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borax

Report note-on and note-off information

Description

Acquires and outputs comprehensive information regarding note-on and note-off events. Information includes note counts, event details and time between note events.

Examples

borax provides extensive information about the notes passing through

Arguments

None.

Attributes

Common Box Attributes

annotation [symbol]

Sets the text that will be displayed in the Clue window when the user moves the mouse over the object.

background [int] (default: 0)

Adds or removes the object from the patcher's background layer. background 1 adds the object to the background layer, background 0 removes it. Objects in the background layer are shown behind all objects in the default foreground layer.

color [4 floats]

Sets the color for the object box outline.

fontface [int]

Sets the type style used by the object. The options are:

plain
bold
italic
bold italic

Possible values:

0 = 'regular'
1 = 'bold'
2 = 'italic'
3 = 'bold italic'

fontname [symbol]

Sets the object's font.

fontsize [float]

Sets the object's font size (in points).

Possible values:

'8'
'9'
'10'
'11'
'12'
'13'
'14'
'16'
'18'
'20'
'24'
'30'
'36'
'48'
'64'
'72'

hidden [int] (default: 0)

Toggles whether an object is hidden when the patcher is locked.

hint [symbol]

Sets the text that will be displayed in as a pop-up hint when the user moves the mouse over the object in a locked patcher.

ignoreclick [int] (default: 0)

Toggles whether an object ignores mouse clicks in a locked patcher.

patching_rect [4 floats] (default: 0. 0. 100. 0.)

Sets the position and size of the object in the patcher window.

position [2 floats]

g/s(set)

Sets the object's x and y position in both patching and presentation modes (if the object belongs to its patcher's presentation), leaving its size unchanged.

presentation [int] (default: 0)

Sets whether an object belongs to the patcher's presentation.

presentation_rect [4 floats] (default: 0. 0. 0. 0.)

Sets the x and y position and width and height of the object in the patcher's presentation, leaving its patching position unchanged.

rect [4 floats]

g/s(set)

Sets the x and y position and width and height of the object in both patching and presentation modes (if the object belongs to its patcher's presentation).

size [2 floats]

g/s(set)

Sets the object's width and height in both patching and presentation modes (if the object belongs to its patcher's presentation), leaving its position unchanged.

textcolor [float]

Sets the color for the object's text in RGBA format.

textjustification [int]

Text Justification

Possible values:

0 = 'left'
1 = 'center'
2 = 'right'

varname [symbol]

Sets the patcher's scripting name, which can be used to address the object by name in pattr, scripting messages to thispatcher, and the js object.

Messages

bang

In right inlet: Resets borax by sending note-offs for all notes currently being held, erasing the borax object's memory of all notes received, and setting its counters and its clock to 0.

int

Arguments

pitch [int]
In left inlet: The number is the pitch value of a MIDI note-on message or note-off message (note-on with a velocity of 0). The pitch is paired with the velocity in the middle inlet. borax ignores note-on messages for pitches it is already holding, and ignores note-off messages for pitches that have already been turned off. If the note is not a duplicate, borax sends out the pitch and velocity values, as well as other information.

  (inlet1)

Arguments

velocity [int]
In middle inlet: The number is stored as the velocity, to be paired with pitch numbers received in the left inlet.

delta

Causes the delta time (the time elapsed since the last note-on) and the delta count (the number of delta times that have been reported) to be sent out.

list

Arguments

pitch [int]
velocity [int]
The second number is stored as the velocity, and the first number is used as the pitch, of a pitch-velocity pair. If the note is not a duplicate, borax sends out the pitch and velocity values, as well as other information.

Output

int

Out left outlet: Each note-on received by borax is assigned a unique number, equal to the total count of note-ons received (since the last reset). That number is sent out when the note-on is received, and the same number is sent out when the note is turned off.

Out 2nd outlet: Each note is also assigned a unique voice number, equal to the lowest available number. (A voice becomes available when the note assigned to it is turned off.) That number is sent out when the note-on is received, and the same number is sent out when the note is turned off.

Out 3rd outlet: The number of notes being held by borax is sent out each time a note-on or a note-off is received.

Out 4th outlet: The pitch of the note-on or note-off is sent out.

Out 5th outlet: The velocity of the note-on or note-off is sent out.

Out 6th outlet: When a note-off is received, the total count of all completed notes (since the last reset) is sent out.

Out 7th outlet: When a note-off is received, the duration of that note, in milliseconds, is sent out.

Out 8th outlet: Each time a delta time is reported, the total count of delta times is sent out.

Out right outlet: When a note-on is received, the delta time is sent out (the time elapsed since the previous note-on, in milliseconds). A delta message in the left inlet causes the same output.

bang received in the right inlet causes borax to provide note-offs for any notes it currently holds. These note-offs trigger the same outputs as if they had actually been received.

See Also

Name Description
midiparse Interpret raw MIDI data
poly Allocate notes to different voices