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PreSonus Notion 6 - Notation Software / Music Composition and Performance Environment


Notion 6 by PreSonus, is a full-featured notation software program designed for preparing professional performance scores. Notion 6 adds some key new features, that also makes it a fantastic tool for composing and performing too! You can now write on the score via compatible touch screen devices, to either edit or compose your score.

    • PreSonus Notion 6 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)

      Fixes - General
      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
    • PreSonus Notion 6 System Requirements:

      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® 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

      As a commitment to constant improvement, PreSonus Audio Electronics, Inc., reserves the right to change any specification stated herein, at any time, without notification.​​

      ** Please note, system requirements may change. For the most recent system requirements please visit the manufacturer's official product listing **