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Send MIDI program changes

Examples

Letter argument transmits to only one port. Otherwise, number specifies both port and channel

Arguments

port [symbol]

Optional

Specifies the port for transmitting MIDI program change messages. When a letter argument is present, channel numbers greater than 16 received in the right inlet will be wrapped around to stay within the 1-16 range. If there is no argument, pgmout initially transmits out port a, on MIDI channel 1.

port-channel [list]

A letter and number combination (separated by a space) indicates a port and a specific MIDI channel on which to transmit program change messages. Channel numbers greater than 16 will be wrapped around to stay within the 1-16 range.

device [symbol]

Optional

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

channel [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.

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

input [int]
In left inlet: The number has 1 subtracted from it and then is transmitted as a program change value on the specified channel and port. Numbers are limited between 1 and 128, and are sent out as program changes 0 to 127.

  (inlet1)

Arguments

channel [int]
In right inlet: The number is stored as the channel number on which to transmit the program change messages.

float

Arguments

input [float]
Converted to int .

anything

Arguments

port [list]
Performs the same function as port but without need for the word, "port".

(mouse)

Double-clicking on a pgmout 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.

list

Arguments

input [list]
In left inlet: The first number is the program number +1, and the second number is the channel of a MIDI program change message transmitted on the specified channel and port.

Output

(MIDI)

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

See Also

Name Description
midiout Transmit raw MIDI data
pgmin Receive MIDI program changes