Beginner troubleshooting: 'metro' does not work correctly?

    May 11 2009 | 8:31 am
    I am -very- new to Max and I have just now started going through beginner tutorials. In Tutorial No. 4, "Using metro"--- the metro object does not work (even in the pre-made patch!): Whenever I press the button, or int 1, I simply get a single "A: bang" in the Max window, and no further bangs. There is no repeating bang, only a one-time bang. This also happens when I create a metro-print system myself.
    I realize this is a super-novice question, but I've gone through the forums and help files and cannot find the proper solution. Any help is greatly appreciated. Many thanks,

    • May 11 2009 | 10:08 am
      Note that metro needs an argument for setting the time interval. For example, "metro 1000" will output bangs at a rate of 1000 milliseconds (= 1 second).
    • May 11 2009 | 10:25 am
      Yes, but metro has a default argument to 10 or 100ms, so it'll always work whatever.
      I don't know where the problem could be.
    • May 11 2009 | 11:30 am
      What operating system / Max version are you using?
    • May 11 2009 | 12:29 pm
      Seems to work fine here.
      Only think i can think of is an earlier stack overflow. If you had a stack overflow, press Resume from the Edit menu (works in most cases) or restart Max.
      Default interval is 5ms btw.