mrj1nx wrote: ↑
Sun Aug 25, 2019 8:26 am
Agreed, big thanks for the summary, very helpful! I will try out Oscarizor, looks like a beast!
Thanks for the feedback, GearNostalgia
, there's one way in which oscilloscope plugins differ that I had not considered when I reviewed the ten products. I think this is called Synchronisation
. By that I mean the ability of some oscilloscope plugins to synchronise their refresh rates to coincide with a configurable fraction of the DAW's bar. Oscarizor
and Oszillos Mega Scope
do this. Judging by Sam-U
's review above, so does VPS Scope
. I do not recall which others do it too.
It sounds great, but is it? What I prefer is for the refreshes to be so smooth and free of annoying jitter that there is no need to synchronise them. This is somehow achieved by MOscilloscope
, which do not support synchronisation. In that respect, I personally find those two more pleasing to look at than Oscarizor
I've got another problem, which I suspect will not apply to the great majority of other users, with synchronising the oscilloscope refresh rate to a bar fraction. It presupposes that beats and bars are meaningful segments of the music. Most of the music I produce is free improvisation, where there are no bars and only implied beats that may develop through playing. In my DAW, I show minutes and seconds instead of bars and beats. So, when I use Oscarizor
, I set the meaningless beats per minute to as fast as the DAW allows, so that I can make as fine-grained adjustments as possible to Oscarizor
's refresh rate. If I have to adjust the refresh rate at all, I would rather do it simply on time. I did not find any oscilloscope plugins that support that method.