By NOTION Music, Inc.

  • Category: Music
  • Release Date: 2011-12-16
  • Current Version: 2.0.183
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 213.27 MB
  • Developer: NOTION Music, Inc.
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.2 or later.
Score: 4
From 990 Ratings


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…



  • Great app

    By fyfhghgyhfdssrthhfg
    This is a great app for composing on the go. It has had every feature I expected. In fact it has beat my expectations.
  • Update for iPhone X!!!

    By rknpapa
    This app is a great app on iPad. However, since I got my iPhone X this app frequently crashes and often leaves out notes when playing a simple chart of 4 note whole note chords. This app also still uses the older 16:9 iPhone format on iPhone X as well. Otherwise good app if you’re not using an iPhone X.
  • Good

    By VegasBaby09
    My only major complaint is that I can’t organize my compositions into folders within the app.
  • Serves my purposes well

    By VicSmith
    I use this app to produce lead sheets. Learning to use the app was not especially intuitive and there is not much of a help function in the app when you have questions about how to do something - unless I just haven’t found it yet. Anyway, by trial and error, I’ve learned enough to pretty quickly and easily produce what I need with it. Be advised: The extra money paid to obtain iPencil functionality was not worth it. I find I prefer using the app without the iPencil.
  • Yamaha MD-BT01 - MIDI Out.

    By Rakshitar
    I have Yamaha MD-BT01 adapter and MIDI-out function is still missing, why? Please, add MIDI-out function with playback support of MIDI channels.
  • Bugs Galore

    By Hot Picker
    So i got this app just recently. At first it was great. Thought it was a really good quality app. The only thing i thought was weird from the beginning was that none of the preset “projects in the library were responding. That didnt bother at first. I opened a new project and did some work. Then i left for a bit and came back. All the sounds were totally distorted. I tried closing the app and opening it again. but now I couldn’t even open my project, much like the first problem i had. So i did the same and it didnt work. I tried restarting the device (a iPad Pro 9.7inch) still didnt work. Tell me what is going on here. I have no idea. All the reviews never reported anything like this...
  • Great app but there’s one glitch

    By Zazzleuser
    I recently downloaded the app and love it but when I linked dropbox to use with it, it doesn’t show any files I can click on to import. Other than that, a great sheet music app. You can do alot of things with it. Hoping there’s an update to fix the issue soon! Thank you.
  • Bug Ridden

    By Bone Doogy
    At first this app looks great for a tablet based notation program. I bought it mainly to import xml so I could mute track and practice vocal parts. Then the bugs hit. Notes on the keyboard stick, so that no matter what nots you try to play, the stuck note sounds. Then the freezes began. Once that happens, the app is dead. You can no longer do anything with it. You must trash it and re-download it and all of the patches. Definitely a good idea gone bad. Not ready for prime time.
  • Love it, compatible with other devices.

    By Pdog Swift
    Whenever I forget my iPad when I’m on the go, I will always have my phone with me to keep working on my compositions which I really enjoy. The only thing that I would like to change currently is allowing the app to adjust to the new iPhone X so the app will fully fit the screen; otherwise, great app!
  • keep looking

    By somedude9594
    i would like my money refunded. not very good or user friendly. lots of bugs and glitches which waste your time because you have to constantly rewrite parts. small icons make mean you touch the wrong item and have to go back and undo mistakes. not compatible with QWERTY keyboard, which is disappointing.