Has Apple acquired plugin developer Camel Audio?

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.

Ben Rogerson
Deputy Editor

I’m the Deputy Editor of MusicRadar, having worked on the site since its launch in 2007. I previously spent eight years working on our sister magazine, Computer Music. I’ve been playing the piano, gigging in bands and failing to finish tracks at home for more than 30 years, 24 of which I’ve also spent writing about music and the ever-changing technology used to make it.