Note Release Notes

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