Notion Expansion Sounds

You can download additional instruments, sound effects, and playing techniques to your Notion sample library instantly and affordably. Individual instruments sets can be purchased for as low as $14.99 (£11.44). Or you can purchase instrument collections with even greater savings.

Current expansion sounds include Banjo, Mandolin, Acoustic Guitar (Fingered), Advanced Strings Section Techniques, Saxophones and a variety of percussion instruments and sound effects.

Additional sounds will be added on an ongoing basis.

Samples from the LSO
The orchestral samples and classical guitar were recorded at Abbey Road Studios by the the London Symphony Orchestra.
Listen to an example using all of the expansion sounds here:
Click the instrument category below to find out more:

Violin Section Cello Section
Sul Ponticello, Sul Ponticello Tremolo, Natural Harmonics, Artificial Harmonics, Col Legno, Bartok Pizzicato, Minor Third Tremolo, Major Third Tremolo,Perfect Four Tremolo Sul Ponticello, Sul Ponticello Tremolo, Natural Harmonics, Artificial Harmonics, Col Legno, Bartok Pizzicato, Minor Third Tremolo, Major Third Tremolo,Perfect Four Tremolo
Violins Include: Cellos Include:
1698 Antonius stradivarius, 1701 Johannes Tononi, 1708 Daniel Parker, 1725 Antonio Maria Lavazza, 1725 spiritus sarsana, 1730 Paulo Antonio Testore, 1736 Guarneri, 1764 richard Duke, 18th century Jean-Baptiste Vuillaume, 1907 Pierre Hel, 2003 Alexander Tzankow (140.9 MB download) 1710 Matteo Gofriller, 1793 celianatis, 1804 william Forster, 1821 Thomas Kennedy – London, 1822 Gilkes, 1899 Briggs, 2000 robert Hawsell (138.3 MB download)
Viola Section Bass Section
Sul Ponticello, Sul Ponticello Tremolo, Natural Harmonics, Artificial Harmonics, Col Legno, Bartok Pizzicato, Minor Third Tremolo, Major Third Tremolo,Perfect Four Tremolo Sul Ponticello, Sul Ponticello Tremolo, Natural Harmonics, Artificial Harmonics, Col Legno, Bartok Pizzicato, Minor Third Tremolo, Major Third Tremolo,Perfect Four Tremolo
Violas include Basses include
Late 16th century Antonio Brenzi, 1756 Northern Italian, 1823 Matthew Hardi, 1876 Boullangier, 900 Nicholas Malthius – Orleans, 1912 Antoniazzi romeo, 1975 Antonio capela, 1998 John Dilworth, 1880s Joseph Hill (112.4 MB download) 765 Lorenzo carcassi, 1770 Forster, 1839 Thomas Kennedy, 1840s Thomas Kennedy, 1850 Vuillaume, 1870 shaw (138.3 MB download)
Here is an example using the expansion strings:

Sopranino Saxophone Flute Section
Sustained, Sustained Vibrato, Staccato, Trill (Half), Trill (Whole), Flutter-Tongue

The sopranino saxophone is made by Selmer and played by Shaun Thompson. (123.7 MB download)
Ensemble comprised of 4 flutes Legato, Vibrato, Staccato, Trills and Flutter Tongue. (223.6 MB download)
Soprano Saxophone Flute Duo
Sustained, Sustained Vibrato, Staccato, Trill (Half), Trill (Whole), Flutter-Tongue.

The soprano saxophone is made by Selmer and played by Shaun Thompson. (138.6 MB download)
Ensemble comprised of 2 flutes.
Legato, Vibrato, Staccato, Trills and Flutter Tongue.
(206.6 MB download)
Contrabass Saxophone Bass Section
Sustained, Sustained Vibrato, Staccato, Trill (Half), Trill (Whole), Flutter-Tongue.
The baritone saxophone is made by Selmer, and the contrabass saxophone, made by Tubax, were both played by David White. (88.7 MB download)
Sul Ponticello, Sul Ponticello Tremolo, Natural Harmonics, Artificial Harmonics, Col Legno, Bartok Pizzicato, Minor Third Tremolo, Major Third Tremolo,Perfect Four Tremolo
Clarinet Section Clarinet Duo
Ensemble comprised of 4 clarinets. Legato, Vibrato, Staccato, Trills and Flutter Tongue. (216.3 MB download) Ensemble comprised of 2 clarinets. Legato, Vibrato, Staccato, Trills and Flutter Tongue. (209.8 MB download)
Oboe Duo Bassoon Duo
Ensemble comprised of 2 oboes. Legato, Vibrato, Staccato and Trills. (127.9 MB download) Ensemble comprised of 2 Bassons. Legato, Vibrato, Staccato and Trills. (198.4 MB download)

