extracting clock without using sync~ ?

    Apr 03 2006 | 12:33 pm
    Hello max/mspers,
    I'm trying to extract from rtin the ticks so I can create a clock for use in non-audio patches. I know how to create clock via phasor~ but I would prefer to have clock information on the data path instead of on the audio path. This primarily because i want to clock 80 different modules together and if I use audio paths the processor just goes "clunk". I figure if I can extract a metro/counter from the rtin, then I have what I need to map my sequencers and LFO's.
    here is my example patch with the clock on the data path vs. signal path; I kinda feel like I am "hacking" at it with a hammer. As you can see there is a weird inconsistency in the clock rates from both paths - and I can't tell why it occurs - could someone help me to understand how I could extract '248' messages and make them into an accurate metro or counter? I would be most grateful.
    Or am I forced to use the signal path? If so, what would be a smart way to get clock, and divide it into segments for all my sub modules without creating dozens of signal connections?
    Haven't found anything directly helpful on this subject in the archives:
    thanks in advance, seb.