Sometimes musical inspiration feels like it hits you out of nowhere – you’re washing the dishes, and the clink of cutlery sparks an idea for a beat. Or sometimes the inspiration is very clear – you want to make something with the feel of a track you can’t get out of your head. Other times, experimenting with a new sound is just the spark you need to get started. Wherever the inspiration comes from, musical sketching is the first step towards turning it into a piece of music.
Ableton Note is a playable iOS app for sketching out new musical ideas. Get the music out of your mind and into your phone, experiment with sound, sample the world around you, and play with song structures.
Then use Ableton Cloud to send your ideas straight to Live and pick up where you left off. If you don’t have Live yet, you can try it for free with the 90-day trial. And if you’ve already used your free trial, you can extend it for another 90 days by enabling Ableton Cloud with Note.
Check out this walkthrough video to learn how to sketch with sound in Note.