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  • Apple Reportedly Acquires Camel Audio, the Digital Instrument Effects Firm


    Apple has reportedly purchased the UK-based digital audio effects maker, Camel Audio. For those of you who didnít know, Camel Audio is best known for their popular Alchemy synth plug-in, which points speculation towards Apple being interested in utilizing the firmís software to be included in the future version of Logic Pro X.

    The news surfaced as it was revealed that Camel Audio appointed the known Apple lawyer in Europe, Heather Joy Morrison, as its director and relocated to 100 New Bridge Street in London, which is listed as Appleís official UK address. The information was discovered in a recent filing published by the UK company register, Companies House.

    Although Apple hasnít officially acknowledged the potential acquisition, a recent report from the folks over at MusicRadar gives some credit to the claims. Early this January, reportedly shortly after Morrison took over as the director, the publication reported that Camel Audio had shut its operations leaving behind a website which gave a user login page for contacting customer support along with various legal information. A note from Camel Audio at the time mentioned the following:

    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. We recommend you download all of your purchases and back them up so that you can continue to use them (Instructions: How to Download and Backup Your Products).
    The shutdown came up after a long period of time between plug-in software updates as well which points toward more truth.

    When inquired about the acquisition, Apple gave its typical statement to the folks over at The Loop, mentioning the following:

    Apple buys smaller technology companies from time to time, and we generally do not discuss our purpose or plans.
    This is the type of statement that Apple usually makes when the company actually does make an acquisition, suggesting that the Cupertino California company did in fact acquire Camel Audio. Weíll have to wait and see for more concrete information to be revealed.

    Source: Camel Audio, Companies House, The Loop, Music Radar
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Apple Reportedly Acquires Camel Audio, the Digital Instrument Effects Firm started by Akshay Masand View original post