sync~ outputs a 0-1 ramp, like phasor~. The frequency of the ramp can be specified in beats per minute (BPM), or by sending sync~ a tempo reference via tap tempo, MIDI beat clock, or an audio signal containing a 'click track.' Also, sync~ generates MIDI beat clock to synchronize external devices.
rtport [symbol] (default: None)
Optionally, the sync~ object can establish a direct connection to Max's MIDI system and receive MIDI Clock messages without patcher connections. This will ensure the best timing accuracy for MIDI Clock.
By default, this attribute is set to and is disabled. Choosing will route all MIDI Clock messages from any and all ports to the sync~ object -- useful if you have a simple single-source MIDI clocking environment. For more complex usage, choose a specific MIDI Clock source from the menu to avoid conflicting MIDI Clock messages. Possible values:
'None' ( MIDI RT Port disabled )
Do not use a MIDI RT port for MIDI Clock
'All' ( MIDI RT Port Omni Mode )
Use any (and every) MIDI Clock message available to Max on any (and every) port
'(available MIDI ports)' ( The active MIDI RT Port )
Use a specific MIDI port for receipt of MIDI Clock messages
Common Box Attributes
Sets the text that will be displayed in the Clue window when the user moves the mouse over the object.
background [int] (default: 0)
Adds or removes the object from the patcher's background layer.adds the object to the background layer, removes it. Objects in the background layer are shown behind all objects in the default foreground layer.
color [4 floats]
Sets the color for the object box outline.
Sets the type style used by the object. The options are:
bold italic Possible values:
0 = 'regular'
1 = 'bold'
2 = 'italic'
3 = 'bold italic'
Sets the object's font.
Sets the object's font size (in points).
hidden [int] (default: 0)
Toggles whether an object is hidden when the patcher is locked.
Sets the text that will be displayed in as a pop-up hint when the user moves the mouse over the object in a locked patcher.
ignoreclick [int] (default: 0)
Toggles whether an object ignores mouse clicks in a locked patcher.
JS Painter File
patching_rect [4 floats] (default: 0. 0. 100. 0.)
Sets the position and size of the object in the patcher window.
position [2 floats]
Sets the object's x and y position in both patching and presentation modes (if the object belongs to its patcher's presentation), leaving its size unchanged.
presentation [int] (default: 0)
Sets whether an object belongs to the patcher's presentation.
presentation_rect [4 floats] (default: 0. 0. 0. 0.)
Sets the x and y position and width and height of the object in the patcher's presentation, leaving its patching position unchanged.
rect [4 floats]
Sets the x and y position and width and height of the object in both patching and presentation modes (if the object belongs to its patcher's presentation).
size [2 floats]
Sets the object's width and height in both patching and presentation modes (if the object belongs to its patcher's presentation), leaving its position unchanged.
textcolor [4 floats]
Sets the color for the object's text in RGBA format.
Sets the justification for the object's text.
0 = 'left'
1 = 'center'
2 = 'right'
Sets the patcher's scripting name, which can be used to address the object by name in pattr, scripting messages to thispatcher, and the js object.
Out middle outlet: Whenever the tempo changes, sync~ outputs the message , followed by a float value that specifies the new tempo.
Out middle outlet: When the sync~ object receives an audio click, it sends a message out the middle outlet.
Out right outlet: sync~ generates a MIDI beat clock stream that matches its output ramp. Typically, when needed, this outlet is connected directly to a midiout object.
Out middle outlet: When the sync~ object receives a MIDI beat clock tick, it sends a message out the middle outlet.
Left outlet: Like the phasor~-object, the sync~ object generates a sawtooth waveform that increases from 0 to 1 for each quarter note of the current tempo. This ramp can be scaled as necessary with the rate~ object, for use with wave~ and other objects.
Out middle outlet: When the sync~ object receives a tap, it sends a message out the middle outlet.
|midiout||Transmit raw MIDI data|
|phasor~||Generate sawtooth signals|
|rate~||Time-scale the output of a phasor~|
|rtin||Receive MIDI real time messages|
|seq||Sequencer for recording and playing MIDI data|
|transport||Control a clock|
|wave~||Variable size wavetable|