bendin Reference

Output MIDI pitch bend values

bendin

Description

Outputs pitch bend values received from a MIDI device. The MIDI port and channel can be chosen with messages or by double-clicking on the object.

Examples

Pitch bend messages can be received from everywhere, a specific port, or a specific port and channel

Arguments

port [symbol]

Optional

Specifies the port from which to receive incoming pitch bend messages. If there is no argument, bendin receives from all channels on all ports.

midi-device [symbol]

Optional

The name of a MIDI input device may be used as the first argument to specify the port. The name 'all' can be used to enable the reception of MIDI messages from any port. The name 'none' can be used to prevent the object from receiving MIDI messages from any port.

port-and-channel [symbol]

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

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

matchport [int] (default: 0)

If the port argument doesn't match an existing port or device name, set the object's MIDI port to 'none'.

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

Messages

anything

Arguments

arguments [list]
See the port message

(mouse)

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

(MIDI)

The bendin object receives its input from a MIDI pitch bend message received from a MIDI input device.

port

Arguments

MIDI-port [symbol]
The word port, followed by a letter a-z or the name of an MIDI port or device, sets the port from which the object receives incoming pitch bend messages. The word port is optional and may be omitted. The name 'all' can be used to enable the reception of MIDI messages from any port. The name 'none' can be used to prevent the object from receiving MIDI messages from any port.

Output

int

If a specific channel number is included in the argument, there is only one outlet. The output is the incoming pitch bend value from 0-127 (the most significant byte of the MIDI pitch bend message) on the specified channel and port.

If there is no channel number specified by the argument, bendin will have a second outlet, on the right, which will output the channel number of the incoming pitch bend message.

See Also

Name Description
MIDI MIDI
bendout
ctlin
midiin
notein
rtin
xbendout
xbendin
Max MIDI Tutorial 3: MIDI Parsing Max MIDI Tutorial 3: MIDI Parsing