Company
Product Name
Image
Price
Link to site
Platforms
XY
Multi-Instance
Color Control
Sync
Freeze
Resizable
Clean Full Screen
Measurements
Stereo
Zoom
Extra Cool Options
LEVEL
Sound Around
Oscillo Graph
$8
https://gumroad.com/l/OG10
•Ableton
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
Image Line (FL Studio)
Wave Candy
$99
https://www.image-line.com/fl-studio/plugins/juice-pack/
•Win
No
No
Yes
•Window •Note Update
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
No
2
Soundemote
Pretty Scope
$19
https://www.soundemote.com/plugins/prettyscope
•Win •Mac
Yes
No
Yes
•Directional
Yes
Yes
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
3
Blue Cat
Oscilloscope Multi
$49
https://www.bluecataudio.com/Products/Product_OscilloscopeMulti/
•Win •Mac
Yes
Yes
No
•Free •Loop •Trigger
Yes
Yes Discrete
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
2
Melda Production
Moscilloscope
•Free (less sorta)
https://www.meldaproduction.com/MOscilloscope
•Win •Mac
No
No
Yes
•Auto
No
Yes
No
No
No
Limited
No
Melda Production
MMultiAnalyzer
$72
https://www.meldaproduction.com/MMultiAnalyzer
•Win •Mac
No
Yes
Yes
•Auto
No
Yes
No
No
No
Limited
No
rs-met
Signal Analyzer
•Free
http://www.rs-met.com/freebies.html
•Win •Mac?
No
No
No
•Free •Zero Crossing
Yes
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
3
rs-met
ToolChain
•Free
http://www.rs-met.com/freebies.html
•Win •Mac
Yes
No
Yes
•Free •Zero Crossing •Auto
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Audio Sugar
Oscarizor
•Free •Pro - $49
https://www.sugaraudio.com/oscarizor/
•Win •Mac
No
No
Yes
•Window
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Schulz Audio
Oscillos-Mega-Scope
•$59
https://schulz.audio/products/oszillos-mega-scope/
•Win •Mac
No
Yes
Yes
•Beat
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
No
Limited
No
Smartelectronix
S(M)exoscope
•Free
http://bram.smartelectronix.com/plugins.php?id=4
•Win •Mac
No
No
No
•Free •Trigger
Yes
No
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
SocaLabs
Oscilloscope
•Free
https://socalabs.com/
•Win •Mac
No
No
No
•Free •Trigger
No
Yes
No
No
Yes
Limited
No
2
Bom Shanka Machines
OccularScope
•Free (Sorta)
https://bomshankamachin.es/plugins/occularScope
•Win •Mac •Linux
No
No
Yes
•Beat (Very Limited)
Yes
Yes
Close
No
Yes
No
No
Jagged Planet
J-Scope
•Free
http://jaggedplanet.com/vst/jscope.asp
•Win
Yes
No
No
•Trigger
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
jthorborg
Signalizer
•Free
http://www.jthorborg.com/index.html?ipage=signalizer
•Win •Mac •Linux
Yes
No
Yes
•Free •Trigger (Extensive) •Window
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
1
Vengence
VPS Scope
•Fake Free
https://www.vengeance-sound.com/plugins.php?sub=FREE%20Scope&issue=DOWNLOADS
•Win •Mac
N/A
No
N/A
N/A
Yes
N/A
No
Yes
Yes
N/A
N/A
DMG Audio
TrackMeter
$56.63
https://www.dmgaudio.com/products_trackmeter.php
•Win •Mac
No
No
Yes
•Free •Trigger
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Disco DSP
Scope
$9.00
https://www.kvraudio.com/product/scope-by-discodsp
•Win •Mac •Linux •IOS
No
No
No
•Auto
No
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
No
fx23
Psyscope
•Free •Pro - 15€
https://fx23.net/psyscope/
•Win
No
Yes
Yes
•Beat
No
Yes
Close
Yes
No
Limited
No
DAWS
Expensive
Renoise
Renoise
$75.00
https://www.renoise.com/download
•Win •Mac •Linux
No
Yes
No
•Auto
No
Yes
No
No
No
No
No
Image Line (FL Studio)
Ossilloscope
$99.00
https://support.image-line.com/jshop/shop.php?cat=Plugins#Plugins
•Win •Mac
No
No
No
•Auto
No
Limited
No
No
Yes
No
No
Studio 1
Scope
$99.95
https://shop.presonus.com/Studio-One-5-Artist
•Win •Mac
No
Yes
No
•Auto
No
Yes
No
Yes (Extensive)
Yes
Yes
Yes
Cubase
Multiscope
$99.00
https://new.steinberg.net/cubase/
•Win •Mac
No
No
No
•Auto
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
No
Reaktor
Scope Block
$199
https://www.native-instruments.com/en/products/komplete/synths/reaktor-6/
•Win •Mac
No
No
No
•Free •Zero Crossing •Slop •Pitch Input
Yes
No
No
No
No
No
No
Amazing Machines
Amazing Scope
$30 +Reaktor
https://amazingmachines.com.br/products_amazing_scope_suite.html
•Win •Mac
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
Reaktor
Scoplacix
Free + Reaktor
https://www.native-instruments.com/en/reaktor-community/reaktor-user-library/entry/show/14101/
•Win •Mac
Yes
Yes
No
•Zero Crossing
No
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
3
Reaktor
Test Equiptment Pack
Free + Reaktor
https://www.native-instruments.com/en/reaktor-community/reaktor-user-library/entry/show/3195/
•Win •Mac
No
Yes
No
•Trigger
No
No
No
Yes (Extensive)
Yes
Yes
Yes
Cycling '74
Max
$399
https://cycling74.com/shop
•Win •Mac
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
Physical Options
$100-$200 Avg.
https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=p2499334.m570.l1311&_nkw=oscilloscope&_sacat=0
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KEY

