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sync and timing info from live

July 1, 2010 | 6:17 pm

Ok, this is a question just to point me in the right direction before I get stuck in with Max for Live.

Basically how would I like to receive timing info from Live, I want to be able to trigger some parameter changes every bar or beat etc specified in the easiest way. Its a simple one but im only used to using the sync~ object in normal Max/Msp.

Is there a easy way to get the this in live (im sure there is)? Many thx.


July 1, 2010 | 6:36 pm

as per usual ive answered my own question. lol. Should not panic so often. Well if your new like me and need to the answer its simple.

Max for live will send its sync timing to a number of objects automatically if no parameters are specified (reference for live). So connect a metro object to a transport object with all other boxes as in help file and away u go. Well thats the hard bit over lets have some fun yeah!


July 1, 2010 | 8:06 pm

I did some investigations on synchronizing with Live. My favorite device is plugsync~. The download .AMXD shows the output of plugsync~.

Attachments:
  1. PlugSync.8.amxd

July 1, 2010 | 9:57 pm

Plugsound~ is an interesting alternative, but in musical context I find the transport object more convenient as it provides an integer tick counter which is useful for handling beat subdivisions by modulo (%) operations.


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