metro having trouble keeping up with the beat


    Jan 23 2006 | 2:10 pm
    dear max list members,
    below is a simple patch to cross-fade or cut between two stereo
    playback subpatches (left out to reduce email size).
    if i type a value in the metro object speed box, say 64, then the
    rhythm becomes very uneven. is this a fault inherent of my patch
    design, or is metro unstable, or could it be to much for my computer?
    i'm playing back two 10 minute stereo soundfiles using sfplay objects,
    on a 1ghz g4 powerbook with 512 mb of ram.
    could someone offer a suggestion why my "chopping" patch can't keep a
    tight rhythm?
    best,
    martin
    max v2;

    • Jan 23 2006 | 3:40 pm
    • Jan 24 2006 | 6:28 pm
      yes, overdrive is and was on, but my metro's are still terribly out of
      tempo. i'll try using square wave audio instead as control signals,
      thank you for the hint!
      and i'll check the new archives...
      martin haanstra
    • Jan 24 2006 | 6:44 pm
      I think you might be better served to
      look at using the phasor~ object for
      tighter timing - not least because it's
      particularly powerful when used alongside
      the rate~ object to produce multiple
      subdivisions of a single clock.
      The examples folder has some resources
      for audio-rate sequencing you may find
      of use.
    • Jan 24 2006 | 8:33 pm
      You could check out tl.metro to see if that helps from the tl.objects:
      It is driven by phasor~ whenever audio is running.
      Best,
      Trond