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Explode notes to different staves

+50 votes
asked Jan 15, 2018 in Notion Feature Requests by elifeinsilver (460 points)
It would be very useful to be able to explode notes of a chord on one stave to different staves so that each stave has a solo line. When I compose for choir, for example, I can just input whole chords at one go, and then separate them in to different staves, instead of inputting each voice separately. Same goes for any part-writing.

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answered Jan 17, 2018 by AlexTinsley (911,990 points)
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answered Mar 31, 2018 by steveclickard (250 points)
I agree. This is a vital workflow issue with the way i work. The lack of this feature means I have to continue to use Finale. Being able to write on one staff and explode to multiple staves makes writing items like sax solis and tutti passages much less time consuming. Please consider making this a priority! Thanks...
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answered Oct 29, 2019 by pellefridell (3,870 points)

Thiis is the feature I miss the most.

I believe this would be a blessing for most people writing for big bands and orchestras.

Best, Pelle
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answered Nov 8, 2020 by nakultiruviluamala (350 points)

I'm a film composer who largely composes homorhythmically, like most film composers do (eg. John Williams, Eric Whitacre, Thomas Newmann). For this kind of work, it makes complete sense to conceive ideas on one staff and then explode them to different staves. This is a critically important feature, and could send PreSonus light years ahead of the Cubase/Dorico ecosystem. The lightweight nature of Notion is it's strength; it's blazingly fast. Please add this feature, and shake up the whole scoring world! It will be historic, no exaggeration.

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answered Dec 30, 2020 by papisax (240 points)
Without this feature, I am unable to use Notion 6 for jazz band orchestration.  Also, Imploding would be good. I am going to have to still use Finale or Sibelius.