notein

Output received MIDI note messages

Description

notein receives its input from a MIDI note-on or note-off message received from a MIDI input device.

Arguments

Name Type Opt Description
MIDI-port (a through z) symbol opt Specifies the port from which to receive incoming note messages. If there is no argument, notein receives from all channels on all ports.
(MIDI name) symbol opt The name of a MIDI input device may be used as the first argument to specify the port.
MIDI-port (a through z) and channel-number (int) symbol A letter and number combination (separated by a space) indicates a port and a specific MIDI channel on which to receive note messages. Channel numbers greater than 16 will be wrapped around to stay within the 1-16 range.
channel-number 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.

Messages

anything MIDI-port (a through z) [list]
Performs the same function as port without the word, "port".
(mouse) Double-clicking on a notein object shows a pop-up menu for choosing a MIDI port or device.
(MIDI) The notein object receives its input from a MIDI note-on or note-off message received from a MIDI input device.
port MIDI-input-port (a through z) [symbol]
The word port, followed by a letter a-z or the name of a MIDI input port or device, sets the port from which the object receives incoming note messages. The word port is optional and may be omitted.

Information for box attributes common to all objects

Output

int: Out left outlet: The number is the pitch value of the incoming note message.

Out 2nd outlet: The number is the velocity of the incoming note-on message if non-zero, 0 for a note-off message. To receive release velocity, use xnotein.

If a specific channel number is included in the argument, there are only two outlets. If there is no channel number specified by the argument, notein will have a third outlet, on the right, which will output the channel number of the incoming note message.

Examples

Note-on messages can be received from everywhere a specific port or a specific port and channel

See Also

Name Description
ctlin Output received MIDI control values
midiin Output received raw MIDI data
noteout Transmit MIDI note messages
nslider Output numbers from a notation display onscreen
rtin Output received MIDI real time messages
xbendin Interpret extra precision MIDI pitch bend values
xnotein Interpret MIDI note messages with release velocity
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