|Developer(s)||PreSonus (formerly Notion Music)|
6.3 / December 13, 2017
|Operating system||Windows, macOS, iOS|
|License||Commercial Proprietary Software|
Notion, previously stylized as NOTION, is a computer software program for music composition and performance created by NOTION Music, a company located in Greensboro, North Carolina, and now owned by PreSonus. Notion is available for use on Microsoft Windows, macOS and iOS.
The playback engine provides options for real-time tempo control as it interprets score marks, such as articulations and performance techniques.
Notion allows users to perform composition using a computer keyboard/mouse, MIDI keyboard, MIDI guitar, MIDI file, MusicXML file, or handwriting recognition. The application automatically handles aspects of music notation based on the input, such as stem direction and alignment of different rhythmic values.
The third version of Notion also supports ReWire, third party VST effects and other third party sound libraries, including Vienna Special Edition and Special Edition Plus, EastWest Quantum Leap Platinum, Miroslav Philharmonik and Garritan Personal Orchestra.
Starting with version 3.3, the Studio One DAW (also developed by PreSonus) is integrated with Notion (version 6 and above). This integration allows the two applications to perform real-time audio and MIDI streaming via ReWire and to transfer audio, note, track, VST and score data directly between each other. This connectivity can occur either with both applications running on the same computer, or on multiple computers connected to the same network.