I’ve been working on a project where the tempo object is sending MIDI clock messages to an external drum sequencer to play it and control it’s tempo, while break-point envelopes are used to automate parameters by sending control (ctlout) values to the external unit.
However, I’m using the tempo object as the clock source (banging @ 96th note divisions) and Max is set in overdrive mode, but there is a very obvious timing issue, as it seems max cannot cope with sending the bangs out fast enough, or with any consistent time base. There is a terrible speeding up/slowing down effect on the sequencer, which is rendering the project almost useless!!!
What can be done about this?
I’m running on a 3GHz Processor and 1GB RAM, so a pretty good spec system. I get the problem to an intolerable degree although no other programs are running.
Is this just an area where Max is not a particularly useful program to use? Or are there ways of optimising?