|KeyKit :: Tools :: Bang|
Pressing the Bang button will cause the Bang tool to send a message to all of the connected tools. The default message is "bang". In essence, this will invoke the bang method in each of the connected tools. If a tool does not have a bang method, a warning message will be printed in the console window.
The More menu lets you set things up so that the Bang tool will monitor MIDI input and trigger itself automatically when a particular MIDI message is seen. To set up this capability, you should first play on your MIDI input device the desired MIDI message (e.g. a particular note on your keyboard). Then, invoke the "Load Recorded" menu item in the More menu. This will load the MIDI message that you just played. To have the Bang tool then continuously monitor MIDI input for this message, press the On button. This button is a toggle - pressing it again will turn it off. When the Bang tool is On, all MIDI input is monitored, and each occurrence of the specified MIDI message will cause the Bang tool to trigger and send a message to all of its connections.
You can change the message that the Bang tool sends by invoking the "Set Message" item in the More menu. After invoking it, you will see a window in which you can enter the message name. The "Set Comment" item lets you change the text that is displayed in the center of the Bang tool. The "Delete ALL Trigees" item will remove all of the Bang tool's connections.