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Notion Update v.6.2 Available NOW!

Notion62Release Date–Tuesday, May 23, 2017.

New Features:

Top 3 features

  1. Now merge audio and note data into existing Studio One and Notion documents, not just create new ones.
    • Got a Studio One project and want to edit in notation? Now you can send notes to Notion, make some changes, and then send back the notes, updating the original Studio One document.
    • You can even also send a mixdown to Notion, as well as the note data – and if it changes in Studio One, then just send the mixdown to Notion again.
    • Sending stems from Notion to Studio One, and need to make some changes in the original? Keep your Studio One mix and effects exactly as is, and just update the stems from Notion.
  2. Tempo track now sends when transferring between Notion and Studio One.
    • Send all tempi and time signatures, whether you’re sending audio or note data.
    • Clean up a performance in Studio One, maybe using Melodyne’s tempo detection, then send to Notion for the notation.
    • Notion will show all tempi – and if there are many changes, will show them as ‘abbreviated’ tempo (which can then be hidden).
  3. Slur Control – now when a slur is selected, you can drag its control points to adjust the start and end points, its placement, and even the curve itself.

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Other enhancements

  • New Brass Band (UK style) template.
  • Step Time pencil icon added to Drumpad.
  • Enter key now repeats previously entered chord in step time, when using drumpad and keyboard (as per fretboard).

Enhancements to Studio One Interop

  • Export to Studio One in score order
  • Can now update audio and note data into existing and open files, in either direction
  • Studio One now does not add MIDI Out track when importing Notion note data
  • If transfer successful don’t show extraneous Transfer Success dialog in Notion
  • Time signature and tempo changes now sending in both directions
  • If many tempo changes are sent from Studio One, Notion will show an abbreviated tempo change in the score (which can be selected with right click, and then hidden if required)

Fixes:

Handwriting Fixes

  • When handwriting where part contains existing tab notes, for any notes that are not changing, preserve the existing tab strings.
  • When handwriting into a part that is linked to tablature, us the same tab logic as for standard note entry.
  • Fix for when handwriting into a measure that already has an existing dotted chord, the dotted chord would become double-dotted.
  • Fix for when adding a note with handwriting to a measure that contained a chord with multiple ledger lines, the chord would change.
  • Fix for handwriting over more than one measure at a time in the handwriting window.
  • Fix for when handwriting over more than one system.

General Fixes

  • Fix for occasional crash when selecting Recent Items or Templates from the Home Screen (Mac only)
  • Fix for crash if Notion home screen is Full screen on Mac, and a file is opened (Mac only)
  • Export MIDI files in score order
  • Rework of mixer window controls under the hood
  • Gliss/port/slides: now go in the correct direction between two close notes; start on the correct side of the note; now do not collide with augmentation dots or accidentals; now centre on notehead rather than attachments.
  • First and second time endings now not hidden, if top staff is hidden with Hide Empty Staves
  • View settings for virtual instruments saved on exiting file
  • Reset tab numbers now only resets selection, rather than whole measure
  • Can now type lyrics into the left hand of a grand staff
  • Sibelius/Finale keypad articulations and ties now work in Step Entry.
  • Enharmonic tool with mouse now fixed (Windows)
  • Tie in Step Entry now works when International Shortcuts are selected.
  • MIDI Export now retaining repeats
  • Fix for not setting some instrument transpositions when importing MusicXML
  • Fix for adding an extraneous double barline, when an existing double barline is followed by a cut (and linked fix, for a crash when layout handles are shown on the extra double barline)
  • Right-click selection now does not audition notes (Windows)
  • Right-click selection now does not start an object drag (Windows)
  • Left and right cursor now moves dynamic, when dynamic is selected
  • Chord symbols now respace measures again
  • Finale keypad 9 now creates a triplet as expected, instead of a duplet
  • Edit Velocity keyboard shortcuts now work again, providing Sequencer overlay is selected or if the staff is a sequencer staff.
  • Fix for hairpins jumping if the start point is dragged past the end point (and vice versa)
  • Fix for an adjusted hairpin width sometimes being ignored
  • Change Instrument text is now not removed, when converting a Sequencer staff to standard notation
  • Drumpads now stay lit, if in chord mode
  • Drumpads now light up when in step entry

PreSonus LIVE: Breaking Barriers airs May 23, 2017.

