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A system and method for synchronously transmitting media data is described. Synchronization data may be transmitted by a cycle master for receipt by one or more cycle slaves. A cycle slave may update an internal state based on the synchronization data received from the cycle master. The cycle master may transmit media data to multiple cycle slaves. The media data output by the cycle slaves may be determined, in part, by the internal state. In one embodiment, the media data may determine which cycle slave receives particular media data.