NAME

MIDI::XML::SequenceNumber - MIDI Instrument Name messages.

SYNOPSIS

  use MIDI::XML::InstrumentName;
  $Instrument_Name = MIDI::XML::InstrumentName->new();
  $Instrument_Name->delta(768);
  $Instrument_Name->text('Oboe');
  @event = $Instrument_Name->as_event();
  $midi_track = MIDI::Track->new();
  push( @{$midi_track->events_r},\@event;
  @xml = $Instrument_Name->as_MidiXML();
  print join("\n",@xml);

DESCRIPTION

MIDI::XML::InstrumentName is a class encapsulating MIDI Instrument Name meta messages. An Instrument Name message includes either a delta time or absolute time as implemented by MIDI::XML::Message and the MIDI Instrument Name event encoded as follows:

0xFF 0x04 length text

EXPORT

None.

METHODS AND ATTRIBUTES

$Instrument_Name = MIDI::XML::InstrumentName->new()

This creates a new MIDI::XML::InstrumentName object.

$Instrument_Name = MIDI::XML::InstrumentName->new($event);

Creates a new InstrumentName object initialized with the values of a MIDI::Event instrument_name array.

$delta_time = $Instrument_Name->delta() or $Instrument_Name->delta($delta_time);

Returns the message time as a delta time or undef if it is an absolute time. Optionally sets the message time to the specified delta time. To avoid contradictory times, the absolute time is set to undef when a delta time is set.

This functionality is provided by the MIDI::XML::Message base class.

$absolute_time = $Instrument_Name->absolute() or $Instrument_Name->absolute($absolute_time);

Returns the message time as an absolute time or undef if it is a delta time. Optionally sets the message time to the specified absolute time. To avoid contradictory times, the delta time is set to undef when an absolute time is set.

This functionality is provided by the MIDI::XML::Message base class.

$time = $Instrument_Name->time();

Returns the message time, absolute or delta, whichever was last set.

This functionality is provided by the MIDI::XML::Message base class.

$text = $Instrument_Name->text() or $Instrument_Name->text($text);

Returns and optionally sets the text value.

$ordinal = $Seq_No->ordinal();

Returns a value to be used to order events that occur at the same time.

@event = $Instrument_Name->as_event();

Returns a MIDI::Event instrument_name array initialized with the values of the InstrumentName object. MIDI::Event does not expect absolute times and will interpret them as delta times. Calling this method when the time is absolute will not generate a warning or error but it is unlikely that the results will be satisfactory.

@xml = $Instrument_Name->as_MidiXML();

Returns an array of elements formatted according to the MidiXML DTD. These elements may be assembled by track into entire documents with the following suggested DOCTYPE declaration:

        <!DOCTYPE MIDI PUBLIC
                "-//Recordare//DTD MusicXML 0.7 MIDI//EN"
                "http://www.musicxml.org/dtds/midixml.dtd">

AUTHOR

Brian M. Ames, <bmames@apk.net>

SEE ALSO

MIDI::Event.

COPYRIGHT and LICENSE

Copyright 2002 Brian M. Ames. This software may be used under the terms of the GPL and Artistic licenses, the same as Perl itself.