PreSonus Progression 3 Notation Software

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Compose yourself—quickly! If you compose with guitar, bass, or drums, you need Progression for Mac® and Windows®. Enter parts and create guitar and bass tab, drum tab, lead sheets, and standard sheet music with ease. Add audio, apply effects, mix, and hear your composition played back with superb samples by famous artists. Compose on a computer and continue editing with Notion for iOS or vice versa. Progression’s ease of use and great sounds make composing more fun than ever!

The best sound around. It’s thrilling to hear your compositions played with instrument samples by great players. Progression delivers samples by world-class musicians, recorded in top professional studios. You put your heart and soul into your music, and when you listen to your work, you want to hear it with the very best sounds, created by people who are as committed to great music as you are. Progression, like big sibling Notion™, delivers the finest playback of any composing software.

All Progression sounds were recorded at the finest professional studios. Hear your guitar parts played back with first-rate samples by melodic virtuoso Neil Zaza, famed for his neoclassical guitar interpretations of Bach and Mozart. Bass samples are by Victor Wooten, Bass Player magazine’s three-time Bassist of the Year. Drum parts will sound their best with samples by Roy “Futureman” Wooten, who, along with brother Victor, earned five Grammy Awards with Béla Fleck and the Flecktones. Need more instruments? Simply add optional sounds, including classical guitar, acoustic fingerstyle guitar, mandolin, and banjo.

Interactive tools make entry fast and intuitive. Enter notes with ease using Progression’s interactive fretboard, keyboard, and drum pad. Choose chords from a generous chord library, and create your own chords. For many musicians, Progression’s interactive keyboard, fretboard, and drum pad are the fastest and most convenient way to capture pitches, drum parts, and guitar fingerings. The fretboard can switch from guitar to bass, and you can even customize the number of guitar strings and the order of entry for each voice for the drum pad. The chord library makes it simple to enter the chord name or voicing you want to appear in your score. Choose from standard chord symbols and fretted chord symbols and design custom chord symbols and diagrams. Chords remain on the fretboard for repeated entry, and you can recall recently used chords.

Progression works wherever you do. Progression allows you to compose in tablature or standard notation on your desktop and transfer your composition to your iPad®, where you can continue to edit and play back your music. With Progression and Notion for iOS (a separate purchase), you can create, send, and open scores between Mac®, Windows®, and iPad and can continue to work on your score anywhere, anytime! No matter which platform you use, you get the high-quality playback sounds for which Progression is famous. Want even more advanced notation features and a larger sound library? PreSonus® Notion™ and Notion for iOSinclude everything in Progression and much more, and they can seamlessly open your Progression files.

Plays well with others. In addition to transferring to and from iPad, Progression offers compatibility with other applications in several ways. Email a Progression file or save and email a PDF of your composition—great for teachers and students. Connect with compatible applications via ReWire. Import and export Standard MIDI Files and MusicXML files, export WAV files, and open Arobas Guitar Pro tablature files (v. 3 to 5). And of course, you can import and export between Progression and Progression for iPad, Notion, and Notion for iPad.

Capture MIDI parts and edit them with your score. Capture your MIDI performances better than ever before in Progression. Choose keyboard, guitar, or drum entry and dial in exactly how Progression will follow your playing. Enter in real time or in step time. Then view your MIDI performance data in the Sequencer Staff. Better yet, use the Sequencer Overlay, which allows you to see notation and MIDI performance data on the same staff. Edit each individual note’s velocity, duration, start point, and end point using drag-and-drop. For precise values, double-click each note and enter in the numeric values as well. With this feature, Progression combines the power of the MIDI sequencer with the clarity of standard notation in a unique and powerful way.

Mix, process, and export audio. Progression offers features you expect in a digital audio workstation, including a built-in mixer with buses, panning, inserts, subgroups, and more. Process your audio with the built-in reverb, guitar-amp simulator, and PreSonus Native Effects EQ, Compressor, and Limiter plug-ins from PreSonus’® Studio One® DAW. Then automatically export audio from individual parts or buses.

