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Post by Cochise » Mon Apr 17, 2006 8:01 am

Considering sometimes usefull the graphical display of waveforms, I dowloaded Winscope, some time ago.

Now, cause the triggering difficulties of the above mentioned utility, I'm wondering about more developped similar applications.

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Post by Shroomz~> » Thu Apr 20, 2006 6:08 am

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It's perhaps not as 'developed' in terms of functions as winscope, but s(M)exoscope by Smartelectronics is compact & very capable. It also has an excellent resolution. You can find it <a href="http://bram.smartelectronix.com/plugins.php?id=4">here at Smartelectronics</a>

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Post by Cochise » Thu Apr 20, 2006 11:53 am

Thanks Showroomz, nice plugin.
Good precision on the whole range, good triggering, and the analysis tool is very usefull.
It would be the top if it could let display both channel simultaneously for phase related analysis.

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Post by valis » Thu Apr 20, 2006 4:04 pm

--------- Free Spectrum analyzers & metering tools ---------


Visual Analyser v8.06
-> http://digilander.libero.it/hsoft/

Sonogram Sg-1
-> http://ag-works.net/default.asp?page=plugins.sg1

Voxengo SPAN VST:
-> http://www.voxengo.com/freevst/
quite nice FFT display, good for comparing & analyzing frequency content


Elemental Audio INSPECTOR:
-> http://www.elementalaudio.com/products/ ... index.html
Not quite as high resolution but still quite useful for freq analysis, also has peak & rms metering...


Smartelectronix Fre(a)koscope:
-> http://mdsp.smartelectronix.com/ffttools/
Fre(a)koscope is an FFT-based real-time spectrum analyzer featuring: lin/log/semitones/third-octave/Bark scales
- window size selection
- frequency zooming
- freeze
- peak hold
- cursor information (amplitude+frequency)


DestroyFX RMS BUDDY:
-> http://www.smartelectronix.com/~destroyfx/extras/
Will track RMS & Peak levels

(taken from a thread on my forums)

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Post by alfonso » Thu Apr 20, 2006 11:28 pm

Valis, your forum site is cool, I registered. :smile:

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Post by valis » Fri Apr 21, 2006 2:25 am

It's low key and not heavily traffiked :smile:

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Post by Shroomz~> » Fri Apr 21, 2006 5:52 am

On 2006-04-20 12:53, Cochise wrote:
Thanks Showroomz, nice plugin.
No worries Cowcheese :grin:

The links Valis posted are excellent.

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Post by Cochise » Sat Apr 22, 2006 3:41 am

On the first seconds after I read Valis' post, I was thinking it's a bit off topic.
Just then I realized how usefull those devices could be.
Thanks!

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Post by symbiote » Sat Apr 22, 2006 4:37 pm

take a look at the more elaborate InspectorXL from Elemental Audio also, well well worth the money.

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Post by ReD_MuZe » Thu Aug 24, 2006 11:36 am

http://www.trueaudio.com/

imho the best free oscilloscope (and much better than most non free ones)

dont be fooled by the analizer, it is a better oscilloscope than it is an FFT analizer.

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Post by Cochise » Mon Jan 28, 2008 2:08 am

ReD_MuZe wrote:http://www.trueaudio.com/

imho the best free oscilloscope (and much better than most non free ones)

dont be fooled by the analizer, it is a better oscilloscope than it is an FFT analizer.
:-)

What about this?

http://www.sillanumsoft.org

Just checking it out at now, but looks really great, even as FFT analizer.

[added] sorry, "really great especially as FFT analyzer" could sound more kind under the circustances[/added]


An USB interface is even available for any external signal measurements (a way to avoid any risk for audio boards, if working with custom electronics)
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Post by Cochise » Mon Jan 28, 2008 5:16 am

Considering it as FFT analizer :
-amplitude and frequency zoom
-amplitude and frequency info with snap
-octave band analysis up to 1/24
-resolution above 1 Hz.

At now I'm up to the custom function in the wave generator: up to 19 partials with adjustable freq and amplitude. Very useful synthesizing complex waveforms using Fourier' series.

I'm also trying to understand the phase measurement tool..

Despite it's freeware, ABSOLUTELY NOT TO TRASH AWAY, imho.

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