Output numbers at a metronomic tempo
|initial-tempo (5 through 300)||int or float||opt||The first argument sets an initial tempo, from 5 to 300 beats per minute. If there is no argument, the initial tempo is 120 beats per minute. The second argument is the beat multiplier and is set toby default. The third argument sets an initial rhythmic value of the output, from a whole note ( ) to a 64th note triplet ( ). If the argument is not present, the initial value is .|
|bang||In left inlet: Starts the tempo object's metronome process, or restarts it if tempo is already on.|
|int||various (see description) [int]
|float||various (see description) [float]
|| In left inlet: If the number is not 0, it has the same effect as bang. If the number is 0, it has the same effect as stop.
In 2nd inlet: The number is stored as the tempo, in beats per minute (quarter notes per minute).
In 3rd inlet: The number is a beat multiplier, which can lengthen the amount of time taken for one beat. It slows the tempo down by a factor. For example, a multiplier of will make tempo send out its output half as fast.
In right inlet: The number is the rhythmic value sent out by tempo, specified as a fraction of a whole note. For example, the number 8 causes tempo to output eighth notes, relative to the specified (quarter note) tempo. The numbers sent out the outlet cycle continuously between 0 and the number 1 less than the rhythmic value. The divisions of a whole note must be between 1 and 96.
|clock||setclock object name [symbol]
||The word tempo object to be controlled by that object rather than by Max’s internal millisecond clock. The word by itself sets the tempo object back to using Max’s regular millisecond clock., followed by the name of an existing object, sets the|
|stop||In left inlet: Stops tempo.|
||In left inlet: The word, followed by a float, sets the current tempo to the number.|