BB_Insta_1We’re gearing up for our next PreSonus LIVE!

We’re going LIVE on Facebook and YouTube May 23 at 10 am CST! Get your questions ready for us! VP of Sales, Rick Naqvi and QA Head Honcho Dominic Bazile, will be hosting and taking your questions. This broadcast is all about speed–smashing latency into the ground and leaving it in the dust.

And we have a Studio One secret to share–don’t worry, Tuesday is only a few days away.

Of course there will be prizes. RAD PRIZES. Don’t miss out.

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Revoice Pro 3.3 Now Available for Studio One

Get Revoice Pro 3.3 – Vocal Tuning, Time Correction and ADR With Advanced Studio One Integration.
“Super-Natural Vocal Production” With Advanced Studio One Integration

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If you need to improve the pitch or tightness of your vocal or instrument tracks in Studio One, Revoice Pro will save you heaps of time. Revoice Pro is the ONLY software that offers manual and automatic pitch and time modification with unbeatable, natural quality. Its unique tools include alignment, double track creation, and simple, artifact-free manual warping.

You can adjust the tuning, timing, and sibilants of a lead vocal, tighten or create backing vocals, rap or instrument doubles, and high-quality harmonies. What’s more, Revoice Pro 3.3 now supports advanced Studio One 3.3.4 integration and includes a Quick APT, Doubler and Warp workflow.

Time-saving vocal tuning, time correction, and ADR.

Revoice Pro is used worldwide by top audio professionals for the fastest, easiest and best-sounding adjustment and alignment of vocals, instruments, and ADR as well as double track generation. Revoice Pro 3 adds a powerful set of easy to use tools and workflow enhancements for Studio One. Major new features include a simple yet powerful toolset for manually adjusting audio timing and pitch. What’s more, users say that Revoice Pro 3 provides the most natural and transparent-sounding processing available.

At the heart of Revoice Pro is the unique Audio Performance Transfer (APT) process, that can gives the user the ability to take the timing, pitch, vibrato and level features of one audio track and use it on another, giving you the chance to match or correct timing and tuning, plus our highly-praised realistic Doubler process sounds great and is easy to use.

You can choose to work fast with automatic workflows or use the unique manual Warp process for pitch and timing. Now you have a one-stop, time-saving, high-quality solution for creative and corrective audio manipulation tasks.

 

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What the Pros are Saying

“Revoice Pro let me tune a wildly out demo lead vocal (with a great vibe) and then match an equally out of tune double to this fixed lead instantly. It then was very simple to repeat and adapt this process with more background vocals AND also generate additional doubles! UNREAL!!! Worked great!!”

Emre Ramazanoglu – Producer, Engineer and Mixer (Shakira, Afrika Bambaata, Prodigy, Sia, Mark Ronson, Pulp, Jack Savoretti and Warpaint)

 

“We use Revoice Pro to align all the doubles and background vocals to a lead vocal which we’ve already spent quite a bit of time comping and tuning. But not only does Revoice Pro align doubles to a guide track, it also matches the pitch.”

John Hill – Producer, Songwriter, Remixer and Musician: Eminem, Florence and The Machine, Rhianna, SIA, Banks, Tune-Yards, MIA and Charli XCX

“Revoice Pro 3 saves an obscene amount of time. I find it an incredibly musical plug-in because it allows me to make stuff tight and in tune with the guide audio, but still have variance. So I end up with backing and lead vocals that I can really push forward in a mix. Killer to my ears.”

Francesco Cameli – Engineer: Queen, Genesis, Eric Clapton, Mariah Carey, Muse and Adele

 

“I like the speed of use with the APT AudioSuite feature. It allows me to quickly tune and time vocal stacks so that I can focus more on the music and mix instead of getting caught up with tedious tuning and timing processes. Revoice Pro 3 has become an essential tool in my digital toolbox. I highly recommend it!”

Ryan Nasci– Producer/Engineer: Tony Maserati, Jon Castelli, Isa “Machine” Summers (Florence And The Machine, Judith Hill and LP) and Tyler Johnson (Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran, Mikky Ekko and Cam)

 

“Revoice Pro will save you high levels of frustration and even more man-hours when working on a project. Its workflow is much faster, and more accurate than anything before, allowing you to choose precisely how tight you align audio with very impressive sonic results. It has saved countless sessions since I’ve started using it.” 

