Camelot Pro Wins Prestigious MIDI Innovation Award 2023
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Camelot Pro Wins Prestigious MIDI Innovation Award 2023

On Saturday, September 16, 2023, Camelot Pro achieved a momentous feat by clinching the prestigious MIDI Innovation Award in the coveted “Commercial Software Products” category. This international recognition is a moment of immense pride for the music tech industry. We are thrilled to share this incredible achievement with the world and express our heartfelt gratitude to the dedicated all team at Audio Modeling for their tireless efforts and unwavering commitment to this challenging project.


A Global Celebration of Music Tech Innovation:

The MIDI Innovation Awards serve as a global platform to celebrate and honor outstanding contributions to the music technology landscape, powered by MIDI of course!

Year after year, this event brings together visionaries, pioneers, and creators who are shaping the future of music tech. Winning in the “Commercial Software Products” category underscores Camelot Pro’s exceptional innovation and impact on the industry.


Acknowledging the Remarkable Audio Modeling Team:

Behind the scenes of this remarkable victory stands the Audio Modeling team. Their relentless dedication and passion for excellence have been the driving force behind Camelot Pro’s success. With each new update and feature, they have raised the bar for live performance software, digital mixers, and backing track players, making Camelot Pro the top choice for musicians worldwide.


Why Camelot Pro Reigns Supreme:

Camelot Pro’s victory at the MIDI Innovation Awards serves as a resounding testament to its industry-leading position. Camelot Pro is a multifaceted solution that seamlessly combines a setlist manager, digital mixer, software instruments & effects host, PDF music score reader, multitrack audio player, and a highly advanced MIDI patch bay and router. Moreover, its cross-platform compatibility extends to macOS, Windows, and iPad, making Camelot Pro the unequivocal and unmatched choice for musicians seeking the pinnacle of performance software.


The victory of Camelot Pro at the MIDI Innovation Awards 2023 is not just an accolade but a testament to innovation’s power in the music tech world. We extend our heartfelt thanks to the entire Audio Modeling team for their relentless dedication. As we continue to forge ahead in the world of music technology, we are excited about the new horizons that Camelot Pro will explore and the groundbreaking experiences it will offer to musicians worldwide.

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Hand Me That Remote Control, Camelot

When  you want to surf the selections offered by the streaming services you subscribe to, you sure don’t want to have to stop drinking your wine to do it. So you reach for the remote control and spend the next half hour prowling through the massive collection of content.

When you’re performing on your instrument with virtual instruments and effects, you don’t want to have to stop playing to change your settings. So you program Scenes for everything you need in Camelot, the incredibly potent live performance environment. Now you can change everything at once by calling another Scene, or maybe start and stop some backing tracks.

But you don’t want to stop performing to make any of those changes, either. What to do? And now you think about streaming from the comfort of your sofa at home and it hits you: what you need is remote control!

Yeah, we already thought of that. That’s why Camelot has Remote Controls built in that let you do all kinds of stuff from your MIDI controller, or, if you prefer, from a computer keyboard. That starts with changing Scenes and starting or stopping backing tracks, but it goes WAY beyond that. Camelot’s set of Remote Controls is – how should we put this? – quite robust. For example, you can:

  • Step to the next or previous Scene
  • Step to the next or previous Song
  • Select any Scene with a MIDI Program Change message
  • Step to the next or previous Event on the timeline
  • Go to any of 15 Events on the Timeline
  • Start and stop MIDI clock
  • Tap tempo
  • Set the level of up to 16 different Layers in a Scene
  • Mute any of those 16 Layers, too.
  • Set the level and mute up to the first 16 Items in a Layer
  • And levels and mute for Song Racks
  • And the same for Setlist Racks
  • And Backing Tracks
  • And streaming services. Oh, wait, no, not that. Sorry.

You get the idea, we don’t have to list ALL of the Remote Controls here (and there are quite a few more). But we DO list them all in the faboo tutorial we wrote about Camelot Remote Controls. Do not make the mistake of underestimating just how phenomenally powerful Remote Controls are in harnessing the extraordinary power of Camelot and all of your plugins and hardware devices into an integrated system of unparalleled power, the command of which is quite literally at your fingertips.

Please, please, PLEASE go to this humble web page and learn how to use The Power of Your Pinky to control every little thing in your performance rig:

Camelot Tutorial 10: Remote Control

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From Production to Stage: Save $100 on Camelot Pro for Desktop

As the sun sets on a successful summer promotion, the echoes of music and creativity continue to resonate. The positive response we’ve received has led us to a reflective moment—a realization that this isn’t just a one-time event, but an opportunity to create an enduring harmonious experience for all music enthusiasts. With this in mind, we’re thrilled to announce that the enchanting summer promo is here to stay, offering you a chance to embrace the art of musical expression like never before.


