Notion

Notion

By NOTION Music, Inc.

  • Category: Music
  • Release Date: 2011-12-16
  • Current Version: 2.0.183
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 213.27 MB
  • Developer: NOTION Music, Inc.
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.2 or later.
  • App Ratings:
    4/5 ( 1,206 Reviews)
  • Price:
    $14.99
Notion App Ratings: 4
4
Total 1,206 Reviews

Notion App Description

With over five years in the App Store, Notion is a best-selling music notation app for iPad and iPhone. Notion has been featured in various Apple campaigns including the 2014 YourVerse television commercials and has won several awards, most recently a prestigious music industry NAMM TEC Award for Best Smartphone/Tablet App. Notion is a notation editor and playback tool for your iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch, (any iOS8 compatible device) giving you the convenience of an easy-to-use music creation tool right at your fingertips—and you can sync your music files across multiple devices! With a user-friendly interface and simple interactive piano keyboard, fretboard, and drum pad, and even optional handwriting recognition, Notion makes it easy to get started composing your music. And, with Notion's abundance of advanced functions you can take your most basic ideas to an entirely new level right on your iOS device or share with Notion 6 for Mac or Windows. You can also hear your music performed with the most realistic playback possible, using real audio samples performed by The London Symphony Orchestra recorded at Abbey Road Studios. Notion comes bundled with piano and orchestral samples as well as popular instruments such as guitar, bass, and much more. The initial app download contains piano - you can then manage which of the bundled sounds to have on your device, or keep in the cloud, just tap on Sounds. Once you have the sounds, you can create the perfect balance using the full-featured multi-track mixer with effects. Once you are happy with your creation you can share the Notion file, or MIDI, MusicXML, PDF or audio files. Share files with other apps on your device, or with AirDrop using the Send To.. feature. Print via AirPrint, e-mail from the app, or send the audio directly to your SoundCloud account. You can automatically sync your scores across devices, and with Notion 6 for Windows and Mac, by using iCloud and Dropbox. Notion Features: - Handwriting in-app purchase for iPad now available - Enter, edit, and playback notation, tab, or both - Notion widget available to open a quick score, or recent scores - Orchestral samples by The London Symphony Orchestra recorded at Abbey Road Studios. - Piano, keyboards, electric guitar, acoustic guitar, electric bass - MIDI step-time entry with your favorite MIDI device or MIDI Bluetooth device - Record real-time MIDI input into your score. - Audition Mode: Use the on-screen virtual instruments to hear sounds before entering them into your score. - Clean and intuitive user interface - Support for retina display - Native 64-bit support - Option to tap in notes with finger or stylus - Interactive piano keyboard, 24-fret guitar fretboard and drumpad for step, and realtime, entry - Quick and simple selection palette - Distortion and reverb effects - Full audio mixer - Full range of orchestral functions and articulations including: Staccato, Flutter tongues, Trills, Vibrato, and much more… - Full range of guitar functions and articulations including: bends, vibrato, slides, hammer on, pull off, mutes, whammy bar techniques, bass slap, harmonics, and more… - Drag score items such as dynamics - Switch Instruments - Transposition - Insert text - Rehearsal Marks - Lyrics - Chord Symbols and Diagrams - Rhythm Slashes - Cross staff beaming for grand staff instruments - Swing - Continuous and Page View - Quick “Undo” and “Redo” functions - Chord and melody modes - Easy delete and erase capabilities - Enter and edit title and composer information - Save as an audio file - Import .notion, MIDI, MusicXML, GuitarPro 3-5 files - Export/email .notion, PDF, MusicXML, .WAV, AAC or MIDI files - Sync with iCloud, Dropbox or iTunes File Sharing - Print to AirPrint enabled printers - Expand your bundled sound library with in-app purchases - Help Files - And much more…

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Notion App Reviews

  • Unuseable!!!

    1
    By Stringuitar
    Super glitchy. I could not even move past the first bar because of the text/lyric option. It would not respond, hard to delete and the eraser or undo wouldn’t always work, some features would work, then stop working. Trying to make a simple chord chart with lyrics and would just end up having to fight with glitches. I want a refund and I’m gonna get another app. 👎🏽👎🏽👎🏽👎🏽👎🏽 super frustrating
  • Like

    2
    By the cosmic crooner
    The new writing app makes the app better; though it was good before. Just wondering what happened to all the instruments I purchased for a dollar a piece(I.e. dark bass). I hope there’s a restore purchases button in the next update, then I would give it more stars.
  • Difficult learning curve

    2
    By 7sax7
    I purchased this app for the specific reason of writing out a horn charts for Saxophone. I am sure the app does everything that it specifies however some of the directions seem to be lacking. I tried to add a multi measure rest. I followed the Instructions in the help guide to a T and it did not work properly. I emailed customer support and they sent me a link to the same instructions that didn’t work the first time I tried it. When I got back to them they said to send them a copy of the chart which I can’t do because I don’t have a desk computer. Come on guys I’m sure you can simplify things a little better. This seems to be an app with much potential but very difficult to understand. I just want to write a horn chart with an easy way to write multi measure rests and add measures. Would give it five stars if there’s an easy way to do this. Until then I’m going back to the free app that I’ve been using. It doesn’t have the hand writing option in that notion does and it takes longer to write the charts but it’s much easier to navigate.
  • Nice

    4
    By M Watkins
    Works as advertised. Actually, one of the easiest notation apps around.
  • So broken not worth using

    1
    By Artfulalibi
    I purchased this app and several of the in app options. The app is so broken it's not worth using. Whole menus will fail to work or update. It feels like it was put together by someone who has never used a tablet. Don't waste your money.
  • It’s the best thing we have for iOS

    4
    By Jalexander355
    This app is wonderful, but I just wish it was capable of some simple things. Slurs between staves, chords entry from multi-touch (it currently holds onto each chord note, making multiple note entry for chords a REAL headache). The automatic scrolling, often causes you to spend most of your time shifting your display upon playback. Other than these items, it’s mostly wonderful.
  • It’s convenient

    3
    By kpeep417
    Notion is very convenient if you’re not someone who carries a laptop everywhere. However, despite its convenience, it has many issues. One that I am sure many Notion users can relate to is the constant crashing. Notion currently only supports 14-16 instruments at the same time, meaning that playing back a larger score means that the app will crash. Another issue I have is that every time I try to export audio files of my projects to different apps, they always end up being a little more than a half-step off key. If Notion were to fix all of these issues, I feel like it would be an amazing software. For now, it needs improvement
  • Music educator approved

    5
    By Molonkers
    I have only been using this a few weeks, but so far I really enjoy it! The handwriting feature with my iPad Pro and pencil is awesome! There was/is a learning curve to use just the right gesture to get what I want notated-but I’m getting there! I haven’t encountered any problem or issue I haven’t been able to google my way out of. (Noticing some reviews saying “I can’t figure out how to...”. Use the Pre Sonus site and provided help- and when in doubt-there is probably a YouTube video! I’m not a huge Finale or Sibelius user- but I know enough to find my way through this app intuitively. I use it for quick transcriptions from a score (lost or missing parts) or other tasks like that. Love having the portability of this on my iPad-along with the quickness of the handwriting.
  • Reembolso

    1
    By yamilgabs
    Quiero un reembolso, la aplicación está defectuosa y no me abre las partituras.
  • Making music in a particular Key

    3
    By Tony's G
    My issue is it defaults to Key Of C. If I write something in a different key, I have to individually mark every note where there is a # or b. Also, there is no provision to loop a playback.

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