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Notion 6.8 Now Available

Notion 6.8 Maintenance Release

Notion 6.8.0 Build 18060 is now available, adding compatibility with the updated Score Editor of Studio One 5.1, Portuguese as a new supported language, and more. Notion 6.8 is a free update for Notion 6 owners or PreSonus Sphere members that can be obtained by clicking “Check for Updates” within Notion, or download from your PreSonus Sphere or myPreSonus account.


NEW

Compatible with Studio One 5.1

Studio One 5.1 adds new functions to its score editor, including print, page layout, transposition and key signature changes. These items are now supported when you send score data between Studio One and Notion 6.8. To see more about Studio One 5 and its new Score Editor, click here.

Studio One 5.1 Now Available!

New score elements that can be exchanged with Studio One:

  • Key signature changes
  • Instrument transposition
  • Staff name and abbreviation
  • Page size and orientation
  • Page margins
  • Notation font size
  • Staff and system spacing
  • Bar number options
  • Overall text size
  • Multi-measure rest options

For a full guide to Studio One and Notion transfer, see updated User Guide (Chapter 15.7)


ALL FIXES

Import/Export Improvements

  • If the track order is changed in Studio One, then the order is retained when importing into Notion
  • Scores with instrument names that contain special characters now import as expected to Studio One
  • Fix for sending audio from Notion to Studio One when there is a slash mark in the instrument name
  • Avoid importing metronome marks, time- and key signatures twice on import from Studio One
  • Half notes will now split into tied notes on Studio One or MIDI import, if they are syncopated and across the middle of a bar
  • Fix for drawing a tie if only element is present in a MusicXML file
  • Imported MIDI tempo now cleaner to read when there are many consecutive tempo changes

Video Window

  • [Win] Fix video window showing only its caption when opening for the first time after installation
  • [Win] Fix video window keeping the previous video’s aspect ratio after changing the video
  • [Win] Fix video window moving around when resizing

Languages/Documentation

  • New language – Portuguese
  • New Portuguese Quick Reference Guide and Shortcuts pdf’s added to Notion, to your user account, and to the website here
  • [Win] Installer language fixes
  • Some translation improvements in Korean

General

  • [Win] Fix for ‘Save As’ crash if an External MIDI port is set in ‘Preferences>MIDI IO’
  • [macOS] Fix for starting Notion when an existing PreSonus Sphere membership expires
  • [macOS] Add fix for plug-ins that use legacy copy protection
  • Fix crash on entering glissando/portamento into part with only one staff
  • Crash fixed if beaming tool is accidentally used on a tablature staff
  • Version number scheme for Notion changed – Now 6.x.x Build xxxxx

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Notion iOS 2.5.5 Release Notes

Notion iOS 2.5.5 Maintenance Release

A maintenance update is now available for Notion iOS, the best-selling notation app on iOS. This is a free update for Notion iOS owners that can be obtained by visiting Notion in the App Store on your device, or checking your available updates in the App Store.

All the changes are below—if you missed all the major news for v2.5 itself, check it out here.

And while you’re here, please join us at our new official Facebook user group for news, tips and community support: https://www.facebook.com/groups/PreSonusNotionUsers

 


All Fixes and Enhancements:

New:

  • New language: Portuguese

Sounds Menu fixes:

  • In Store tab, Notion now shows a check mark (instead of a cloud) for purchased bundles
  • In Store tab, now shows a check for instruments purchased in bundles
  • In Store tab, icons are force refreshed after tapping Restore Purchases
  • In Sounds tab, instruments are reloaded after restoring purchases
  • Notion no longer restarts purchase downloads when the app launches

Languages:

  • (iOS13 and later) Can now change preferred language for just Notion, rather than following the language set globally for the device. Go to Device Settings>Notion>Preferred Language
  • ‘Choose Instruments’ now localised as expected in New Score dialog
  • Improved Korean translations in score setup
  • Template documents localised
  • Templates now open as expected in all languages

General:

  • Fix for drawing a tie if only “tied” element is present in an imported MusicXML file
  • Fix for Chord Root changing on iPhone only version of Chord Library when selecting extensions
  • Half notes will now split into tied notes on MIDI import, if they are syncopated and across the middle of a bar
  • General performance improvements
  • Minimum requirements: Apple iOS9 or higher (please note, Notion 2.5.x will be the final version to support iOS9 and iOS10)

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Notion iOS 2.5.3 Release Notes

Notion iOS 2.5.3 Maintenance Release

An update is now available to the recent 2.5 release for Notion iOS, the best-selling notation app on iOS. This is a free update for Notion iOS owners that can be obtained by visiting Notion in the App Store on your device, or checking your available updates in the App Store.