Dylan “3-D” Dresdow – Mix engineer (Black Eyed Peas, Michael Jackson, Usher)

BIAS Delay Giveaway @PositiveGrid

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Join Positive Grid and PreSonus to celebrate BIAS Delay pedal launch. Just comment what’s your favorite guitar solo following the link below and you get a chance to win the best gear for your studio! The giveaway runs from March 21 to April 10. Positive Grid will announce the winners on April 11.
  • 1st Prize: 1 Studio One Professional Edition – 1 BIAS FX Pro – 1 BIAS Pedal Delay for Mac/PC
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New Studio Series Interfaces

These new interfaces from PreSonus offer 192 kHz recording, MIDI I/O, Studio One Artist, and the sturdy build quality PreSonus customers have come to expect.

Learn more about them here.

 

Introducing the StudioLive 16

The latest addition to the StudioLive Series III Family: Meet StudioLive 16.

 

StudioLive AI Instant Rebates in the USA

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  • StudioLive 32.4.2 AI: $1,999 (down from $2,299)
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The above pricing is effective in the USA only. Pricing outside the US will vary by dealer and region.

If you’ve been considering a digital mixer but haven’t checked in on StudioLive AI for a while, it’s worth mentioning that the entire StudioLive line won the Musical Merchandise Review (MMR) Dealer Choice Award for Recording Equipment Line of the Year for 2015. Furthermore, recent firmware updates now allow the StudioLive AI Console Mixers to connect to StudioLive RM- and RML-series rack mixers in Stage Box Mode. And of course, StudioLive AI still offers the always-improving remote iPad control options that helped make them such a hit. All StudioLive mixers also include Studio One 3 Artist, our award-winning digital audio workstation.

But hey, don’t take it from us. Here’s what some StudioLive AI reviewers had to say. Click any of the quotes below to read the full review.

Interested in having an award-winning mixer suitable for stage or studio?
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Save on the DP88 – Expand your I/O!

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Need some more inputs in your studio? Check out the DP88, which is currently enjoying a reduced price. The exact amount will vary by location, but customers in the US will receive $100 off at the register.

The DigiMax DP88 is the latest innovation in the DigiMax line, offering digitally controlled analog preamps, unparalleled connectivity, flexibility, and professional sound quality to make it a perfect fit in any studio environment.

The DigiMax DP88 is equipped with audiophile-grade, Burr-Brown processors to deliver top-quality digital conversion up to 96 kHz. These converters provide 118 dB of dynamic range and are backed by a boast-worthy clock with sub-50 picosecond jitter to capture complex musical harmonics smoothly and naturally. You’ll hear every breath, transient, and detail of a performance in your recordings.

 

 

 

End 2016 on a high note with special holiday discounts!

2016, we hardly knew ye. Say hello to the new year with some new gear, and save a buck while you’re at it. Note that all of the below deals end when 2016 does—get them before Dec. 31 2016—after that, they’ll be gone!

25% off Notion and all Notion Add-ons

Never a better time to buy Notion—along with an entire symphony of add-ons! Everything from sopranino saxophones to cowbells is available from the Notion Add-on library, every single one of them is 25% off. And Notion itself is 25% off, as well. Start building your personal orchestra for cheap! Hurry, ends Dec. 31, 2016! 

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Get an AudioBox iTwo Studio for $199

Customers in the USA can get the AudioBox iTwo Studio for a significant discount, down to $199 from QQQ. Get everything you need to get started in recording, including an audio interface, Studio One Artist, the M7 Microphone, HD7 headphones, and… ALL REQUIRED CABLING! That’s like including batteries—it just never happens!

*Batteries are not included, because this product does not use batteries
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 30% off Convology Reverb series

Add some vintage mojo to your workflow with this incredible reverb series from Convology for Studio One. They painstakingly modeled tons of old reverbs from old reverb devices both analog and digital. All members of the family are available for 30% off, including Vintage Plate Reverb, Vintage Digital Reverbs, and Vintage Spring Reverbs. Get ’em all and you’ve got every reverb you’ll ever need and then some.

