Apple acquires audio developer Camel Audio: report

Apple has purchased music plug-in and effect developer Camel Audio according to reports and company records.

Camel Audio via Facebook

Apple has acquired popular music plug-in developer Camel Audio based on reports and Company House records.

The iPad and iPhone maker, which has developed music software, appears to have purchased Camel Audio based on records from corporate registry organization Companies House, as noted by Mac Rumors. The website's records reveal the company's address has changed to 100 New Bridge Street in London -- which is Apple's registered London address.

In addition, Camel Audio's director is now listed as Miss Heather Joy Morrison, who has acted as part of Apple's legal team since 2007 through the role of iTunes Senior Counsel.

These records suggest the tech giant has purchased Camel Audio. The company specializes in music effects, plug-ins, synthesisers and sound development. Camel Audio is also the developer of the Alchemy engine, high-end iOS-compatible synthesiser software.

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In January this year, Camel Audio closed its website and pulled software from the Internet, releasing a statement at the time which said its products were no longer available. The statement read:

"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. Thank you again for your support."

While nothing has been confirmed, it is likely the Camel Audio team will find themselves working on Apple's homegrown music software, such as Logic Pro X and potentially GarageBand.

ZDNet has reached out to Apple and will update if we hear back.

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