Well, it’s been a week since I left the confines of my iPhone 5 and entered the world of Android by getting an LG G3 (and the $1 7″ pad that went along with it) and have to say I am very happy.
I’m able to do things now that I only wished I could do with my iPhone and now I’m exempt from the iPhone 6 fever that is just around the corner.
Don’t get me wrong, I still like Apple products – I’m not giving up my iPad and will still use my iMac for all my Audio and Video productions, but it’s nice to have a bit of freedom and not be locked down so much.
Anyway, that’s just my 2 cents.
Mr White has announced that Symphonic Band practice for the Fall Season will begin on August 25, 2014 and will meet every Monday (except for September 1 due to Labor Day) in the Bandroom located in the Tinnin Fine Arts Building.
The Fall Concert is scheduled for December 2, 2014 (Mother Nature willing).
The theme for this semester covers two areas that that I have been wanting to do for a LONG time – The movies and John Williams (my all-time favorite composer).
So far I only know that we’re doing The Cowboys but will find out more on Monday.
The Poplar Bluff Schools start their school year this week and area bands have already been hard at it getting ready for football games, marching festivals and other events.
If you are wanting to get your band concerts recorded and saved for all prosperity, please schedule as soon as you know the dates of these events. Dates are reserved on a first come, first serve basis.
This also means the TRC Symphonic Band will starting up soon as well. Once Mr White lets us know the start date, I’ll pass that along.
This is the first major version of Notion that has been released since PreSonus took over the Notion name and added it to it’s arsenal of Audio hardware and software. I have three words…
I am impressed.
I took the upgrade route (v4 to v5) for $49 and not only did I get 5 activations (I only got 2 with version 4), it also seems that all the Instrument Bundles I purchased for v4 loaded just fine (and I have a BUNCH).
They’ve also lowered the price of the FULL instrument bundle if you want to get it – I didn’t need all of them so just got what I needed. It’s really nice to be able to use actual sounds recorded from The London Symphony (my favorite).
I have been an avid Finale user since Windows 3.11 and had to just ‘try out’ Notion in the background because my clients wanted everything in Finale. With the introduction of MusicXML and the ability to map the Notion keys to Finale, I plan on working with it more. The new Notion also supports video which makes it nice to score video.
The other aspect of Notion that got me interested in the first place was the full mixer that you have access to and they now include presets for Rumble and Fanfare (which are two libraries I like to use in my work).
I’ll be working on putting Notion through some testing and who knows, maybe it’ll replace Finale as my primary notation program.
If you’re interested in learning more about Notion 5, you can checkout the website here.