The notes available in Scratch are the 128 notes on a piano. The notes function just as they do on a piano, but there are more choices for the instrument.
There are 21 instruments available for use:
- Electric Piano
- Electric Guitar
- Wooden Flute
- Music Box
- Steel Drum
- Synth Lead
- Synth Pad
set instrument to (1 v) sets the instrument number.
With Musical Instruments
There are many musical instruments that are available for use. Most of these use notes (such as the clarinet), but there are also others that are percussion instruments and do not require notes (such as drums or the woodblock). In these cases, the notes control the pitch of the instrument.
With Sound Effects
Scratch gives a satisfactory range of sound effects for use; these include everyday sounds such as a telephone ring, and sounds for other genres, such as a gunshot. Obviously, these sound effects are not controlled by notes in the same way as the above; rather, with these instruments, the given note affects the pitch of the sound.