Trying to sync MIDI time code in MAX.


    Sep 27 2006 | 3:54 pm
    I have been trying to sync up max with midi time code (specifically make Max the slave to external time code), with no luck. I read Peter Elsea's pdf "Max&MTC.pdf", and copied his code exactly, and couldn't detect the time code coming from A) my external drum machine, nor B) the free "MidiClock" program from Granted Software (http://www.grantedsw.com/midiclock/). I can, however, detect any other midi message coming in (like notes, etc.)
    I tried using midiin and sysexin objects, and printing what they were recieving, and they weren't recieving any time code.
    If anyone can help, that'd be great!
    -Paul

    • Sep 27 2006 | 4:34 pm
      Hi,
      I made this patch in the end of the last century....
      Hope that can help you !
    • Sep 27 2006 | 4:54 pm
      I send a MTC detect patch, but not a MIDI clock one !
      MTC is like SMPTE (h:m:s:f). MIDI clock is not the same message. It's just a relative time code (F8).
      What do you need ?
    • Sep 27 2006 | 5:05 pm
      Hi, I guess I needed a midi clock one!
      Do you happen to have a midi clock detection patch?
      I am trying to get max to be in sync with my external equipment (korg drum machine and synthesizer).
      Thanks again, Paul
      (I think I just tried to email you, but i don't think it worked, sorry if you got this message twice)
    • Sep 27 2006 | 5:37 pm
      Have a look at the rtin.help file - it does exactly that, cheers Roger
      --- Paul Feder wrote:
      > > Hi, I guess I needed a midi clock one! > > Do you happen to have a midi clock detection patch? >
    • Sep 27 2006 | 6:12 pm
      I just tried rtin, and it worked. I was able to generate the clicks of the downbeat by using a counter to 24. I'm not quite sure why that worked, but it did.