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I've started making this program ages ago, and I dun have the time to finish it. It's a music scripting program with MIDI keyboard feature. Means you can compose your own MIDI music.

In this stage the following things needs to be fixed:

-right click menu on the list with Add above, Add bellow, Edit, Remove item in it

-updating list item's location on item's removal, item's starting time, etc...

-making the "hold keys" option easier (click on item in the list with more than 1 index makes the hit down/up select those keys)

-instant update on the edit/add item window (like when you change octave for example, all related items should change, like index, etc...)

-making Save and SaveAS separate (SaveAs is only one working for now)

-make (PC) keyboard hotkeys for the keys in the application

-maybe rewrite the whole script (since the one is messy, and hard to read if you see it for the first time)

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Btw, this script wouldn't have happened if there weren't midi udf by eynstyne

to start, click RECORD button, and click on to any keyboard key in the program, you can check the "Instant record" checkbox, in that case you skip the "add" window, and adding the key instantly. Program can detect how long have you been holding your key, and will set that time as default (which you can change). To edit item -> double click on item in the list. To remove item click DELETE on your keyboard when you select any of the item in the list. Hold Down and Release buttons are holding desired key/tone until the Release function releases it (see the example script in the zip).

feel free to develope it, since I dun have the time

edit: few more examples added (rename to *.PSC file, or you can open like TXT)




Edited by sandin
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WHOA!.. i haven't tested it.. but that looks sweet ^_^

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There's no doubt about it, sandin is king of the AutoIt GUI! It's such a good start that someone *should* develop from here.


Edited by WideBoyDixon
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I have no talent for creating music but wonderful GUI and nice program anyway!

Well done! :)


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Absolutely Wonderful :)

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  • 2 months later...

Well done sandin,thats fantastic work. Thankyou!

I too have been interested in midi for a while, alas i dabble in a few scripting languages but am not a master of autoit.

I've put this together to play midi notes directly from the keyboard. It has the abilty to play multiple notes at once but i've found it difficult to make it s responsive as it should be to user input.

Instrument can be set from the menu.

There are some things about the WindowEvents and dll calls i don't really understand fully to know where i've gone wrong. Its eating up CPU, and perhaps those who are more familiar with autoit can help make it better and offer some input on where i've gone wrong.

requires MidiUdf

#include <SendMessage.au3>
;#include <misc.au3>
#include <GUIConstantsEx.au3>
#include <WindowsConstants.au3>
#include <Array.au3>
#include <Midiudf.au3>
Opt("GUIOnEventMode", 1)  ; OnEvent mode
    Global $Q                    =   2890 ;20
    Global $W                    =   2990 ;20
    Global $E                    =   "2A90" ;20
    Global $R                    =   "2B90" ;20
    Global $T                    =   "2C90" ;20
    Global $Y                    =   "2D90" ;20
    Global $U                    =   "2E90" ;20
    Global $I                    =   "2F90" ;20
    Global $O                    =   "3090" ;20
    Global $P                    =   "3190" ;20

    Global $A                    =   "3290" ;21
    Global $S                    =   "3390" ;20
    Global $D                    =   "3490" ;20
    Global $F                    =    "3590" ;20
    Global $G                    =   "3690" ;20
    Global $H                    =   "3790" ;20
    Global $J                    =   "3890" ;20
    Global $K                    =   "3990" ;20
    Global $L                    =   "3A90" ;20

    Global $Z                    =   "3B90" ;20
    Global $X                    =   "3C90" ;20
    Global $C                    =   "3D90" ;20
    Global $V                    =   "3E90" ;20
    Global $B                    =   "3F90" ;20
    Global $N                    =   "4090" ;20
    Global $M                    =   "4190" ;20
Global $instrument_String="Grand Piano|Bright Piano|Electric Grand Piano|Honky-Tonk Piano|Electric piano|Electric Piano|" & _
"Harpsichord|Clavinet|Celesta|Glockenspiel|Music Box|Vibraphone|Marimba|Xylophone|Tubular bells|Dulcimer|Drawbar Organ|" & _
"Percussive Organ|Rock Organ|Church Organ|Reed Organ|Accordion|Harmonica|Tango Accordion|Nylon String Guitar|Steel String Guitar|" & _
"Jazz Guitar|Clean Electric Guitar|Muted Electric Guitar|Overdrive Guitar|Distortion Guitar|Guitar Harmonics|Accoustic Bass|" & _
"Fingered Bass|Picked Bass|Fretless Bass|Slap Bass 1|Slap Bass 2|Synth Bass 1|Synth Bass 2|Violin|Viola|Cello|Contrabass|" & _
"Tremolo Strings|Pizzicato Strings|Orchestral Harp|Timpani|String Ensemble 1|String Ensemble 2|Synth Strings 1|" & _
"Synth Strings 2|Choir ahh|Choir oohh|Synth Voice|Orchestral Hit|Trumpet|Trombone|Tuba|Muted Trumpet|French Horn|" & _
"Brass Section|Synth Brass 1|Synth Brass 2|Soprano Sax|Alto Sax|Tenor Sax|Baritone Sax|Oboe|English Horn|Bassoon|" & _
"Clarinet|Piccolo|Flute|Recorder|Pan flute|Blown Bottle|Shakuhachi|Whistle|Ocarina|Square Wave|Sawtooth Wave|Caliope|" & _
"Chiff|Charang|Voice|Fifths|Bass & Lead|New Age|Warm|PolySynth|Choir|Bowed|Metallic|Halo|Sweep|FX: Rain|FX: Soundtrack|" & _
"FX: Crystal|FX: Atmosphere|FX: Brightness|FX: Goblins|FX: Echo Drops|FX: Star Theme|Sitar|Banjo|Shamisen|Koto|Kalimba|" & _
"Bagpipe|Fiddle|Shanai|Tinkle bell|Agogo|Steel Drums|Woodblock|Taiko Drum|Melodic Tom|Synth Drum|Reverse Cymbal|" & _
"Guitar Fret Noise|Breath Noise|Seashore|Bird Tweet|Telephone Ring|Helicopter|Applause|Gunshot"
Global $instrument_Array= StringSplit($instrument_String,"|")
;Global Const $WM_KEYDOWN = 0x0100
;Global Const $WM_KEYUP = 0x0101
Dim $iKeyIndex=""
Global $sKeyName,$fileitem

