Has Apple acquired plugin developer Camel Audio?

Answer: almost certainly

Camel Audio s Alchemy is gone but will some of the technology behind it make its way into Logic

It looks like the mystery surrounding the sudden demise of Camel Audio has been solved.

Earlier this year, the plugin developer closed its virtual doors and announced that its products were no longer available. Little was said in explanation, but it now seems almost certain that the company has been acquired by Apple.

MacRumors reports that information found on corporate registry site Companies House indicates that Camel Audio's address is now 100 New Bridge Street, which just so happens to be Apple's London address. What's more, the company's sole director is now listed as Heather Jay Morrison, one of Apple's legal representatives.

Case closed, we'd say, and while we don't expect Camel Audio's existing products to re-emerge with Apple branding any time soon - this isn't really the Cupertino company's style - we can look forward to seeing its talents being applied to Logic and GarageBand.

Whether this will mean new instruments and/or effects remains to be seen, but it does at least seem to confirm that Apple is committed to enhancing its line-up of music making software in the future.

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