A VST that can show waveform like Audacity?

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pokeyoats
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A VST that can show waveform like Audacity?

Post by pokeyoats » Thu Feb 10, 2011 6:56 pm

Good Day fellow Abletoners,

As always, please forgive my ignorance regarding this topic and I hope that someone can get me on the right track.

I have discovered that I can "read" a waveform much better in an application like Audacity with it's two tone colors than I can using any of the Spectrum Analyzers that come with Ableton. Perhaps this is a shortcoming of myself but I know that I can visually identify a good waveform with less clipping and identify too heavy compression and other problems when viewing an export in Audacity.

Is there a free VST or something out there that can give me a "heads up" in real time in Ableton? I've looked at a smexoscope and it was helpful but still wasn't quite what I was looking for? I especially value the two color tones for low and high frequencies.

Hopefully one of you kind people can point me in the right direction.

T.I.M.
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Re: A VST that can show waveform like Audacity?

Post by T.I.M. » Thu Feb 10, 2011 7:06 pm

Voxengo Span???

Koshdukai
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Re: A VST that can show waveform like Audacity?

Post by Koshdukai » Thu Feb 10, 2011 7:18 pm

I like using Robin Schmidt's Signal Analyzer for waveshape checking when sound designing
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theophilus
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Re: A VST that can show waveform like Audacity?

Post by theophilus » Thu Feb 10, 2011 7:47 pm

or this one:

http://www.kvraudio.com/db/oszillos_meg ... min_schulz

that one can put multiple waveforms (up to 4) in the same window... in a KVR thread he showed how it can be used to verify sidechain compression of kick vs. bass, very cool.

i don't think i've seen one that can change color based on frequency... but for occasional use (it would use a lot of CPU) you could bung up something with that one using filtering + sidechain gating, I think... create two different signals and gate them based on frequency content, the two signals would already have different colors,
but only one would be shown if it had the right frequency content.

pokeyoats
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Re: A VST that can show waveform like Audacity?

Post by pokeyoats » Thu Feb 10, 2011 8:54 pm

Thank you so much everyone for your excellent responses. It really looks like the Oszillos-Mega-Scope has the kind of display that I'm used to looking at but I'm going to try them all.

Thanks everyone for your suggestions, I REALLY appreciate it!
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Re: A VST that can show waveform like Audacity?

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