Score a copy of Progression! Scoring software just isn’t what it used to be—it’s vastly better! Progression is a fast, modern, efficient, great-sounding notation program that’s fun and easy to use. So head to your PreSonus dealer, visit the online PreSonus Shop, or contact the good folks at Hal Leonard Publishing and score your copy! Progression is available in U.S. and British English, French, German, Japanese, and Latin American Spanish.

New in Progression 3

Progression 3 makes it easier than ever for you to write your ideas quickly and includes new effects from PreSonus Studio One, an enhanced chord library, and many notation and publishing improvements. Notation improvements make Progression 3 even faster and easier to use than previous versions, including an enharmonic spelling tool, cross-staff notation, and new shortcut sets. You also get an enhanced chord library with more library chords, user-created chords, and recent-chord recall.

Major new Progression 3 features include:

  • PreSonus plug-ins: Includes three PreSonus Native Effects™ plug-ins from Studio One®: Limiter, Compressor, EQ
  • Notation and tab: Many notation and tablature improvements make Progression the fastest and easiest composition software on the planet, including new enharmonic spelling tool, cross-staff notation, layout improvements, and new shortcut sets. There’s a new Capo feature, too!
  • Chords: An enhanced chord library provides more library chords, user created chords, and Recent Chord Recall
  • Look and feel: The user interface has been redesigned to be more consistent with PreSonus’ award-winning Studio One DAW
  • International localization: Available in English (U.S. and UK), French, German, Japanese, and Latin American Spanish
  • Display: Mac Retina display and Windows 8 touchscreen optimization

The following features are new in Progression 3:


  • Audio upsampling for export
  • Export audio of each staff or bus as an individual stem
  • New PreSonus® Native Effects™ plug-ins from Studio One®: Compressor, Limiter, EQ


  • Cross-staff beaming:
    •  Notes can be beamed across staves, from left to right hands, for grand staff instruments (piano, clavinet, electric piano)
    • Arpeggios and glissandi will work across both staves
  • Chords:
    • Expanded chord library and characters
    • Recent-chord picker
    • Design custom chord symbols and diagrams
    • Chord symbols now vertically align on the page
    • Chords remain on fretboard for repeated entry
    • Chord diagrams can be edited on fretboard
    • Drag score items for exact placement
    • Improvement of note spelling in MIDI entry
  • Add Capo feature
  • Select and copy all lyrics
  • Add extended melisma line to lyrics
  • Stemless slashes for leadsheets
  • Ability to change font for all score text items
  • Flip enharmonics of a region and of selected notes
  • Copy-and-paste in specific voices
  • Add ties in step time
  • Cautionary key and clef
  • Out-of-range notes turn different color
  • Multiple first-time repeat endings
  • In Multi-Voice entry, move staccato articulation to center the articulation with the note stem
  • Allow user to manually move articulations vertically
  • Add ability to set the articulation to a particular side of a note

User Interface

  • Retina display (Mac)
  • Touchscreen optimization for Windows 8
  • Sibelius and Finale number pad shortcut set options
  • Localization in U.S. and British English, French, German, Japanese, and Latin American Spanish
  • New international keyboard shortcut set to utilize numbers for rhythms rather than letters
  • User interface redesign to reflect PreSonus Studio One® style

Progression 3 also has the following fixes and improvements:

  • Ties in grand staff voices now show the correct way up
  • Playback of chord extensions now possible (when using rhythm slashes)
  • Bracketed groups now showing on imported MIDI files
  • Option to keep mixer on top
  • Allow a mix of stems up and stems down in a beam group
  • Fix exporting chord extensions in MusicXML
  • Tuplet numbers show as default on the stem side, rather than note side
  • Quick Reference Guide updated and localized
  • User Guide fully updated
  • Issue with accidentals on grand staff now fixed
  • Fix the ends of slurs colliding with staccato
  • Fix slurs being attached occasionally to wrong voice
  • Fix ability to change stem direction for middle voices in a measure that has more than two voices
  • Progression tech support, online shop, downloads, resources, user accounts, Web site, forums, and knowledge base now part of My PreSonus.

