Delay numbers or lists
|inlet-initialization and initial-delay (time value)||int or list||opt|| The number of arguments to the pipe object depends on the number of items in a list you wish to delay, but the final argument is always used to set the initial value for the delay time. For example, If there are two arguments, the first argument sets an initial value to be stored in pipe, and the second argument sets the delay time. If more than two arguments are present, pipe creates additional inlets and outlets for delaying additional numbers in parallel to the leftmost one (i.e. the first item in the list). If no argument is specified, the delay time is ms. The pipe object allows you to specify time intervals using either a number which specifies time in milliseconds (e.g. pipe 200) or a notevalue (e.g. pipe 2n).
Note: While the pipe object lets you specify time in any of Max's standard time formats, the attribute argument should be used when specifying time in any other time unit besides milliseconds or notevalues (e.g. ).
If notevalue, ticks, or bars.beats.units are specified for the delay interval, the object will not operate unless the transport is running.
|float||float||The last argument is converted to a time value. Other float arguments cause the corresponding outlet to send a float.|
|bang||In left inlet: Re-triggers the numbers currently stored in the pipe to be output again after the specified time (in addition to any numbers already being delayed).|
|int||delay (milliseconds) [int]
||In right inlets: Sets the time to delay numbers received in the other inlets.|
||In left and middle inlets: Converted to, unless the inlet was initialized with a float argument.|
||In right inlet: A list may be used to specify time in one of the Max time formats.|
||In right inlet: The delay time may be specifiied in any of the musical mnemonic time formats Max uses (e.g. 1nd for a dotted whole note).|
|clear||In left inlet: Halts all numbers currently being delayed by pipe.|
|flush||In left inlet: Immediately sends out all numbers currently being delayed by pipe, and clears the pipe object's memory. Numbers are sent out each outlet in reverse order from that in which they were received in the corresponding inlet.|
|stop||In left inlet: Halts all numbers currently being delayed by pipe. (Synonym for .)|
|clock||symbol||Sets the pipe object to be controlled by a named object rather than by Max’s internal millisecond clock. The word by itself sets the pipe object back to using Max’s regular millisecond clock.|
|delaytime||atom||Sets the delay time for this object using any of Max's standard time formats.|
|quantize||atom|| Send output only on the specified time-boundary if appropriate. This is achieved by making internal adjustments to the times used for sending output. The quantization can be specified in the following time formats: bars.beats.units, ticks or note values.
If the applicable time is a 'fixed' unit (for example: ms, seconds, hz, samples, etc.) then this attribute will have no effect.
|delay||Delay a bang before passing it on.|
|Max Basic Tutorial 19: Timing||Max Basic Tutorial 19: Timing|