Many sequencers (in fact all that I know of) have a temporal resolution much finer than MIDI beat clock. I'd guess (though I've not even looked at it yet) that transport's internal resolution is 480, though the MIDI beat clock is still standard at 24 ppq.
While using translate and converting from ticks to bbu, the ticks are returned with this finer resolution of 480.
I need the return to be in the coarser resolution of 24 PPQ. Is this possible?
Would it be accurate to use a scale object to scale the 480 to 24 ppq? Or would it be better to design my own translate abstraction?
I ask this because i am performing bbu subtraction to locate positions in the time line of Ableton Live. Which itself only reports 4 ticks per beat in it's transport but i am assuming that each one of those steps actually represents 24 PPQ.
Not 100% sure what you are doing but I think modulo [%] should do the trick - however be careful - for if my maths and understanding of Max is correct - the data speed limit of max - 1ms will mean that 125 bpm will be the maximum tempo you will achieve before loosing discreet values at 480 ticks per quarter. There's probably a better way.