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Output received MIDI pitch bend values


bendin takes a designated port and channel and outputs MIDI pitch bend values received from the device specified.


Name Type Opt Description
a-z symbol opt Specifies the port from which to receive incoming pitch bend messages. If there is no argument, bendin receives from all channels on all ports.
(MIDI name) symbol opt The name of a MIDI input device may be used as the first argument to specify the port.
a-z and int symbol A letter and number combination (separated by a space) indicates a port and a specific MIDI channel on which to receive pitch bend messages. Channel numbers greater than 16 will be wrapped around to stay within the 1-16 range.
MIDI-port/channel int A number alone can be used in place of a letter and number combination. The exact meaning of the channel number argument depends on the channel offset specified for each port in the MIDI Setup dialog.


anything arguments [list]
Performs the same function as port.
(mouse) Double-clicking on a bendin object shows a pop-up menu for choosing a MIDI port or device.
(MIDI) The bendin object receives its input from a MIDI pitch bend message received from a MIDI input device.
port MIDI-port/device [symbol]
The word port, followed by a letter a-z or the name of an MIDI port or device, sets the port from which the object receives incoming pitch bend messages. The word port is optional and may be omitted.

Information for box attributes common to all objects


int: If a specific channel number is included in the argument, there is only one outlet. The output is the incoming pitch bend value from 0-127 (the most significant byte of the MIDI pitch bend message) on the specified channel and port.

If there is no channel number specified by the argument, bendin will have a second outlet, on the right, which will output the channel number of the incoming pitch bend message.


Pitch bend messages can be received from everywhere a specific port or a specific port and channel

See Also

Name Description
bendout Transmit MIDI pitch bend messages
ctlin Output received MIDI control values
midiin Output received raw MIDI data
notein Output received MIDI note messages
rtin Output received MIDI real time messages
xbendout Format extra precision MIDI pitch bend messages
xbendin Interpret extra precision MIDI pitch bend values
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