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    Presonus Notion 6 Download

    Manufacturer: Presonus
    Music Composition and Performance Environment MAC/PC Download
    GTIN: 673454005534
    $149.95 excl tax
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    Redefining music notation.

    Bring musical inspirations to life with the blazingly fast and intuitive Notion™ 6 music composition and performance environment. Compose when and how you want and even enter music with your own handwriting. Take projects to the next level with deep integration with Studio One®. Hear and perform music with gorgeous samples by the London Symphony Orchestra and others. Deliver polished scores faster than ever before, from complete film orchestrations to simple lead sheets and guitar tab.

    Whether you are an instrumentalist, songwriter, composer, arranger, music educator, or student, you’ll find Notion 6 to be the easiest-to-use and best-sounding notation software on the market today. Notion 6: Redefining music notation.

    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


    • 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


    • 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


    • 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


    • Three new languages: Korean, Italian, and Simplified Chinese
    • Export PDF on Windows®
    • High-DPI display on Windows
    • Touch gestures on Mac® Trackpad: Pinch to zoom and use two fingers to scroll
    • Touch gestures on Windows refined
    • New MIDI Record and MIDI Import preferences
    • Import compressed MusicXML files (.mxl)
    • Can now directly type in Hz values for global tuning in Preferences
    • New shortcut added for Transpose (Ctrl+Shift+P)



    • Korean, Japanese, and Simplified Chinese characters now show correctly after placing in text boxes on Windows.
    • Preference added to import MIDI onto grand staff where appropriate
    • MIDI Record options do not now affect MIDI file import
    • MIDI File Import opens directly in notation; a preferences to use Sequencer Staff can be found in Preferences
    • Fix matching MIDI import instruments to Notion instruments


    • Enharmonic tool added to palette
    • Single selected notes within a chord can now be enharmonically changed (rather than the whole chord)
    • Vienna Symphonic Library 4/8 Horns and Cor anglais now showing in score setup
    • Custom chord symbols, some express entry articulations, and Unicode now showing correctly in Windows
    • Cup Mute now switches to other mutes and expressions
    • Fill With Rests now not filling measures that have measure repeat symbols
    • Show as common or cut time now unchecked by default
    • Part name can now be edited
    • Import MIDI file brings in key changes
    • Instrument transposition in E now selectable on Windows
    • 8va now not double transposing on MIDI import
    • Treble 15ma now at correct pitch when using keyboard for note entry
    • Celesta now sounding at correct octave
    • Can now see multimeasure rests in the part, when the score only has one instrument
    • Multimeasure rests now right justify with other systems on a page
    • Multimeasure rest bug fixed, where in some instances they would run off the system
    • Multimeasure rests do not now include pick up and partial measures
    • Multimeasure rests now show correct number of rests when immediately following a start repeat line
    • Multimeasure rests font for the number now resized and sits above staff
    • Width of final measure now as expected
    • Special barline now disappearing when using Link to Next
    • Changing a note to a rest now does not delete later ties in measure or shift attachments (ties, fermatas, dynamics) later in the measure
    • Fixed issues where attachments could get improperly shifted when inserting tuplets or changing a note to a rest of a different duration
    • Don’t allow ties between notes that are the same letter but different pitches (e.g., E and Eb)
    • Don’t allow ties to cancelling accidentals (e.g., in adjacent chords)
    • Hiding cuts now does not crash Notion if it contains a glissando
    • Notion now recognizes type-in chords that just have the chord number, for example, C6 rather than Cmaj6


    • ReWire now responds to resting cursor position from host
    • Receives stopped position from ReWire slave
    • Better audio device default selection in ReWire
    • Better error messages from ReWire
    • Sequencer staff shortcut fixes to increase/decrease velocity
    • Multiple sequencer staff items can now be increased/decreased together
    • Notes now easier to select in sequencer staff
    • Final note in a measure in sequencer overlay can now be edited
    • If hiding resting staves, do not hide staves that contain CC data
    • Fix crashing when clicking in score if selected audio device and sample rate could not be opened

    User Interface

    • Score setup instruments now scrollable when window height is smaller
    • Auto-scroll in continuous view now happens much later
    • Change Instrument shortcut fixed and correctly showing as Ctrl+I
    • Setup/Delete/Hide buttons now showing on the page in Score Setup
    • Ctrl+; now opens/closes palette as expected on Windows
    • Change Use Instrument menu item to Change Instrument to match the dialog title and add Shift+I keyboard shortcut to the menu item
    • Echo MIDI preferences now in same order on Mac and Windows
    • In the Change Instrument dialog, fix options not being selected when highlighted (Mac)
    • Augmentation dot now works in the keypad with the Sibelius and Finale settings


    • Notes are no longer doubled when input with a Microsoft Surface stylus
    • If Windows screen has a pen, use touch for just pan and zoom gestures
    • Mac OS X crash reporter now updated
    • Mac OS X update mechanism fixed
    • Sounds update mechanism update

    XML Import Fixes

    • Checks voices before combining notes into a chord
    • Braces/brackets/barlines now importing correctly (to the extent that Notion supports them)
    • Correctly assigns voices to left hand of grand staff
    • Assigns attachments to the correct voice in left hand of grand staff
    • Checks whether to retain symbols in chords (e.g., triangle for major)
    • Imports chord symbols that have more than six strings
    • Bass vocal now not being imported as double bass
    • Stem direction or absence of stem is retained
    • Scores that have measure numbers reset midscore are now displayed correctly
    • Measure repeat symbol retained in XML

    XML Export Fixes

    • Beaming information
    • Exports “maj” in a major 7th chord
    • Exports chords correctly that just have 6, 9, 11, or 13 (e.g., C6)
    • First and second endings
    • Exports chords with more than just root of chord symbol
    • Corrected “kind” values for chord export
    • Exports rhythm slashes
    • Exports chord diagrams
    • Stem direction now retained
    • Cross-staff beaming now retained

    Computer system requirements:

    Below are the minimum computer-system requirements for Notion™ for Mac and PC.


    • macOS® 10.13 High Sierra or later (64-bit only)
    • Intel® Core™ i3 processor or better
    • 1 GB RAM (2 GB or more recommended)
    • 8GB free hard-drive space


    • Windows® Windows 10 x64
    • Intel® Core™ i3 / AMD A10 processor or better
    • 1 GB RAM (2 GB or more recommended)
    • 8GB free hard-drive space


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