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…
I have purchased every upgrade and instrument. I have the handwriting upgrade. It is not perfect, but incredibly useful. I don't understand how people expect perfection because not will never happen. What makes a program incredibly good is not if it is perfect but if it is useful in spite of its imperfections. And as usefulness goes, this programs is almost unsurpassed. I have not found a music writing app that has more usefulness than this one, and I have purchased them all. This program accommodates the different styles of different writers and allows many input methods. None are perfect but they all work very well! This app tried and succeeds better than any other app to STAY OUT OF YOUR WAY, and let you create using the same symbols and notations you would use if writing by hand. If Mozart or Beethoven we're to use an app, this one would be easier to adapt to than any other because all the symbols they are used to are there, and as little as possible is added.
I bought this app a while back but seldom used it. When hand writing became available I figured I would give it a shot again. All I can say is good luck if you think you can be creative with this new feature.Both writing and erasing is somewhat functional. You better off with a pen and manuscript if you need to jot down ideas. I,m sorry that I paid the extra for this feature. Notion should go and do there homework before releasing this semi functional feature. Sometimes it will erase notes after scratching around with finger and stylus. It will put different notes in the bar than what you write,and wrong values as well. For instance. How can a program add a whole note plus other notes to a 4/4 bar that already has 3x1/4 notes in it?That just one instance.There are many more issues with hand writing.As it stands it's a waste of time .
Please update and fix this issue.
I can’t change the key or the time signature! It defaults to 4/4. I’m frustrated and just spent $15!! I WANT MY MONEY BACK!!
Love this app, it has been very inspirational. I have been trying to compose an “Epic” work but the iOS instruments are a little tame. There are incredible instrument libraries available for other than iPad. I would pay a bunch for better strings, brass and percussion.
As someone who loves music theory and writing music I find this app incredible. They have thought of everything I believe. I use it for simple melodic / harmonic ideas and longer pieces. The sounds are great and realistic and help one to visualize what a piece may sound like live. I admit I don’t have a lot of experience with other music writing apps (I like Ensemble on Android, and have used Muse score (?) on laptop) but I think Notion is easy to use, flexible and more useful than anything I have tried. Great app!
I bought this software and paid $7.99 extra for handwriting support I had to redownload the app and now it wants to charge me $7.99 for handwriting on the same device ..I am not paying 2 times for the same thing .
Please give this great albeit neglected app some ❤️... 👇 My last review (over a year ago)... Hasn’t been updated since. Many issues, many improvements needed. We still love it, (how about Notion Inc?). Peace!... Love you guys. [Once Upon A Time, In A Distant Time Over A Year Ago...]: 3 updates this year! Developers are working hard & doing a great job. (Cudos!, Thank You! 🙃👍) Awesome app & developers. Highly recommend. Best Notation app available for iOS by far. No need to hesitate, get it. You'll love Notion.
Saludo, le escribo porque uso esta aplicación IPad 6ta Generación, deben corregir unos errore respecto a cuando vamos a digital los Texto y Acordes porque se desaparecen y hace mucho errores más que deben corregir
All the bells and whistles ding mean a thing if simple things like auto save don’t work, and winding up with a hundred file versions for saving every time. I’ve lost work three times now, could completely be avoided if you work out the bugs ASAP. Other bugs: it never saves preferences for out of range notes, you have to set it every time. This could be a five star app. Great sounds, easy work flow, amazing for sketching. But it don’t mean squat crashing and/or losing work. Fix the basics please.