noteout Reference

Transmit MIDI note messages

noteout

Description

Transmits note-on and note-off messages to a MIDI device.

Examples

Letter argument transmits to only one port... Otherwise, number specifies both port and channel

Arguments

port [symbol]

Optional

Specifies the port (a-z) for transmitting MIDI note messages. Channel numbers greater than 16 received in the right inlet will be wrapped around to stay within the 1-16 range. If there is no argument, noteout initially transmits out port a, on MIDI channel 1.

port-channel [list]

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

device [symbol]

Optional

The name of a MIDI output device may be used as the first argument to specify the port. The name 'none' can be used to prevent the object from transmitting MIDI messages on any port.

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

int

Arguments

input [int]
In left inlet: The number is the pitch value of a MIDI note message transmitted on the specified channel and port. Numbers are limited between 0 and 127.

  (inlet1)

Arguments

velocity [int]
In middle inlet: The number is stored as the velocity of a note message, to be used with pitch values received in the left inlet. Numbers are limited between 0 and 127. 0 is considered a note-off message, 1-127 are note-on messages.

  (inlet2)

Arguments

channel [int]
In right inlet: The number is stored as the channel number on which to transmit the note-on messages.

float

Arguments

input [float]
Converted to int.

anything

Arguments

port [list]
Performs the same function as port but without need for the word, "port".

(mouse)

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

port

Arguments

port [symbol]
In left inlet: The word port, followed by a letter a-z or the name of a MIDI output port or device, specifies the port used to transmit the MIDI messages. The word port is optional and may be omitted. The name 'none' can be used to prevent the object from transmitting MIDI messages on any port.

Output

(MIDI)

There are no outlets. The output is a MIDI note-on message transmitted directly to the object's MIDI output port.

See Also

Name Description
MIDI MIDI
ctlout
midiout
notein
nslider
xbendout
xnoteout
Max MIDI Tutorial 1: Basic MIDI Max MIDI Tutorial 1: Basic MIDI