## 5n argument for a metro

Sep 8, 2009 at 2:52am

# 5n argument for a metro

Hi,

1. The argument 5n for a metro doesn’t exist according to Max Documentation, so how can I have a metro playing quintuplets using this new Tempo Relative feature in Max 5 ?

2. Is this feature really a big change in time processing in Max or is it just an easier and more “human-friendly” way to deal with several time objects avoiding sends and receives ?

3. Thanks everybody for this great forum, I learnt a lot just reading the posts here.

Florent

#45377
Sep 8, 2009 at 3:24am

This is great.
Thanks a lot.

#163558
Sep 8, 2009 at 7:13am
 Quote: 1. The argument 5n for a metro doesn’t exist according to Max Documentation, so how can I have a metro playing quintuplets using this new Tempo Relative feature in Max 5 ?

Since triplets are possible by providing eg the argument 2nt, quintuplets according to this logic should be notated as 2nq and a septuplet as 2ns or something like that. Apparently this is not supported. But then again, who is going to be able to dance on quintuplets?

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johan

#163559
Sep 8, 2009 at 7:15am

For my second question, I really feel now a metro based on the object transport is more steady than a regular one based on a fixed ms value.

#163560
Sep 9, 2009 at 3:41am

The idea of ns, nq… is nice. It would avoid to do simple maths by ourselves.
But sending the message n ticks to metro works perfectly.
thanks

ps : I can danse on quintuplets !

#163561
Sep 26, 2009 at 10:27am
 jvkr wrote on Tue, 08 September 2009 09:13 But then again, who is going to be able to dance on quintuplets?

Me!
(I am starving, I die for it…)

I bet everybody can dance to “Take Five” easily…

The notation of xlets is not that important, they are translated to ticks anyway…

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