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    Notion features

    Hi, In answer to the query on other thread, I have/bought a copy of Notion. I am learning the program and like it quite a bit. I do use Notator to sketch/compose because it's the best and simplest program I've ever found for composing, and I've looked at about 30. Then I export as MIDI to Notion. I have GPO and will try that out more eventually, but Notator/Notion seems quite a bit simpler to use than Sibelius/Kontakt/GPO.

    Requests: I second the fellow who asked for a feature to export MIDI as well as import; to be able to see the full score (75% limit now it seems); to hear the notes as you enter them. And I'd add: have the ability to scrub. Show notes out of range in color as Sibelius does. Also, you can double octaves easily, which is a great feature. How about being able to set the interval to double, e.g. thirds and fifths? Also feature to copy the notes simply from one instrument to a new instrument without having to highlight the entire part (global copy).

    Possible bugs: A buzz: Occasionally when I hit stop (red icon), the speakers will give a loud buzz, which stops after about 3 seconds. This has happened 3 or 4 times only. The fermata does not appear to center over the note.

    I also got the extra string and percussion library and plan to get the brass and woodwind as well. I do enjoy working with the program.

    Jon
    WinXP, 3 GHz/1.5 GB RAM. Notion, Sibelius3, GPO Studio, M-Audio 2496, Mackie 1202VLZ, Korg X5, M1.

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    Re: Notion features

    Notator?Running on atari 1040?
    Time to resume my old atari and get back it to work!!!
    BTW,i have a strange behavior with flute staff :create two flute staff,merge them and the word flute 1 & 2 disappear.
    Also it is not possible inserting note above the flute staff (from c5 ),but using shift+8 (octave trasposition)you hear the sound one octave higher.

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    Re: Notion features

    Sure you can insert those flutes notes--you just need to manually increase the size of the staff space by holding the black line -- up or down arrows appear and you can then drag the staff area up or down accordingly.

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    Re: Notion features

    Quote Originally Posted by dkala
    Notator?Running on atari 1040?
    Time to resume my old atari and get back it to work!!!
    BTW,i have a strange behavior with flute staff :create two flute staff,merge them and the word flute 1 & 2 disappear.
    Also it is not possible inserting note above the flute staff (from c5 ),but using shift+8 (octave trasposition)you hear the sound one octave higher.
    I'm assuming he's referring to Logic rather than Notator.

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    Re: Notion features

    Bass Clarinet transposition options in Notion are odd.

    I am aware of French and German notation options for the instrument. There are 2 basic ways (plus other historical transposition options-- Bass Clarinet in A for example) to write a bass clarinet part--B flat (M2 trans), and B flat (M2 plus an octave). One can then enter a clef--bass or treble.

    I guess the rationale for that was to allow for both French and German notation options. However, if one makes a wrong choice with any of the 4 notation variables--there are many, many unwiedly ledger lines. I would gather there would be a lot of frustrated bass clarinetists reading these parts as it is quite easy to mess up here. It's the only transposition I have to be careful that with--ironic as I was a bass clarinetist!

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    Re: Notion features

    Quote Originally Posted by davecos
    I'm assuming he's referring to Logic rather than Notator.
    Unfortunately not. I do have Logic (PC) and would use it a lot more if I ever got around to making (or finding) an environment that is half as efficient as Notator (on the 1040).

    Jon
    WinXP, 3 GHz/1.5 GB RAM. Notion, Sibelius3, GPO Studio, M-Audio 2496, Mackie 1202VLZ, Korg X5, M1.

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    Re: Notion features

    Quote Originally Posted by Jon Knowles
    Unfortunately not. I do have Logic (PC) and would use it a lot more if I ever got around to making (or finding) an environment that is half as efficient as Notator (on the 1040).

    Jon
    Wow- so I guess you're still using hardware racks/samplers to play your pieces on because the 1040ST version was years before plug-ins were invented.

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