PreSonus Notion for iOS Adds iPad Pro Support, Handwriting Recognition


PreSonus has announced that the latest update to Notion for iOS introduces an in-app purchase that adds finger/stylus handwriting recognition.

Using a finger or stylus, you can write music in your own handwriting and see it automatically converted to digital notation. With an Apple Pencil on the iPad Pro, you can even write with pressure and thickness, which gives you a much more natural feeling and even greater accuracy. Continue reading

New App, StaffPad, ‘The Most Natural Way To Write Music On A Digital Device, Ever’

StaffPad is a new pen-friendly music notation application for Windows 8.1 and Surface.

StaffPad features advanced handwriting recognition, and will convert your music into a typeset score. Simply write your music straight on to the screen, using your device’s pen. As you move from bar to bar, StaffPad will convert your handwriting into an ‘engraved’ score. You can draw notes, beams, stems, articulations, accidentals, slurs, ties and more.

The developers describe it as ‘the most natural way to write music on digital device, ever.’ Continue reading

The Sound of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

The latest episode of the SoundWorks Collection video series takes a look at the sound of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. Continue reading