Is there a feature for keeping written notes within an Ableton Live Project?

I've checked the manual and can't see a way to do this. I've seen  this feature in Logic 9 and thought it would be useful to jot down ideas as I'm working through my project.

Obviously I could keep notes in a text file and save under the project folder but integration would be better.

Thanks :)

Lee.

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leemoody 9 months ago | 1 comment

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  • michael.j.mclaughlin20
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    sorry, dude. unless you want to tie it to a specific parameter such as a macro knob in your instrument effect rack, which is fairly easy to do just by right clicking on the macro knob, and then choosing edit info text. this will allow you to store text in the little question box next to the effect rack.

    9 months ago | 1 comment
  • psychicfriend
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    that is kind of an annoyance!  My technique for a workaround is this: my track 1 is always a simple drum beat called "sidechain in" which is not actually heard (routed to sends only) - it's fed into the sidechain input for any tracks that need a generic rhythmic sidechain - note that if you do most kinds of electronic or dance music this is a handy thing to have.  Any track (via the header where you edit the name) or clip has a context menu item that says "edit info text."  Since my track 1 is always basically the same thing with the same purpose it doesn't need to be documented - and its header is conveniently located in the upper-left-hand corner of the screen (upper right in arr view).  So this is where I put my notes and to-dos for the song itself.  By selecting that track header my notes come up in the info panel.

    9 months ago | 0 comments
  • NotableAudio
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    Just found this after a google search. This is definitely something Ableton needs to look into creating. Considering all of the amazing things they are able to do with audio, a simple text document attachment should be a breeze and certainly provide a lot of value. Granted, I could always use separate software to keep notes, but integrating this locally into Ableton would prevent me from having to create and navigate the rather spread-out file tree in which all my projects end up residing.

    3 months ago | 1 comment
  • D. Sav
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    Just Right Click on whatever it is you want to make a note about (e.g., a midi or audio clip, a whole track, an instrument or rack, etc.) and select "Edit Info Text" and then type whatever you want in the "Notes" section on the bottom left of the screen. It's the "info view" window.

    Another way to make general notes about the entire project or session, besides editing the info for the "Master" track, would be to (assuming you are using a mac; but i'm sure pc's have a similar feature) right click on either the project folder, live set file, or whatever file or folder you saved your work in and select "get info" and add notes to the "spotlight comments" section. I find that a lot of perceived shortcomings in Ableton can be circumvented with your computer's features; such as library organization.     

    1 month ago | 0 comments

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