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Notion bridges the gap between notation and an audio application. So now, not only can you compose and hear your notated score played back instantly with real instrument samples, you can actually perform live or produce music that sounds amazing.

Traditional Notation or Tablature – Fast and Easy:

  • Easily compose, play back, and edit music.
  • Perform scores using Notion as a live instrument and save your performance.
  • Create a score on a Mac, Windows computer or tablet, and continue to edit on iPad or iPhone and vice versa.
  • Interactive Entry Tools: Keyboard, Fretboard, Drum Pad, Chord Library (including custom chords).
  • Cross-platform handwriting recognition, powered by MyScript for written entry.
  • Sequencer overlay to see notation and MIDI data on the same staff.
  • Windows touchscreen support... just use your finger or stylus and tap.
  • Work with Notion in your native language with options for Sim. Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean and Spanish.

Create and Perform with Unmatched Sound Quality:

  • Best playback of any notation product, with samples recorded by the London Symphony Orchestra, Roy and Victor Wooten, Neil Zaza, Soundiron, and others.
  • Full guitar and bass articulations in playback.
  • Custom rules editor for instrument specific articulations.
  • Increase your sonic palette with additional expansion sounds from PreSonus or your favorite VST Instruments and libraries.
  • Process audio with included PreSonus Native Effects Limiter, Compressor, and Pro EQ plug-ins or other VST plug-ins.
  • Mix with a DAW-style console with up to 8 individual buses.
  • Live performance options include play, tap, vamp, repeat, fade, playback dynamics, and navigate with Heads Up Display.

Serious Studio Integration:

  • Transfer audio and note data between Notion and Studio One anywhere on your network.
  • ReWire support (host and slave), with real-time audio and MIDI transfers to a DAW.
  • Set music to film with advanced video capabilities.
  • Compose to picture with the video window.
  • Import video in a variety of formats: MP4, H.264, MPEG, MOV, AVI, M4V, and 3GP on Mac and Windows, plus WMV on Windows.
  • Native 64-bit support.
  • Retina (Mac) and High-DPI (Windows) support for high resolution displays.

Deliver Professional Scores and Polished Performances:

  • Print entire scores, individual parts, or lead sheets with chords and lyrics.
  • Layout control tools: drag notes, measure lines, time signatures, and more, while avoiding accidental respacing.
  • Show/hide parts independently by system for maximum readability.
  • Import/export files to/from Finale and Sibelius via MusicXML or other apps via Standard MIDI.
  • Export scores as PDF files.
  • Export WAV or MP3 audio files.
  • One-click Bounce All export of individual staves or mixed buses.
  • Share music with fans instantly via SoundCloud.

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User Reviews Average user rating of 5.00 from 1 review Add A Review

Reviewed By premusic2 [all]
March 4th, 2020
Version reviewed: Notion 6 on Mac

I love this software when comparing with sibelius and finale.The price is low. Easy to compose and there are some hidden features.Those who can't spend more money .This one too good for their needs.As a composer and music teacher.I am enjoying working with notion 6 Software.Only thing need frequent updates. Worth to buy.

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