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Using the metro object
metro Tips and Workarounds
- If you use a tempo-relative time value, to start the metro, you must turn on the global transport. You can either make a transport object and send a '1' to the leftmost input, or you can open the GlobalTransport abstraction in the 'Extras' menu and click on 'Activate'.
- To ensure tight timing and synchronization, turn on Overdrive. This can be found in the 'Options' menu. Overdrive is a scheduler mode that runs timing objects in a high-priority thread, resulting in more accuracy and less interference from other computer tasks. To read more about Max's scheduler settings, check out the Scheduler Settings Vignette
- Changing a metro's interval of output only becomes active after the previously set interval has completed. To set the interval and use it immediately, be sure to send a '1' or 'active 1' to the metro object's leftmost inlet just after setting the time interval.
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