mc.pack~

Combine single inputs into a multichannel signal

Description

The mc.pack~ object combines inputs (signals, multichannel signals, floats) into a multi-channel signal. Unlike mc.combine~, mc.pack~ creates an output multichannel signal that contains exactly the number of channels as its number of inlets.

Examples

Arguments

size [int]

The argument to mc.pack~ determines both the count of inlets and channels in its output multichannel signal.

Attributes

chans [int]

If the chans attribute is set to a value smaller than the number of inlets of mc.pack, extra channels will be removed from the multichannel output the next time the audio is restarted. By default, the chans attribute is set to 0, which means the output channel count is always equal to the number of inlets.

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

An incoming number is converted a constant value within the output multichannel signal.

float

An incoming number is converted a constant value within the output multichannel signal.

list

The first value of the list is converted to a constant value within the output multichannel signal.

mute

Arguments

state [int]
The word mute, followed by a 1 or 0, will mute or unmute the output of mc.pack~. When muted, all output channels are set to zero.

signal

A single-channel signal or the first channel of a multichannel signal is copied to the output multichannel signal at the channel position correponding to its inlet.

See Also

Name Description
MC MC
MC MC
MC Objects for Signal Manipulation MC Objects for Signal Manipulation
join Combine items into a list
mc.combine~ Combine inputs into a multichannel signal
mc.separate~ Split a multichannel signal
mc.unpack~ Split a multichannel signal into single-channel signals
pack Create a list
pak Output a list when any element changes
unjoin Break a list into messages
unpack Break a list into individual messages