Here's a question for anyone who records, whether you're brand new to it or have been at it for years: how do you go about keeping track of track settings and other notes about what you're doing in a recording session?
Here's the situation: say I sit down to work on some music, but I know I'm not going to have time to finish the project. In Live, I can label my tracks, but the space for a label is pretty short. So, I might have drums, bass, bass2, rhythm gtr, lead gtr, piano. But each of the stringed instruments will be fed through Pod Farm, using a particular amp/cab/mic combination. Each of those has a name, too. But there's no way to create, say, a sticky note in Live telling me which model I'm using.
There are a lot of ways to handle this, of course. I'm not a big fan of paper, as I can't ever keep track of it. I've tried using text files on my computer, and that might work. Lately, I've been using Evernote, taking a screenshot of my settings in Pod Farm, and typing a note with the Live project name and track name, then tagging the note with the project name (and "track notes"), so I can find it easily later. Here's an example. This might be the answer for me, but I'm curious how other people do it.