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finally, what do you use to sync Max with an external software …?

October 21, 2011 | 12:17 pm

Hi there,
some knows I worked a bit on standalone sequencers made with max.
I didn’t like to use rewire because I "felt" is sluggish sometimes, especially with Ableton Live (I didn’t say it is their/your/my fault ; I don’t care really)

I tried the basic MTC message too.
Not completely tested, but better than rewire with ableton, especially…

So I ask that, candidly, what do you or would you use to have a nice sync ?


October 21, 2011 | 12:34 pm

Is Max your master or slave?

If Max is your slave, I’d suggest playing a 1-beat phasor ramp from your master, into Max, and treat this as a Max-native "master phasor". If you’re trying to sync Max to Live, you can do this very easily. Just make a spare track in yout Ableton project with a single, 1-beat long looping clip in it. Set this to "repitch" warp mode, route it to Max, adjust Ableton’s track latency somewhere into the negative and you’re away!

MTC/MIDI clock between most software will usually result in disappointing levels of slop.


October 21, 2011 | 2:15 pm

Max is the slave.

I’d need a safe way to build max standalone applications easily syncable with users’ daw-centric world.
It would be "as if" max was an external sequencer, and eventually an external sequencer + sound generator plugged into a daw.

"a bit like" Numerology made it before being a VST (…)

rewire would be nice…

BTW… at least for Ableton-centric environement, I can easily provide a max for live machine "only for sync purpose"
This one would fire messages, those messages grabbed by my external would work…

Testing that that next hour :-)


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