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Notion 3 notation software is the first product that truly bridges the gap between notation and an audio application.
With Notion 3 you can not only compose and hear your notated score played back instantly with real instrument samples, you can actually perform live or produce music that sounds simply amazing.
Notion 3 Notation Software New Features
User Interface Features
- User Interface
- Studio Compatibility
- Pro Audio Mixer
- Over 10 GB of Sounds
- Sequencer Staff
- Live Performance
Easy Score Setup
Creating a score with NOTION3 is simple, intuitive and fast. You won’t get stuck wading through long lists of options, hunt for the instruments you want or endure multiple repetitive steps every time you start a new score. With NOTION3, your instrument choices are presented in organized and logical groupings using a semi-transparent overlay on top of the score area. This enables you to quickly add, move, change, and delete staves with simple mouse click.
Simple Smart Tool Palette
Think of it as a musician’s tool belt with all the essential tools neatly organized within easy reach. Simply move your cursor over a graphic or text and a menu of options automatically opens. Roll over a different graphic or text, and a different menu opens. If you want quick access to a specific group of tools, you can lock open that particular menu. It’s your choice where to place your palette; on the score, docked at the bottom of the screen, or hide it altogether when it’s not in use.
Interactive Fretboard and Chord Library
Many guitarists find it convenient to first capture the fingerings they perform on an instrument before translating them into tab or notation. The interactive Fretboard offers a quick, convenient way to build your score by clicking virtual strings. You can customize the fretboard stringing to resemble (and capture the notes of) a 6 or 7 string guitar, 4 or 5 string bass, or other fretted instruments. NOTION3 also lets you enter chord names or select from the comprehensive chord library and add slash marks to show the rhythm.
Rewire Support - Master or Slave
Pro Audio Mixer
NOTION3 is currently the only notation product to provide full ReWire functionality - including both host and slave options. ReWire, developed by Propellerhead is best described as a virtual audio cable that allows you to not only route audio between two different applications, but also synchronize and control them simultaneously.
Built In Support for Major Sound Libraries
NOTION3 introduces built-in VST instrument presets for some of the top orchestral libraries available on the market today. Every instrument preset contains mappings for all available articulations and performance techniques, requiring nothing else of the user, but writing music. Instruments from different libraries work seamlessly together, one can even copy paste between them and preserve playback of all score markings. No hassle, just write!
Supported Sound Libraries
Vienna Special Edition
and Special Edition Plus
East West Quantum Leap Platinum
Miroslav Philharmonik and
Garritan Personal Orchestra (ARIA)
Import Your Finale or Sibelius Scores
Through our integrated MusicXML import feature you can use the power of NOTION3 with your existing Finale or Sibelius scores. Unlike other applications, NOTION3 comes with completely integrated MusicXML import and export, without requiring a third party plugin.
Monitor and Control
Over 10 GB of Sounds
Input level meters are present on each channel strip, which give you a visual representation of the level of your signal enhanced by dynamically adjusted color intensity based on decibel output. Peak monitoring and warning as well as signal meters on each side of the fader give you a wealth of information about your audio. You can control parameters graphically, by click and drag, or numerically by typing in precise values.
Solo, Mute, and Stereo Power Pan
With NOTION3 panning feature you can control both left and right output individually, gaining finer control over the positioning of your sound in the stereo field. Solo and mute multiple tracks or individual channel strips, to adjust sections of your mix.
Each channel can have up to four individual insert VST effects. In addition to your own collection, NOTION3 comes bundled with two fantastic plug-ins from IK Multimedia - CSR Hall, a powerful reverb unit, and AmpliTube X-GEAR, the latest in guitar and bass amp simulating.
More Instruments – From Classical to Rock
NOTION3 comes with a greatly expanded sound library that now includes all of the Guitar, Bass, and Drum samples from PROGRESSION. From Orchestral, to Jazz, to Rock, NOTION3 has the sounds to support virtually any musical genre.
Expanded and Enhanced
NOTION3 features a new enhanced sample library of the London Symphony Orchestra recorded at Abbey Road Studios. Each instrument was painstakingly recorded to capture a full set of multi-timbre samples, articulations, performance techniques, and expressions. The new NOTION3 library was recorded in stereo capturing numerous dynamic levels per sample. The end result is a fuller, richer sound with greater expression than ever before. When combined with NOTION3’s pro-audio features, scores can be played back with incredible realism.
True Expressive Control (TEC)
NOTION3’s proprietary TEC Sample Management Engine automatically maps every score element to the exact sound, enabling the user to experience the full palette of sound unique to each instrument without having to deal with MIDI editing and without the need for external software or hardware.
Working with MIDI on a Standard Staff
NOTION3 introduces a unique addition to the world of digital notation - the SequencerStaff. With the SequencerStaff you can record or import a MIDI performance with a familiar midi roll-appearance, while still working with the data on a notation staff. With color-coded velocity, controller curves and preserved pitch location on the staff, the SequencerStaff combines the best of both worlds.
Editing MIDI on a Sequencer Staff
Notes on the SequencerStaff can be edited similarly to how you would edit them in a sequencer. You can shorten, elongate, move them, as well as record over the existing data or re-record a passage. Colors show you the recorded velocity and your controller changes appear as curves above the staff, again, similar to how this data is represented in your sequencer.
With MIDI you often need to overdub a passage or merge recorded data with new events. NOTION3 allows you to overdub your recordings in either merge or replace mode giving you full control over the resulting performance. Overdubbing is great for adding expressive controllers, recording key switches or simply trying that line one more time.
Notion 3 Notation Software System Requirements
- XP/Vista/Windows 7 (64 bit compatible)
- Recommended: 2.0 GHz Core 2 / 2 GB RAM
- Minimum: 2.4 GHz Pentium 4 / 1 GB RAM
- Requires 16 GB Drive space; DVD Drive
- OSX 10.4 or Higher (Compatible with Snow Leopard)
- Recommended: Intel Mac / 2 GB RAM
- Minimum: G5 PowerPC / 1 GB RAM
- Requires 16 GB Drive space; DVD Drive
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