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Presonus Progression 3

SKU: 652106


Presonus Progression 3 MacOS/ Windows

Electronic Software Download (ESD). This order will be delivered electronically. Customers ordering this item will receive an email message within a 24-48 hours of placement of their order with instructions on downloading the software.

If you compose for guitar, bass, drums, keyboards, or vocals 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. Apply effects, mix, and hear your composition played back with superb samples by famous artists. Compose on a computer and continue editing with Progression for iPad 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.

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.

Truly Cross Platform.

Compose in Progression for Mac or Windows—then continue to work on it in Progression for iPad. Or start with the iPad and transfer to your Mac or Windows computer for in-depth editing.

Capture MIDI Parts and Edit Them with Your Score.

Recording and editing MIDI data is easy in Progression. Viewing MIDI and standard notation together makes the experience special.

Every Bit Helps.

Here’s a bit of good news: Progression can run with 64-bit or 32-bit addressing on Mac and Windows. It works great with Windows 8 touchscreens and Mac Retina displays, too

Mix, Process, and Export Audio.

Progression offers features you expect in a digital audio workstation—including PreSonus plug-ins!


  • 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

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
  • Display: Mac Retina display and Windows 8 touchscreen optimization

Computer system requirements:


  • 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