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metro 4n – how about 4d and 4t? (dotted and triplet)


kjg
April 23, 2008 | 9:19 pm

Hello,

I really like the option of using arguments like 4n and 8n to get quarter note or eight note pulses in Max 5. Very useful in combination with the transport object.

But how about dotted notes and triplets? Would it be possible to have 4t (for quarter note triplet pulses) and 2d (for dotted second note pulses) arguments too? Or is there some reason why this would not be possible, practical or useful?

It seems so obvious to me that when I tried it I was actually surprised to find that it’s not implemented yet. But maybe I’m overlooking something?

Anyone tried if transport syncs to the master program in rewire slave mode, btw?

Regards,
kjg


April 23, 2008 | 10:03 pm

Here are the values you can use :

1nd, 1n, 1nt, 2nd, 2n, 2nt, 4nd, 4n, 4nt, 8nd, 8n, 8nt, 16nd, 16n, 16nt, 32nd, 32n, 32nt, 64nd, 64n, 128n



kjg
April 23, 2008 | 10:20 pm

Quote: Bertrand Fraysse wrote on Thu, 24 April 2008 00:03
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> Here are the values you can use :
>
> 1nd, 1n, 1nt, 2nd, 2n, 2nt, 4nd, 4n, 4nt, 8nd, 8n, 8nt, 16nd, 16n, 16nt, 32nd, 32n, 32nt, 64nd, 64n, 128n
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great! so i guess i missed it in the documentation. very nice it is indeed implemented this way.

thank you,
kjg


April 23, 2008 | 11:18 pm

On Apr 23, 2008, at 2:19 PM, Klaas-Jan Govaart wrote:
> It seems so obvious to me that when I tried it I was actually
> surprised to find that it’s not implemented yet. But maybe I’m
> overlooking something?

It’s sort of a hole in the documentation, I guess. These do what you
would expect:

1nd, 1n, 1nt, 2nd, 2n, 2nt, 4nd, 4n, 4nt, 8nd, 8n, 8nt, 16nd, 16n,
16nt, 32nd, 32n, 32nt, 64nd, 64n, 128n

Chris Muir
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April 24, 2008 | 1:48 am

They are listed in the documentation under ‘time formats’. The page is has a link from metro, timepoint, and translate reference pages among others.

Strangely, the transport object reference doesn’t have a link to the time format page.

I haven’t tested the rewire capabilities of transport yet. If it doesn’t sync automatically, it will be a snap to patch the info from hostsync~ to a transport object.


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