The MIDI In DAT logs all MIDI messages coming into TouchDesigner from a specified MIDI device. It outputs columns in a table format - message, type, channel, index, value.

However general setup is simpler. Once you have MIDI set up via the Dialogs -> MIDI Device Mapper, TouchDesigner is ready to receive MIDI via Select CHOPs that point to /local/maps/map1 for device 1, etc.

See also the MIDI Event DAT, MIDI In Map CHOP, MIDI In CHOP, MIDI Out CHOP, Tscript midi() Command, MIDI Device Mapper Dialog.


Parameters - Connect Page

Active active - Logs MIDI events when turned on.  

Device Table device - Path to the MIDI device Table DAT  

Device ID id - Path to the MIDI device Table DAT  

Parameters - Filter Page

Skip Sense skipsense - Does not log sense messages when this is turned on.  

Skip Timing skiptiming - Does not report timing messages when this is turned on.  

Filter Messages filter - Turning this on enables the message filtering parameters below.  

Message message - Filter by the MIDI message content. Example "Control Change"  

Channel channel - Filter by the MIDI message channel. Channels range from 1 to 16.  

Index index - Filter by the MIDI message index. Indices range from 1 to 128.  

Value value - Filter by the MIDI message value. Values range from 0 to 127.  

Parameters - Received Messages Page

Callbacks DAT callbacks - Runs this script once for each row added to the table (ie. each MIDI event received). See midiinDAT_Class for usage.  

Execute from executeloc - - Determines the location the script is run from.

  • Current Node current - The script is executed from the current node location (for example, where 'cc' points to).
  • Callbacks DAT callbacks - The script is executed from the location of the DAT specified in the Callbacks DAT parameter.
  • Specified Operator op - The script is executed from the operator specified in the From Operator parameter below.

From Operator fromop - The operator whose state change will trigger the DAT to execute its script when Execute from is set to Specified Operator. This operator is also the path that the script will be executed from if the Execute From parameter is set to Specified Operator.  

Clamp Output clamp - The DAT is limited to 100 messages by default but with Clamp Output, this can be set to anything including unlimited.  

Maximum Lines maxlines - Limits the number of messages, older messages are removed from the list first.  

Clear Output clear - Deletes all lines except the heading. To clear with a python script op("opname").par.clear.pulse()  

Bytes Column bytes - Outputs the raw bytes of the message in a separate column.  

Parameters - Common Page

Language language - - Select how the DAT decides which script language to operate on.

  • Input input - The DAT uses the inputs script language.
  • Node node - The DAT uses it's own script language.

Edit/View Extension extension - - Select the file extension this DAT should expose to external editors.

  • dat dat - various common file extensions.
  • From Language language - pick extension from DATs script language.
  • Custom Extension custom - Specify a custom extension.

Custom Extension customext - Specifiy the custom extension.  

Word Wrap wordwrap - - Enable Word Wrap for Node Display.

  • Input input - The DAT uses the inputs setting.
  • On on - Turn on Word Wrap.
  • Off off - Turn off Word Wrap.

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