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Wave Observer

Analyser / Monitor Plugin by Press Play
Wave Observer in envelope mode
Wave Observer in waveform mode Freeze and scroll back in history
Wave Observer by Press Play is a Virtual Effect Audio Plugin for macOS and Windows. It functions as a VST Plugin, an Audio Units Plugin and a VST 3 Plugin.
System Requirements
64-bit only
System Requirements
macOS 10.11 or higher
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Watch your waves

Wave Observer is an oscilloscope and monitoring plug-in for time domain audio analysis. It visually supports mixing, mastering and sound design by offering a number of unique features:

  • smooth continuous presentation of input signals (left, right and stereo).
  • wide time range (from one millisecond up to four seconds).
  • stabilization algorithm for fixing single waveforms on screen.
  • freeze function including the ability to scroll through history.

Observer modes

Two different observer modes allow distinct types of monitoring. The envelope mode offers long sweep times suitable for the analysis of the shape of envelopes and signal dynamics. The waveform mode allows you to view individual waveforms and oscillations by activating a specifically developed stabilization algorithm.

Additional features:

  • peak level meter.
  • support for high-dpi / retina displays.
  • UI customization (window scaling and color themes).

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Comments & Discussion for Press Play Wave Observer

Discussion: Active
23 December 2020 at 11:52am

To the developer. Please clarify the issue with different anti virus software ringing loud bells about this file.(virus total and win defender as stated by another user and Panda dome for me).
It honestly looks like a solid plugin and the GUI looks even better than most of the professional ones.
I really would appreciate some "official" clarification about this from the developer or anyone else who understands exactly what is happenning and why.
Thank you and peace to all.

8 January 2021 at 6:34pm

Sorry for the late response. Anti virus programs tend to produce a lot of false positives these days. The results of the detection algorithms improve over time when more people download the files. Win defender and Panda do not ring any bells according to virustotal.com, but the result can of course be different on your machine.

The situation will also improve once the windows installer and DLLs are code-signed with a proper certificate, which I plan to do in one of the coming releases. (this costs money which an independent plug-in developer offering freeware does not usually have).

25 January 2021 at 3:50pm

Hi, your software seem like a nice utility to have but I havn't installed it yet. Would you mind to provide an installer free version too (dll only). This would be very nice for people (like me) who don't like installers.

Thank you.

1 February 2021 at 10:36am

I would prefer to keep it as is and not maintain two different distribution options.


25 February 2021 at 6:04pm


Ive download Wave observer, and no matter the app plug in (VST/3 or AU) it crashes .

Ive tried batch mod for permissions, cosigning it, but to no avail.. Love to check it out.

Wave observer 1.1.0.

OS X 10.14.6.

1 March 2021 at 11:22am

That's unfortunate. Please contact me via e-mail and provide more information (DAW and version, crash reports etc.). I will try to find a solution.

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