MIDI Message


Ruby MIDI message objects



gem install midi-message

Or if you’re using Bundler, add this to your Gemfile

gem "midi-message"


ruby require "midi-message"

Basic Messages

There are a few ways to create a new MIDI message. Here are some examples

```ruby MIDIMessage::NoteOn.new(0, 64, 64)

MIDIMessage::NoteOn[“E4”].new(0, 100)

MIDIMessage.with(:channel => 0, :velocity => 100) { note_on(“E4”) } ```

Those expressions all evaluate to the same object

ruby #<MIDIMessage::NoteOn:0x9c1c240 @channel=0, @data=[64, 64], @name="E4", @note=64, @status=[9, 0], @velocity=64, @verbose_name="Note On: E4">

SysEx Messages

As with any kind of message, you can begin with raw data

ruby MIDIMessage::SystemExclusive.new(0xF0, 0x41, 0x10, 0x42, 0x12, 0x40, 0x00, 0x7F, 0x00, 0x41, 0xF7)

Or in a more object oriented way

synth = SystemExclusive::Node.new(0x41, :model_id => 0x42, :device_id => 0x10)

SystemExclusive::Command.new([0x40, 0x7F, 0x00], 0x00, :node => synth) ```

A Node represents a device that you’re sending a message to (eg. your Yamaha DX7 is a Node). Sysex messages can either be a Command or Request

You can use the Node to instantiate a message

ruby synth.command([0x40, 0x7F, 0x00], 0x00)

One way or another, you will wind up with a pair of objects like this

ruby #<MIDIMessage::SystemExclusive::Command:0x9c1e57c @address=[64, 0, 127], @checksum=[65], @data=[0], @node= #<MIDIMessage::SystemExclusive::Node:0x9c1e5a4 @device_id=16, @manufacturer_id=65, @model_id=66>>


The parse method will take any valid message data and return the object representation

```ruby MIDIMessage.parse(0x90, 0x40, 0x40)

#<MIDIMessage::NoteOn:0x9c1c240 ..>

MIDIMessage.parse(0xF0, 0x41, 0x10, 0x42, 0x12, 0x40, 0x00, 0x7F, 0x00, 0x41, 0xF7)

#<MIDIMessage::SystemExclusive::Command:0x9c1e57c ..> ```

Check out nibbler for more advanced parsing




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