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Output received MIDI poly pressure values


polyin receives its input from a MIDI polyphonic key pressure messages received from a MIDI input device.


Name Type Opt Description
MIDI-port (a through z) symbol opt Specifies the port from which to receive incoming MIDI messages. If there is no argument, polyin 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.
MIDI-port (a through z) and channel-number (int) list A letter and number combination (separated by a space) indicates a port and a specific MIDI channel on which to receive polyphonic key pressure messages. Channel numbers greater than 16 will be wrapped around to stay within the 1-16 range.
channel-number 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 MIDI-input-port (a through z) [list]
Performs the same function as port but without need for the word, "port".
(mouse) Double-clicking on a polyin object shows a pop-up menu for choosing a MIDI port or device.
(MIDI) The polyin object receives its input from a MIDI poly pressure message received from a MIDI input device.
port MIDI-port [symbol]
The word port, followed by a letter a-z or the name of a MIDI input port or device, sets the port from which the object receives incoming polyphonic key pressure messages. The word port is optional and may be omitted.

Information for box attributes common to all objects


int: Out left outlet: The number is the pressure value of the incoming polyphonic key pressure message.

Out 2nd outlet: The number is the pitch value (key number) of the incoming message.

If a specific channel number is included in the argument, there are only two outlets. If there is no channel number specified by the argument, polyin will have a third outlet, on the right, which will output the channel number of the incoming note-on message.


Messages can be received from everywhere a specific port or a specific port and channel

See Also

Name Description
midiin Output received raw MIDI data
polyout Transmit MIDI poly pressure messages