 

XY - The ability to do XY fully, NOT VECTORSCOPE operations. If it was limited to the 45° lines it didn't count. 

Multi-Instance - The ability to recognize additional instances and display their content, NOT the ability to do 5.1 ect... 

Color Control - Loosely the ability to alter the color of the elements of the plug-in. 

Sync - Options the scope gives to keep the waveform from "going all over the place".

Freeze - A distinct button that stops the display so it can be inspected. 

Resizable - Ability to change the size of the plug-in, assumed continuous. If it is discrete sizes this is noted. 

Clean Full-Screen - Ability to display full screen with NO additional text, controls, logos etc... some plugs, due to shape, can't go full screen but get close. Others get very close but may still have small elements visible there so I give them some credit. 

Measurements - Loosly ability to achieve some kind of measurement. If there was a time axis or dB axis I gave a yes, but some have far more options in this regard for very technical measurements. 

Stereo - Ability to display both the left and right channel at the same time. 

Zoom - Ability to zoom in specifically on the time axis. 

Extra Cool Options - For plug-ins with unique features or that have a lot more options. 

Level - My general opinion on which ones I recommend. This doesn't mean scopes without a level are bad or that I dislike them. This is also specific to my DAW and system and you may find different results on yours. 

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Notes: 

All cpu testing was done on an i9-850K with a RTX 3080. The baseline CPU consumption of the project used with no additional plugins was 4%. For the blue only 10 instances were used and the processing meter in FL was recorded. For the orange 20 instances were used and the processing meter in FL was recorded. All UI interfaces are kept OPEN. Some plug-ins improve significantly with it being closed, but if a plug-in causes problems by simply having the UI open then I want to know. 

 

SPECIAL CASES AND NOTES:

S(M)Exoscope - Mutes audio after it. There may be a way to turn this off, I didn't look to far into it. 

Signal Analyzer - 32 bit only, if the system was left idle (no audio playing) the consumption rockets up to 97%. 

Oscillos-Mega-Scope - HUGE FPS drops with instance increase. Also forced me to sign in each time before use. 

OccularScope - At 7 instances the system total freezes, massive FPS drop up to this point. Had to force close the program with task manager. 

TrackMeter - Was stable for the testing surprisingly, but I ran across a lot of graphical bugs. It would hang, lag alot, or displaying waves that clearly were not the input. 

Scope by DiscoDSP - Only gave me my left audio channel. 

Psyscope - Only works correctly when DAW playback is happening. It won't work if there is no playback. 

*Any zero measurements are because they are not available.