change quantize on metro
Is it possible to change the @quantize value of a metro by sending it a message ?
Basically, i need to make a synced metro which could (quickly/permanently) change its synced time but keep perfectly synced to Live.
Using a single metro does fit to Live tempo but is not synced…
thanks a lot raja
but now that i learned this, i realize it doesn’t solve my problem ….
I need to make a changing metro, but as i said before, the "metro" object always fits to live’s tempo but doesn’t stay perfectly in sync with Live’s own metronome… Don’t really know how to do this. I tried to use transport, plugsync~, but they don’t have their ‘own’ tick and are only dependent on live’s one.
Any idea ? thanx again
hi tep, i dont use M4L, but you may want to consider simply using milliseconds rather than quantize messages. If there is a way to get Live’s BPM (which there absolutely has to be), then you can find out how long a quarternote is n milliseconds through the object [!/ 60000]. Then you can divide that by any value for subdivision MS values.
here’s an example that demonstrates this along with quarternote quantization, useful for changing metro values in a live performance setting:
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thank you people,
i know i am not very clear about what i’m trying to achieve (though the example of Comfortable works in Max, but doesn’t stay synced in M4L)
The idea is : let’s say in a bar i want a metro to jump from 8n to 4n to 1n to 16n to …. and always be sync with Max.
Dunno how to do it … Once i change a value in metro, the sync is lost. I mean, the metro follows Live’s tempo of course, but it doesn’t fit to the metronome anymore. There’s an offset.
Sorry to insist !
you don’t say if you link your metro object to a transport object, to get Live’s timing. Or d’you use another mean?
I’m away from my testing computer right now so I can have a look at this in the morning.
In the meantime
Why not have a bunch of metros running at different rates, and switch between them.
What you’ll actually end up with in the long run is a step sequencer, have a look at the internals of the Step Sequencer device.
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