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Notion 6.1.1 Maintenance Update Available Now

Notion 6.1.1 Maintenance Update—click “Check for updates” in Notion to download and install 6.1.1!

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New:

  • Notion now recognizes whether touch is finger/capacitive stylus or digitizer stylus (Windows)
  • Microsoft Surface Pen now brings up context menu with button
  • When importing MIDI drum files, Notion uses GM mapping to put the notation in the expected place
  • When using the onscreen drum pad, Notion now writes cymbals with cross-head note heads
  • Studio One launcher added to the ‘Send to Studio One’ dialog
  • Use cursor arrow keys to position articulations (and shift+arrow for fine tuning)
  • The enharmonic tool (Shift+E) now also works with attached chord symbols
  • Score>Dynamic Parts is now current score order, not order of creation
  • End key now navigates to end of score (as Home does, to the start of a score)
  • Notion now has the facility for network installs to copy preferences from a system level – this saves a lot of time in the classroom every time a new user logs on to particular machine. For more information about PreSonus’ Unlimited Site Licenses for education, contact musiceducation@presonus.com

Fixes:

Sounds

  • Harpsichord sound is now fixed
  • Organ and Chorus sounds retuned. (Download the keyboard installer from your my.presonus.com account and install. Restart Notion. You may also need to force Notion to rescan the folder – go to Preferences>Audio>Locate and reselect the sounds folder)
    Release sound working better for short notes (an issue particularly noticeable with organ staccati)
  • Drumset with unmeasured tremolo now responds to hairpins

 

Studio One interop

  • Fix when exporting keyswitch data from Notion to Studio One – go to Tools>Use Rules and setup a rule with Keyswitches set to “Automatically send note-offs”
  • Studio One launcher has been added to Send to Studio One dialog
  • User is prompted to save, if closing after Studio One file transfer and no other changes have been   made
  • More space for text in Studio One dialog when in German
  • Note durations now reflect articulation (e.g. staccato) when sending note data to Studio One

 

MIDI / MusicXML

  • Verse number is now being properly recognized when importing MusicXML
  • Fix occasional issue on MusicXML Export with hairpins
  • User is prompted to save, if closing after MusicXML or MIDI file import and no other changes have been made
  • Note durations now reflect articulation when exporting as MIDI
  • Changing MIDI channel in Change Instrument dialog now works as expected
  • Sequencer staff controller data now outputs on expected channel, not just channel 1
  • When MIDI recording in with multi channel VSTi’s, sequencer staff now does not reset all events to Channel 1
  • MIDI note length and velocity shortcuts now work if sequencer overlay is enabled

 

Rules Editor

  • Fix when using Duration Change in Rules
  • Rules Editor dialog size now persistent when closing/reopening (Mac and Win)
  • If having issues with smooth playback when using expression on external VSTi’s or MIDI ReWire, choose a different expression channel to the Notion hairpin map in the Rules Editor. For VSTi’s without velocity crossfade, you can also use the hairpin anchor in the Rules Editor – see Hairpin Anchor in the User Guide

Video

  • Video window on Mac no longer blank when re-shown
  • Fix show/hide video during playback on Mac

Notation

  • Bb and Eb instruments now go to the correct enharmonic key if in C#minor
    If Transpose MIDI is checked then Bb and Eb instruments are now spelling as correctly in step time
  • Option added to Staff Settings, to show circles around whole/half notes in tablature (default is off)
  • Electric Bass now does not convert to treble clef when tab is turned off / standard notation shown again
  • Flags now show on unbeamed cross-staff notes
  • Fix stems not lining up on cross-staff chords
  • Fix accidentals sometimes hiding on cross-staff notes
  • When changing stem direction of beamed notes, it now does not affect the entire measure
  • Measures now lay out as expected when empty
  • Fix adding unwanted 11th and 13th notes to chord, when using chord type-in tool

 

General

  • Clear Special now does not now remove Rules sets or harp tuning diagrams
  • Adding interval below with Ctrl+Numpad, now fixed on Windows
  • Scrolling in continuous view with a Windows tablet now redraws correctly
  • Continuous view margin now does not clear when top staff is only partially visible
  • Mixer window size now persistent when closing/reopening (Win only)
  • Text better formatted and images fixed in MIDI Device Commands window
  • More space in Preferences window (Windows only)

 

 

 

Six new Packs from MVP for Studio One Now Available

MVP Loops from Los Angeles are incredibly prolific, and somehow have managed to maintain both quantity and quality in their admirable output. We’re thrilled to have the latest batch of them available for sales on shop.presonus.com. These packs are compatible with any edition of Studio One 3 (Prime, Artist, or Professional),  are 100% royalty-free, and include 44.1/24 bit .WAV files and MIDI loops. Most importantly, individual tracks can be mixed and matched to create truly original musical ideas and arrangements.

