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Notion 4 Music Notation Software  

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  • Native 64-bit Support (Mac OS X and Windows)
  • Interactive Entry Tools (Keyboard, Fretboard, Drum Pad, Chord Library)
  • Compatibility with both Notion and Progression iPad Apps
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An industry standard in notation software refined to make your life even easier.

The latest version of Notion builds upon Notion Music's award-winning software foundation with all-new possibilities and enhancements.It continues to redefine the way notation software is used while staying true to the strengths of the original: great playback, a simple easy-to-use interface, and great compatibility. Compose, playback, and edit music with a quality and ease of use that must be experienced. There's no endless level of menus to find what you need, as Notion is efficient, making it simple to write and edit your ideas quickly.

Notion also gives you the best playback of the average notation product. Its orchestral samples were recorded by the London Symphony Orchestra at Abbey Road Studios, and it features guitar samples by Neil Zaza, bass samples by Victor Wooten and drum samples by Roy “Futureman” Wooten. All the samples were painstakingly recorded using the best equipment by top engineers recording an array of dynamics, articulations, and performance techniques.

Another cool feature of Notion 4.0 is that it lets you create a score on your desktop and transfer it to your iPad, where you can continue to edit and playback your music. If you have Notion and the Notion iPad app (sold separately), 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)
With Notion 4.0, you can 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 4.0 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, in Notion 4.0, 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 4.0. Choose keyboard or guitar entry as well as having an incredible level or tweakability to dial in the way Notion will follow your playing.

Features Enhancements and features in Notion 4.0
  • Native 64-bit Support (Mac OS X and Windows)
  • Interactive Entry Tools (Keyboard, Fretboard, Drum Pad, Chord Library)
  • Compatibility with both Notion and Progression iPad Apps
  • ReWire (64-bit) Host and Slave
  • SequencerStaff and Sequencer Overlay
  • MIDI Overdub
  • Built-in Guitar Amp
  • Improved MIDI input
  • VST and VSTi compatibility
  • Save as PDF
  • 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)
  • User-Interface updates and enhancements

Order Notion 4.0 today!


4 Music Notation Software Specifications:

  • System Requirements
  • Mac Minimum
  • OS: OSX 10.5-10.8
  • Processor speed: 1.8GHz
  • RAM: 2GB
  • Hard drive space: 8GB
  • Mac Recommended
  • OS: OSX 10.5-10.8
  • Processor speed: 2GHz
  • RAM: 4GB
  • Hard drive space: 8GB
  • Windows Minimum
  • OS: Windows 7/8/Vista/XP
  • Processor speed: 2GHz Pentium
  • RAM: 2GB
  • Hard drive space: 8GB
  • Windows Recommended
  • OS: Windows 7/8/Vista/XP
  • Processor speed: 2 GHz Core Duo
  • RAM: 4GB
  • Hard drive space: 8GB
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Shipment back ordered but great software

By 88fingers

from Pasadena CA

Verified Buyer


  • Easy To Collaborate Across Programs
  • Easy to Navigate
  • Versatile


    Best Uses

    • Educational Purposes
    • Multimedia

    Comments about Notion 4 Music Notation Software:

    Great software for the money. Latency needs to be addressed. Very innacurate when recording in real time.

    • Primary use:
    • Business
    • Computer Platform:
    • Mac

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    (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)


    Great music notation program!

    By TJL

    from Michigan

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    • Can't Beat The Price
    • Easy to use
    • Excellent Playback
    • Great Customer Support
    • Great Looking Music


    • Lacks Engraving Tools

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      Comments about Notion 4 Music Notation Software:

      First off, I use Finale 2014, Sibelius 7 and have used others in the past. Notion 4 is a WONDERFUL music notation program. And, for the price, it's a steal!
      The playback sounds are GREAT for out of the box. This is one of the easiest programs to use when entering notes, composing & arranging. The printed music looks fantastic. Customer support (talked on the phone with Brian many times) is the best. The ONLY thing I don't like about Notion 4 is that it lacks comprehensive engraving tools (drag & drop features, finely tuning placement and editing of notes, text, graphics, etc.). If it didn't lack these (and other) engraving tools, this would be my primary notation program for writing music.Other than the lack of engraving tools, this is a SUPER music notation program.

      • Primary use:
      • Business
      • Computer Platform:
      • PC

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