PreSonus Progression 3 (boxed)

Notation and Tablature Software with Onboard Sounds, 64-bit Support, ReWire Support, and Interactive Entry Tools - Mac/PC VST
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PreSonus Progression 3 (boxed)
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Transform Your Guitar Ideas into Sheet Music and Tablature

Sweetwater knows that guitarists want an intuitive, guitar-centric approach to creating sheet music. And that's just what you get with PreSonus Progression 3. But whether you play guitar, bass, or drums, you'll appreciate Progression 3's smooth workflow, how effortlessly it lets you enter tab or notation, and how great your music sounds on playback. Progression 3 makes short work of creating your own guitar tab, lead sheets, and standard sheet music, complete with your own audio track. Use tablature, notation, or both to juice your musical ideas. Progression 3 seamlessly integrates your score with real audio samples performed by professional musicians at top studios worldwide, and lets you enhance your tracks with onboard Studio One effects. If you're a guitarist, get the notation software that's made for you: PreSonus Progression 3.

What's new in Progression 3
  • The user interface has been redesigned to be more consistent with PreSonus' award-winning Studio One DAW
  • Includes three PreSonus Native Effects plug-ins from Studio One: Limiter, Compressor, and EQ
  • New notation and tablature improvements make Progression faster and easier to use than ever:
    • Enharmonic spelling tool
    • Cross-staff notation
    • Layout improvements
    • Additional shortcut sets
    • New Capo feature
  • Enhanced chord library provides more library chords, user created chords, and Recent Chord Recall
  • Mac Retina display and Windows 8 touchscreen optimization
PreSonus Progression 3 Notation and Tablature Software at a Glance:
  • Easily create your own guitar tab, lead sheets, and standard sheet music
  • Native 64-Bit Support (Mac and PC)
  • Supports Custom Tab and Alternate Tunings
  • Interactive Entry Tools (Fretboard, Keyboard, Drum Pad, Chord Library)
  • Onboard samples include guitars, bass, drums, piano, clavinet, and more
  • Sequencer Staff and Sequencer Overlay
  • MIDI Overdub
  • Built-in Amp Simulator
  • Integrated Audio Mixer
  • Import MIDI, MusicXML, Guitar Pro Legacy Files (3-5)
  • Save Directly to SoundCloud
  • Compatibility with NOTION 4
  • Compatibility with Progression 3 and NOTION iPad Apps
  • Save as PDF
Use the notation software made for guitarists: PreSonus Progression 3!

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Tech Specs

Software Type Notation, Tablature, Songwriting, Composition
Platform Mac, PC
Upgrade/Full Full
Download/Boxed Boxed
Format VST
Hardware Requirements - Mac Intel Core Solo 1.8 GHz processor, 2 GB RAM
Hardware Requirements - PC Intel Pentium 4 2 GHz, 2 GB RAM
OS Requirements - Mac OS X 10.7 or later
OS Requirements - PC Windows 7 or later
Manufacturer Part Number 137797

Customer Reviews

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Needs Tutorials

I'm rating this with 2 stars perhaps unfairly, but I'm doing it so others consider their purchase. I bought this product because it was on sale and I was looking for a way to preserve my compositions. It's likely a very capable program for doing just what I need, but the learning curve is quite steep. Presonus offers no tutorials for this product other than a brief overview of it's capabilities, and no one online has a tutorial either. You're basically left with reading the online manual and trying to decipher the hieroglyphics on your own. If Presonus want people to experience the huge benefits that this program may offer... they need to do a better job publishing tutorials for it's use. Everyone has an easier time learning via hands on tutorial.
Music background: Drummer, Guitarist, Hobbyist Mixing Engineer.

Buggy and unstable

I found out the hard way why they don't offer a download to preview this software. I took a risk and bought it. I was thinking since Guitar Pro has been at version 6 so long I thought maybe try something else. Well bad idea. Constantly crashing. Importing gp files almost always fails. Just a bad experience all around. Made me appreciate Guitar Pro even more...
Music background: All types of musical experience
See also: Music Notation, PreSonus, PreSonus Notation Software