Drums Pitched Percussion
Tenor Drum, Side Drum, Piccolo Snare, Long Drum, Bongos, Bongos w/ Sticks, Bodhran (53.7 MB download)
The drum samples were played by Neil Percy of the London Symphony Orchestra.
Tuned Gongs, Almglocken, Saw, Hand Bells, Wine Glasses, Whistling, Whistling (Vibrato) (148.4 MB download)
The pitched percussion samples were played by Neil Percy of the London Symphony Orchestra.
Cymbals Percussion
Splash Cymbal, Finger Cymbal, Sizzle Cymbal, Chinese Bo (101.7 MB download)
The cymbal samples were played by Neil Percy of the London Symphony Orchestra.
Cuica, Ocean Drum, Log Drum 1, Bodhran, Slide Whistle, Anvil, Sand Blocks, Rainstick, Drum Sticks, Agogo (low & high), Brake Drum (low & high), Ratchet (low & high), Whip Flexatone, Vibrastick, Vibraslap (low & high), Water Gong, Bell Tree (88.7 MB download)
The percussion samples were played by Neil Percy of the London Symphony Orchestra.
Effects
Hand Clap, Champagne Bottle, Church Bell, Car Horn (low & high), Siren, Thunder Sheet, Wind Machine, Lead Pipe (low & high), Flower Pots, Hammer, Lion’s Roar, Cuckoo, Referee Whistle, Duck Call, Train Whistle, Nightingale (42.3 MB download)
The effects samples were played by Neil Percy of the London Symphony Orchestra.
Here is an example using the expansion percussion:

Banjo Acoustic Guitar w/ Fingers
Neck Position Thumb, Neck Position Middle, Neck Position Index, Bridge Position Thumb, Bridge Position Middle, Bridge Position Index, Hammer-on Pull-off
(219.7 MB download)
The banjo samples were played by Brad Newell.
Plucked, Hammer-on, Pull-off, Palm Muted, Left Hand Mute, Natural Harmonics (257.7 MB download).
The acoustic samples were played by Neil Zaza.
Mandolin

Picked, Hammer-on, Pull-off, Palm Muted, Left Hand Mute, Tremolo, Tremolo Muted
(307.9 MB download)
The mandolin samples were played by Brad Newell.
Classical Guitar

Recorded at: Abbey Road Studios, Studio 2 Performer: Benjamin Verdery

Instrument: 1995 Greg Smallman w/ D’Addario strings

Techniques: Rest Strokes, Free Strokes, Standard Right-Hand Positon, Sul Ponticello (at the bridge) Sul Tasto (over the fingerboard), Hammer-on’s, Pull-off’s, Trills, Vibrato, Molto Vibrato, Harmonics, Golpe, Crossed-Stringed technique, all at numerous dynamic levels.
(959.4 MB download)

Here is an example using the classical guitar:
Here is an example using the banjo:


Here is an example using the fingerstyle guitar:

The Jazz Samples were recorded to give Notion users an even wider palette of sounds to use. Standard techniques recorded by seasoned jazz players allow you to compose far more realistic sounding scores!

Woodwinds Brass
Soprano, Alto, Tenor, Baritone Saxophones, and B-flat Clarinet.

Sustained, Sustained Vibrato, Staccato, Trill (Half), Trill (Whole), Flutter-Tongue, Fall, Doit, Growl, Rip and Smear.
approx size: 1.77 GB
Trumpet 1, Trumpet 2, Tenor Trombone, and Bass Trombone.

Sustained, Sustained Vibrato, Staccato, Trill (Half), Trill (Whole), Flutter-Tongue, Forte Piano, Scoop, Doit, Short Fall, Shake, and Long Fall.
approx. size: 1.1 GB
Brass Mutes
Straight, Harmon, Cup, Bucket, Solo-Tone, and Plunger.

Sustained, Sustained Vibrato, Staccato, Trill (Half), Trill (Whole), Flutter-Tongue, Forte Piano, Scoop, Doit, Short Fall, Shake, and Long Fall.
approx. size: 1.66 GB
Example 1:
Example 2:

Horn Section Trumpet Section
Ensemble comprised of 4 horns

Legato, Vibrato, Staccato, Trills, Flutter Tongue, Straight Mute Legato, Straight Mute Staccato, Straight Mute Trills, Straight Mute Flutter Tongue, Stopped Legato, Stopped Staccato, Stopped Trills, Stopped Flutter Tongue.
(212 MB download)
Ensemble consists of 3 Trumpets

Legato, Vibrato, Staccato, Trills, Flutter Tongue, Straight Mute Legato, Straight Mute Staccato, Straight Mute Trills, Straight Mute Flutter Tongue, Harmon Mute Legato, Harmon Mute Staccato, Harmon Mute Trills, Harmon Mute Flutter Tongue.
(156.6 MB download)B
Trombone Section
Ensemble comprised of 2 tenor and 1 bass trombone.

Legato and Staccato.
(57 MB download)

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