Protégé brings symphonic composition to the masses

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Notion Music has created a new application called Protégé that is designed to help users that want to explore the world of music composition. Protégé shares some of the same features of its high-end sister application, Notion, but comes at a significant price reduction.

“We recognized that the price point of Notion excluded some people that were interested in making music. Protege is the solution for that,” Lori Jarrett, founder and CEO of Notion Music, told Macworld.

While focused on the beginner musician, Protégé still includes some high-end features. The application includes more than 100,000 sounds recorded by the London Symphony Orchestra at Abbey Road Studios. Protégé also offers add-ons that include rock and rhythm section sounds. It's the variety and attention to detail that Jarrett says sets this application apart.

“It’s not just the right sound at the right time — we are interpreting the sound under different conditions and that’s what musicians are looking for,” said Jarrett.

While Protégé is new to the market, Notion is being used in several live settings to enhance the sound of the orchestra. For example, Notion is currently being used on Meat Loaf’s concert tour.

“The sounds are great and the way the program works is so user-friendly, and so band-friendly, that we couldn’t ask for more,” said Kasim Sulton, music director and bass player for Meat Loaf.

Built for Intel Macs, Protégé costs $99; Notion costs $599.

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