Note Release Notes

Note 1.1.2

New

  • Support: Tapping on the version number 5 times gathers support and diagnostics data users can submit for support requests.
  • Testflight Beta: Users can now join the public beta via the Help screen.
  • Ableton Cloud: Access to the Status page via the settings.

Note 1.1.1

Fixes

  • Ableton Live: Addressed an issue in which Ableton Live incorrectly displayed a notification stating, "This document is in a new file format version. The document will sound different from when it was last saved." This erroneous message was due to incorrect metadata written by Note. There is no need to update Live, contrary to what the message suggests. To prevent this message from appearing again, affected sets need to be re-saved using this updated version.

Note 1.1

New

  • Ableton Live 12 Lite is now available for free to new and existing Note users.
  • Content: 50 new Drift Racks (incl. 6 templates), 4 new Drum Racks.
  • Content: 3 new 808 Presets, 3 new Melodic Sampler presets.
  • Onboarding: Added Ableton Live 12 Lite to onboarding and new feature tour.

Tweaks

  • Preferences: Simplified the App Settings menu.
  • Preferences: Added link to retrieve a free Ableton Live 12 Lite license.
  • Versioning: Changed Note versioning to be more aligned with Ableton Live.
  • Content: Removed 32 old Wavetable-based presets.
  • Content: Refined Macros mappings for some presets.

Fixes

  • Ableton Live: Clip colors would sometimes not correctly sync with Ableton Live.
  • Content: Sample clicks in Cheetah Kit + Citizen Drop Kit removed.
  • Content: Hidden Hat waveform in Beard Kit fixed.

Note 1.0.17

Tweaks

  • Improved zoom functionality to ensure all bars previously displayed remain visible after duplicating bars.

Fixes

  • Resolved an issue causing crashes during note transposition, movement, or nudging.
  • Addressed a bug that could have led to crashes when opening very old sets.
  • Corrected text display problems encountered with larger text sizes in the settings menu.

Note 1.0.16

Fixes

  • Crash: Fixed a crash when leaving a set, returning to it and deleting its first track.

Note 1.0.15

New

  • Clips: Support for up to 16 Bars
  • Clips: Added support for Uneven clip lengths
  • Clips: Zooming into portions of the clip is now possible via context menu or swiping up/down on the bar
  • Groove Amount: Added a global groove amount to the set-settings and per-clip swing options
  • Mixer: Added a new main channel that controls system volume
  • Mixer: Added ability to add up to 2 audio effects on the main channel
  • MIDI Mapping: Added option to map keys, pads and buttons to certain actions
  • MIDI Mapping: Added option to map 8 macros to knobs and buttons on MIDI hardware
  • Quantisation Amount: Added option to set the quantisation amount for notes
  • Sample Options: Introduced a redesigned sample options menu for working with samples
  • Video-Audio Import: Added option to select a video, crop its audio and then import it (via "Imported" folder)
  • Reset Parameters: Double tap parameters or the volume fader to reset them to the default preset value
  • Reset Parameters: Added "Return to Default" option to parameter page
  • Dials: Single tapping a dial now brings up the parameters page
  • Pads Layout: Added option to settings to choose between Note and Push-style layouts
  • Monitoring: Added option to automatically enable input monitoring when headphones are connected
  • Accessibility: Announce minimum and maximum ranges of values
  • Data Usage: Consent is now synced across instances of Note when logged into Ableton Cloud

Tweaks

  • Clips: Moved context menu to a long-press instead of single tap
  • Clips: Duplicate/Deleting bars is accessible via the context menu only
  • Performance: Performance improvements on older iOS devices when tweaking dials
  • Performance: Improved UI performance by reducing refreshes in some cases
  • Accessibility: Better Voice Over announcements for Pads
  • Accessibility: Improved accessibility for Export Audio, Keys & Scales, Tap Tempo menus
  • Accessibility: Read set library row by row with actions available
  • Accessibility: Quantize quick action now announced as a hint
  • Automation: Removed "Mute" option for automation
  • Ableton Cloud: Improved stability against random logouts from Cloud
  • Stability: Improved stability with incorrectly formatted sample references

Fixes

  • Ableton Cloud: Improved stability and accidental logouts of Ableton Cloud
  • Ableton Cloud: Skip projects that are missing the song file inside of them
  • Ableton Cloud: Unable to sync files with no artworks
  • Audio Export: Fixed an issue where the preview playhead would not start at 0 in subsequent exports
  • Audio Files: Fixed an issue where audio files would play back differently in Note than in Live
  • Audio Import: Fixed an issue where upper-case WAV files would not be imported
  • Audio Import: Imported samples from Airdrop would only show after re-entering the folder while in Browser
  • Crash: Fixed a rare crash when transforming MIDI Notes
  • Devices: Filter types would not show as "LP/HP/BP" but instead display their full name
  • Idle: Screen no longer turns off when Note is in foreground
  • Permissions: Blank camera screen when no rights were given prior
  • Renaming: Renaming a text with illegal character showed wrong message in German
  • Session View: Fixed some issues around scrolling when navigating between views
  • Session View: Scroll position incorrect when returning from Set Settings/Audio Export
  • Widgets: Changing artwork did not update widgets

Note 1.0.14

Fixes

  • Set Library: Sets sometimes could get overwritten after leaving a Set and previewing another Set

