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midiout

Transmit raw MIDI data

Description

Transmits raw MIDI data to a specified port.

Examples

MIDI bytes received in the inlet are transmitted out the specified port

Arguments

port [symbol]

Optional

Specifies the port (a-z) for transmitting MIDI data. If there is no argument, midiout transmits out port a (or the first output port listed in the MIDI Setup dialog.)

device [symbol]

Optional

The name of a MIDI output device may be used as the first argument to specify the port.

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

int

Arguments

byte [int]
The number is transmitted as a byte of a MIDI message to the specified port.

float

Arguments

message [float]
Converted to int .

list

Arguments

bytes [list]
The numbers are transmitted sequentially as individual bytes of a MIDI message to the specified port.

anything

Arguments

port [list]
Performs the same function as port .

(mouse)

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

port

Arguments

port [symbol]
The word port , followed by a letter a-z or the name of a MIDI output port or device, specifies the port used to transmit the MIDI messages. The word port is optional and may be omitted.

Output

(MIDI)

There are no outlets. The output is a byte of a MIDI message transmitted directly to the object's MIDI output port.

See Also

Name Description
midiformat Prepare data in the form of a MIDI message
midiin Output raw MIDI data
midiinfo Fill a pop-up menu with MIDI device names
midiparse Interpret raw MIDI data
midiselect Select and 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
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