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Quick guide

Camelot is performance tool that allows to quickly recover and assign Hardware & Software Instruments presets with a touch of a finger or a mouse click.

Setlist

The Setlist is the main project that organizes your performances. It is the first tool you can use to manage your Songs.

The setlists are managed in the first screen on the footer navigation – “Setlist & Song” screen (accessible from the bottom left footer navigation button). The Song & Scenes view can be accessed for editing or during the performances by the second button from left in the footer.

The Setlists & Songs manager allows you to:

  • create, edit all your setlists
  • add / remove /delete songs
  • reorder the songs on the lists
  • reuse/ share song in different setlists

The Song & Scene view screen allows you to :

  • load a song / scene for performance
  • create, edit all your scenes in each song
  • reorder scenes
  • edit and add annotations for each song and scene

Song Container

The Song Container is the main area capable of collecting one or more scene. The important thing to consider is that the container pool will load all the Plugins and Software instruments assigned to a scene or a song. That means that there will be a loading time to wait between one song container and another. So you can use this song container to load all the instruments you need to perform one or more song without interruptions.

A common example is a Song made by 4 scenes: Intro, Verse, Chorus and End.

It can be even more complex, to map a multiple songs group that needs to played without interruptions or waiting a long loading process.

The Song Container can map

  • A single song with one or multiple scenes (intro, verse, chorus, ending, …)
  • A multiple songs that must be played without interruptions or waiting a loading time (like a song medley, in that case the scene can be used to map songs or sons sections)

Scene

The scene is the smallest unit you can use to play a song or song section. The Scene is organized in Layers, that are hosting your Hardware or Software instruments.

You can attach one or more instruments to a Layer. Those Items are capable of recalling Hardware & Software instruments presets.

Each scene is a collector of items, grouped and linked by Layers. On the footer is always available the Tempo sync layer that allows to manage the tempo and sync option for the current scene.

Layer Settings are shared by all the items attached to a Layer like MIDI Inputs Settings, Channel Routing and Advanced Filtering.

For example, If you want to play an insrument by an external controller, all you have to do is selecting the MIDI Controller on the MIDI inputs available from the settings list.

Items

Hardware and Software instruments are recalled by Items attached to a Layer. The Hardware instrument are selected from a map and included in an external (midi) instrument item.The software instruments are selected from a plugin list (after a scan made on the global settings area)  and included in a plugin instrument item. Is also possible to create your MIDI item and maps to make a Custom Setup or to send specific midi messages.

You can add a new Item to a Layer using the plus button available on each Layer.

A guided procedure will suport you on adding Hardware instruments presets, Software instruments plugins, “one shot” generic MIDI Programs or Custom / User maps.

The hardware istrument maps allow you to select quickly a preset from your instrument

When supported you can sort by bank, instrument mode, search by preset name and refresh your preset list names from the instrument.

Attachments

The Scene is capable of recalling also PDF or images that you may need to visualize during the performance. The attached file can be linked to a scene at a desired zoom level and scroll position. After uoploading an attachement it is possibile also to add custom annotations on top of the document.

You can access the attachment view on: 

  • Each scene, just using the bottom footer dedicated view: If the scene has already an attachment it will be displayed, if not you land to the selection list showing your current documents and images that are uploaded in Camelot. From this panel you select a document to attach or browse your device to upload a new one.
  • From the main “…” menu (1 Create and add >  2Attachment)
  • From the main “…” menu (1 Edit >  2 Attachment)

 

From the Attachment Editor is possible to :

  • set the document position (just scrolling the document itself)
  • zoom level you want to se for that scene (using the zoom +, – buttons on the footer)
  • add annotations, using the “add note” button on the bottom right corner

Press “Done” to apply your choices and annotations, press “Remove” to select another document and restart.

Settings

The Global Settings are acessible from the cog icon on the footer.