Camelot: Your Gateway to Expressive Live Performances with SWAM:


Picture this: the stage is set, the audience is eagerly waiting, and you’re about to embark on a live musical journey. But what sets the tone for an extraordinary performance? The answer lies in the harmony of your instruments and the platform that elevates them. We understand that every SWAM instrument is a masterpiece in its own right, deserving to be showcased in the live realm with all its expressive nuances intact. This is where Camelot steps in as the ultimate host, seamlessly integrating SWAM instruments into your live performances.


The Promo: Price and Conditions – $49 / EUR (Instead of $149):


Imagine unlocking a world of musical possibilities while also saving a significant sum. With our promo, you’re not just purchasing software; you’re bringing your Audio Modeling production ecosystem to the stage. For a mere $49, or the equivalent in EUR, Camelot Pro can be yours to wield, replacing the standard price of $149. This extraordinary offer saves you a remarkable $100 on the journey to musical excellence when you buy any SWAM instruments.


How to Seize the Opportunity:


Embracing this incredible opportunity is as melodious as the tunes you’ll create with Camelot. By simply adding one or more SWAM instruments to your cart, the system will seamlessly present you with the option to add Camelot Pro for only $49. It’s not just a purchase; it’s the key to unlocking a world of sonic artistry.


Already a Proud Owner of the Complete SWAM Collection? We’ve Got You Covered:


For those who have already embarked on a comprehensive SWAM collection, we haven’t forgotten you. Your loyalty speaks volumes, and we’re committed to ensuring that you’re not left out of this harmonious offer. Simply reach out to us at support@audiomodeling.com, and a coupon code will be bestowed upon you, allowing you to access Camelot Pro at the unbeatable price of $49.


A Harmonious Future Awaits:

As the notes of change fill the air, we invite you to embrace this opportunity to weave your own musical tapestry. The summer promo might have started as a melody, but it’s evolved into a symphony—a symphony that echoes throughout the seasons, resonating with your passion for musical brilliance. Join us on this perpetual journey of expression, innovation, and harmony with Audio Modeling, your gateway to live musical mastery.

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A New Home for Audio Modeling: Celebrating the Inauguration of Our New Headquarters

Like a growing family that needs a larger space to fully embrace life, Audio Modeling has reached a crucial moment in our journey. We have bid farewell to our humble home in Sovico and moved to a new headquarters. It wasn’t easy to say goodbye to those offices; it’s where we grew and became who we are today. However, it was the right time to seek a new location that could accommodate our expanding team, which has grown and welcomed new and important members over the years.


And so, we decided to relocate our headquarters to Meda, a small city near Milan. We have two bright and spacious floors brimming with energy. On the first floor, we have created a dynamic, modern, and functional space for our offices. In the luminous basement, we have set up a cozy dining area because we understand the importance of taking rejuvenating breaks to fuel our creativity. Additionally, there is a fantastic multipurpose room, perfect for events, meetings, and workshops, as well as a well-equipped studio where our CEO, Stefano Lucato, will shape his new ideas.


On July 7th and 8th, we opened our doors to our colleagues, friends, and family to celebrate our inauguration. It was two fantastic days, and it was truly moving to share this significant milestone with them. Our gratitude extends beyond those who physically attended. We want to express our appreciation to all the friends and collaborators who, despite the distance, showed their support and solidarity. Your words of encouragement and affection made this inauguration even more special.


The move to our new headquarters marks a turning point in Audio Modeling’s history. We are thrilled to have more space to nurture our ideas and create innovative products that will hopefully accompany you on your musical journey.


Once again, thank you to everyone who has supported us throughout these years and joined us on this extraordinary journey. The future is bright and filled with possibilities, and we are delighted to share this path with all of you.


Camelot 2.1 Supercharges MIDI Processing
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Camelot Doesn’t Need Merlin to Perform MIDI Magic

When magic was needed in the Camelot of myth and legend, everybody turned to Merlin. But this is the 21st century, when musicians speak not of Merlin, but of MIDI, and today’s Camelot, the stunning live performance manager, has the power to work MIDI magic all on its own.

Sure, Camelot lets you route and process audio from all of your instruments, hardware and software, but it also gives you a potent set of tools for shaping MIDI data from your controllers to make your instruments as responsive and expressive as they can be.

From simple filtering of MIDI messages to complex curves that reshape continuous controllers to smart scale mapping to humanizing, Camelot lets you optimize the match between how you play your controllers and the sounds your instruments produce.

