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Exporting the Song Information, Song Notes and Track Notes as. csv or .txt files

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asked Jul 3, 2020 in Recording by andrewsinclair (150 points)
retagged Jul 3, 2020 by andrewsinclair
Hi,  I use the Song Information all the time as a notepad for the work I'm doing as I record, mix and master songs. So this feature request is all about imporving the documentation we create as we use Studio One.  While the Song Notes are an excellent notepad/scratchpad for capturing what I've done and what I've yet to do on a song, it's limited by it's inability to be exported.  There's no easy way to get at this information after I've typed it in. I can't export it any way other than to do a Ctr-A, Ctr-C and paste it into something like MS Word.

Having a detailed studio/song log is a really valuable tool and it's frustrating that the Song Info is almost providing that function, but it's not quite there.

In an ideal situation it would be possible to export all the info from the Song Information (the Info, the Song Notes, the Track Notes) either as a .txt file or as a .csv file. An enhancement would be for the Song Notes to act as a diary and automatically date/time stamp when the song file was last opened and changed.  Perhaps also add fields to to the Track Notes which automatically capture which plug-ins are applied to a track, how the track has been routed (That might be harder to do, but it would be most helpful)

Thanks in advance !!

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answered Jan 19 by psusername (450 points)

I strongly agree with this request - being an "old school" mixing guy that has more "session notebooks" on the shelf than hairs on his head as of now - LOL. I also think this would be another great feature that would draw others to SO.

I suggest a menu item in the Project Page would be ideal - similar to the Project>Digital Release dialog that allows you to select any or all songs in the project. The same menu item in the Song Page would be great too!

Having the capability of adding the track notes and song info inside Studio One is excellent, but it sure would be wonderful to be able to print all those notes out in a pdf or TXT file (maybe one song per page??).