Soundemote has announced the release of PrettyScope, an effect plugin that captures the beauty of analog oscilloscopes and offers a wide range of aesthetic options.

Soundemote PrettyScope

Hello, sonic explorer. I hope you find PrettyScope to be a great tool for studying waveforms as well as for painting with sound. The main reason I created PrettyScope was to make it easier to see waveforms on YouTube. The 1-pixel-thick lines of most software oscilloscopes is very bad for video. Also, I needed an oscilloscope to include in my future software synthesizers.

There is more work to do especially in the area of depicting 1D mono/stereo waveforms and capturing more of an “old hardware” analog look. I hope PrettyScope is a popular product so that I have the funds to implement all my ideas as well as the feature requests you may undoubtedly have. We are just scratching the surface with this technology.

PrettyScope features

  • Take total control over the look of the scope. One can make it look colorful or creepy for artistic endeavors, flat and monochrome for teaching purposes, or anything in-between.
  • Hi-resolution 32-bit color waveform traces are great for videos.
  • Fully automatable parameters.
  • Low CPU usage (most of the work done on your graphics hardware via OpenGL).
  • Heatmap mode, laser mode, paint mode, and a handful of other color blending options.
  • Fully-customizeable colormaps.

PrettyScope is currently available for Windows (32/64-bit VST), priced at $20 USD. You have a chance to win a free copy at KVR Audio.

More information: Soundemote / PrettyScope

Soundemote PrettyScope plane

Soundemote PrettyScope fire sprite