Data-track

Data-tracks allow you to send data from Millumin to other applications or devices.
 It works both in the dashboard and in timelines.


Principle

First of all, a data-track is displayed in the dashboard, in the same fashion as layers :


To create one, click the triangle icon on the bottom-left corner of the dashboard :


Then you can configure the data-track to prepare the kind of signal you want to send. By default, Millumin configure the data-track to send MIDI data :

If you want to test your data-track, press the send test button to send a default MIDI signal. You can also check what signals are sent via the Monitor .


To finish, you need to enter commands in the dashboard, so Millumin will send the data everytime a column is launched :


The available commands depends on the mode of the data-track. Examples are displayed in the command templates lines :

Continuous Signal

By default, the method of the data-track is set to command, but you can change it for continuous signal :


Indeed, while commands are executed once when the column is launched, the continuous signals follow the column’s transitions. It is like sending the same signal, but you can make vary smoothly the value of the signal everytime you launch a column :


 This can be handy to make evolve some parameter for another application.

Modes

The mode of the data-track is the kind of signal that will be sent :

Each mode has its own properties to be configured, but the principle is exactly the same the one described for MIDI.

In Timelines

You can also create data-tracks in timelines. This is exactly the same as in the dashboard, except that flags will be used :


Of course, if you set the method as continuous signal, you will be able to use keyframes instead :