Notion iOS 2.5 Major Maintenance Release
Notion iOS 2.5 is here, a major maintenance update for 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.
And while you’re here, please check out our new official Facebook user group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/PreSonusNotionUsers
NEW: Document Handling
(iOS11 and later) Notion now directly supports Apple’s built-in document opener. This allows you to create, open and save scores directly in the location of your choice, whether on the device, in Notion’s iCloud folder, or via the linked cloud folders of your choice (such as Dropbox, Google Drive or OneDrive for example)
Note – If you are running iOS9 or 10, then there is a document opener built in to Notion that will allow saving to the device, or to Notion’s iCloud folder only.
NEW: Export as MP3
Now you can export your score as an MP3 audio file, alongside the existing options of WAV and AAC formats. Just choose MP3 as the Export file format, and it will save an MP3 in the same location as your Notion document.
NEW: Export for SMP Press
Export as SMP Press File is a simple process that creates a single PDF containing the full score and all the parts in score order. SMP Press, from Sheet Music Plus, is a self-publishing portal for composers. Its free to join, and you earn a commission for every sale.
For more info, click here: https://smppress.sheetmusicplus.com/
NEW: Save as Template
Now you can save a document you are working on as a new template. Go to Export, make sure Notion File is selected, then Save as Template. This will ask you to give it a name—your new template will be available from the New Score dialog next time you create a new document.
Change in Minimum Requirements
iOS Device Improvements
General notation and note entry
A handful of them are free, but the rest will cost ya. Totally worth it. Here’s the freebies:
The full list of course topics available follows:
Preparing a Song for Mixing
Setting Up Markers
The Mix Console
Dynamics with Compression
Reverb for Depth
Delay and Modulation FX
Getting Deeper with Automation
Bus and Folder Automation
Bus Compression on Bus Folders
Exporting the Mixdown
Setting Up a Mastering Project
Editing Songs in the Project
Adjusting Volumes of Tracks
Adding Inserts for the Pre, Master and Post
Mastering Chain Order
Using ‘Detect Loudness’
The Spectral and Output Meters
Using Multiband Compression
Limiting Your Tracks
Burning a CD
Images and DDP Explained
There’s nothing short of a wealth of resources online for learning about Studio One. John Mlynczak recently compiled this great list of online educational resources from Lynda.Com, Groove3, Berklee School of Music, and more. It’s also available on MusicEd.PreSonus.Com, but we thought the whole PreSonus community should be aware of ’em as well.
There’s some great info here that is available in many platforms, including books, videos, and entire online courses. These include options for every user, regardless of your level of experience with Studio One. Maybe you’re a seasoned producer who’s looking to dig deep? Perhaps you recently upgraded Studio One and want to learn more about the new features you’ve gotten access to? Maybe you’re just starting out? No matter your level of experience with Studio One, there’s valuable information in here for you!
Up and Running with Studio One® (lynda.com)
Studio One Version 2 Explained (Groove3.com)
Studio One Version 2 Advanced (Groove3.com)
Studio One 101: Songwriters and Musicians Toolbox(macProVideo.com)
Studio One 102: Producers and Engineers Toolbox (macProVideo.com)
Studio One 103: Advanced MIDI Toolbox (macProVideo.com)
Studio One 104: Mixing and Mastering Toolbox (macProVideo.com)
Recording and Producing in the Home Studio (Berklee Online)
This Tuesday, May 21st, at 7 p.m. EST, PreSonus’ Education Market Manager John Mlynczak will be presenting a free webinar on incorporating technology into music curriculums at all levels: Click here to sign up!
Spent today at Stroud College. They have a hell of a setup there, a classroom with 20 FireStudio Mobiles with S1 Pro for the student workstations, plus a studio with two linked StudioLive 26.4.2 mixers; and another 20 seat classroom getting set up at the minute. The day was me basically giving the students some tips on S1, particularly the Project window, and having a listen to the work they were doing with it. I have to admit I was pretty amazed at the quality of the work, it was really excellent. Shot a bunch of video so some of that will probably be up on Vimeo and YouTube soon once we get some editing done.
Packing gear for a trip to the South West of England to visit Stroud College in Gloucestershire. They have a great music technology department there who are installing Studio One in every classroom, along with a bunch of Firestudio Mobile interfaces and a couple of StudioLive mixers. I’m going to spend a day teaching the students how cool the software is, and check out what they are doing with it, which should be fascinating. It’s always good to see new people getting into Studio One and all the amazing things they can do with it. Teaching is fun, but it does mean having to really think on your feet sometimes – students can come up with some tricky questions!