Here’s what you can expect from these new packs, straight from MVP themselves.

 

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Click to hear audio demos and shop!

Straight Lanez: 

Looking for the new dark trap soulful style that’s sweeping the charts in the style of Tory Lanez? Then you have to check out the Straight Lanez product from MVP Loops! Straight Lanez consists of both construction kits in Audioloops format and Impact kits.

All sounds in the Straight Lanez product have been processed with the highest quality outboard summing gear to give you that punch that can only be found inside of MVP products! From hard hitting drum kits to soaring synth and pad lines, to thunderous low end, to in the pocket current melodies Straight Lanez has what you need.

What’s included:

  • 10 Construction Kits
  • 10 Impact kits
  • Full Mix, Drum Mix, Music Mix
  • 330 loops, riffs, samples, and one-shots all processed through outboard gear!

 

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Trapped Up EDM

MVP Loops presents “Trapped Up EDM”, a collection of 10 straight fire construction kits that blend two of the hottest genres blowing up the airwaves today: EDM and trap. All the elements you need to create some exciting new sounds are all here. 808s, pulsing melodies, vocal effects and much more.

 

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BANG BANG:

Introducing BANG BANG MVP, a truly unique product for production, beat making and performance. BANG BANG MVP are Urban Kits and Melodic Hits that are nothing less than incredible. 16 incredible kits, played, produced, and developed by Grammy nominated and winning musicians, this product contains 249 total one shots, riffs, samples, loops, and hits that auto-load in Impact that inspire from the jump.

BANG BANG MVP contains smacking drums, and big melodic chops and hits from live bands giving you a unique style used by Jay Z, Kayne West, Just Blaze, Dr. Dre, and many more top-flight producers and artists. It really creates something unique and is perfect for the foundation of your urban or dance productions.

The hits work together so that you can create countless different melodies on the fly, and the sound quality is nothing less than incredible. We’ve processed every sound through the BEST outboard gear, and used the BEST converters on the market to give you that MVP Loops sound you have come to expect!

This product hits hard and cuts through your mix.. .thus the name BANG BANG!

 

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Modern Melodix:

Introducing Modern Melodix. 592 incredible loops, riffs, and instrument samples that auto-load in Impact. No drums here, purely modern melodic sounds ready for any type of music you are trying to produce.

Representing the current sounds that are sweeping the charts Modern Melodix has an incredible combination of acoustic and electric guitars, live and synth bass, synth leads, synth pads, and keys. You can literally create thousands of different and unique melodic combinations quickly so that you can crank out the hits fast!

We used nothing but the best grammy award winning musicians, best gear, and best producers here in our studio to produce this product so you can be sure that sonically it’s superior. It’s the MVP Loops guarantee!

*Note: Drums in the demo are from the Impact kits in Straight Lanez.

 

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Control Ya: 

Dancehall Reggae is back with a vengeance thanks to artists like Rihanna, Drake, Tory Lanez, Justin Bieber and more. MVP Loops presents “Control Ya”, a collection of 15 bangin’ dancehall reggae construction kits that bring that tropical island feel straight to your favorite samplers.

 

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Hook City Trap & Soul Edition:

Following up on our hit Hook City Trap N B product, comes our newest Hook City hit, Hook City Trap N Soul Edition! This product is incredible featuring the vocals of LA super recording artist Rudina Haddad, and featuring incredible sounds that all have been summed and tweaked to give you the sound you have come to expect from MVP!

Hook City Trap N Soul Edition comes suited for your needs no matter how you like to produce. Hook City Trap N Soul Edition is a combination of soulful vocals over trap beats, a new style that is killing the charts currently.

From expertly sung vocals, live instruments to filter pads and hard hitting drums this product is a winner. Mix and match the sounds to create endless combinations!

 

 

Crossgrade to Studio One for 30% off – TWO DAYS ONLY!

