Update: Jim Dalrymple over at The Loop reached out to Apple for comment. Here's what they said:
"Apple buys smaller technology companies from time to time, and we generally do not discuss our purpose or plans."
As Dalrymple notes, this is typically the response Apple gives when they have indeed purchased a company.
Original Story: It looks like Apple acquired digital audio instrument and plug-in maker Camel Audio, according to the company's corporate information listed in the UK government's Companies House website.
The new address for Camel Audio is listed as 100 New Bridge Street in London, which is the address of Apple's London office. MacRumors also highlighted the change in directors for the company, which currently includes one name: Heather Joy Morrison, who is a member of Apple's legal team.
Camel Audio shuttered its doors earlier this year, leaving the following message on its site:
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).
The plug-in vendor is best known for its Alchemy VSTi (Virtual Studio Technology Instrument), a digital instrument that allowed musicians to create a wide range of sounds. It is possible Apple will be looking to integrate Camel Audio's technology into its own music creation software, Logic Pro X.