Write "post-it notes" on a project?

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janglesoul
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Write "post-it notes" on a project?

Post by janglesoul » Thu Jun 25, 2015 3:24 pm

I was just scrolling through a bunch of recent projects left half-finished, and it struck me that I didn't really remember them. Blame my age.

An idea: Would it be possible to have some kind of yellow "post-it" notes inside a project where you could yot down things to remember, or things to fix next time etc.

(Pardon me, if such a function already exists.)

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Re: Write "post-it notes" on a project?

Post by Angstrom » Thu Jun 25, 2015 3:49 pm

There is an existing feature called "info text" but is implemented so badly I use it as my example of the way Ableton tend to badly specify, half-implement and then abandon features and then never ever repair them.

So anyway, it's called "info text", prepare to be underwhelmed.

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Re: Write "post-it notes" on a project?

Post by Tarekith » Thu Jun 25, 2015 3:53 pm

I'd have to agree on that one, a half done idea that works but is sooooo sloppy. Basically you can right click on a clip, track etc and choose to edit the info text. Then when Live's help pane is open and you mouse over the text you edited, you can see it. But you also see every other default help text otherwise, so it's a bit clunky.

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Re: Write "post-it notes" on a project?

Post by Angstrom » Thu Jun 25, 2015 4:00 pm

Added bonuses:
if you close the info pane there is no indication an element has info text, so no indication to open and read. You might have an info text on your return track, your master, your master chain effect rack. But its a secret!

Once upon a time, in Live 8, the browser would search the info texts you'd entered, in fact, hovering over browser items in L8 would display the Info you'd entered. A nearly great preview feature for user content! but it would often fumble and lose the assignments and they'd go blank. and you'd have to rebuild the library to get it working again.
They fixed this in Live9's browser by removing that feature altogether.

There is more.

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Re: Write "post-it notes" on a project?

Post by marra » Sat Jul 18, 2015 4:01 pm

+1

nice graphics @robertaplant68 :)

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Re: Write "post-it notes" on a project?

Post by Lanman.CZ » Sun Jul 19, 2015 11:58 am

I use this simple m4l notepad device :
http://www.maxforlive.com/library/device.php?id=176

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Re: Write "post-it notes" on a project?

Post by Idonotlikebroccoli » Mon Jul 20, 2015 1:29 pm

robertaplant68 wrote:They should add an effect called "Notes" where you can slip it in the effects slot so we can type notes like this....

http://s14.postimg.org/dq601ri1d/notesableton.jpg
Haha, nice! :) I would use that for sure. It would also be super cool if we could link to tracks or devices.

Let's say you have notes on the master channel, like
1. "fix channel 3 eq"
2. "maybe reconsider the channel 1 kazoo+saxophone+timpani rack"

Then you could just click on the link, and be taken directly to the channel and a specific device if you want.
Please vote! Live 10's "multi" clip editing should allow selection+editing of multiple clips in one action:

(L10-SUG-0228) Multiple MIDI transpose

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=228094

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Re: Write "post-it notes" on a project?

Post by tone61 » Thu Jul 23, 2015 8:19 pm

And if there is Info text or Notes like robertaplant68 suggested it would be nice to navigate to next/previous note.
Because it can be difficult to remember where all info texts are.

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Re: Write "post-it notes" on a project?

Post by tedlogan » Fri Jul 24, 2015 11:31 am

+1 to the lot of this.

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Re: Write "post-it notes" on a project?

Post by infernal.machine » Sun Jul 26, 2015 5:00 am

I just have a google doc where I keep my notes, although I am intrigued by the idea about linking to specific devices in the set.

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Re: Write "post-it notes" on a project?

Post by owlmerlyn » Mon Jul 27, 2015 1:26 pm

Yes, sorely needed. I think projects need a global note option (e.g. to track general mix notes and help manage actions required on a project) as well as a track note option.

I quite like the idea given by Roberta Plant. And will try out the M4L plugin as a work-around.

I think the notes function should be built into the "info box". Perhaps a toggle button to swap between "info", "global notes" and "track notes".

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Re: Write "post-it notes" on a project?

Post by Angstrom » Mon Jul 27, 2015 3:24 pm

I assume this M4L device is saving its own text files, because I don't think the infotext is accessible via the LOM

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Re: Write "post-it notes" on a project?

Post by Serenade Grenade » Mon Aug 17, 2015 8:39 pm

+1.

Im wondering if you could do this as a channel strip. So have clips containing notes that match up with scenes in the session view and are placed in the timeline in arrangement view.

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Re: Write "post-it notes" on a project?

Post by dormin » Sun May 24, 2020 8:49 pm

I guess make a really wide track and place it off to the side. Rename the clips to make notes. Probably cumbersome and just an idea I came up with and have yet to try.

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