Transmit MIDI controller messages
Transmits MIDI continuous controller values to a MIDI device.
Specifies the port (a-z) for transmitting MIDI control messages. If there is no argument, ctlout initially transmits out port a, on channel 1. When a port is specified by a letter argument, channel numbers greater than 16 received in the right inlet will be wrapped around to stay within the 1-16 range.
The name of a MIDI output device may be used as the first argument to specify the port.
Following the (optional) port argument, the next argument is an initial value for the controller number to be used in control messages transmitted by ctlout. Controller numbers are automatically limited between 0 and 127. If there is no controller number specified, the initial controller number is 1.
Following the controller number argument is an initial value for the channel number on which to transmit control messages. If the channel argument is not present, ctlout initially transmits control messages on channel 1. In order for this argument to be used, a controller number argument must precede it.
If a port has been specified with a letter argument, channel numbers greater than 16 will be wrapped around to stay within the 1-16 range. If no port argument is present, the channel number specifies both the port and the channel. The exact meaning of the channel number argument depends on the channel offset specified for each port in the MIDI Setup dialog.
Set the object's midi port based on a device name. The attribute will attempt to do a case-sensitive partial string match based on the attribute's value.
Common Box Attributes
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.adds the object to the background layer, 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.
Sets the type style used by the object. The options are:
0 = 'regular'
1 = 'bold'
2 = 'italic'
3 = 'bold italic'
Sets the object's font.
Sets the object's font size (in points).
hidden [int] (default: 0)
Toggles whether an object is hidden when the patcher is locked.
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]
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]
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]
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.
Sets the color for the object's text in RGBA format.
0 = 'left'
1 = 'center'
2 = 'right'
There are no outlets. The output is a MIDI control message transmitted directly to the object's MIDI output port.
|bendout||Send MIDI pitch bend messages|
|ctlin||Output received MIDI control values|
|midiout||Transmit raw MIDI data|
|noteout||Transmit MIDI note messages|
|xbendout||Format extra precision MIDI pitch bend messages|
|Max MIDI Tutorial 1: Basic MIDI||Max MIDI Tutorial 1: Basic MIDI|