Like Metro, But With Better Timing?


    Nov 11 2006 | 2:00 am
    (There was an error on upload and it got posted twice. Sorry.)
    Hi,
    I'm looking for an object, or a way to build one, that acts just like metro but has better timing. I'm finding metro to be unreliable. I'm using it to trigger midi-on notes so the timing is important. I've seen clocks built using phasors~ and snapshots~ to build counters that go to 100, etc, but really all I need is an object that can output bangs every n-miliseconds. Is there anything like that already, or is there an easy way to build one?
    Thanks!
    Ben

    • Nov 11 2006 | 2:30 am
      Hello,
      I don't think it's possible with the current Max scheduler (or maybe using a software vector size of 1 sample or such and "scheduler in audio interrupt" ? I haven't tried it)
      You should try phasor~ with edge~ (not snapshot~) or something like this (delta~ is also useful maybe)
      But for triggering MIDI out notes, it looks like too much (?)
      ben : > I'm looking for an object, or a way to build one, that acts just like metro > but has better timing. I'm finding metro to be unreliable. I'm using it to > trigger midi-on notes so the timing is important. I've seen clocks built > using phasors~ and snapshots~ to build counters that go to 100, etc, but > really all I need is an object that can output bangs every n-miliseconds. Is > there anything like that already, or is there an easy way to build one?
    • Nov 11 2006 | 3:22 am
      On Nov 10, 2006, at 9:00 PM, ben wrote: > Is there anything like that already, or is there an easy way to > build one?
      To paraphrase John Cage... Had you seen Eric Lyon present his paper at ICMC today, I doubt you would have asked that question.
      Anyway, he's got a solution that is a few weeks from release. Very cool stuff.
      ----- Nathan Wolek nw@nathanwolek.com http://www.nathanwolek.com
    • Nov 11 2006 | 4:22 am
      oh really? awesome. hahah.
      will it be a max external? thanks.
      b
    • Nov 11 2006 | 4:23 am
      i'll check out phasor~ and edge~. i'll see if i can make sense of it.
      thanks!!
      b
    • Nov 11 2006 | 4:37 am
      On Nov 10, 2006, at 11:22 PM, ben wrote: > will it be a max external?
      Collection of externals for Max/MSP or PD.
      ----- Nathan Wolek nw@nathanwolek.com http://www.nathanwolek.com
    • Nov 11 2006 | 4:40 am
      Im curious, any chance you could summarize?
      v a d e //
      www.vade.info abstrakt.vade.info
      On Nov 10, 2006, at 10:22 PM, Nathan Wolek wrote:
      > On Nov 10, 2006, at 9:00 PM, ben wrote: >> Is there anything like that already, or is there an easy way to >> build one? > > To paraphrase John Cage... > Had you seen Eric Lyon present his paper at ICMC today, I doubt you > would have asked that question. > > Anyway, he's got a solution that is a few weeks from release. Very > cool stuff. > > ----- > Nathan Wolek > nw@nathanwolek.com > http://www.nathanwolek.com >
    • Nov 11 2006 | 8:05 am
      Hi,
      this is the link to the thread...
      Here you can find the beta (OS X only) ...
      All the best
      Alessandro Fogar
      2006/11/11, vade : > Im curious, any chance you could summarize? > > > > v a d e // > > www.vade.info > abstrakt.vade.info > > > > > On Nov 10, 2006, at 10:22 PM, Nathan Wolek wrote: > > On Nov 10, 2006, at 9:00 PM, ben wrote: > Is there anything like that already, or is there an easy way to build one? > > To paraphrase John Cage... > Had you seen Eric Lyon present his paper at ICMC today, I doubt you would > have asked that question. > > Anyway, he's got a solution that is a few weeks from release. Very cool > stuff. > > ----- > Nathan Wolek > nw@nathanwolek.com > http://www.nathanwolek.com > > > > >
    • Nov 11 2006 | 12:26 pm
      On Nov 10, 2006, at 11:40 PM, vade wrote: > Im curious, any chance you could summarize?
      the abstract... "A syetem of externals for Pd and Max/MSP is described that uses click triggers for sample-accurate timing. These externals interoperate and can also be used to control existing Pd and Max/MSP externals that are not sample-accurate through conversion from clicks to bangs."
      Basically the sample trigger is a click analogous to what [train~] outputs instead of a bang. It's pretty sweet.
      ----- Nathan Wolek nw@nathanwolek.com http://www.nathanwolek.com