Monday, October 3, 2011

Selecting a MIDI Device With Unimidi

There are a couple of recent changes to how MIDI devices can be selected with Unimidi.

Prompting the User

The first is the addition of a handy console prompt that asks the user to select a device and waits for input.  The code looks like this

require "unimidi"

@input = UniMIDI::Input.gets

on my computer, this results in

Select a MIDI input
1) IAC Device
2) Roland UM-2 (1)
3) Roland UM-2 (2)
> 

Note that when the user makes a selection, the device is returned enabled so you don't need to call @input.open on it.

Hard Coded

There's also been some changes to how hard coded selection can be done. As with the user prompt, now you can select and open a device at one fell swoop. Here's a couple of examples which both open the same output. (Device#use and Device#open are the same)

@output = UniMIDI::Output.open(0)
@output = UniMIDI::Output.use(:first)
And of course, you can select and open the device separately if you wish
@input = UniMIDI::Input.all[0].open
@input = UniMIDI::Input.first.open

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