PreSonus Notion 5 Now Available

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2014 Summer NAMM Show: PreSonus has announced that it is now shipping Notion 5, a major upgrade to its music notation software.

Notion 5 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.

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Avid Sibelius 7.5 Brings Improved Notation Interpretation, Online Collaboration

sibelius-7.5At the 2014 NAMM Show, Avid announced Sibelius 7.5 software, continuing the development of the world’s best-selling music composition and notation software.

Sibelius 7.5 provides new features that accelerate workflows, allowing composers to focus on the creative process and produce scores more efficiently. Continue reading

Presonus Buys Notion

notion-presonusPreSonus has announced that it has bought Notion Music, the developer of music-notation app Notion 4.0 (Mac/Windows), Notion for iPad, Progression 2.0 guitar-tab editing software (Mac/Windows), and Progression for iPad.

PreSonus says that the acquisition will benefit users of both Notion and Presonus’ Studio One DAW.  Continue reading

Symphony Pro 3 Offers Improved Notation Tools

symphony-pro-3Xenon Labs has updated Symphony Pro, an iPad notation app, to version 3.

Symphony Pro lets you compose complex orchestrations, lead sheets, chord charts, and guitar tabs on the iPad and then hear them played back. You can also a part in real-time with the built-in keyboard, guitar, or bass guitar to  capture a musical idea and have it automatically transcribed into sheet music.

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Users Unite To Save Sibelius; Avid Still ‘Deeply Committed’

Users around the world are uniting to “Save Sibelius“, the best-selling music notation software that has been in public limbo since parent company Avid announced plans to downsize.

In July, Avid split off its consumer-focused brands, including M-Audio, and sold them to inMusic. Avid also announced that it was closing the Sibelius offices in Finsbury Park, London, where the notation software was developed and maintained.

Since then, users have been speculating about the future of an app many have large investments of time and money in.

Users have valid reasons to be concerned.

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