This area allows you to manage all Camelot Audio, MIDI settings, your Plugin list, Bakup & Restore actions, check for software updates or map an external device to control Camelot basic features like song / scene switch, or switch view in the app GUI.

Just open the settings menu and browse on the left column on each sections.

Release Notes

Check the Release Notes to see what new features, changes and fixes we have made to the latest version.

F.A.Q. & Known Issues

Even if we are working hard there you may experience some small issues. Here you can see a list of most frequent questions we answer and some known issues. If you get stuck and you need help write to our support team.

MIDI controller advanced mappings

Camelot provides a basic mapping for external controller to manage the main system action (switch song, scene, panic, tap tempo, scroll…) It is on our plan to allow our customer to map easily an external controllers to adjust item knobs, instruments parameters, adjust keyboard velocity curves,  modulation amount, and many other …; this part is currently under development, please be patient.

More hardware instruments maps

We are testing and adding maps of new instruments every month. Check also the compatibility page for the updated list.

Hardware Instrument Refresh too slow?

For some instruments the refresh task takes several minutes. For some instruments a full refresh is up to 20 minutes. To save time, please select the user bank you want to update and press the refresh button, Camelot will scan only the selected bank

The hardware instrument smart map is not working

Every instrument needs a different setup to work properly with Camelot, for example the MIDI global channel in many cases needs to be selected manually on the device.  Please check the instructions to setup your instruments here on the compatibility page or in Camelot, open the instrument map, select the hardware settings, and click or tap on Setup Info

How can I split a single item in a layer?

Now it is possible: expand the layer and then expand the item you want a specific key range. In that case the key range of the item will be a subset of the layer setting. If the item is a multi-part, you can expand it and expand the part you want to assign a more specific key range!

Remote controller mapping issue from Settings menu

The remote control messages, once assigned, are working even if you are still in settings mode. To avoid unwanted setup changes (switch songs, scenes, …) affected by those message avoid to use the controller in settings mode. We are fixing this issue and will be updated soon. 

My instrument is not supported, can I use Camelot with it?

All MIDI instruments are supported by Camelot. If your instrument does not have a smart map means that there is avaiaible yet a plug&play shortcut. We are working to create new smart maps and many will be added soon, but using MIDI Programs you can manage your instrument with Single Part MIDI Programs, Multi Part MIDI Programs and Advanced MIDI Programs.

Just Select Add New Item > MIDI Programs

On iPad some app are not shown in the plugin list

Camelot (at the moment) supports only Auv3 format. Some apps are not compliant with that standard so they can’t be shown on the list. You can still use those instruments if:

  • they support MIDI virtual ports
  • they can receive MIDI program changes and bank select messages
  • they can run audio in background

In this case you can run the app in background and use MIDI Programs to manage and controls those apps in the same way you can manage any external MIDI instrument. On the MIDI program you have to select the MIDI virtual port exposed by the app.

How do I connect my hardware instruments to Camelot on iPad?

Your instruments can be connected to iPad using:

  • Camera connection kit (we recommend Apple products with charging port to power your iPad during the perfromance)
  • A powered USB HUB
  • USB cables from USB HUB to your instruments
  • Alternatively if your instruments do not have USB midi ports you can use a USB MIDI interface that is working on iOS.
How do I connect my hardware instruments to my computer?

Your instruments can be connected to your macOS/ Windows computer using:

  • A powered USB HUB
  • USB cables from USB HUB to your instruments
  • Alternatively if your instruments do not have USB midi ports you can use a USB MIDI interface that is working on iOS.
I have added an instrument item but I can't hear any sound

If don’t hear any sound please check:

  • Have you connected the layer with a MIDI input? Any item loaded on a layer needs to be connected to a MIDI Input source. To do that, tap on the layer colored area and select a MIDI Input
  • Have you selected the correct Audio Card as an output in the main settings? An audio output device is required to generate sound. Please check in the System Settings (cog footer button) if the Audio Output device is selected

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IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Audio Modeling is not responsible for any damage caused by the use of Camelot.