Note 1.0.13

New

  • Localization: Added Chinese language support

Note 1.0.12

New

  • Appearance: A dedicated AAA-rated "High Contrast Theme" can be selected in Setting
  • Appearance: Added a new option to always show note names and sample names
  • Browser: Users can now search and favorite samples and presets
  • Browser: Added option to delete user samples, presets and folders
  • Browser: Users can now import samples and create folders in the "Imported" folder
  • Preset Saving: An option to save the current device as a preset to browser
  • Preset Saving: Added an indicator when presets have changed
  • Copy & Paste: New option for Copy & Pasting of Pads in Drum Sampler
  • Copy & Paste: A "Paste" Option appears next to Record/Load in empty drum pads
  • Reverse Sample: Added option to reverse samples
  • Sound Content: Added new Drift-based presets
  • Velocity: Re-added velocity chromatic keyboard for iPad
  • Capture: Added a setting to disable the timeout of Capture
  • MIDI Input: MIDI Devices that were last connected are now remembered across Note sessions
  • Release Notes: Added link to detailed release notes to Help section
  • In App Survey: Added a popup and sign up action for user research
  • User Library: Migration of the "User Samples" folder to "User Library" in Files App

Tweaks

  • Samples: Added message/views in sets for samples that have been deleted
  • Samples: Moved sample saving from Sample Options to the Browser
  • Drift: Added Icon that indicates Drift-based presets
  • Touch Visualization: Moved to "Preferences" in App Settings
  • Legal: Updated EULA Texts
  • Bluetooth Audio: Added a "Don't show again" option for the bluetooth audio delay warning
  • Accessibility: Dials are no longer direct touch controls
  • Accessibility: Library popups are now visible    to voiceover
  • Accessibility: Faders now behave as sliders and can be used by voice-over users
  • Accessibility: Several buttons' behaviour in voice-over have been improved
  • Accessibility: Removed the Capture Buffer Timeout when Voice-Over is enabled
  • Animations: Fixed animations when switching tabs in instrument view
  • Capture: Removed Free-Length/Fixed Length Info Popup when starting to play notes
  • Capture/Browser: It is now possible to capture MIDI Notes while the Browser is open
  • Browser: Recorded and Imported are now part of the "User Library" next to Core Library
  • Cloud: Improved error handling
  • Cloud: Don't reload Cloud projects if they are the same
  • Cloud: Close sets that are newer & downloaded from the cloud in background

Fixes

  • Clips: Fixed a bug where borders on a clip wouldn't disappear
  • Ableton Cloud: Added ":" to forbidden character list
  • Accessibility: Background would be read when a browser was shown
  • Note Repeat: Fixed a lag that would occur with Note Repeat on when previewing presets
  • Ableton Cloud: Fixed a bug that would occur when a user tries to upload a Demo Set to the Cloud
  • Fixed a crash that would occasionally occur when switching tabs in instrument view
  • Fixed a bug where the lasso selection would get stuck when selecting while midi notes are in the capture buffer.
  • Info Popup: Info Pop-up no longer shows when previewing Keys & Scales in the Set Settings

Note 1.0.10

New

  • Note Length: Users can now change the length of an individual or multiple notes.
  • MIDI Input: Users can now connect to external wireless and wired MIDI Devices via the App Settings.
  • Feature Onboarding Tour: Show a brief walkthrough of what's new in Note
  • Accessibility: Further additions to screen-reader support
  • Accessibility: Several improvements for voice-over in the settings views

Tweaks

  • Performance: Updated performance across the app
  • Library: Show vinyl cover for sets that do not have an artwork or are currently being downloaded
  • Note Editing: Re-designed the interface for editing notes.
  • Note Editing: Behaviour of changing overlapping notes is now coherent with Live.

Fixes

  • Capture: Fixed additional crashes in Capture
  • Accessibility: Context menus did not receive focus when using Voiceover
  • Accessibility: Metronome toggle reads true or false instead of "on" ad "off"
  • Velocity Editing: Fixed a crash when editing velocity.

Note 1.0.8

Fixes
- Capture: Fixed a crash that would ocacsionally occur when using Capture

Note 1.0.7

Fixes
- Settings: Fixed an issue with the App Settings

Note 1.0.6

New

  • Accessibility: Added more context for icons that previously had no name
  • Accessibility: Ensure that Overlay Menus are now modal/exclusive and items in the background are ignored
  • Accessibility: Enabled Direct-Touch Input on the Pads and Waveform views.
  • Accessibility: Added more context about the location of clips in Session View
  • App Store: Added "Leave a Review" Button to the App Settings
  • Sample Limitation: Added warnings when a sample exceeds the 100 MB size limit for Ableton Cloud
  • Ableton Cloud: If you are not signed in, Ableton Cloud is now visible at the top of the screen on first load

Tweaks

  • Ableton Cloud: You can now sign into Ableton Cloud without opening a separate instance of Safari
  • Browser: Samples larger than 100 MB can no longer be imported or selected in the browser
  • Pads Layout: Added a color for playing pads that match the root note in scale mode
  • Animations: Added animation when duplicating a clip
  • Devices: Saturator Base dial is now a bi-polar dial
  • Ableton Cloud: Added more detailed error messages instead of error codes
  • Samplers: The Waveform tab is now selected by default when it is empty

Fixes

  • Ableton Cloud: Fixed a bug where sets would soemtimes get overwritten if the upload failed
  • Ableton Cloud: Sets with known errors during uploading no longer get stuck in uploading indefinitely
  • Capture: Fixed a crash that would occur when capturing after reordering tracks
  • Ableton Link: Start/Stop Sync is now persistant across launches of Note
  • Library: Fixed occasional erratic behavior of the play buttons