Of course, it wouldn’t be magic without incantations and spells, so we have created a book of spells for you, to enable you to draw on Camelot’s amazing MIDI powers.

OK, we said “book of spells,” and it’s really an article in our Knowledge Base, but, you know, we kind of think of the KB as a book of spells, because the technology we work with often feels to us like magic, as we’re sure it does to you.

So, everybody raise your wands and read along here: Camelot Supercharges MIDI Processing

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Discover the Thrilling World of SWAM: How Audio Modeling Technology is Revolutionizing Virtual Instruments

If you’re a musician or producer who has been using virtual instruments, you’re probably familiar with sample playback technology. In simple terms, sample playback is the process of playing pre-recorded audio samples of real instruments. While sample libraries have come a long way, there is still a gap between the sound of a real instrument and a sample-based virtual instrument. This is where SWAM technology comes in.

SWAM engine is a new and innovative software that uses sophisticated modeling technology to replicate the sound of real instruments. In contrast, to sample playback, modeling technology uses advanced algorithms and physical modeling techniques to create a virtual instrument that responds and behaves like a real one.

So, what does this mean for you as a musician or producer? It means that you can now create music with virtual instruments that sound and behave like real ones. With SWAM instruments, you can create expressive and dynamic performances with all the nuances and articulations of a real instrument. This opens up a whole new world of possibilities for music-making, from solo performances to orchestral arrangements.

The key to using SWAM instruments effectively is to understand the differences between sample playback and modeling technology. While sample playback is a static representation of a sound, modeling technology is dynamic and responsive. This means that the sound of a SWAM instrument can change in real-time based on how you play it. This includes changes in tone, volume, and articulation, as well as other nuances such as breath and vibrato.

In the SWAM introduction videos, you will learn how to get started with the software and how to create realistic and expressive performances. You will learn about the different controls and settings that allow you to fine-tune the sound of the instrument to your liking. You will also learn about the different playing techniques and articulations that are available to you, and how to use them effectively in your music.

But the SWAM introduction videos are just the beginning. To really dive into the software and take your music-making to the next level, you can visit the Knowledge Base. Here, you will find a wealth of information and resources that will help you master the software and create amazing music with SWAM instruments.

In conclusion, if you are new to SWAM, you are about to embark on a thrilling journey that will change the way you make music with virtual instruments. With its sophisticated modeling technology, SWAM opens up a whole new world of possibilities for music-making. So get fired up, and get ready to take your music to the next level!

Getting Started with SWAM Solo Brass

Getting Started with SWAM Solo Strings

Getting Started with SWAM Solo Woodwinds

Camelot Speaks Good Effects
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Camelot Speaks Good Effects

Some people are just good at languages. Anything they know how to say in one language they can figure out how to say in another. It’s like they have a little context switch in their heads.

Somehow, it often seems harder to do that with software. You know how to set up an effects loop in your guitar rig, but trying to do the same thing in a DAW seems challenging.

But sometimes it’s not as hard as you think it will be; you just need someone to give you the first clue and then the rest becomes easy. Which brings us to using Camelot for audio effects. (See how cleverly we got there?)

If you’ve ever worked in a DAW, or even in an old-school analog studio, you probably already encountered concepts like send effects versus insert effects, corrective versus creative processing, parallel processing, and lots of other ways to have audio fun with effects. All of those techniques can be implemented in Camelot, and even more, once you get the hang of things.

Wondering where to find that first clue? We’ll give you a hint: you don’t have to look at any Facebook ads to find it. No, indeed, you’ll find all the clues you want in our handy-dandy tutorial on Adding Audio FX. And now that we’re into the next paragraph, we can reveal that this tutorial includes all of the techniques mentioned in the previous paragraph, then goes on to talk about setting up separate house and monitor mix sends, each with their own effects, incorporating external hardware effects, submixing Layers with effects on the submixes – oh, such fun!

It’s all right here, so read up and party on:

Camelot Tutorial 7: Adding Audio Effects

We’re sure some of you are great at languages, too. Show of hands: who knows how to say “Party on!” in Italian? (Audio Modeling employees are excluded from replying, because, well, we’re an Italian company.)

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Directions to Ennio Morricone’s House

Just about any place has something that passes for a tourist attraction, and the locals all know at least six different ways to get to it. If you want scenery, you can take the coast road, but there’s nowhere to stop and get something to eat. If you take a route straight through the city, there’s a fabulous farmer’s market, as long as you don’t mind dealing with all the traffic. And so on.

