mc.receive~

Mutlichannel signals can be received from any loaded patcher, without patch cords

Description

Use the mc.receive~ object to grab signals put out by mc.send~ or send~ objects and output them out its signal outlet.

Discussion

You can switch between all current mc.receive~ objects using the set message. To turn off the audio coming from a mc.receive~, use set with the name of a mc.send~ or send~ that doesn't currently exist.

Arguments

object-name [symbol]

Sets the name of the mc.receive~ object.

channel-count [int]

Optional

Sets how many channels mc.receive~ should output from mc.send~. Otherwise, default is (logical channel) 1. When working with send~, this argument is optional and unnecessary as there is only one channel of audio.

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 [4 floats]

Sets the color for the object's text in RGBA format.

textjustification [int]

Sets the justification for the object's text.

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

set

Arguments

object-name [symbol]
The word set, followed by a symbol, changes the name of the receive~ so that it connects to different mc.send~ or send~ objects that have the symbol as a name. If no mc.send~ or send~ objects exist with the name, the output of receive~ is 0.

signal

The mc.receive~ object receives signals from all mc.send~ or send~ objects that share its name. It adds together as many as are specified by channel-count (default channel 1 if unspecified) and sends the sum out its outlet. If no mc.send~ or send~ objects share the current name, the output of mc.receive~ is 0. The mc.send~ or send~ objects need not be in the same patch as the corresponding mc.receive~.

Output

signal

The combination of all signals coming into all mc.send~ or send~ objects with the same name as the mc.receive~.

See Also

Name Description
mc.send~ Send multichannel signals to any loaded patcher, without patch cords
send~ Send signals without patch cords
receive~ Signals can be received from any loaded patcher, without patch cords
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