Tap into a new creative habit with Note, Ableton’s iOS app for musical sketching.
Note is always evolving. We’ve listened to your feedback and added a bunch of new features to help you to quickly sketch out ideas, find your favorite sounds, and be ready to capture new ones whenever inspiration strikes. Check out what’s new and stay tuned – there's more coming soon.
Control with MIDI
Prefer playing with keys? You can now connect any USB Class Compliant MIDI controller via Bluetooth or USB for another way to play drums, sketch melodies and create chords in Note.
Search for new sounds
There are lots of versatile new synth sounds to play with, including a selection based on Drift, Live’s new analog-flavored synth. They’re easier to find, too – you can use the search bar in Note’s browser to find the presets or samples you’re looking for.
Create your own presets and save them to your User Library, then use the new favorite and filter functions to pull them up faster when you want to use them again.
Reverse, copy and paste samples
Flip drums and melodic samples – perfect for fills, ambient textures and many other sound design tricks. The Drum Rack also lets you copy and paste pads to add further variation to your sound palette, or to slice longer samples across multiple pads.
You no longer have to leave the app to import your samples – try importing directly from Note’s browser instead.
Convert videos to sound
You can also import the sound from your favorite videos, straight from your Photos app. So whether you just captured a great moment on camera or took a screen recording of a viral video, no sound is off limits.
Adjust note length
Transform staccato to sustained notes and back again using the Note Length buttons, plus nudge them around the grid with the improved Operations tab.
If you use iOS Voiceover, you’ll find improved functionality and better access when using Note with a screen reader – it’s available in more languages too. Try the High Contrast theme in the app settings to make Note easier to use in any conditions.
Home screen and lock screen widgets
Add widgets to keep your Sets within reach, or create new ones directly from the iOS home screen or lock screen and start sampling immediately.
We hope you’re enjoying Note’s new features. To take a closer look at everything that’s been added, check out the full release notes*. As always, feel free to send us your feedback via the app settings.
*Release notes are available in English only