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Timeline Replacement?

April 18, 2008 | 9:39 am

Hi there,
I just read that [timeline] is basically unuseable in maxmsp because of it being so buggy. I was hoping to use it as the basis of a simple sequencer.

Any ideas what i could use instead?

Just to explain what i planned to use it for:

Ill have a [hi] device which will be controlling a sample player, and i want to be able to use a button on the [hi] object to trigger the recording of an audio loop. I plan to have recordable loops for four different instrument sounds so you can build up a sequence and it all plays back together. This is what i was hoping to use [timeline] for.

Does anyone have any advice?


April 18, 2008 | 12:12 pm

On 18 Apr 2008, at 10:39, Jason Bradberry wrote:
> I just read that [timeline] is basically unuseable in maxmsp because
> of it being so buggy. I was hoping to use it as the basis of a
> simple sequencer.
>
> Any ideas what i could use instead?

Max5 will come with a "new musical time system" (http://www.cycling74.com/story/2007/9/28/105551/882
).

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April 18, 2008 | 12:55 pm

Hi nick thanks for the reply. Unfortunately i cant wait for max 5 as this is for a uni project that im trying to finish within the next week or two.

Is there any way of doing this in max 4.6?


April 18, 2008 | 1:10 pm

Jason,

try qlist.

Open the help file for qlist and study the subpatch [p
interfacing_with_qlist], copy and modify to your taste.

All the best


Alessandro Fogar

http://www.fogar.it

2008/4/18, Jason Bradberry :
>
>
> Hi nick thanks for the reply. Unfortunately i cant wait for max 5 as this
> is for a uni project that im trying to finish within the next week or two.
>
> Is there any way of doing this in max 4.6?
>


April 18, 2008 | 1:21 pm

Thanks Alessandro i’ll give it a try!


April 18, 2008 | 3:51 pm

I hope with Max5 on the way, there will be a new timeline/track
object as well. I think the new object UI language will be
pretty powerful, I am curious to see what people come up
with.

Secretly, I hope Ableton and Cycling release a simple "Live Lite"
track interface object.


April 18, 2008 | 5:12 pm

till then you can use the TimeLinerSA from the good folks at vvvv
its osc based and very intuitive. i tried on windows, but they have versions
for mac and Linux.

http://vvvv.org/tiki-index.php?page=TimelinerSA

On Fri, Apr 18, 2008 at 6:51 PM, Anthony Palomba
wrote:

>
> I hope with Max5 on the way, there will be a new timeline/track
> object as well. I think the new object UI language will be
> pretty powerful, I am curious to see what people come up
> with.
>
> Secretly, I hope Ableton and Cycling release a simple "Live Lite"
> track interface object.
>
>


April 22, 2008 | 4:45 am

Jason Bradberry schrieb:
> Ill have a [hi] device which will be controlling a sample player, and
> i want to be able to use a button on the [hi] object to trigger the
> recording of an audio loop. I plan to have recordable loops for four
> different instrument sounds so you can build up a sequence and it all
> plays back together. This is what i was hoping to use [timeline] for.

timeline would be overkill for that purpose anyway. I’ts much simpler
than that. You can play your samples and have Max recognize when they’re
done to trigger the next. Nothing needs to be fixed in this scenario.
Timeline is for fixed music with some ability to free it. But the model
behind it is, composing in a predefined, usually fixed, way…

beside qlist, you can use colls to create musical structures…

Stefan


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