Notion 6 released


Presonus yesterday released Notion 6, which the company described in a press release as “a major upgrade” to its notation software, adding a variety of features and enhancements, including:

  • Side-by-side workflow integration with Studio One 3.3 Artist or Professional
  • Cross-platform handwriting recognition, powered by MyScript®
  • New layout control and features for professional score output
  • Drag to respace measures and systems
  • New Instruments: Notion Harpsichord, and Lakeside Pipe Organ and Micro Choir from Soundiron
  • MIDI over ReWire for improved integration with other leading digital audio workstations
  • New video window controls for faster scoring to picture
  • The new Notion Scores library, with over 100 works
  • Updated Music XML support
  • MP3 export

A full list of new features and fixes in Notion 6 can be found at the Presonus blog. The Notion 6 user guide, quick reference guide, and other documentation in several languages are available for download as well.


Notion 6 runs on Mac OS X 10.8.5 or later or Windows 7 SP1 or later. US pricing for Notion 6 is:

Presonus sells expansion instruments for Notion beyond those included with the software, which cost as much as $300 for the entire 10 GB library.

In addition, Presonus is celebrating the release of Notion 6 by offering the iOS version of Notion for $8, nearly half the usual price of $15, “for a limited time only.”


  1. Lorenzo

    Hi Philip, thank you for the update!

    Have you had the chance to try Notion 6 on your Surface Pro and see how the handwriting recognition works? I wonder if it would be a feasible alternative (or complement) to Staffpad.

    Thank you!

    1. Philip Rothman

      Hi Lorenzo, I haven’t had much of a chance to work with it enough. If I do, I’ll follow up.

      1. Lorenzo

        Thank you very much Philip! I love the articles on your blog!

  2. Derek Williams

    Also available for iPad.

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