Notion (software)
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Notion Software
Notion 6 Box Art & Screenshot.png
Developer(s) PreSonus (formerly Notion Music)
Initial release 2005
Stable release
6.3 / December 13, 2017; 9 months ago (2017-12-13)
Operating system Windows, macOS, iOS
Type Scorewriter
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.[1] Notion is available for use on Microsoft Windows, macOS and iOS.

Playback and Performance

Notion's sample library for playback was recorded at Abbey Road by the London Symphony Orchestra.[2]

The playback engine provides options for real-time tempo control as it interprets score marks, such as articulations and performance techniques.[3]

Users can also capture playback in wav digital audio files for transfer to CD or digital audio workstation - or for conversion to other audio formats such as mp3 or wma.[2]


Notion allows users to perform composition using a computer keyboard/mouse, MIDI keyboard, MIDI guitar, MIDI file, MusicXML file, or handwriting recognition.[4] The application automatically handles aspects of music notation based on the input, such as stem direction and alignment of different rhythmic values.[5]

Notion also provides an audio mixer to set volume levels, perform panning, and add effects such as equalization, compression and reverb.[2]

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.[6]

Integration with Studio One

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.[2][7]

See also

External links


  1. ^ "PreSonus History | PreSonus". PreSonus. Retrieved .
  2. ^ a b c d "Notion | PreSonus". PreSonus. Retrieved .
  3. ^ Expanded on by editor review in Computer Music, February 2008
  4. ^ "Notion | Features | PreSonus". PreSonus. Retrieved .
  5. ^ See article by Brian Humpherson in Zone Magazine, 2008 Issue 16
  6. ^ "Notion Music Notion 3". Retrieved .
  7. ^ "PreSonus Studio One 3.3 Adds Integration with Notion 6 and More | Press Releases | PreSonus". PreSonus. Retrieved .

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