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Rock or Bach: Create Your Own Masterpiece with PROTÉGÉ

New Music Software Improves Skills and Increases Confidence by Making it Easy to Compose, Rehearse, Perform (November 14, 2006)

DMN Newswire--2006-11-14--Just in time for the holiday season, NOTION Music, Inc., the creators of music composition and performance software, introduce PROTÉGÉ, a new program that is easy enough for beginners and yet robust enough for seasoned musicians.

 PROTÉGÉ allows musicians of all skill levels to write, rehearse and perform their compositions as if they were working with a full ensemble of musicians. By including more than 100,000 sounds recorded by the London Symphony Orchestra at Abbey Road Studios, and offering add-ons that include rock and rhythm section sounds, PROTÉGÉ gives users the freedom to explore their imaginations while composing music.

Available for $99 through the NOTION website, www.notionmusic.com, PROTÉGÉ has been designed to:

  • improve sense of pitch and tonality;
  • allow musicians to edit, save and practice songs based on their own interpretations;
  • accompany primary instruments or small ensembles;
  • create playback directly from notation;
  • compose, explore and manipulate in-depth scores; and
  • upgrade to more complex programs to match skill-level as needed.

 

?PROTÉGÉ was created to bolster creativity by allowing musicians to focus on the music, not the technology, said Lori Jarrett, founder and CEO of NOTION Music, Inc. ?It is perfect for student musicians, hobbyist musicians or more advanced musicians who want to be accompanied by a full ensemble anytime, anywhere.

From orchestral to jazz to rock, NOTION is dedicated to delivering the sounds of the worlds finest musicians. NOTION software is currently being used on Meat Loafs concert tour, allowing the 16-piece orchestra backing him to sound like a 60-piece orchestra.

?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. Its fantastic software," said Kasim Sulton, music director and bass player for Meat Loaf.

Additionally, NOTION Musics inaugural Realize Music challenge is open through November 30. An expert panel of judges will select winners from compositions created using NOTION software. The winner will be sent to London to record with the London Symphony Orchestra. Contest details and a free demo are available at: www.notionmusic.com/win.

 Since 1998, NOTION Music (formerly VirtuosoWorks) has been dedicated to creating and perfecting music composition software incorporating its passion, vast musical knowledge, the best programming, and of course, the finest musicians and recording technology in the world. The company has grown to more than 40 employees, and has received numerous awards recognizing its innovative vision in the software industry.


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