Well, it’s just as important to know how to get your audio where it needs to go, and Camelot offers many different routes, depending on what your needs are. Did you know that each Layer has an audio input, but you can bring external audio into hardware device Items in the Layer, as well? How about the fact you can get a traditional mixer channel strip display for all of the Items in a Layer? Or how to create submixes? Or the existence of “VCA-style” masters in Camelot?

Camelot’s audio mixing and routing capabilities turn out to be really quite extensive, enabling you to create a sophisticated mixing scheme in each Scene, and then, of course, switch Scenes manually or with automation. You can even control many mixing functions through MIDI.

Don’t be the person that just passes right on through town without checking out the local attractions! You may discover inspiration seeing the writing cabin of a famous composer or the childhood home of a great author. And you may discover musical inspiration in our Audio Routing and Mixing tutorial for Camelot. You don’t even have to get in your car for the tutorial, so there’s that. All you have to do is follow this link and you’ll get your mind stretched when you learn how much you can do:


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Everyone Should Be Able to Make Music – An Audio Modeling Vision Statement

Music has been a powerful product of humanity for thousands of years, in fact probably since not long after humans emerged as a species. The positive impact of music is experienced by nearly everyone. But music making has not always been as universally available. Historically, playing musical instruments has required motor skills, vision, and other capabilities that not all could realize. However, the advent of computer technology has altered that equation and opened up many additional possibilities for making music.

At Audio Modeling, we believe the ability to make music should be as close to universal as can be achieved, and that technology is the pathway that leads to broader accessibility and, therefore, wider inclusion in who can make music. This notion has become part of our quest as a company, and something we want to explore and share as widely as possible.

We recently started designing and building our products to work better with screen readers, in order to expand accessibility for those with compromised vision. This has been an enlightening experience and has highlighted for us the scope and complexity of the problem. We see that this action barely begins to scratch the surface of the solution, but it’s a start and has served to dip our corporate toe into the water.

We are not yet close to being experts in adding accessibility in our designs, but our eyes have been opened to how much room for improvement exists in current user interface designs. However, what we have already realized is that a better user interface is only one piece of the puzzle. What is needed is a complete ecosystem aimed at making music technology more usable by people with a broader range of abilities and skills.

Operating systems, code frameworks, voice-driven assistants, protocols such as MIDI 2.0, APIs that collect data, artificial intelligence (AI), and a whole range of products and services wrapping around this basic infrastructure – all of these components will be needed to realize our vision of a new experience of making music that can be enjoyed by the widest spectrum of people, including those with ADHD, learning disabilities, mobility limitations, medical or psychological disabilities, traumatic brain injuries (TBI), PTSD, visual impairments, deafness or impaired hearing, disorders on the autism spectrum, and other issues related to age, culture, or economic status.

We made this short video (and this small pasta lunch) to illustrate one possibility of how much a voice-driven interface could enhance music making:

EVERYBODY should be able to make music. Yes, that’s a tall order and we are under no illusions that we can actually achieve that goal ourselves. But we can move much closer to that objective than we now are. It will take all of us contributing to this effort to succeed, so we want to open a discussion that we hope will involve as many as possible who currently work in the field of audio and music technology. This means YOU!

We invite you all to join us and be part of the change. Enter the conversation by joining us on Discord.

We are wonderfully excited to be doing this and look forward to hearing from you!

The Team at Audio Modeling


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Automatic for the People

There are times when making music that two hands and two feet simply aren’t enough. A guitarist has both hands on the fretboard, one foot on the pedalboard, and the other foot…well, keeping her upright! Sax players, percussionists, keyboard players – everybody’s busy. If you’re a modern musician, using technology in your performance, how are you supposed to make that work?

Camelot has the answer: let the technology run itself, a solution better known as “automation.” There are so many things Camelot can automate for you: starting and stopping playback of prerecorded backing tracks; total reconfiguration of all your software instruments and MIDI controllers with Scene changes; displaying a music score, or lyrics, or performance notes. With Camelot’s Timeline, all these services can be scheduled to happen at exactly the points in each song where they are supposed to occur. Or they can be lined up in order and triggered in order or at will with a MIDI controller, or even a key shortcut.

Camelot is your willing servant, able to act when your eyes and ears and hands and feet and even your mouth are all occupied with other tasks.

And there are bells and whistles, too! You can add fades in and out on your backing tracks control the volume of all the Layers or Scenes in a Song from a single fader, convert backing tracks that are MP3 files into WAV files, and color code components so that one glance tells you what is playing or happening.

You can read all about Camelot’s Timeline and all of its juicy features in this informative and nutritious tutorial:

Camelot Tutorial: The Timeline

Now if we can only figure out how to add an “equipment hauling” automation feature to the Timeline….