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Track Notes

+428 votes
asked Dec 2, 2015 in Studio One 3 Feature Requests by bobbyphillipps (450 points)

I'd love a spot to add track notes, i.e. noting what mics, amps, or guitars were used on a particular track.


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+25 votes
answered Mar 15, 2016 by ghasenbeck (241,730 points)
I would also like to see an included " Studio NoteBook " that one can open in a separate window and also within S1. So that not only can you make tiny notes about gear, you can also take and keep a much more detailed record of gear, session notes, ideas for the particular song/project, track time worked on song per session and also any client notes/wants/expectations. Including the ability to save all this important data, directly attached to the very session/song/project that it is associated with.

-Ability to print all notes

-Ability to edit notes as well as show edits

-Ability to have said Studio NoteBook open on a separate monitor and or iPad ( via the S1 iPad App ) to allow for accessing both the work and the notes at the same time.
+8 votes
answered Mar 17, 2016 by chancekaye (2,930 points)
This is low-hanging fruit, i.e. could be implemented w/o a lot of work but brings so much bang for the buck. Please Presonus!
+3 votes
answered May 12, 2016 by benpasley (210 points)
For me just a simple text Notes panel in the Browser area, saved per song,  would be killer. Great place for session notes, lyrics, ideas, etc. I used this in Logic, back in the day, on every session.
+2 votes
answered Feb 5, 2016 by Scoox (6,360 points)
this would be a nice little addition indeed, and not only on tracks but also clips and instrument presets
+1 vote
answered Dec 3, 2015 by federicosilva (240 points)
This would be very helpful indeed. I'm currently using a vst plugin for that which is not the best.
+1 vote
answered Jan 7, 2016 by Rico Sergeant (470 points)
I really would love to have this added.
+1 vote
answered Sep 20 by ray19335 (760 points)

Here is my suggestion: add an option to view "Show Track Notes" command at the channel level. It could look something like this

When set to 'on' you can add your notes for mics, instruments, etc. right where you set up the recording.

Later, a project-wide view could show all your notes in one place and it could even have a way to add a picture of a setup used for that ttrack 

0 votes
answered Jan 9, 2016 by Awake1994 (1,280 points)
sry, wrong request ;9
0 votes
answered Feb 26, 2016 by C.LYDE (760 points)
Agreed. My additional requirement is that the note must be able to drop in on the timeline. In the absence of any score editor, one has to go external for capturing any sort of note to go with a song or arrangement, and please sometimes we need to write quite a bit, so a few characters in the Arrangement or Marker Track is not sufficient.
0 votes
answered Mar 30, 2016 by Michael1985 (5,930 points)
I use an event and wirte all the notes in it for the specific track and put it on the scratchpad

--> so where is the problem with this solution?
0 votes
answered Apr 8, 2016 by Revengineer (350 points)
Seriously, I was just dying on this last night. Given that take/layer naming is totally unpredictable, when comping I'd love to be able to put a quick note on the layer so I know which "take 1" I just listened to. but any free form text editor that could be pinned at the user's discretion would be a stellar feature.
0 votes
answered May 14, 2016 by sirmonkey (1,420 points)
Here's a free vst that will let you put down notes as you please, in any track. You can, of course, also use as many instances of this notepad per track as desired.
0 votes
answered Apr 10 by AlexTinsley (373,370 points)

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answered Apr 30 by musicmould (1,490 points)

In Logic there was a notepad and track notes - and the great thing was that you could print it as well.

I always kept the lyrics in the notepad so I could 1) print it out for the vocalist when recording and also 2) be able to have it on screen and follow it while recording to make sure the vocalist sing the right lyrics. It's a simple thing but crazy handy.
0 votes
answered Jun 1 by rob12 (360 points)

Go to the top Menu bar > Song > Song Information > (2 Tabs) Info/Notes

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answered Aug 8 by gottfriedbergmair (2,330 points)
This feature would be really helpful!

My feature list for text notes:  1) Song (already implemented, maybe integrated in the browser tab),  2) Track notes,  3) User created/changed presets (more room, additional to the current short text line) and  4) text notes for user created audio files

features: header, timestamp and text;

simple text search, maybe the ability to search explicit for [tracks, presets, all notes, within date and time]

and a simple raw text export (you can print and format the text with windows/mac tools)

Very cool would be the ability to searching text from the start page (search in all songs)