Better downloading and fine-tuned track navigation

July 1, 2024

Feature: Request Access to a Space
Now, if a link changes or someone has issues accessing your Space, they will no longer receive a “you don’t have access” page but instead have the option to “Request Access” from the owner. The owner will then get a notification to either allow access, deny, or resend the link.

Feature: Smoother + Faster Downloading
Previously when waiting on a large download, you saw a spinner animation that didn’t offer much info about your download’s progress or remaining wait time.  This was because we were downloading everything in the background and then giving you an “instant” download experience once that finished. Depending on your connection that could feel like it was taking a long, long time.

Now, when you click to download a large Space we’ll calculate the size and estimated time it’ll take to process that download. If it’s a large file, we’ll let you know and even send you a notification when it’s packaged and ready to be downloaded. If it’s smaller, your download will start instantly.

Feature: Fine-tuned track navigation
Introducing Skip Mode: you can now adjust the way the navigation controls affect the waveform. Choose from the default full skip to move you to the next track, or smaller 15sec and 5sec increments to move forward and backward through a long track.

Other Improvements

Improvement: When you reach a file size limit (4GB), we now send a notification tell you what happened

Improvement: We’ve increased file sizes supported, to make your workflow faster 

-  Individual audio files up to 2GB
- There are no limits on total size of batch uploads, as long as you’re within your total storage space of your plan

- 10GB per batch download
- If you do have a space that’s more than 10GB, which we haven’t seen happen often, you’ll just need to do a couple batches

Improvement: You can now easily remove yourself from a Space via the ellipsis / the “...” in your upper left corner

Improvement: If you have folders within your Spaces, you can now toggle the triangle to open that folder and see its contents on the left hand library navigation, without leaving the Space you’re in

Improvement: The share screen permissions toggles were laggy for some users. We have accelerated that

Fix: Updated mobile experience to use HTML5 audio and improve playback on mobile

Fix: The list of Spaces in the sidebar was in a different order than the Home tab

Fix: When being newly invited to Highnote via a nested Space, some users didn’t receive permissions to the appropriate Spaces within that tree

Fix: When moving files using the Move To picker, users could get into a state where no action could be taken

Fix: When loading a large number of tracks, some files would show processing errors

Fix: When loading a large number of tracks, hitting play would cause multiple tracks to play at the same time