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midiin

Output raw MIDI data

Description

Listens to a specified MIDI port and output the raw MIDI data received.

Examples

MIDI messages received in a port are output by a midiin object

Arguments

port [symbol]

Optional

Specifies the port (a-z) from which to receive incoming MIDI messages. If there is no argument, midiin receives from port a (or the first input port listed in the MIDI Setup dialog.)

Attributes

name [symbol]

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

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

anything

Arguments

port [list]
Performs the same functions as port .

(mouse)

Double-clicking on a midiin object shows a pop-up menu for choosing a MIDI port or device.

(MIDI)

The midiin object receives all MIDI messages from a MIDI input device.

port

Arguments

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 MIDI messages. The word port is optional and may be omitted.

Output

int

All MIDI messages received from the specified port are sent out the outlet, byte-by-byte. Note that midiin does not "clean up" any use of running status in the incoming MIDI stream.

See Also

Name Description
midiformat Prepare data in the form of a MIDI message
midiinfo Fill a pop-up menu with MIDI device names
midiformat Prepare data in the form of a MIDI message
midiparse Interpret raw MIDI data
mpeconfig Configure a MIDI device that supports Multidimensional Polyphonic Expression (MPE) messages
mpeformat Prepare data in the form of a Multidimensional Polyphonic Expression (MPE) MIDI message
mpeparse Interpret raw MPE MIDI data
noteout Transmit MIDI note messages
polymidiin Output Multidimensional Polyphonic Expression (MPE) MIDI data
sxformat Prepare MIDI system exclusive messages
xbendout Format extra precision MIDI pitch bend messages
xnoteout Format MIDI note messages with release velocity
rtin Receive MIDI real time messages
sysexin Receive MIDI system exclusive messages
xnotein Interpret MIDI note messages with release velocity
xbendin Interpret extra precision MIDI pitch bend values
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