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Notion 6.1 Released

Notion has been updated to version 6.1! Check out the full changelog below.notion-6_800 This is a free update to all Notion 6 owners. To get it, just launch Notion. It will check for updates and download automatically.

Notion 6.1 Changes:

 

New

  • New keyboard workflows
  • Enter notes and chords with QWERTY keyboard in Step time (Using a,b,c,d,e,f,g)
  • Create and extend range selections with keyboard shortcuts
  • Navigate around measures, staves and systems with keyboard shortcuts
    Selected items (e.g. articulations, dynamics) can be nudged with cursor keys
  • Echo note entry and selection
  • Echo note entry and echo note selection now sounds notes on all methods of note entry and any time a note is highlighted. To change, go to Preferences>General and uncheck. (Use the A key to Audition any time)

 

Fixes

Interop fixes

  • If Notion is a ReWire slave, show courtesy icon in toolbar
  • ReWire and Network discovery removed as are now no longer exclusive in Preferences
  • Allow audio render, even if Notion is a ReWire slave
  • Note data import from Studio One improved
  • Presence Grand Piano name variants now import into Notion as grand staff

 

Video fixes

  • Smoother start of video playback and improved sync (Mac)
  • Fix crash on macOS 10.12 when playing video
  • Fix video not refreshing when resizing / re-positioning (Win)
  • Fix closing video window resizing main score window (Win)
  • Fix video window focus after clicking video volume change (Win)
  • Fix video window not being able to be reopened after closing (Mac)
  • Fix video audio continuing if video window is closed during playback (Mac)
  • Stop button on video window now shows as expected on macOS 10.12
  • Video window volume now works as expected when using Windows Default sound

 

Handwriting fixes

  • If you tie a note across a bar line you can now enter any notation using the handwriting tool in the following measure.
  • If there is a tie or rest in one voice, it is now ignored if writing in a different voice
  • Rests are now better aligned vertically when using more than one voice in a measure
  • If writing ledger lines, or adding any other items that fall outside the normal staff boundaries, then Notion will add them to the correct staff – either by way of attachment (e.g. stems) or following previously entered items.
  • Fix handwriting occasionally freezing in specific measures

 

General fixes

  • Now easier to select an articulation within the score
  • Notehead shortcut (x) now doesn’t default duration to quarter note in step time
  • Notion icon on non-Retina Mac, and non-High DPI Windows updated
  • Korean translation fixes
  • Notion will now not crash when sending multiple CC data
  • MIDI Export now follows repeats, endings, and DS/DC flow
  • MIDI Export now includes all time signatures and key signatures
  • Clear Special now fixed and clearing articulations, accidentals, or intensities
  • Tenor voice now defaults to Treble 8vb clef
  • Score view now persistent, and saved with file
  • Slurs now working in voice 2
  • The range of Treble and Bass clef instruments is now centred, so that the onscreen keyboard doesn’t default to low C
  • Clicking the metronome button in the toolbar now brings up a menu letting the user choose to turn on or off the metronome in either playback or record.
  • Velocity Overdub now working in Windows
  • Notion will now not crash if you paste voice 4 into the bass clef of a grand staff
  • MusicXML export fixes (up/down bow, fingerings)
  • MusicXML now exporting beaming as expected on Windows
  • Tooltip for metronome added
  • Global tuning slider now showing whole number when typing into the tuning text box
  • Jazz text now showing correctly (Win)
  • Jazz fonts now appearing in font selection dropdown (Win)
  • MIDI note entry echo now not interrupted by changing the metronome preference
  • Print all Parts to pdf now available (Win)
  • Ties now not removed when changing notes enharmonically
  • Ties now not removed when pasting a section of music that contains a time signature change
  • Now when dragging systems, all following systems are updated during the drag
  • Now when dragging staves, all following systems below are updated during the drag
  • Layout handles only now only affect the part being edited, rather than all parts
  • Now when pasting in to a different voice, slurs go into the correct voice
  • When hiding stems, flags also hide
  • User Guide updated

Rules

  • Add a rules test for no techniques present (normale/arco/senza sord)
  • Con sord / with mute rule now working as expected
  • Hairpin CC data now follows channel changes (as was only working in channel 1 before)