Highnote is a secure, central platform for you and your audio projects. Share and discuss with your collaborators, store your files, and compare versions in one place. You can get started with a Highnote account by signing up here or by accepting an invitation from someone you know.
In this guide, you’ll learn how to:
- Add your first Space and upload your Tracks
- Learn about Comments and get discussions going
- Invite your Collaborators
Tip #1: If you’re brand new to Highnote, you can watch our quick explainer video. To go beyond an introduction, learn more about Collections, Spaces, and Tracks here.
Tip #2: Be sure to confirm your email account by clicking the verification link provided in the email we’ve sent you from help@Highnote.fm. Until your account is verified, a yellow warning emoji will display next to your name (⚠️). Having a confirmed account will help us help you in the future.
Add your first Space and upload your Tracks
Every Highnote account starts with a Space. Whether you're a Space Owner or an invited Collaborator, a Space is where your audio projects make progress.
As a Space Owner, you can add and manage Spaces with no restrictions.
You can add your first Space by going to the left-side panel and clicking or tapping + Create. Choose Space.
A new Space will appear in the left-side panel and right-side window.
Tip: You can close the left-side panel by clicking the arrow tab on the top right hand side of the panel.
From here, you can upload your first Track. You can upload your Track in 2 ways:
1. Drag and drop your Track directly onto your Space.
2. Click or tap Upload and use the file picker to choose a file to upload.
Later, when you’ve uploaded more tracks to your Library, you can add Tracks from your Library directly.
Note: Highnote supports WAVs, MP3s, MP4, AIF, AIFF, and M4A audio files.
Learn about Comments and get discussions going
Comments are one of the best ways to ask for feedback on Highnote. With any of the comment card types, you can drag and drop a card on any timestamp on your waveform.
There are four types of Comments:
A Text comment is a great way to ask questions or leave notes on your track. Whether you’re asking about how something sounds or making a note about what you might want to change next time, a Text comment gives you plenty of room to type your thoughts.
A Sticker comment lets you leave a simple like or heart on your favorite part of the song.
Voice comments are for those moments you can’t explain it with text. Add a Voice comment and press record then say what you need to say. You can record an idea over the timestamp or convey more than you could over text.
Working with multiple collaborators with opinions? A vote might be in order. You can use the Poll comment to tally up the votes and choose what everyone thinks is best.
Replies to Comments
Making sure that feedback stays inline with a timestamp is key. You can focus with threaded replies on any comment type.
No matter which comment card you choose, you can get the discussion going and keep the conversations moving with Comments.
Tip: Want more room to talk? See the Chat feature in your Space. You can check in or simply talk shop – click or tap into the conversation through your Space then the Chat bubbles on the top right.
Invite your Collaborators
When you’re ready, you can invite your friends or members. In your Space, click the Share button on the top right hand corner and go to the Invite People section, then add an email address.
If they already have a Highnote account, you can simply choose what permissions they have and click or tap Invite. If they don’t have an account yet, inviting them to your Space will invite them to start an account – once they start their account, they’ll see your Space.
People you add can either be a Collaborator, Commentor, or Listener.
- Collaborators have the same permissions and abilities than you do outside of deleting the Space.
- Commenters can see everything happening in your Space and can only leave or reply to comments.
- Listeners can also see everything but can only listen to a track.
- If you want to, you can Remove a member of your Space as well.
Tip: Spaces are all private by default. Changing your Share Link preferences can give public listening or commenting access to your Space.