Notion/Progression New Features Comparison

All Features Notion 5 Progression 3
Cross-staff Beaming Yes Yes
Expanded Chord Library Yes Yes
Video Integration Yes No
Add PreSonus Effects Yes Yes
Custom Rules Editor Yes No
New PreSonus-style User Interface Yes Yes
Languages: add French, German, Spanish (Latin American), Japanese Yes Yes
Out-of-Range Notes Change Color Yes Yes
Improve Note Spelling in MIDI Entry Yes Yes
Flip Enharmonics of a Region and Selected Notes Yes Yes
Copy/Paste To and From Individual Voices Yes No
Add Tie in Step Time Yes Yes
Hide/Show Cautionary Key/Clef/Meter Yes Yes
Slash Notation - No Stems Yes Yes
Allow Formatting of All Text Items Yes Yes
Add Capo Feature Yes Yes
Titles Sync Across Score and Parts Yes No
Page/System Break in Individual Parts Does Not Affect Score or Other Parts Yes No
Multiple Printing: Print All Parts; Specific Numbers of Parts; Print Selected Parts; Fix Titles Across Parts Yes No
Start/Stop Attached WAV File at Any Point in Score Yes No
New Samples Available as Expansion Sounds Yes No
Bounce Stems Yes No
Add More Buses Yes No
New Sample Library Support Yes No
Touchscreen Optimization for Windows 8 Yes Yes
International Keyboard-Shortcut Set Options Yes Yes
Sibelius and Finale Keyboard-Shortcut Set Options Yes Yes
Retina Display Support Yes Yes
Drag Systems and Score Items Yes Yes



  • Enter, edit, and play back tab, notation, or both
  • Best playback of any composing software, with samples recorded by Neil Zaza, Victor Wooten, Roy “Futureman” Wooten, and more
  • Acoustic guitar, electric guitar, and bass guitar samples included
  • Optional instruments include classical guitar, acoustic fingerstyle guitar, mandolin, and banjo
  • Compose on a Mac or Windows computer and continue to edit on iPad and vice versa
  • Interactive Entry Tools: keyboard, 24-fret guitar fretboard, drum pad, chord library
  • Real-time and step-time MIDI entry
  • Extensive chord library with user-created chords and recent-chord recall
  • In-store app to add more instruments
  • Audition/Entry modes



  • Complete audio mixer
  • Process audio with PreSonus Native Effects™ Limiter, Compressor, and EQ plug-ins, as well as reverb and guitar-amp simulator
  • See notation and MIDI data on the same staff
  • Capo feature
  • Quick, simple selection palette
  • Full range of guitar functions and articulations including: bends, vibrato, slides, hammer-ons, pull-offs, mutes, whammy-bar techniques, bass slap, harmonics, and more
  • Insert text and lyrics
  • Quick Undo and Redo
  • Sequencer Overlay allows you to see notation and MIDI performance data on the same staff
  • Chord and Melody modes
  • Easy delete and erase capabilities
  • Enter and edit title and composer information


  • Convenient file sharing
  • Export/email audio
  • Import/export Standard MIDI Files
  • Native 64-bit support
  • Retina display support
  • Windows 8 touchscreen support
  • Open Arobas Guitar Pro files (versions 3 to 5)
  • Search for tablature online


  • Help files
  • Free scales and exercises included
  • Available in English (UK and U.S.), French, German, Spanish (Latin American), and Japanese

Computer System Requirements

Below are the minimum computer-system requirements for Progression.


  • Mac OS® X 10.7 or later (32-/64-bit)
  • Intel® Core Solo 1.8 GHz processor (Recommended: Intel Core 2 Duo 2 GHz or better)
  • 2 GB RAM (4 GB or more recommended)
  • 2 GB free hard-drive space


  • Windows 7 or 8 (32- or 64-bit)
  • Intel Pentium® 4 2 GHz (Intel Core 2 Duo 2 GHz or better recommended)
  • ​2 GB RAM (4 GB or more recommended)
  • 2 GB free hard-drive space

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