MeldaProduction has updated their MFreeEffectsBundle collection and released the brand new MOscilloscope freeware VST/AU/AAX plugin for Windows and Mac OS.
Having tested hundreds of free and commercial music making tools in the past five or so years, I am not easily impressed by new plugins nowadays, but my initial impression when I launched MOscilloscope for the first time was simply – wow! This thing delivers that WOW factor right out of the box.
With most oscilloscopes, you’d have to do some manual work first in order to zoom onto the desired section of the waveform. But MOscilloscope does all the hard work for you, thanks to its built-in pitch detector which locks on to a single cycle of the waveform like a boss. I’ve seen some other plugins that attempt to do the same (such as the free Dust Analyzer plugin which was featured in our recently published Arturia MicroBrute review), but the results were never as smooth and precise like what you get with MOscilloscope.
In addition, MOscilloscope packs all of the great features found in MeldaProduction plugins, such as a fully customizable and resizable user interface, precise input monitoring, GPU acceleration, and so on. They’ve really improved the visual style of their plugins with the last few updates, making them compatible with absolutely any screen size and workflow you can think off.
So, is MOscilloscope the best free oscilloscope plugin out there? Well, if you’re looking for ultimate simplicity in a tool that you’ll use to analyze your synths, then yes. This oscilloscope is extremely easy to use and it adapts to the audio signal on the input like no other. If you want a more traditional experience, though, you might want to try something like s(M)exoscope (32-bit only) and the recently released Oscarizor plugin by Sugar Audio.
On the negative side, MeldaProduction’s installer still installs a bunch of files on the C drive, even if you choose a completely different drive as the destination during the install process. The plugin files will be installed in the designated folder, however the presets and other common resources will be saved on the main system drive, which is a major pain if your C drive has a severely limited amount of free space, as is the case on my laptop. Still, in all honesty, I wouldn’t mind installing MOscilloscope even if it saved 2 GB of Black Eyed Peas music to each hard drive on every computer I own. It really is that good. Many thanks to MeldaProduction for releasing this absolute gem as a freebie!
MOscilloscope is available for free download via MeldaProduction (125 MB download size, EXE installer, 32-bit & 64-bit VST/AU/AAX plugin format for Windows & Mac OS).