$Gui = GUICreate("Key Name Demo (Esc to exit)", 400, 50)

GUICtrlSetOnEvent(-1, "_instChanged")

for $zz = 1 to $instrument_Array[0]
    GUICtrlSetOnEvent(-1, "_instChanged")

    if $zz=1 then GUICtrlSetState(-1, $GUI_CHECKED)

GUISetState(@SW_SHOW, $Gui)

GUIRegisterMsg($WM_NCLBUTTONUP, "WindowEvents")
GUIRegisterMsg($WM_KEYDOWN, "WindowEvents")
GUIRegisterMsg($WM_KEYUP, "WindowEvents")
HotKeySet("{Esc}", "Quit");  Esc to Exit

Dim $Open = _MidiOutOpen()

While 1
    _SendMessage($Gui, $WM_SYSCOMMAND, 0xF012, 0)
     $sKeyName = ""

Func _instChanged()
    if StringLen($ind>0) Then
        for $zz = 1 to $instrument_Array[0]
            if $ind=$instrument_Array[$zz] Then
                ;MsgBox(0,"",$ind & ":" & $zz-1)


Func NoteOn($Handle, $NoteIdx)
    If IsDeclared ( $NoteIdx ) Then
        $NoteIdx = Eval($NoteIdx)
        _MidiOutShortMsg($Handle, "0x0040" & $NoteIdx)

Func NoteOff($Handle, $NoteIdx)
    If IsDeclared ( $NoteIdx ) Then
        $NoteIdx = Eval($NoteIdx)
        _MidiOutShortMsg($Handle, "0x0000" & $NoteIdx)

Func Play($Handle, $Notes, $Duration); Can play Single notes or use arrays for chords
If Isarray($Notes) Then
    For $i in $Notes
    If $i > 87 then Return 0
    _MidiOutShortMsg($Handle, $Notes[$i])
    For $i in $Notes
    _MidiOutShortMsg($Handle, $Notes[$i])
    _MidiOutShortMsg($Handle, $Notes)
    _MidiOutShortMsg($Handle, $Notes)

Func SetInstrument($Handle, $Instrument)
    _MidiOutShortMsg($Handle,256 * $Instrument + 192)

Func Quit()
EndFunc  ;==>Quit
Func OnAutoItExit()
EndFunc   ;==>OnAutoItExit

Func WindowEvents($hWnd, $Msg, $wParam, $lParam)
    Switch $Msg
        Case $WM_KEYUP
            $aRet = DllCall('user32.dll', 'int', 'GetKeyNameText', 'int', $lParam, 'str', "", 'int', 256)
            $sKeyName = $aRet[2]


            NoteOff($Open, $sKeyName)
            ;ConsoleWrite($iKeyIndex & @CRLF)
            ;ConsoleWrite("keyUp: " & $sKeyName & @CRLF)

        Case $WM_KEYDOWN
            $aRet = DllCall('user32.dll', 'int', 'GetKeyNameText', 'int', $lParam, 'str', "", 'int', 256)
            $sKeyName = $aRet[2]
            if Not StringInStr($iKeyIndex,$sKeyName) Then
                $iKeyIndex  = $iKeyIndex & $sKeyName
                NoteOn($Open, $sKeyName)

                ;ConsoleWrite("keyDn: " & $sKeyName & @CRLF)
EndFunc  ;==>WindowEvents
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  • 5 years later...

This thread is about 6 years old. AutoIt has changed a lot in this time.
This is clearly a bug but without seeing line 273 we can't tell what happened.

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