xnoteout Reference

Format MIDI note messages with release velocity

xnoteout

Examples

The numbers are formatted into a MIDI note-on or note-off message, which is sent out byte-by-byte

Arguments

channel [int]

Optional

Sets an initial value for the MIDI channel of the outgoing messages. Channel numbers greater than 16 will be wrapped around to stay within the 1-16 range. If there is no argument, the initial channel number is 1.

Attributes

Common Box Attributes

Messages

bang

Sends out a MIDI message using the numbers currently stored in xnoteout.

int

Arguments

input [int]
In left inlet: The number is used as the pitch value for a note-on or note-off message, and the message is sent out the outlet byte-by-byte.

In left-middle inlet: The number is stored as the velocity for either a note-on or a note-off message. If no number has been received yet, the velocity for note-ons is 64, and the velocity for note-offs is 0.

In right-middle inlet: The number is stored as the indicator of whether outgoing messages should be note-ons or note-offs. If the number is not 0, xnoteout will send out a note-on message. If the number is 0, xnoteout will send out a note-off message with a release velocity. If no number has been received yet, it is initially 1 (note-on).

In right inlet: The number is stored as the channel for the MIDI message sent out by xnoteout. Channel numbers greater than 16 will be wrapped around to stay within the 1-16 range.

  (inlet1)

Arguments

velocity [int]
Inlet numbering starts at 0. Second inlet: Integer is stored as the velocity for either a note-on or a note-off message. If no number has been received yet, the velocity for note-ons is 64, and the velocity for note-offs is 0.

  (inlet2)

Arguments

note-flag [int]
Inlet numbering starts at 0. Third inlet: The number is stored as the indicator of whether outgoing messages should be note-ons or note-offs. If the number is not 0, xnoteout will send out a note-on message. If the number is 0, xnoteout will send out a note-off message with a release velocity. If no number has been received yet, it is initially 1 (note-on).

  (inlet3)

Arguments

channel [int]
Inlet numbering starts at 0. Fourth inlet: The number is stored as the channel for the MIDI message sent out by xnoteout. Channel numbers greater than 16 will be wrapped around to stay within the 1-16 range.

list

Arguments

pitch [int]
velocity [int]
note-flag [int]
channel [int]
The first number is the pitch value, the second number is the velocity, the third number is the note-on/note-off indicator (non-zero for note-on, 0 for note-off), and the fourth number is the channel. The numbers are stored by xnoteout, and a MIDI note-on or note-off message is sent out.

Output

int

When a pitch value is received, a complete MIDI note-on or note-off message is sent out the outlet, byte-by-byte. Whereas a note-on with a velocity of 0 is most commonly used to indicate a note-off, xnoteout sends out the MIDI note-off command and uses the specified velocity as a release velocity.

See Also

Name Description
MIDI MIDI
noteout
midiout
xnotein