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Max as MTC source

July 1, 2014 | 2:02 am

Hi guys,
before I start programming everything from scratch I thought to myself "Someone must have done this already…":
I want to slave Ableton Live via MTC from Max.
There will be a computer where a video is running, the video is giving out timing in milliseconds already, so what I need is a way to convert milliseconds to MTC and send that to a "from Max" Midi port.
What is not clear to me is how to handle the frame rate and the way MTC must be formatted to work when send over the MIDI port.
Any help would be appreciated. :-)

  • This topic was modified 1 month by  tommyfinke.

July 1, 2014 | 10:36 am

This article from Peter Elsea might help http://peterelsea.com/Maxtuts_advanced/Max&MTC.pdf
Also some example patches here under the "Advanced Programming with Max" column. http://peterelsea.com/maxtutorials.html


July 2, 2014 | 12:28 am

Thanks Rick!
This was also the first thing I found while searching.
However, I didn’t get very far with the supposed example-Patches in the MTC_Folder.zip, because these seem to be no Max/MSP files, having suffixes/filenames like ._MTCgen
(Even though I must confess I haven’t tried to open them in Max which I will do later. But I have opened the ._MTCgen-File with a text editor and all I got was gibberish when I hoped there might be some Max-code in there…)


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