Notion 3 is the first music notation software to bridge the gap between notation and an audio application. Now you can not only create and listen, but also perform live or produce music with stunning ... Click To Read More About This Product
Notion 3 is the first music notation software to bridge the gap between notation and an audio application. Now you can not only create and listen, but also perform live or produce music with stunning results. NOTION 3 has an entirely new design, new sounds, and comes with more new features than previous versions. It includes improved workflow, better sounds, enhanced live performance features, and incredible compatibility with plug-ins, sample libraries, and DAWs.
Easy to look at, Easier to Use
Notation 3 has a sleek, intuitive interface and workflow allowing you to use notation, guitar tab, or MIDI devices to craft music of any style, be it orchestral, jazz, or rock. One brand new idea is the newly designed entry palette that you can dock at the bottom of the screen or move to the cursor right-click of your mouse—a great design that can speed up your workflow. The entire Notion 3 entry screen itself has had a big makeover. The way the score looks, how you can view it, and the improved use of space, buttons, and tools were all designed to put the focus on the score itself. Writing for guitar or bass? An interactive fretboard for both guitar and bass is available, as well an interactive chord library.
Over 10GB of Improved and Enhanced Samples
Exclusively featuring the sounds of The London Symphony Orchestra recorded in great detail at Abbey Road Studios Notation3's samples are even better than before. The new enhanced sounds use close mics to really hear the essence of the instrument, and all of the new sounds are in stereo. Not only are they enhanced, there are also more of them. NOTION3 comes bundled with more sounds than any previous version of NOTION, including the legacy sound versions of NOTION.
In addition to the incredible sounds by The London Symphony Orchestra, you also get all the sounds that come with NOTION Music's celebrated guitar software product, PROGRESSION. These sounds feature electric and acoustic guitar by Neil Zaza, electric bass by Victor Wooten, drums by Roy "FutureMan" Wooten, as well as upright acoustic bass and different keyboards including Clavinet and Fender Rhodes — all recorded at world-famous studios.
This feature is unique to NOTION3. Record MIDI input on a standard notation staff while retaining all the MIDI data including modulations, bends and dynamics. Keep in SequencerStaff view or convert to notation instantly. This incredible new feature seems familiar and totally new all at the same time, because, in a way, it is. Essentially the MIDI data is recorded directly on the instrument staff, all of the data can be seen — the duration, the range in pitch, dynamic information, etc — and all of it can be edited. This is a great way of getting a performance that was inputted using a MIDI device to be exactly as intended.
Professional Audio Mixer
The professional audio mixer in Notion3 comes complete with buses, inserts, sends, multiple direct channel outs and VST effects, this mixer is unlike anything you have ever seen in a notation product. In NOTION3, of course, volume can be totally controlled by dynamic markings in the score. But for more detailed control, and for those who feel more at home with a mixer that resembles the ones seen in a DAW, NOTION3's new mixer delivers a great tool for everyone. You can control and mix your entire score or group the mixer into instrument sections. Use the inserts to bring in effects and plug-ins, utilize the buses, the solo and mute options, and, of course, the incredible panning. This mixer gives you a closer look into how NOTION3 is bridging the gap between notation software and an audio application.
with Notion3 you finally get a notation product with full ReWire integration that supports both host and slave options. Use ReWire to control other audio applications or have them control NOTION. Use the NTempo feature to control playback in your DAW. This program gives you tons of possibilities.
Built to be compatible with digital audio workstations, NOTION3 effortlessly works with third-party VSTi libraries, and further integration has been achieved with Vienna Special Edition and Special Edition Plus, East West Quantum Leap Platinum, Miroslav Philharmonik, and Garritan Personal Orchestra. With these libraries NOTION3 will recognize them at the score-setup stage. Simply select library and instruments for the score, combine multiple libraries if desired, start composing, and instantly get playback of all sounds, expressions, and articulations. No mapping is needed.
In addition to VSTi compatibility, NOTION3 also works with VST effects and plug-ins. NOTION3 comes bundled with IK Multimedia's AmpliTube X-Gear and CSR Hall Reverb, so right-out-of-the-box reverb and amps can be added to instruments in a score. NOTION3's new enhanced compatibility with other VST plug-ins can be used as well. You can also take advantage of full MIDI functionality and the option of importing audio into a score as well as saving the score as an audio file.
Live Performance with NTempo
This gives Notion3 advanced realtime tempo control that includes vamps, repeats, score navigation, and other features allowing it to be used like a musical instrument with accompaniment, rehearsal, or professional live performances. Other products may say they do this, but how many of them have been on tour with some of the top musicals and performances in the world, performance after performance, night after night, with the user controlling entire orchestral scores along with real live players in front of sold out audiences? NOTION was the first to have the NTempo feature and has taken it to all new levels. Not only can the user tap the speed of a score but also can get to the fraction of note level, giving the user the option of very focused rhythmic nuance. In NTempo mode, NOTION3 recognizes repeats and other musical symbols. You can also go in and out of vamps at any time, use the score navigation to look ahead, and so much more.
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Upon first look way cool and a power house. Instaling it is easy. READ THE DIRECTIONS,I being the typical cave man didn't so I got lost and used pointed words. Now I began to read the directions and use is a brease man. way cool.
after doing quite a bit of research and having had some limited experience with finale and sibelius, i discovered the NOTION3 Demo on their website and decided to try it. the sounds and it's user-friendliness sold me and i purchased it when the 2 week full-demo time was up and i haven't looked back. had a weird glitch on install that was quickly fixed by their support staff and found that their people are excellent to deal with. i'm gradually exploring all the capabilities of the software and continue to be amazed at what i can do (and i'm probably only at 25% of it's capabilities at this point). i would recommend this software to anyone looking for another option to sibelius or finale.
We purchased Notion3 for our son on the recommendation of a college student majoring in music composition. He had recently purchased other extremely expensive software, but NOTION3 has all the same capabilities and is extremely user friendly. A couple minor issues with the install, but NOTION's customer service extremely responsive.
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