There are two versions of the oscilloscope: s(M)exoscope is the standard insert effect version, good to use in any VST host, and s(M)exoscopeModular, optimized especially for modular VST hosts like Plogue Bidule or AudioMulch.
The standard version, as mentioned before, is used as an insert effect. The plugin has stereo inputs, and audio from the track/channel on which the plugin is inserted passes through it unaltered.
This version has only four retrigger modes: free, internal, rising, and falling.
Basically, you should install only this version of the plugin, unless you are using a modular host.
The modular version of s(M)exoscope is identical in operation to the standard version, except for three points:
- Three sample data inputs — the first two inputs are for stereo audio, while the third is to receive the trigger samples for the External retrigger mode.
- No audio outputs — in a modular host, there is no need for the audio to pass through s(M)exoscope. You should already be hearing the audio through your usual monitoring channels… just draw another set of connections to a new instance of s(M)exoscope, and that’s all there is to it.
- The fifth retrigger mode, External — you can customize the modular host to send a trigger sample to the plugin’s third input whenever you want the display to be retriggered. For advanced scoping of audio… Sound design geeks only need apply.