33)
Magic Wand is suitable for all kinds of musical genres, and offers a mix of pure synthesis, rompler like, and hybrid instruments. It proposes an hopefully pleasant mix between Bread and Butter and unique and never heard instruments.
All the instruments have been carefully designed to take advantage of the 8 variations Remix Pads of Alchemy, as well as its awesome real time control possibilities.
Note : For maximum convenience and ease of use, some variations, called Z presets, of the primary 127 meta Instruments have been saved into various category folders, so that you wont miss an important variation of an instruments when browsing Alchemy presets. Some meta variations, called XV presets have also been saved in the appropriate folders. This explains why the number of instruments (194) is higher than the number ( currently 127) of Primary Meta Instruments. You can find more details about the Z and XV presets there.
Of course the total number of distinct instruments in Magic Wand is even higher than 194 : In Alchemy, a simple Bass Preset can actually be a container for 8 totally different instruments.
Magic Wand in short :
- 194 instruments sprayed as : 127 Primary Meta Instruments, around 60 Z presets, and some XV presets. More than 340 distinct instruments, with the use of the Remix Pads.
- Highly expressive instruments, with many real time expression features.
- Integrated use of Macro Knobs : For example all FX automation will always be found on Macro Knobs 5/6.
- Fully compliant with any Camel Audio future Content Management and Database developments.
- A Pdf manual including preset list, with an indivudual comment for each instrument, installation procedure, tips and tricks for Alchemy.
Lotuzia (programmer of the bank) : “Alchemy belongs to the very private club of the UberSynths, where the sound design possibilities are only limited by your imagination. It certainly can't do all the possible instruments, but is indeed capable of building a huge range of them .”
Note : Magic Wand is part of our Fair Play Sales Program. Fair Play means that earlier adopters of the bank will get more than 50% free additional instruments in forthcoming updates. Find more details about Fair Play here
Note : Magic Wand is Mac compatible Link to Camel Audio Alchemy Page
Requirements : Alchemy V1.11 ( This version can be DLed for free for all Alchemy users on Camel Audio site ) ( Warning : Unfortunately the Alchemy PLAYER ONLY version doesnt load 3rd Party Soundbanks like Magic Wand, you need the Alchemy standard verson )
Hear the demos :) As usual, this audio demos is in our naked truth style : No Fx, no EQ, no comps, no nothing : Only Alchemy and internal effects .
Separate Instruments Demos : Only One instance of Alchemy at a time during 4/8 bars.
Pads Demo Keys Demo
Leads & Misc Demo The Oculus -1rst Magic Wand Expansion set
Minisongs Demos : Uses several instances of Alchemy playing simultaneaously
Funk Demo Vintage House Demo
Note : The Funk demo won the Alchemy Song Contest Demo. On the 22 instruments used in the Funk and Vintage House demos, 4 belong to Alchemy Factory library. The other 18 remaining presets can only be found in Magic Wand.
West Coast Rock Demo
Tim Conrardy Song : In Memoriam
Note : Tim's song presets are not included in the soundset, though all made by Alchemy. Only the key preset is included. This track is only here to remember Tim, who was a great guy. Rip Tim +
User Feedback - Echoes of the real world
"Thanks for creating great sounds with Alchemy "
Ben Gillet -Ceo of Camel Audio and father of Alchemy, in CA official forum. - Btw did anyone noticed that the Sea of Possibilities preset appearing on the Alchemy Player picture on CA site was one out of the dozens instruments we made for Alchemy's factory library ? :) -
" .....Magic Wand aims to provide a mix of bread & butter sounds and unique sounds, and it delivers. The presets are very inspiring and musical."
Magic Wand in depth Review at Rekkerd.org Audio News site. Read the complete review here.
"Thank you very much for the ultra-highspeed delivery.
I tested Magic Wand yesterday and I found it very good and inspiring "
Roland M. (Munchen Germany) in Email
"I am still not finished with all the patches but my impression so far is that those patches are just excellent. For example the Pads and Arps are beautiful and evolving (even more with the remix pads) but for sure not the usual "bread & butter" stuff. The reasons why it takes so long for me to browse through the patches are first the meta presets / remix pads and second that most of the patches are REALLY usable and inspiring so i instantly have to play a bit longer with those patches."
Ingonator on Kvr music Forum
" An extremely well crafted collection of extraordinarily engaging instruments. I know that I will continue to be inspired by these sounds for a long time to come. Definitely what I would call an excellent value."
Bobsled in Camel Audio Support Forum
"Thanks for support : worked well and fast ... Lot of inspiring stuff and very good documentation ! "
Torsten K. -Germany- in Email
" Highly recommended! "
Don1thedon in Kvr Market Place
"Very inspirational presets suitable to all kind of music."
Aymeric F in Camel Audio Support Forum
" Really great soundbank... cant wait for the next parts of it "
Marco S. (Germany) in Private Email -Its coming Marco its coming :)
You have created some exeptional sounds.
This is the first time I did a whole track already mastered in one day!"
Tariq J (USA) in private Email
"After listening to the add-on presets, I really enjoyed (once again) especially your Keys and Pad sounds, and also those in the 'arpeggiated' section "
Mr Losan in Kvr forum
" Thanks for the really fine sound-crafting you are doing. It is a
pleasure to hear and play."
Ralph P ( USA -Ca- ) in Private email. 08/2010
"Thanks for the quick delivery and great sounds.
Keep up the good work."
Steve F (UK Southamton) 09/2011 in Email. Happy owner of several of our soundsets
".... Your soundsets are great. "
Charles L. ( USA) in Email, speaking of Magic Wand AND a lot of other soundsets (2013 )
Meanwhile you can read some comments on the Audio Demos preview there : KVR Audio Demos Topic
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