VirtuosoWorks, Inc. announced version 1.5 of its Notion music composition and performance software, which for the first time will be Macintosh compatible. The application will be available in February 2005.
Notion combines a full-featured music notation system with interpretive algorithms linked to a proprietary playback engine that offers samples of thousands of individual notes and articulations played by the London Symphony Orchestra and recorded at Abbey Road Studios.
In addition to cross-platform Mac and PC compatibility, Notion 1.5 includes MIDI entry, Music XML import, and NotionPlayer conducting tools. NotionPlayer allows the user to “conduct” the software to accompany live performers, allowing it to act as a live performance system.
Notion 1.5 will have a suggested price of $599, or $399 for academic, theological, and nonprofit use.