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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.

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