Apple are always secretive about their acquisitions, but despite that the company does make announcements of their acquisitions eventually, the latest announcement being that they have acquired Camel Audio.
This news comes after Camel Audio shut down last month on January 8th 2015, when it removed all access to its software without announcing the reason why to its customers.
However finally the company has made that announcement, releasing the following statement:
“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).”
Camel Audio previously offered audio packages that where priced at $249 and included more than 1000 sounds, a range of samples, a re-synthesis engine, spectral re-synthesis and a virtual analog synthesiser.
As of yet Apple hasn’t released any more details about the accession, however we can presume that they will be using the companies patents/ technology for some of their own like Logic Pro X or Garageband.