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hikey Opcode

Causes the associated region to play when a constraint on MIDI note is respected. Used in conjunction with lokey, it makes the region play when the incoming note is equal to or higher than lokey and equal to or lower than hikey.

Opcode Prototype

hikey=upper limit


The mandatory upper limit parameter defines the range's upper limit. This parameter only accepts valid MIDI note numbers (from 0 to 127) or names (from C-1 to G9):

Note Numbers Note Names Octave
0 to 11 C-1 to B-1 -1
12 to 23 C0 to B0 0
24 to 35 C1 to B1 1
36 to 47 C2 to B2 2
48 to 59 C3 to B3 3
60 to 71 C4 to B4 4
72 to 83 C5 to B5 5
84 to 95 C6 to B6 6
96 to 107 C7 to B7 7
108 to 119 C8 to B8 8
120 to 127 C9 to G9 9

Allowed Sections

May be used in sections <global> and <region>.


Defines one region for each of three octaves.


Since LinuxSampler 2.0.0

Conforms to SFZ v1 Standard.

Document Updated:  2017-05-20  |  Author:  Nicola Pandini