The rate~ object accepts an input signal from a phasor~ and time scales it by a multiplier received as a float in its right inlet. Numbers less than 1 create several ramps per phase cycle. Numbers greater than 1 create fewer ramps. This can be useful for implementing a phasor~-synchronized system in MSP.
The multiplier value used to scale the output signal.
Sets the sync mode (see themessage).
Sets the sync mode of the rate~ object. The sync mode determines whether or not the rate~"in" will stay in phase with the input signal, and the method used for synchronization. When the output of the rate~ object is "in phase," the input and output signals align precisely at the least common multiple of their periods (i.e., they pass through zero and begin a new cycle at precisely the same time). If the signals are in phase, and a new multiplier value is received, the rate~ object changes the frequency of its output ramp accordingly. However, the change in multiplier values means that the two signals may be out of phase. The rate~ object handles this situation in one of three different ways, depending on the sync mode
0 = 'cycle' ( Set the cycle mode for sync )
The arguments or set the cycle mode of the rate~ object. In cycle mode, the rate~ object does not change the phase of its output until the end of the current cycle. When the input ramp reaches its peak and starts over from zero, the rate~ object immediately restarts the output ramp, causing a discontinuity in the output signal, and immediate phase synchronization.
1 = 'lock' ( Set the lock mode for sync )
The arguments or set the lock mode of the rate~ object. In sync lock mode, the rate~ object performs synchronization whenever a new multiplier is received. The rate~ object immediately calculates the proper ramp position which corresponds to being "in phase" with the new multiplier value, and jumps to that position.
2 = 'off' ( Disable the sync mode )
The arguments or disables the sync mode of the rate~ object (the default mode). In this mode rate~ never responds to phase differences; when a new multiplier is received, the rate~ object adjusts the speed of its output ramps and they continue without interruption. Since this mode never introduces a discontinuous jump in the ramp signal, it may be useful if phase is unimportant.
Common Box Attributes
In right inlet: The signal multiplier value used to scale the phasor~ signal input. Integer values greater than 1 create fewer ramps. This can be useful for synchronizing multiple processes to a single reference phasor~ object, preserving their ratio relationships.
In right inlet: The signal multiplier value used to scale the phasor~ signal input. Float values less than 1.0 create several ramps per phase cycle. Numbers greater than 1.0 create fewer ramps. This can be useful for synchronizing multiple processes to a single reference phasor~ object, preserving their ratio relationships.
The synchronized signal is sent out the outlet.