follow records pitches, or you can give it a MIDI file, in which case it looks at the file's note-ons and ignores other events. When it is "following" it outputs the index of the last note matched.
The argument is the name of a file containing a previously recorded sequence, to be read into follow automatically when the patch is loaded.
Common Box Attributes
The word , and a number, causes follow to begin comparing incoming numbers to its own stored numbers, beginning at the specified index (the specified event in its own stored sequence). When follow is following, and a number is received that matches the number recorded in follow, it sends out the index of that number.
The follow object is a forgiving score reader, and will try to follow along even if the incoming numbers do not exactly match the recorded sequence. If a number arrives that does not match the next number, or either of the two subsequent numbers in the sequence, follow does nothing. If a number arrives that matches a number up to two notes ahead in the sequence, follow assumes that the performer simply missed a note or two, and jumps ahead to the matched number.
Out left outlet: When follow is following, and the number received in the inlet matches the next number in the stored sequence (or one of the two numbers after that), the index of the matched number is sent out. The index of the next number is also sent out when a message is received.
Out right outlet: When follow receives a or a message, the recorded numbers are played back. When follow is following, and a message is received, the next number in the recorded sequence is sent out.
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