All the changes are below—if you missed all the major news for v2.5 itself, check it out here.

And while you’re here, please join us at our new official Facebook user group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/PreSonusNotionUsers

 


All Fixes and Enhancements:

Restore Purchases:

  • New ‘Restore Purchase’ button in Settings>Handwriting
  • ‘Restore Purchases’ in Sounds menu no longer also triggers downloading the sounds – it just restores the purchase state

Dragging Improvements:

  • Fix for flickering when dragging score items
  • Score items can now be more easily dragged across measure lines and between staves
  • Improvement when dragging and dropping score item between staves
  • Final drag position of score items more accurate
  • Stability when dragging improved

General:

  • Stability and performance improvements
  • Fix for ‘Insert Barlines’ dialog position on iPhone
  • General translation fixes
  • Now uses original language expression text in Chinese localization (e.g. arco, pizz)
  • Key signature is now always sent in MIDI export even if it is C major
  • Minimum requirements: Apple iOS9 or higher (please note, Notion 2.5.x will be the final version to support iOS9 and iOS10)

Notion 6.7 Now Available

Notion 6.7 Maintenance Release

Notion 6.7 is now available, adding compatibility with the new Score Editor of Studio One 5.0 and our new PreSonus Sphere membership. Notion 6.7 is a free update for Notion 6 owners that can be obtained by clicking “Check for Updates” within Notion, or download from your MyPreSonus account. Please note the new minimum requirements for installation on both macOS and Windows.


NEW

Support for Studio One 5

You can now transfer your score from Studio One’s new Score Editor to Notion or vice versa. To see more about Studio One 5 and its new Score Editor, click here.

Studio One 5 Now Available!

  • Notion 6 compatible with the new Score Editor in Studio One 5.0. Start your scores in Studio One, send to Notion for further layout and editing. Or send to Studio One from Notion, either as MIDI for further playback editing, or as the score, so you can keep on composing
  • New options to send either score data (to Studio One 5.0 or later) or use the legacy transfer of MIDI data (to Studio One 3.3 or later)

PreSonus Sphere

PreSonus Sphere membership benefits include licenses for the complete collection of PreSonus’ award-winning software solutions for recording, mixing, scoring, and producing, including Studio One Professional and Notion, plus over 100 libraries of samples, effects, and loops. To see more about PreSonus Sphere and to join, click here.

PreSonus Sphere Membership now available

In addition to these creative tools, PreSonus Sphere members are also given Cloud collaboration tools and storage, chat with Studio One and Notion experts from around the globe, access to exclusive promotions, training, and events, with much more being added each month—all for a low monthly or annual membership.

  • Notion 6 can be activated with PreSonus Sphere, or with a standalone Notion 6 license as normal
  • If Studio One 5 or the PreSonus Hub application is present on the same computer with an activated Sphere license, Notion will automatically activate with Sphere

ALL FIXES AND ENHANCEMENTS

New Minimum Requirements

  • Windows 10 (64-bit only)
  • macOS 10.13 High Sierra (64-bit only)

Support for Studio One v5

  • Compatible with the new Score Editor in Studio One v5.0. See updated User Guide for all info (Chapter 15.7)
  • New options in Notion to send either Score data (to version 5.0 or later), or legacy MIDI data transfer (to Studio One 3.3 or later)
  • [Win] Notion will now launch the latest version of Studio One that it finds on the local machine
  • [Win] Fix for sending to Studio One with non-ASCII characters in filename
  • ‘Send to Studio One’ dialog selects ‘This Computer’ by default if available
  • In the ‘Send to Studio One’ dialog, other computers on the network are only listed once if found via different network interfaces
  • Chords with accidentals in the bass note in Studio One’s Chord Track are now displayed correctly when sent to Notion (e.g. A/C#)

PreSonus Sphere

  • Compatible with PreSonus Sphere membership
  • If Studio One or PreSonus Hub is present with activated subscription, Notion will automatically activate with Sphere on opening
  • Sphere membership can be manually deactivated in Studio One or PreSonus Hub application – if it has been deactivated then Notion will fall back on standalone licence if one existed before Sphere, or Demo mode if not
  • You can manually Update the licence timer in Notion’s Software Activation menu. This is useful to prevent Notion requiring activation if you are offline at a critical moment (e.g. using Notion live on stage, or you plan on using it on a long journey)

Handwriting

  • Handle incomplete ties when handwriting in Continuous view
  • Fix clef and key signature issues when handwriting in Continuous view

