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Blue Cat's Oscilloscope Multi
"The all-at-once waveform visualizer and comparator."

Description

Blue Cat's Oscilloscope Multi - Real Time Multi Tracks Waveform Analyzer Plug-in (VST, AU, RTAS, AAX, DX)

Blue Cat's Oscilloscope Multi is a unique multiple tracks real time waveform renderer and comparator: it lets you visualize the content of several audio tracks on the same screen and compare them thanks to its X-Y view.

The plugin offers stereo or mid-side channels waveform extraction as well as several synchronization modes. The zooming and precise measurement capabilities let you analyze the waveforms in details, and the XY phase scope view will help you track phase issues within an effect chain or while recording with multiple microphones.

The additional histogram display complements the toolset to check the distribution of the values in the waveform and get an idea of the average peak level.

The four memory slots let you store any waveform in memory: it helps you make comparisons between several setups or portions of your audio project very easily.

Thanks to Blue Cat's skinning language support and the included window opacity management feature, you can adapt the plug-in user interface to your personal needs and enhance your workflow.

Features

Main Features

  • Multiple tracks real time oscilloscope: visualize and compare the waveform of several audio tracks on the same screen.
  • Waveform display with loop, flow and trigger modes.
  • Histogram display.
  • Dual channel XY phasescope view (Lissajous) for easy phase cancelation and mono compatibility issues detection on multiple tracks or within an effect chain.
  • Latency compensation capability to align waveforms.
  • Choose a name for each curve for easier sharing.
  • Animated zoom for all displays.
  • Precise measurement capabilities.
  • Save the curves for easy A/B comparison.
  • Left-Right or Mid-Side operation modes
  • Unique data sharing technology with multi-core processors support.
  • Opacity control for the user interface.

Blue Cat Audio Standards:

  • Available as: Mac-AAX, Mac-AU, Mac-RTAS, Mac-VST, Win-AAX, Win-DX, Win-RTAS, Win-VST, Win x64-AAX, Win x64-DX, Win x64-VST.
  • Native DSP code for optimal performance.
  • Full MIDI control and automation support with silent, zipper-free parameters update, advanced response control and MIDI Learn.
  • No CPU load on idle: when the plug-in is fed with silence, the processing smoothly shuts down, to optimize the CPU usage of your Digital Audio Workstation.
  • Skinnable and customizable user interface with transparency management.
  • Smooth Bypass: activate/deactivate the plug-in with absolutely no noise.
  • Undo/Redo.
  • Full featured integrated presets manager.
  • Copy/paste the plug-in's state between instances using the system clipboard.
  • Any sample rate supported.

Videos

Screenshots

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Blue Cat's Oscilloscope Multi - Name and Route the waveforms to the selected output bus and share them with other instances. Blue Cat's Oscilloscope Multi - Display curves on a XY view to study the correlation between your waveforms Blue Cat's Oscilloscope Multi - The new dual screen mode lets you see both the waveforms and the XY comparison screen. Blue Cat's Oscilloscope Multi - Choose the large display size for maximum details. Blue Cat's Oscilloscope Multi - Real Time Multi Tracks Waveform Analyzer Plug-in (VST, AU, RTAS, AAX, DX) Blue Cat's Oscilloscope Multi - Real Time Multi Tracks Waveform Analyzer Plug-in (VST, AU, RTAS, AAX, DX) Blue Cat's Oscilloscope Multi - Choose the small display size to gain real estate on the screen. Blue Cat's Oscilloscope Multi - Trigger display mode for easier synchronization and waveform comparison. Blue Cat's Oscilloscope Multi - Freeze and zoom for a detailed view of a waveform with the large size display for maximum precision. Blue Cat's Oscilloscope Multi - Select an area to zoom the waveform, right click to unzoom completely. Blue Cat's Oscilloscope Multi - Zoom in the waveform to display details.

You can find more skins for this product here.

