Notion 6 for musicians and composers blends professional music notation software (e.g., import/export audio, MIDI and MusicXML to PlayScore 2) with DAW capabilities.
Notion 6 music notation software is a professional standard program for music creators. Notion 6 has all the features expected from music notation software, such as importing and exporting capabilities across audio, MIDI and MusicXML formats. However, what sets Notion 6 software apart from others is that the program is a blend of notation software and DAW. Notion 6 is made by PreSonus, who are perhaps best known for the PreSonus Studio One DAW. The two are integrated in Notion 6, giving users the best of both worlds.
The merging of notation software and DAW capabilities makes creating in Notion 6 intuitive and accessible for any musician, regardless of their preferred method of working; users can input notes on a traditional score, or write parts by hand and convert them to digital notation thanks to the McScript handwriting recognition technology. Alternatively, music can be played in with a MIDI instrument on the program’s virtual keyboard, fretboard or drum pad.
The Notion 6 instrument library is full of high-quality recorded instruments, including orchestral samples performed by the London Symphony Orchestra, choir and pipe organ samples, and band instruments including guitar, bass and drums.
Notion 6 – Music Composition and Performance
Notion 6 can be used to perform scores in a live setting, and built-in audio effects such as a limiter, compressor and EQ plugins give DAW-level control to the sound. For music composers writing to picture, there is a video window – another benefit of the PreSonus integration. The software works across both PC and Mac and is compatible with tablets and phones, meaning users can transfer scores from a computer to an iOS device and edit from there.
Notion 6 music notation software is incredibly well-rounded, and is designed to enable a music composer, music producer or live performer to streamline their process and eliminate the need for multiple programs. Priced at £128.40, the software is suitable for both amateurs and professionals alike, and is usable for those who confidently work with notation and those who don’t.
PlayScore 2 can make the creative process even easier when working with Notion 6 software. PlayScore 2’s Optical Music Recognition technology makes music scanning quicker and more accurate than ever before, enabling creators to move their sheet music from PlayScore 2 into Notion 6 in minutes.
Blog by Michelle Sciarrotta.
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