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Just in time for V-day! If you own an existing DAW but would like to switch over to the most intuitive recording software on the planet, the Studio One Crossgrade was created just for you. You can get Studio One for less if you own one of the qualifying DAWs below, and even for less less on Feb. 14 and 15 of 2017! That’s only two days…

Qualifying DAWs include:

  • Cubase 5 or higher
  • Pro Tools 9 or higher
  • Nuendo 5 or higher
  • Logic 9, X
  • Sonar X2 or higher
  • Live 8 or higher
  • Digital Performer 7 or higher
  • Acid Pro 6 or higher
  • Reason 6 or higher
  • Reaper 4 or higher
  • Samplitude 9 or higher
  • Mixcraft Pro 6 or higher
  • FL Studio 11 or higher
  • Notion 5
  • Bitwig Studio
  • Tracktion T7 or higher
  • Notion 6. Please Click HERE to crossgrade from Notion 6

 

Save 30% off Presence XT Editor in February 2017

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Unlock the true power of Presence XT in Studio One

Presence XT Editor unlocks the Edit Page of Presence XT, the built-in sample player instrument of Studio One. This add-on turns a great-sounding instrument into a powerful sound design tool for musicians, producers, and sound-designers. With direct support for all major sampler formats, it’s the perfect host for any custom sampler sound library.

Import samples via drag & drop, supporting popular formats such as WAV, Kontakt (unprotected), Giga, SoundFont and EXS24. Edit mappings, layers, and various trigger options. Assign articulations to key switches with just a few clicks. Then add additional realism to sounds with manual or automated sound shaping and sample playback variations using the powerful JavaScript based script editor and create effects like fret noise, key-clicks, or legato via scripts. In addition, 8 assignable knobs and buttons are available as custom script controls.

Finished sounds can be saved as Presence XT presets or exported in a compact sampler file containing all samples, mappings, scripts, and settings for convenient file sharing and exchange.

Get the Presence XT Editor for 30% less by clicking here and buying direct from shop.presonus.com! 

 

Notion Add-On Discount: 30% Off Saxophone Bundle!

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Here’s your chance to save 30% on the Classical Saxophone Bundle for Notion—down from the usual price of $29.99 USD to $19.99 USD! This world-class bundle was recorded using London Symphony Orchestra section leaders and players at Abbey Road Studios, London. You get three instruments in the bundle, including:

  • Sopranino Sax
  • Soprano Sax
  • Contrabass Sax

Get Saxy this month–You’ll thank us later.

This offer is available only on shop.presonus.com through the month of February–Click here to get the Saxophone bundle for less—while you still can.

Get a Studio 192 Mobile, add the Artist Power Pack Software Bundle for FREE

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The lauded Studio 192 Mobile, like all of our interfaces, ships with the award-winning Studio One Artist. But for a limited time, we’re throwing in around $210 USD worth of extras to sweeten the deal. Why? Because we’re nice. Hurry, this offer ends April 30!

The Artist Power Pack includes the following software, all compatible with the included Studio One Artist:

  • Third-Party VST/UA/ReWire support: tap into the vast library of third-party effects and instruments available all over the web
  • MP3 Converter: Export your tracks to portable, great-sounding MP3s to share with friends, family, and clients
  • Channel Strip Collection: Add some unique character to your mixes with these two channel strips modeled from top-of-the-line hardware
  • Studio One Remote Support: Control Studio One from your iPad! Great for solo drummers—no need to run back and forth to the control room every time you miss a hi-hat.

The Studio 192 Mobile offers all the processing power of its bigger brother, the Studio 192. Record in Sterling 192 kHz quality on the go—its small footprint makes it easy to record everywhere, from dorm rooms to garages.

This offer is available worldwide.

Save $200 When You Buy a Pair of AIR12’s!

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Here’s a list of things that are better in pairs:

  • Shoes
  • Gloves
  • Turtle Doves
  • Simon and Garfunkel
  • Twins
  • Anything wrapped in bacon

and finally…

A pair of AIR12 Loudspeakers!

Now through March 31, 2017 save $200 when you buy a pair of AIR12 Loudspeakers–that’s about $999 for the pair!

The AIR12 Loudspeakers are a part of a family of compact and lightweight active loudspeakers aimed at mobile and install applications. They’re easily portable and feature 1,200 watts of Class D/Class AB power with digital tuning functions.

This offer is available only in the US–Click here to find your local dealer!