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Allocate notes to different voices

Description

Provides polyphonic voice-allocation by allocating data to different individual voices.

Examples

Send each voice to a different place... Limit the number of notes held at a time

Arguments

voices [number]

Optional

Sets the number of voices to which poly can allocate notes (thus limiting the number of notes poly can hold at one time). If there is no argument present, poly will hold up to 16 notes.

steal-mode [float]

Optional

If there is no second argument, or if the second argument is 0 , poly sends any notes it cannot hold out the rightmost outlet. If there is a non=zero second argument, poly steals voices: when poly receives more notes than it has voices, it turns off the note it has held the longest and puts the new note in its place.

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

int

Arguments

pitch [int]
The number is treated as the pitch value of pitch-velocity pair and the note is sent out.

  (inlet1)

Arguments

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

stop

In left inlet: Immediately sends note-offs for all the notes currently being held by poly, freeing all voices.

Output

int

Out left outlet: The output is the voice number of the note-on or note-off being sent out.

Out 2nd outlet: The output is the pitch of the note-on or note-off.

Out 3rd outlet: The number is the velocity of the note-on or note-off.

list

Out 4th outlet: The first number is the pitch, and the second number is the velocity, of any notes poly cannot hold. If there is a non-zero second argument, poly steals voices rather than send out overflow, so the fourth outlet is not created.

See Also

Name Description
borax Report note-on and note-off information
flush Output MIDI note-offs for held notes
makenote Generate a note-on/note-off pair