Got a message that Sonar 8.5 is there. One can buy updates, from only the plain 8.3 version to Elite versions for a different price, including NOTION 3. For notation I am now using Overture and this program apparently came to some sort of a stop: bugs aren't repaired and the latest update had been released last year.
Looking at all messages about Finale and Sibelius I am not seeking more trouble than I have now with notation stuff.
Is NOTION any good?
Can I make good looking scores with it, good enough for sending to editors?
Are there any drawbacks, due to the - I think - included sound files?
Is inputting using MIDI keyboard easy? Learning curve?
Is inputting using mouse/computer keyboard easy enough?
How about adding accents, dynamics, bowing, etc.
Can I export to MIDI for the "real work" with GPO under Sonar.
In other words, is this a better working area than I have now?
[present system: SONAR 8.3.1 64 bits / Overture 32 bits / GPO with ARIA 64 bits, Garritan Steinway 64 bits, Stradivari]