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Avi

Hi Mark. This is indeed a nice update. Thanks for promoting a great product and company!

I wonder if you could comment on your experience controlling Alchemy with Novation Automap. I'm trying to use an Impulse controller and discovered an incompatibility between Alchemy and Automap. You can read my posting, and the confirmation from Camel Audio on this thread http://www.kvraudio.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=361078

Basically the Alchemy parameter jumps to match the last Automap position whenever you try to turn the mapped knob right after 1) a patch change or 2) a change in the Remix pads. Other times Automap will correctly match the position of the knobs in Alchemy and follow it.

From reading your blog I see that you use a Novation keyboard so maybe you have come across this already? Or maybe you have a workaround? This makes live work close to impossible, if you want to make changes on the fly as I described.

Thanks for a great blog
Avi

Mark Mosher

Hi Avi,

I use Automap as a protocol only and use Live "device mapping" to and midi mapping to map my Remote SL. This video explains it http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QDpSQP-7JNQ (ignore the bits about APC40). I can test pure automap tonight and see if I can reproduce or come up with a workaround.

Avi

Hi Mark,

Thanks for your comments. Since my discover, I was told that case #1 (parameter jumping after path change) happens for AU but not for VST plugins. I am using Logic at the moment and so it's affecting me. I tested the VST version of Alchemy today in Live (first time I even invoke it but it came with my Impulse) and indeed this problem is not there. However, problem #2 is still there and confirmed by Camel Audio support. I'm not sure where this is taking me but at least I am becoming aware of the fine points of a general purpose controller trying to work with various pieces of software in various hosts... No matter - I'll be curious to see if you see the same thing. Most importantly I'm curious as to how you use the Alchemy controls in live performances. Maybe you use the iPad app instead of the SL knobs?

Thanks
Avi

Avi

Too many typos :(
Most importantly - not "path change" but rather "patch change"

Avi

Mark Mosher

Hi Avi,

I tested on windows with VST with Remote SL and I'm things seem to be working properly for me.

Avi

The wrong snapping of parameters after a program change doesn't seem to be there for VST. It's incorrect for AU. But if you make a change to the remix pad and then try to adjust one of the 8 performance controls, from the controller, then the value snaps to whatever last value Automap has stored for that controller, rather than snap to the value in the plugin. This was confirmed by Camel Audio and at least one other user. It's interesting that you don't have this problem but...good for you :)

Avi

Thanks for checking though!
Cheers
Avi

Mark Mosher

Oh, you are right - I do see that now. Well at least the Camel Audio crew is on it :^)

Wladimir

Happy to stumble upon an article concerning Camel Audio products. Can you give me a discount link for Cameleon 5000? Is it worth the money because some people tend to use U-he Zebras and Alchemy in terms of additive synthesis and incredible sound - building precision.

Mark Mosher

I'm not affiliated with Camel Audio so I have no discount codes. Cameleon 5000 was replaced by Alchemy. You can load Cameleon presets into Alchemy http://www.camelaudio.com/alchemymanual/title-bar/#load-save-presets. They've also re-worked some presets to sound awesome in Alchemy http://www.camelaudio.com/Cameleon-Sound-Library.php

johnjerry

Since my discover, I was told that case #1 (parameter jumping after path change) happens for AU but not for VST plugins. I am using Logic at the moment and so it's affecting me how to convert mpg to mov

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