User Comments & Reviews

There aren't that many oscilloscope plug-ins available at the moment, and Oscilloscope Multi compares pretty well to similar software [...]. It's definitely slicker [...] and certainly boasts more features.

7/10 rating granted by Computer Music Magazine (CM), November 2008
- www.computermusic.co.uk

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System Requirements

Windows

  • An SSE2-enabled processor (Pentium 4 or later).
  • Microsoft Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7 or 8.
  • Any DirectX / VST / RTAS / AAX compatible host software (32 or 64 bit).

Mac OS X

  • An Intel processor.
  • Mac OS X Mavericks (10.9), Moutain Lion (10.8), Lion (10.7), Snow Leopard (10.6), or Leopard (10.5).
  • Any VST / Audio Unit (32/64-bit) / RTAS / AAX compatible application.

For more information about supported platforms, see our FAQ.

Demo Limitations

  • Two instances of the plug-in per session.
  • The plug-in is frozen for a few seconds every 45 seconds.

Versions History >subscribe to our newsletter

V2.03 (2014/01/09)

New Features:
  • Copy/paste the plug-in's current state from the presets menu using the system clipboard.
Improvements:
  • Reduced the plug-in's memory usage.
  • Windows VST Installer now remembers where the plug-in was initially installed to simplify upgrades.
  • (Mac) plug-in version number is now available when using "Get Info" in the Finder.
  • (Mac) Improved display of Audio Unit parameters in most host applications.
Bug Fixes:
  • Fixed window frame not showing with Cubase 7.5 (32-bit) on Mac.
  • (Mac) About window does not show up first in the corner of the screen anymore.
  • (Win) Alt-Click on a control now resets the value to default in Pro Tools, as expected.
  • Fixed version number reported to host application for VST and Audio Unit versions.

V2.02 (2013/06/21)

  • 64-bit AAX support for Pro Tools 11.

V2.01 (2013/05/14)

Bug fixes:
  • Fixed AAX version not showing up in Pro Tools 10.3.5 on Windows.
  • (RTAS) Fixed parameters control with EUCON control surfaces in Pro Tools.
  • Fixed user interface issues in Final Cut Pro X.
  • Fixed compare button issues in Pro Tools.
  • Fixed MIDI and automation settings that were reset when using undo.
  • Mac-VST: Fixed window resize issues on Cubase and Nuendo (Mac).
  • Mac: Fixed user interface display issues when first opened in Ableton Live 9.
  • Mac: Control MIDI settings dialog now brought back to front when already opened in the background.
  • Mac: fixed copy/paste keyboard shortcuts for plug-in registration that did not work in some hosts.

V2.0 (2012/10/22)

New Features:
  • Brand new fully customizable user interface:
    • New look and feel.
    • Show/hide what you need.
    • Curves names can now be displayed on the graphs (overlay).
    • Single or multiple displays modes.
    • Multiple display sizes
    • Improved readability.
    • Animated transitions.
    • XY curves can now be saved in memory slots.
    • XY curves can now use waveform memories to compare with saved waveforms.
  • New integrated presets manager:
    • Load/save presets from the plug-in's user interface.
    • Organize presets with folders.
    • Customize the default preset.
    • Exchange presets easily.
  • Automation range and response curve can now be customized for each parameter.
  • AAX plug-in format is now also supported on Windows (Pro Tools 10.2 required).
Improvements:
  • Improved Graph rulers display when zoomed.
  • Routing matrix automatically displayed when opening the plug-in for the first time for easier setup.
  • New presets to make setup easier.
  • Plug-in name has been shortened for a clearer display in mixer view for most host applications.
  • The windows installer now automatically detects the most appropriate VST install path.
  • License is now shared between plug-ins types (register only once for all formats).
  • Added new presets.
  • Improved value display in fine edit window.
Optimizations and Performance Improvements:
  • Reduced VST plug-in loading time.
  • Improved parameters precision (now stored as 64-bit).
  • More compact presets format (uses less space and loads faster).
  • Smaller binaries on Mac (dropped PowerPC support).
Bug Fixes:
  • Fixed presets-related crashes in Cubase on Mac.
  • Fixed user interface display issues in Wavelab on Mac.
  • Fixed keyboard stealing issue in Digital Performer 7 on Mac.
  • AAX/RTAS on Mac: Fixed audio engine freeze or error issue with Pro Tools on some Mac configurations.
Note: this new version can be installed side by side with the previous version for backward compatibility reasons. Installing this new version won't break your previous projects.

