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Sound Visualizer for Art and Education

PrettyScope captures the beauty of analog oscilloscopes and offers a wide range of aesthetic options. While fundamentally designed as a waveform studying tool, it has evolved into a powerful sound and music visualizer.

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  • Runs on Windows and Mac
  • Runs as VST and AU

"Pretty" Features

  • Take total control over the look and feel. One can make it look colorful or creepy for artistic endeavors, flat and monochrome for teaching purposes, or anything inbetween.
  • 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.
  • Creates some mean vocal basses.
  • 6 assignable LFOs
  • 5 Velocity-sensitive ADSRs (hard-wired for now)
  • 7 assignable midi sources: pitch, mod, pressure, velocity, keytrack
  • Selectable oversampling from 1x to 8x
  • Soft-clipper at the output will saturate the signal as you increase the output gain.


  • Windows 7 or later
  • x86 / x64
  • OpenGL 3.3


  • OS X 10.7+
  • 32 bit / 64 bit (Universal)
  • OpenGL 3.3

Below are few images captured with PrettyScope.

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