News from Notion

This past week, I saw a tweet from PreSonus about Notion, retweeted by Notion.  It stated:

As of late, there have been a number of acquisitions of music notation companies, including Sibelius, Make Music, and now Notion.

Notion has become a favorite program of mine in the past year for two reasons.  First, it is the only serious music notation app for the iPad ($16) [and it works very, very well], and second, the Mac/Windows version of Notion is quite wonderful, too, for $99.  Although I am first and foremost a Finale user, I find myself using Notion (Mac/Windows) for making recordings as well as doing some editing in Notion that Finale is not capable of doing (e.g. flipping voices in a partial measure–Finale only flips voices in a complete measure).  I look forward to some of the live-performance options that should be available in future versions of Notion for the iPad.

I was quite surprised to hear that Notion Music had been acquired, and did not even know it was available for acquisition!

I was able to confirm that all Notion employees (including the CEO) are still employed and working on future versions of Notion products.  Considering some of the implications of recent music notation acquisitions (e.g. the entire Sibelius development team is now working on making a new product with Steinberg), this is wonderful news.

You can read the official press release about the acquisition of Notion here:

http://www.presonus.com/news/press_releases/Notion-Joins-the-PreSonus-Family

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Posted on September 23, 2013, in iPad Apps, Music Notation. Bookmark the permalink. Comments Off on News from Notion.

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