Blue Variables

Blue treats special text as special Blue variables. Below is a list of those variables.

Table 1.4. 

Variable Value
<TOTAL_DUR> Duration of the generated score from the timeline (Available in Global SCO text area.)
<INSTR_ID> Replaces with instrumentId; if the instrument is a named instrument, value is quoted. Generally used when creating notes.(Available within instruments and some SoundObjects.)
<INSTR_NAME> Replaces with instrumentId; if the instrument is a named instrument, the value is not quoted. Generally used when working with ORC code to give a variable a unique ID, i.e. "gk_var<INSTR_NAME>".(Available within instruments and some SoundObjects.)
<RENDER_START> The start time of rendering. Does not take into account time warping of score. (Available in Global SCO text area.)
<RENDER_START_ABSOLUTE> The start time of rendering. Takes into account time warping of score. (Available in Global SCO text area.)
<PROCESSING_START> The time value when always-on effects instruments need to start. Calculated as the time value of the first soundObject that is not a FrozenSoundObject or Comment. (Available in Global SCO text area.)