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PreSonus - Notion 6

The new features and enhancements in Notion 6 represent the most popular requests from the Notion user community and feedback from users of other notation platforms who are looking to make the switch.

Notable improvements include: cross-platform handwriting recognition; new layout control and features for professional score output; drag to respace measures and systems; new instruments from Soundiron; new video window controls for faster scoring to picture; the new Notion Scores library, with over 100 great works; updated Music XML support for seamless transfer with other apps; MP3 export; MIDI over ReWire for improved integration with leading digital audio workstations; and unprecedented side-by-side workflow integration with Studio One Artist or Professional on the same computer or between multiple computers on the same network.

New Features

Handwriting recognition, Powered by MyScript™

  • Write directly into score area
  • Use the optional handwriting zoom area for large scores
  • Supported items: write notes, rests, chords, articulations, measure lines, accidentals, time signatures, measure lines, ledger lines, slurs, ties, clefs, voices

Transfer data to and from PreSonus Studio One

  • Send and receive audio or note data with Studio One 3.3 or later
  • Share on the same computer or with any computer on the same network
  • Send VST instrument data and presets

Content

  • New Lakeside Pipe Organ from Soundiron with five stops and pedals
  • New Olympus Micro Choir from Soundiron with “ooh” and “aah” sounds
  • Notion Harpsichord: a 1972 instrument, made by Robert Goble & Son, Oxford
  • Notion Score Library: a collection of over 200 public domain scores in the Notion format, including orchestral and piano works

Layout controls

  • View/Hide Layout Handles
  • Respace measure widths
  • Respace staves / systems
  • Hide and show empty staves
  • Angled hairpins
  • Hairpin opening angle
  • Drag hairpins vertically
  • Enter chords anywhere
  • Articulations can be dragged in any direction
  • Rests can now be dragged vertically
  • Multi-measure rest feature completely redesigned
  • Part names can be added automatically, and also edited directly

Notation

  • Mid-staff instrument and transposition change
  • Mid-staff transposition change in same instrument
  • Change enharmonic of individual notes in a chord
  • Write hammer-on directly into tab
  • Write ghost notes (parentheses), including on grace notes, directly into tab
  • Paste lyrics from an external source
  • Many MusicXML enhancements for seamless transfer with other notation apps
  • New Basic instrument category in Score Setup to add generic treble/bass clef staves

Audio/Video

  • Metronome now available in playback
  • Preroll record feature
  • Video window control buttons: Frame Advance, Add Hitpoint, Play, Stop, and Video Volume
  • Export audio as .mp3
  • More FX slots: eight per channel
  • MIDI over ReWire: Route MIDI from Notion to your DAW in real time

System Requirements

Mac

  • Mac OS X 10.8.5 or later
  • Intel Core™ 2 Duo processor (Intel Core i3 or better recommended)
  • 1 GB RAM (2 GB or more recommended)
  • 8GB free hard-drive space

Windows

  • Windows 7 x64/x86 SP1 +platform update, Windows 8.1 x64/x86, Windows 10 x64/x86
  • Intel Core 2 Duo or AMD® Athlon™ X2 processor (Intel Core i3 or AMD Athlon X4 or faster recommended)*
  • 1 GB RAM (2 GB or more recommended)
  • 8GB free hard-drive space
* Notion is not compatible with i9 or dual Xeon processors on Windows

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