Wave Observer Pro

Wave Observer Pro is exclusively available for members of the Press Play Patreon community. Get access for 5€ (6.50$) only (see pricing).

Watch your waves

Wave Observer Pro is an oscilloscope and monitoring plug-in for time-domain audio analysis. It visually supports mixing, mastering and sound design by offering a number of unique features.

  • Smooth continuous presentation of input signals (left, right and stereo)
  • Wide time range (from one millisecond up to 16 seconds)
  • Stabilization algorithm for fixing single waveforms on screen
  • Freeze function including the ability to scroll through history
  • Threshold indicator

Exclusive features of the Pro version

Wave Observer Pro is being developed with professional users in mind and extends the functionality of the free version of Wave Observer.

  • Extended time range (up to 16 seconds instead of 4)
  • Dark color themes
  • Threshold indicator
  • Zen mode (expanding the oscilloscope view)
  • Sidechain input
  • L / R split view
  • Auto Zoom
  • Mouse position indicator

Visit the changelog for more detailed release notes.

Observer modes

Two different observer modes allow distinct types of monitoring. The envelope mode offers long sweep times suitable for the analysis of the shape of envelopes and signal dynamics. The waveform mode allows you to view individual waveforms and oscillations by activating a specifically developed stabilization algorithm.

Additional features

  • peak level meter
  • support for high-dpi / retina displays
  • UI customization (window scaling and color themes)
  • Keyboard shortcuts

System requirements and compatibility


  • Mac OS X 10.11 or higher (compatible with both Intel and ARM processors)
  • Compatible GPU supporting Metal (see https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT205073)
  • 64-Bit host application
  • Plug-in formats: VST, VST3, AU


  • Windows 10 (Windows 7 could work, but is not officially supported)
  • 64-Bit host application
  • Plug-in formats: VST, VST3


Wave Observer Pro can be downloaded by all subscribers of the Patreon service at https://www.patreon.com/pressplaymusic. There are different tiers to choose from, starting at 5€ (6.50$) per month (+VAT). Each tier has a dedicated set of benefits, but all of them include access to the download links for the installers.

The minimum subscription period is one month. You can cancel your subscription at any time (immediately if you want to) without losing the license to use the version of Wave Observer Pro you obtained when subscribing. However, only active subscribers are entitled to get the latest updates.