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New in Notion 5

Notion 5 makes it easier than ever for you to write your ideas quickly and includes a new video window, new effects from PreSonus Studio One, an enhanced chord library, a custom rules editor, and many notation and publishing improvements.

Notation improvements make Notion 5 even faster and easier to use than previous versions, including an enharmonic spelling tool, cross-staff notation, layout and printing improvements, and new shortcut sets. You also get an enhanced chord library with more library chords, user-created chords, and recent-chord recall.

Major new Notion 5 features include:

  • Studio: Video window (64-bit Windows and Mac) and new Film Score staff and tools; the ability to bounce all stems; 8 buses (4 more than in Notion 4); audio upsampling for export; support for new VST libraries
  • PreSonus plug-ins: Includes three PreSonus Native Effects™ plug-ins from Studio One®: Limiter, Compressor, EQ
  • Custom Rules Editor: New editor for creating custom rules for VST sound libraries makes it faster and easier to use third-party libraries and helps you avoid time-consuming syntax errors
  • Notation: Many notation improvements make Notion the fastest and easiest scoring software on the planet, including new enharmonic spelling tool, cross-staff notation, layout and printing improvements, and new shortcut sets.
  • Chords: An enhanced chord library provides more library chords, user created chords, and Recent Chord Recall
  • Look and feel: The user interface has been redesigned to be more consistent with PreSonus’ award-winning Studio One DAW
  • International localization: Available in English (U.S. and UK), French, German, Japanese, Latin American Spanish
  • Display: Mac Retina display and Windows 8 touchscreen optimization
  • New VST Library presets: New presets for LA Scoring Strings and marching libraries from Sample Logic and System Blue, including Fanfare (marching brass), Rumble (marching percussion), Impakt (orchestral/cinematic percussion), and Virtual Ensemble Trilogy (selection from Fanfare, Rumble and Impakt)

In addition, the following new Add-on packs are available coincident with the release of Notion 5:

  • Brass: Alto Trombone, Bass Trumpet, Cornet, Flugelhorn, Piccolo Trumpet, Soprano Trumpet
  • Woodwind: Alto Flute, Bass Flute, Bass Oboe, Basset Horn, Contrabass Clarinet, Oboe d'Amore

Click here for a more extensive list of new features in Notion 5.

Nikola Jeremić

Serbian-born composer, producer, and rocker Nikola Jeremić started out in music the way many self-taught musicians do: He grabbed a guitar and... read more