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# MIDI Note On/Off

 by: Oliver Waits, Feb. 2016 http://forum.avolites.com/viewtopic.php?f=20&t=4342 Here are macros to send Note On and Off commands from the MIDI out port on the console. Code below is shortened for better overview. For the long version - MIDI Notes 1~20 - refer to the original post. However, as of October 2017 there is an error in that posted file: since all macros have the same ID, only one macro is displayed in Titan. This works only with real consoles as Titan doesn't support MIDI over USB. Only the real 5pin MIDI ports on Avo hardware are supported. Furthermore, a MIDI output is required - only Tiger Touch and above, no Titan Mobile or Quartz.

## Code

sendmidi.xml
```<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>

<!-- MIDI Note On -->
<macro name="MIDI Note 1 On" id="Avolites.Macros.MidiNote1On">
<sequence>
<step>Panel.Midi.NoteOn(0,1,127)</step>
</sequence>
</macro>

<macro name="MIDI Note 2 On" id="Avolites.Macros.MidiNote2On">
<sequence>
<step>Panel.Midi.NoteOn(0,2,127)</step>
</sequence>
</macro>

<!-- MIDI Note Off -->
<macro name="MIDI Note 1 Off" id="Avolites.Macros.MidiNote1Off">
<sequence>
<step>Panel.Midi.NoteOff(0,1,127)</step>
</sequence>
</macro>

<macro name="MIDI Note 2 Off" id="Avolites.Macros.MidiNote2Off">
<sequence>
<step>Panel.Midi.NoteOff(0,2,127)</step>
</sequence>
</macro>
</avolites.macros>```

## Explanation

This explains the functional steps within the sequence. For all the other XML details please refer to Formats and syntax

As macros currently don't support parameters, you need to use individual macros (which call the appropriate function with the respective parameters) per note you want to send:

• `Panel.Midi.NoteOn(0,1,127)` sends a NoteOn, channel 0, note 1, velocity 127
• `Panel.Midi.NoteOn(0,2,127)` sends a NoteOn, channel 0, note 2, velocity 127
• `Panel.Midi.NoteOff(0,1,127)` sends a NoteOff, channel 0, note 1, velocity 127
• `Panel.Midi.NoteOff(0,2,127)` sends a NoteOff, channel 0, note 2, velocity 127

## How to use it

• fire the macros as you require. This might be useful for external applications which cannot be controlled by DMX/Art-Net/sACN.

## Discussion

, 2017/10/15 11:19, 2017/11/20 16:15

As stated in the original post, I suspect some difficulties as all the macros have the same ID. Testing needed.

However, testing requires an external MIDI device - hence I cannot test it myself.