The latest version of Notion builds upon our award-winning software foundation with all new possibilities and enhancements. Notion is continuing to redefine the way notation software is used while staying true to our strengths: great playback, a simple easy-to-use interface, great compatibility, and incredible customer service.

Compose, playback, and edit music with a quality and ease of use that must be experienced. No endless level of menus to find what you need. Notion is the most efficient notation product, making it simple to write and edit your ideas quickly.

Notion gives you the best playback of any notation product. Orchestral samples recorded by the London Symphony Orchestra at Abbey Road Studios. Guitar samples by Neil Zaza, bass samples by Victor Wooten and drum samples by Roy “Futureman” Wooten.

All samples were painstakingly recorded using the best equipment by top engineers recording an array of dynamics, articulations and performance techniques.

No other product allows you to create a score on your desktop and transfer it to your iPad, where you can continue to edit and playback your music. Now, with Notion you can. If you have Notion and the Notion iPad app, you can send and open scores from each device and continue to work on your score, anywhere, anytime.

Native 64-bit Support (Mac OS X and Windows)
Realize the potential of your 64-bit computer. Take advantage of your 64-bit computer's ability to address more than 4GB of RAM and watch the speed and performance of Notion as well as your VSTs and sample libraries increase. (Notion is still 32-bit compatible. You can also run Notion in 32-bit on a 64-bit computer for compatibility purposes with other products)

Interactive Entry Tools (Keyboard, Fretboard, Drum Pad, Chord Library)
Now you can enter notes into Notion with the interactive fretboard, keyboard, and drum pad. Many users find it convenient to first capture their pitches or guitar fingerings on an instrument before translating them into notation or tablature. These interactive entry tools allow for a quick, convenient way to build your score. You can customize the number of guitar strings on the fretboard or the order of entry for each voice for the drum pad. Also, use the chord library to enter the chord name or voicing you want to appear in your score. Choose from standard chord symbols and fretted chord symbols.

ReWire (64-bit) Host and Slave
Notion was the first notation product to support ReWire (host and slave). Now take advantage of this great feature on your 64-bit Machine and with other compatible 64-bit products.

Sequencer Overlay
Notion’s SequencerStaff feature is loved by many. Now, there is Sequencer Overlay. This is a feature that allows you to see both notation and its MIDI performance on the same staff. You can edit each individual note’s velocity, duration, start-point and end point by simple click and drag functions. For precise values, you can double click each note and enter in the numeric values as well. With this feature, Notion combines the power of the MIDI sequencer with the clarity of standard notation in a unique and powerful way.

MIDI Overdub
With MIDI you often need to overdub a passage or merge recorded data and new events. Notion 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 trying that line one more time.

MIDI Record/Input
Capture your MIDI performance better than ever before in Notion. Choose keyboard or guitar entry as well as having an incredible level or tweakability to dial in the way Notion will follow your playing.

Each purchase of Notion 4 comes with two (2) installations.
Here are just a few of the features and enhancements in this newest version of Notion:
  • Native 64-bit Support (Mac and PC)
  • NTempo (™), control and perform your score.
  • Interactive Entry Tools (Keyboard, Fretboard, Drum Pad, Chord Library)
  • Compatibility with Both Notion and Progression iPad Apps
  • ReWire (64-bit) Host and Slave
  • Sequencer Overlay
  • MIDI Overdub
  • Built-in Guitar Amp
  • Real-time MIDI record
  • Step-time MIDI input
  • Save as PDF (Mac and PC)
  • Built-In Integration with VSL Special Edition Plus 1, 2, 3, and 4, *Miroslav Philharmonik, and others
  • Save Directly to SoundCloud
  • Improved Compatibility with MusicXML, MIDI, and Guitar Pro Files (ver. 3-5)
  • Open Progression files
  • And More...
*MusicXML is a trademark of MakeMusic, Inc.
*ReWire is a trademark of Propellerhead
*VSL, Vienna Symphonic Library is a trademark of Vienna Symphonic Library
*Miroslav Philharmonik is a trademark of IK Multimedia
*Guitar Pro is a trademark of Arobas Music
System Requirements
Mac Minimum Recommended
operating system
processor speed
hard drive space (free)
OSX 10.5-10.8
1.8 GHz (Intel only)
2 GB
8 GB
OSX 10.5-10.8
2.0 GHz Intel Core Duo
4 GB
8 GB
Windows Minimum Recommended
operating system
processor speed
hard drive space (free)
Windows 7/8/Vista/XP
2.0 GHz Pentium
2 GB
8 GB
Windows 7/8/Vista/XP
2.0 GHz Core Duo
4 GB
8 GB
Samples Included:

  • Strings
  • Violin Section
  • Viola Section
  • Cello Section
  • Double-bass Section
  • Violin (solo)
  • Viola (solo)
  • Cello (solo)
  • Double-bass (solo)
  • Woodwinds
  • Piccolo
  • Flute
  • Oboe
  • English Horn
  • Clarinet
  • Bass Clarinet
  • Bassoon
  • Piccolo Clarinet
  • Contrabassoon
  • Brass/Saxophones
  • Alto Saxophone
  • Tenor Saxophone
  • Bari Saxophone
  • Horn
  • Trumpet
  • Tenor Trombone
  • Tuba
  • Bass Trombone
  • Euphonium
  • Keys/Guitar/Bass
  • Piano
  • Electric Piano
  • Clavinet
  • Harpsichord
  • Harp
  • Celeste
  • Techno Synth
  • Electric Guitar
  • Acoustic Guitar
  • Electric Bass
  • Upright Bass
  • Drums/Cymbals/Percussion
  • Standard Drum Set
  • Bass
  • Snare Drum
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Crotales
  • Glockenspiel
  • Marimba
  • Temple Blocks
  • Timpani
  • Tubular Bells/Chimes
  • Vibraphone
  • Xylophone
  • Cabasa
  • Castanets
  • Caxixi
  • Ganza
  • Gong
  • Cowbell

  • Sleigh Bells
  • Maracas
  • Tam-tam
  • Tambourine
  • Triangle
  • Concert Toms
  • Roto Toms
  • Claves
  • Cowbell
  • Wood Block
  • Guiro
  • Sleigh Bells
  • Maracas
  • Tam-tam
  • Tambourine
  • Triangle
  • Concert Toms
  • Roto Toms
  • Claves
  • Wood Block
Here are some audio samples:

Here is an example using the built-in samples recorded by the LSO -

Here is an example using the expansion strings:

Here is an example using percussion samples -

Here is an example using the banjo:

Here is an example using the fingerstyle guitar:

Here is an example using the classical guitar:

Below is a playlist of videos about using Notion 4. Click the "playlist" icon at the bottom of the video to access the playlist or simply hit the "next" button to navigate to the next video in the series.

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