NUGEN Audio Jotter Timecode-linked Annotation Tool

NUGEN Audio has announced Jotter, a timecode-linked annotation tool that allows engineers and mixers to collaborate with each other, and directly with clients, to and from anywhere in the world.

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Jotter allows you to stay organized with notes and to-do lists inside your DAW, right on the project timeline. It was designed as a straightforward way for clients to share suggested changes and for keeping your workflow more organized.

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Initially offered as a stealth product for NUGEN subscribers who responded to the company’s annual survey, Jotter looks to be a great tool for music producers and film sound editors. In addition to the fully licensed plug-in solution that can be integrated directly into Pro Tools or other DAWs, the Jotter software is also available as a free standalone version that includes the same management tools and can be used by clients and other collaborators.


Included among the collaborative tools is the ability for a client to load the latest mix of their song into the standalone Jotter app, add their notes throughout the file and then export the notes to send to the mixing engineer. This file can then be imported into the engineer’s instance of Jotter (whether the standalone app or the plug-in version) where they can easily see the client’s detailed feedback, locked to the exact positions on the project timeline.

The notes can be accessed either in Waveform or List view and can additionally be exported as a CSV with notes from each session for a more traditional approach. With the Waveform method, the user can zoom in or out on the audio track to add, find, delete or move the individual notes, with easy-to-use buttons. In List view, users can click on a timecode note to jump to that position in the Waveform and toggle a checklist to help track completed changes. This feature can also be filtered by status to better maintain the workload.

With this release, NUGEN Audio is also rolling out the brand’s first accessibility features for users with visual impairments, such as screen reader support and keyboard shortcuts. Screen reader support reads aloud anything the user is interacting with and announces options for actions with those components. With the keyboard shortcuts, users can bypass the interface completely as it links most functionality to shortcuts that correspond to buttons on the screen. These accessibility functions will provide blind or visually impaired users with the ability to navigate the Jotter plug-in more easily. NUGEN Audio plans to release these features in future updates to its existing solutions.


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NUGEN Audio Jotter costs $49 USD.

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