If you compose for guitar, bass, drums, keyboards, or vocals you need Progression™ for Mac and Windows. Enter parts and create guitar and bass tab, drum tab, lead sheets, and standard sheet music with ease. Apply effects, mix, and hear your composition played back with superb samples by famous artists. Compose on a computer and continue editing with Progression for iPad or vice versa. Progression’s ease of use and great sounds make composing more fun than ever!
The Best Sound Around.
It’s thrilling to hear your compositions played with instrument samples by great players. Progression delivers samples by world-class musicians, recorded in top professional studios.
You put your heart and soul into your music, and when you listen to your work, you want to hear it with the very best sounds, created by people who are as committed to great music as you are. Progression, like big sibling Notion®, delivers the finest playback of any composing software.
All Progression sounds were recorded at the finest professional studios. Hear your guitar parts played back with first-rate samples by melodic virtuoso Neil Zaza, famed for his neoclassical guitar interpretations of Bach and Mozart. Bass samples are by Victor Wooten, Bass Player magazine’s three-time Bassist of the Year. Drum parts will sound their best with samples by Roy “Futureman” Wooten, who, along with brother Victor, earned five Grammy Awards with Béla Fleck and the Flecktones.
Need more instruments? Simply add optional sounds, including classical guitar, acoustic fingerstyle guitar, mandolin, and banjo.
Interactive Tools Make Entry Fast and Intuitive.
Enter notes with ease using Progression’s interactive fretboard, keyboard, and drum pad. Choose chords from a generous chord library, and create your own chords.
For many musicians, Progression’s interactive keyboard, fretboard, and drum pad are the fastest and most convenient way to capture pitches, drum parts, and guitar fingerings. The fretboard can switch from guitar to bass, and you can even customize the number of guitar strings and the order of entry for each voice for the drum pad.
The chord library makes it simple to enter the chord name or voicing you want to appear in your score. Choose from standard chord symbols and fretted chord symbols and design custom chord symbols and diagrams. Chords remain on the fretboard for repeated entry, and you can recall recently used chords. Chord symbols can vertically align on the page, too!
Truly Cross Platform.
Compose in Progression for Mac or Windows—then continue to work on it in Progression for iPad. Or start with the iPad and transfer to your Mac or Windows computer for in-depth editing.
Progression allows you to compose in tablature or standard notation on your desktop and transfer your composition to your iPad, where you can continue to edit and play back your music. With Progression and Progression for iPad (a separate purchase), you can create, send, and open scores between Mac, Windows, and iOS devices and continue to work on your score, anywhere, anytime!
No matter which platform you use, you get the high-quality playback sounds for which Progression is famous. For more on Progression for iPad, click here.
Want even more advanced notation features and a larger sound library? PreSonus® Notion and Notion for iPad include everything in Progression and Progression for iPad and much more, and they can seamlessly open your Progression files.
Plays Well with Others.
In addition to transferring to and from iPad, Progression offers support for standard file formats.
Progression offers compatibility with other applications in several ways. Email a Progression file or save and email a PDF of your composition—great for teachers and students. Import and export Standard MIDI Files, export WAV files, and open Arobas Guitar Pro tablature files (v. 3 to 5). And of course, you can import and export between Progression and Progression for iPad, Notion, and Notion for iPad.
Capture MIDI Parts and Edit Them with Your Score.
Recording and editing MIDI data is easy in Progression. Viewing MIDI and standard notation together makes the experience special.
Capture your MIDI performances better than ever before in Progression. Choose keyboard, guitar, or drum entry and dial in exactly how Progression will follow your playing. Enter in real time or in step time. Then view your MIDI performance data in the Sequencer Staff.
Better yet, use the Sequencer Overlay, which allows you to see notation and MIDI performance data on the same staff. Edit each individual note’s velocity, duration, start point, and end point using drag-and-drop. For precise values, double-click each note and enter in the numeric values as well. With this feature, Progression combines the power of the MIDI sequencer with the clarity of standard notation in a unique and powerful way.
Overdubbing MIDI performance data is great for adding expressive controllers, recording key switches, or trying that line one more time, and it’s easy to do in Progression. You also may want to merge recorded MIDI data and new events. Progression allows you to overdub your MIDI recordings in either Merge or Replace mode, giving you full control over the performance.
Every Bit Helps.
Here’s a bit of good news: Progression can run with 64-bit or 32-bit addressing on Mac and Windows. It works great with Windows 8 touchscreens and Mac Retina displays, too.
Take advantage of your 64-bit computer and operating system's ability to address more than 4 GB of RAM and watch Progression’s speed and performance increase!
You can also run Progression in 32-bit mode on a 64-bit computer for compatibility with other products). And in version 3, Progression adds Mac Retina display support and Windows 8 touchscreen optimization.
Mix, Process, and Export Audio.
Progression offers features you expect in a digital audio workstation—including PreSonus plug-ins!
Progression lets you play back a score with playback following metronome marks—and does so better than any of the competition thanks to its superior sound library. But you can go well beyond that.
Progression also offers a built-in mixer, including buses, panning, inserts, subgroups, and more. Process your audio with the built-in reverb, guitar-amp simulator, as well as Native Effects™ EQ, Compressor, and Limiter plug-ins from PreSonus’ Studio One DAW.
The Bottom Line.
Composing with Progression will put a big smile on your face. The price will put a smile on your face, too. And it’s available in U.S. and British English, French, German, Japanese, and Latin American Spanish, spreading smiles around the world.