midiarp

midiarp — Generates arpeggios based on currently held MIDI notes.

Description

midiarp constructs arpeggios based currently held MIDI notes. The opcode will output notes in the form of MIDI note numbers, and a metronomic signal that can be used to sequence the notes. Users can choose the rate at which the notes are generated, and may also choose from a set of arpeggio patterns.

Syntax

kMidiNoteNum, kTrigger midiarp kRate[, kMode]

Performance

kRate -- sets the rate in cycles per second at which new notes will be generated.

kMode -- Optional. Sets the mode of the arpeggio. 0 for up and down, 1, for up, 2 for down, and 3 for random. If left out, it will default to mode 0, up and down.

kMideNoteNum -- the current note number in the arpeggio pattern.

kTrigger -- a metronomic pulse that can be used to trigger playback of the notes in the arpeggio. This signal will output a 1 followed by 0s on each cycle. The frequency is set using the kRate input parameter.

[Note] Note

It is important that the instrument which holds the midiarp opcode is not continuously triggered on each new MIDI note. To prevent this from happening use the massign opcode, as shown in the example below.

Example

This example shows how midiarp can be used to trigger arpeggios using a secondary instrument for playback. Instrument 100 listens to incoming MIDI notes, and then triggers playback using instrument 200. massign is used to prevent instrument 100 from being triggered each time a new MIDI note is pressed. This examples uses the file midiarp.csd.

Example 577. Example of the midiarp opcode

<CsoundSynthesizer>
<CsOptions>
; Select audio/midi flags here according to platform
; Audio out   Audio in    No messages
-odac 	-d    -m0d --midi-key-cps=4 --midi-velocity-amp=5  -F midiChords.mid
; For Non-realtime ouput leave only the line below:
; -o midiin.wav -W ;;; for file output any platform
</CsOptions>
<CsInstruments>
; Initialize the global variables. 
sr = 44100
ksmps = 32
nchnls = 2
0dbfs  = 1

massign 1, -1; prevent triggering of instrument with MIDI

instr 200

    kMode = 0
    kTempo = 8
    kNote, kTrigger midiarp kTempo
    kFilterFreq lfo 2000, .05, 1

    ;if kTrigger is 1 trigger instrument 300 to play
    if kTrigger==1 then 	
        event "i", 300, 0, .5, .5, kNote, abs(kFilterFreq)+200
    endif

endin

instr 300

    kEnv expon p4, p3, .001
    aOut vco2 kEnv, cpsmidinn(p5)		;convert note number to cps
    aFilter moogladder aOut, p6, .2
    outs aFilter, aFilter
    
endin

</CsInstruments>
<CsScore>
i200 0 60
</CsScore>
</CsoundSynthesizer>


Credits

Author: Rory Walsh
2017