V1.7 (2011/07/11)

  • Output data rate can now be customized, from 20 to 500 Hz.
  • Increased the default output data rate (from 20 to 50 Hz) for smoother curve display.
  • New trigger mode: the oscilloscopes can now be synced using a trigger, based on the value and direction of the incoming audio signal.
  • Windows: improved settings dialog loading time.
  • Mac: user interface performance improvement (up to 30% lighter on cpu).

V1.62 (2011/02/10)

  • Fixed keyboard focus stealing issue in Pro Tools and several other host applications.

V1.61 (2010/11/29)

Fixed incompatibility issues with older presets in the previous version.

V1.6 (2010/11/18)

  • New histogram view.
  • New delay compensation feature to compare out of sync waveforms.
  • 64-bit Mac VST support.
  • User interface enhancements:
    • Improved readability.
    • Zooming is now animated.
    • You can now directly drag rulers when zoomed: no need to select the drag tool.

V1.5 (2010/06/19)

Performance Improvements (all platforms):
  • Improved user interface performance and increased graphs display refresh rate.
  • Reduced memory footprint.
  • Faster skin loading.

V1.41 (2010/02/25)

  • Demo version now displays a nag screen only once per session, and only when opening the user interface of the plug-in.
  • Fixed a crash on Mac and 64-bit Windows that randomly occured when opening and closing the user interface multiple times.
  • Mac: fixed crash with demo version in Ableton Live 8.1.1.
  • Win: fixed incorrect version number displayed in the installer.

V1.4 (2010/02/15)

  • RTAS plugin format support for Pro Tools (Mac and Windows).
  • 64-bit applications support for Windows DX and VST under Windows x64.
  • Mac AU 64-bit format support (compatible with 64-bit Logic 9.1 on Snow Leopard)
  • Fixed MIDI learn issues.
  • Space bar does not trigger plug-in buttons anymore (avoids conflict with transport control in most applications).
  • Mac: fixed user interface crashes in some hosts under Snow Leopard.
  • Mac: fixed keyboard/mouse focus issues in some hosts.
  • Mac: fixed user interface crashes in some hosts, when used with particular display settings.
  • Mac: fixed multiple screens issue.
  • Mac-AU: fixed user interface resizing issue when changing skin in some hosts (Logic).
  • Mac-AU: fixed settings lost issue when doing offline rendering in some applications.

V1.31 (2009/05/05)

Mac VST update: fixed incompatibility issues with Cubase 5 on Mac.

V1.3 (2009/02/27)

  • Mac Audio Unit support.
  • Improved Performance.
  • New Windows Installer (you should uninstall any previous version before installing this new one).
  • New documentation format.

V1.2 (2008/12/10)

  • Now available for Mac in VST format.
  • New manual sync capability to manually trigger multiple instances synchronization.
  • Minor user interface changes.
  • DirectX version: improved multiples instances synchronization on multiple processor machines.
  • (Bug fix): keyboard shortcuts are no longer forwarded to host application when entering the names of the curves in edit boxes.

V1.1 (2008/06/09)

  • XY view improvements:
    • New density and time zoom controls for a better analysis experience.
    • Added an option to connect the XY curve points.
    • New zooming capability.
    • The xy view can now display two curves for comparison.
  • Improved navigation between views.

V1.0 (2008/05/12)

First version.