Languages

  • [Win] Installer fixes for font and font size
  • [macOS] Korean/Chinese/Japanese fonts now showing as expected for EULA during install
  • Now uses original language expression text in Chinese localization (e.g. arco, pizz)
  • On Windows, ‘Groß’ and ‘Klein’ now used in Transposition dialog, not ‘Dur’ and ‘Moll’ when in German
  • Occasional crash fixed when Italian language is set and Notion is offline

Documentation

  • Updated User Guide, including chapter on Studio One 5 integration (Chapter 15.7)
  • Updated Quick Reference Guides in all languages
  • Updated EULA

General

  • Occasional crash when opening mixer fixed
  • Notion now sends Tempo Track if being controlled by ReWire, when Sending to Studio One or exporting a MIDI file
  • Notion cursor now does not return to start position on stop in ReWire session
  • [Win]Installer updated
  • [Win] Dialogs now have resizing controls only if they are actually resizable
  • [macOS] Fix for missing security entitlement for Synsopos
  • Note that Soundcloud export is currently unavailable, as the API used is no longer supported by Soundcloud

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Notion iOS 2.5.2 Release Notes

Notion iOS 2.5.2 Maintenance Release

An update is now available to the recent 2.5 release for Notion iOS, the best-selling notation app on iOS. This is a free update for Notion iOS owners that can be obtained by visiting Notion in the App Store on your device, or checking your available updates in the App Store.

All the changes are below – if you missed all the major news for v2.5 itself, check it out here.

And while you’re here, please join us at our new official Facebook user group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/PreSonusNotionUsers

 


All Fixes and Enhancements

  • Issue entering notes with MIDI and MIDI Bluetooth instruments resolved
  • Stability and performance improvements
  • Context menus now display, after switching directly from Handwriting mode to the Handwriting zoom area and back
  • On re-opening the app, the context menus now show in full the first time they are opened
  • The ‘Continue’ button in the Export menu is now refreshed if the file type or export location is changed
  • Lyrics can now be entered as expected on iOS13.4 and later when an external keyboard is connected
  • Toolbar position fixed when in landscape on iPhone
  • Background colour of Insert Barlines dialog fixed
  • Language fixes for intervals in German
  • Note that Soundcloud export is currently unavailable, as the API used is no longer supported by Soundcloud
  • Minimum requirements: Apple iOS9 or higher (please note, Notion 2.5.x will be the final version to support iOS9 and iOS10)

Notion iOS 2.5.1 Release Notes

Notion iOS 2.5.1 Maintenance Release

An update is now available to the recent 2.5 release for Notion iOS, the best-selling notation app on iOS. This is a free update for Notion iOS owners that can be obtained by visiting Notion in the App Store on your device, or checking your available updates in the App Store.

All the changes are below – if you missed all the major news for v2.5 itself, check it out here

And while you’re here, please join us at our new official Facebook user group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/PreSonusNotionUsers

 


All Fixes and Enhancements

Documents

  • New documents show transpositions, and instrument names and abbreviations, by default
  • Score Title now shows the document name by default in a new document
  • Wind Band template added
  • Stability and speed fixes when initialising the score

UI

  • Chord library picker issue fixed where more than one chord could be selected
  • Mixer and virtual instruments now open as expected, after being hidden and the document re-opened
  • Back/Forward buttons now audition as expected, and hit area of button increased
  • Text can now be seen in the fermata dialog, if the device is in Dark Mode
  • Options can now be seen in the ‘double at interval’ dialog, if the device is in Light Mode
  • Keep zoom size and position consistent when rotating device
  • Set cursor correctly when opening new score
  • Fix for the Continuous view header (the left hand margin) sometimes being incorrectly set

Devices

  • Fixes for playback control covered by the notch when in landscape and on larger iPhones
  • Background colours reworked for safe area edges on larger iPhones

Handwriting

  • Handle incomplete ties when in Continuous view
  • Fix clef and key signature issues when handwriting in Continuous view

iOS9/10 only

  • Button added to home page to better select whether to browse local Notion folder, or Notion iCloud folder
  • Delete and Rename functions added to iOS9/10 local folder browser – long press the document and release to see the options
  • Fix for files that have been given the same name in iOS9/10
    (Note – for iOS11 and later, Notion uses Apple’s built-in File Browser – see here for more info and video)

General

  • Page text (e.g. subtitle) now centres properly on screen
  • Expression and technique text is now not translated, when in Simplified Chinese (e.g. arco or pizzicato)
  • Note that Soundcloud export is currently unavailable, as the API used is no longer supported by Soundcloud
  • Minimum requirements – Apple iOS9 or higher (please note, Notion 2.5.x will be the final version to support iOS9&10)

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