Stupid question: how to open Alchemy in Logic

Discussion in 'Digital Audio' started by Stevee00, Sep 18, 2015.

  1. Stevee00 macrumors newbie

    Stevee00

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    #1
    I'm embarrassed that I can't figure this out. I own CamelAudio Alchemy (installed on Ableton Live); just upgraded Logic. I spent almost an hour last night trying to open Alchemy to see what Apple has done with it.

    Please tell me how to open Alchemy. You can deride and insult me too, if you want. (Though I did consult Google, the manual, the help screens.)

    I'm trying this on a Macbook Air (with no audio I/O attached at the moment). Latest Yosemite. I upgraded Logic Pro X but didn't download anything else.

    Steve
     
  2. jacobluecke macrumors member

    jacobluecke

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    In the "Track" menu, create a new software instrument track. Then click on the button to open up the mixer, (top of the screen, left side). In the mixer, your new track probably defaulted to having "Piano" as the input. Click where it says "Piano" and change that to "Alchemy." The Alchemy interface will then pop up.

    It's kind of hard to describe this in words, but I hope this helps!
     
  3. Stevee00 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Stevee00

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    Jaco, that did the trick. Opening the mixer was the step I couldn't find last night. Though now I see that the same can be done in the Track Inspector if you go to the instrument and click on the little teeny up/down arrow to get the instrument menu. I also just discovered another route: Top Menu > Tracks > New Tracks opens a window where the instrument choice is offered in a big button.

    On first inspection, Alchemy looks to be EXACTLY the same as the CamelAudio version, except the graphics are simpler (cleaner or stupider, depending on your point of view) and some things are moved around a little. Now I just have to find my favorite go-to patches.

    Steve
     

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