PreSonus Progression 3 (download)

Notation and Tablature Software with Onboard Sounds, 64-bit Support, ReWire Support, and Interactive Entry Tools - Mac/PC VST
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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 Download
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 141173

Customer Reviews

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Good stuff

This is a great program for notating. I've been teaching private music lessons for over a decade, since I was 18, and I'm really glad I bought Progression 3, it has bettered my teaching. I teach guitar, bass, ukulele, mandolin and voice, and it's good for all of them. You can customize string tuning and number of strings, like for example I transpose the Ukulele G-string down an octave when a student's Uke has a low G. I always enlarge my margins and increase font size and/or system spacing from the default settings, and tend to start projects from an already finished piece turned blank in order to retain these margin/font settings that I prefer. If you're writing for one instrument or only want one instrument title, you can get rid of the instrument's title on the left of each staff by simply entering a blank space in those title spaces in "score setup" (important tip). I use Progression for writing up songs and fundamentals for private lessons and it's a pretty inspiring program. For example, yesterday was Saturday and yet I found time to write up the guitar to Don't Fear The Reaper. Note: I don't use Progression 3 for recording, for which I have a different setup. I bought Progression 3 to help with teaching music and it does just that. If you're into midi, note that this program doesn't allow VSTi's, only VST effects. If you want to get crazy with plug-ins and recording in a notation setup, go with Notion 5 or Sibelius. If you teach and are looking to ditch lyric sheets with chord letters above them, go with this. The reason that traditional notation is so important is because of time keeping. So keep counting! Cheers

Needs More Instruction

I bought this on sale, thinking that I'd use it as a way to easily and accurately store my compositions. However... unless you're trained in reading music... this is almost totally useless. It has the capability to do some really cool stuff, but since there are virtually no detailed tutorials or instruction online (Youtube included)... you'd better have attended Juilliard before purchasing.
See also: Music Notation, PreSonus, PreSonus Notation Software