MTC generator

Apr 23, 2009 at 10:30am

MTC generator

I’d like to have a MTC (MIDI Time Code) generator in Max, in particular for slaving Logic 8 to Max. Does it already exist somewhere? If not, any hints how it could be implemented?


Apr 23, 2009 at 8:42pm

Have a look to Peter Elsea‘s MTC tutorial.

Apr 23, 2009 at 9:56pm

Thanks! Much appreciated.

Jan 7, 2010 at 12:18pm

Having a closer look at the tutorials and patches I noticed that some objects are unknown to the current version of MaxMSP, for instance ‘Lswap’ and ‘unlist’.

What are the appropriate replacements?

Jan 8, 2010 at 12:00am

Those are objects from Peter’s famous Lobjects.

Jan 8, 2010 at 1:17pm

Thanks again, Emmanuel.

So I’ve got the MTC generator working! With the excellent documentation I was even able to change the framerate from 30 to 25 fps which is necessary for perfect timing in Max.

Now I’m wondering if it would be possible to use the MTC generator in a M4L device (as Live doesn’t support MTC output). But it seems that the frame messages are not passed through midiout of M4L devices. Do you think there is some workaround?

Oct 31, 2011 at 10:35pm

@broc may be you could run another patch in standalone mode and communicate between them, locally, using another protocol i.e. OSC.

OSC should not be the best solution, its just an example.. You should test for lag, etcs..

if you find a solution let me know ( :


Oct 31, 2011 at 11:30pm

The solution was easy with Leigh Hunt’s max externals for midiin/out.

Apr 21, 2013 at 7:00pm

Leigh Hunt’s url is not more working…

Apr 21, 2013 at 7:27pm
Apr 22, 2013 at 12:13am

Hi Rick, thanx a lot!!!


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