SignalScope 3.0 for iOS Goes Universal

Following in the footsteps of SignalScope Pro, SignalScope has now been enhanced for iPad users with native iPad support. SignalScope’s FFT analyzer and oscilloscope now support drawing on an external screen with a compatible video output adapter. The original iPad supports external screen resolutions up to 720p and the iPad 2 supports resolutions as high as 1080p and even 1920×1200 with compatible hardware. Video output support is not supported on iPhone or iPod touch.

SignalScope can be upgraded, via in-app purchase, to the full functionality of SignalScope Pro. Alternatively, additional tool upgrades, such as the octave-band spectrum analyzer or signal generator, may be purchased individually.

Like the Pro version, SignalScope now supports PDF file creation, in-app file previews, iTunes File Sharing, and three different color schemes.

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SignalScope 3 and SignalSuite 4 Complete Mac App Store Transition

Both SignalScope 3.0 and SignalSuite 4.0 became available for download on the Mac App Store, today. The availability of these two apps marks the successful transition of all of Faber Acoustical’s Mac apps to the new App Store. Both apps feature an improved user interface and require Mac OS X, version 10.6. Use of the Mac App Store requires at least Mac OS 10.6.6.

SignalScope 3 builds on SignalScope’s tradition of award-winning design and precision measurement capabilities by building on advanced technology developed for Faber Acoustical’s flagship product, Electroacoustics Toolbox.

SignalScope is a modularized, multi-channel dynamic signal analyzer and data acquisition platform for Mac. It brings powerful tools to the Macintosh platform for multi-channel, audio-band data acquisition and real-time analysis of electrical, acoustical, and electroacoustic signals and systems. The software is designed to work with any Mac-compatible audio hardware and supports multiple channels of 8, 16, 24, or 32-bit data with sample rates as high as the hardware will support.

New functionality in SignalScope includes the option to perform arithmetic operations, such as addition, subtraction, and multiplication, on two arbitrary input channels of an audio input device. Users can also specify arbitrary FFT lengths and view live spectrogram data with a logarithmic frequency scale. Two of each type of analysis tool can be opened and operated simultaneously.

Learn more about SignalScope 3.0

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Version 4 continues SignalSuite’s tradition of offering tremendous flexibility in an audio test signal generator. The new version adds support for up to two stereo signal generators to be operated simultaneously.

Audio Unit generator support opens up endless possibilities for additional signal types. This includes signals stored in standard audio files, which can be now played within SignalSuite by using the AUAudioFilePlayer plug-in included with Mac OS X. It also opens up the option to play back signals sent across a network from another computer, via the AUNetSend/AUNetReceive plug-ins, which are also included with Mac OS X.

Learn more about SignalSuite 4.0

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SignalScope on iPad?

The question frequently comes up, whether the existing Faber iPhone apps, SignalScope/Pro, SoundMeter, SignalSuite, etc will work on the iPad.

The answer is, yes, they all work on the iPad. They aren’t universal apps, which means that they either appear in a small window in the middle of the iPad screen, or they can be zoomed to (mostly) fill the large screen. Even though the graphics are not as crisp when the apps are zoomed, these apps still offer a good user experience on the iPad.

SignalScope 2 for iPhone offers upgrades via in-app purchase

Faber Acoustical, LLC announced today that SignalScope 2.0 for iPhone and iPod touch devices is available for immediate download on the iTunes App Store. With version 2, SignalScope users can now enjoy the full features of the Pro version without having to pay full price for SignalScope Pro. Faber Acoustical’s SignalScope 2.0 includes full and partial upgrades, via in-app purchase, that unlock additional tools and functionality, which previously were only available in the Pro version.

In addition to enabling users to upgrade to the full functionality of SignalScope Pro for iPhone all at once, SignalScope 2.0 offers incremental upgrades. Available upgrades include individual tools, such as the level meter (functionally equivalent to the sound level meter tool in the popular SoundMeter app), octave analyzer, and signal generator. Another upgrade can be purchased to enable data acquisition features, such as saving data to text or MAT files, which can then be downloaded to any Mac or PC via a standard web browser.

Available in-app purchase upgrades include:

  • a full upgrade to the functionality of SignalScope Pro for $59.99 (includes all other upgrades);
  • a Signal Generator tool for $7.99;
  • an Octave and 1/3-octave Analyzer tool (RTA) for $19.99;
  • a Level Meter tool for $14.99;
  • and a Data acquisition upgrade (text and MAT file data capture) with downloading to Mac or PC via a standard web browser for $19.99.

IMPORTANT NOTE: iPod touch devices require additional external hardware to get audio signals into SignalScope. For audio signals, the 1st gen iPod touch requires a dock connector input device (such as the MacAlly iVoice Pro) to be used with SignalScope. All other devices can perform measurements with the headset connector, but using a stereo dock connector input device is recommended for the highest quality measurements.

Minimum Requirements:
* iPhone or iPod touch, with iPhone OS 3.0 or later

Pricing and Availability:
SignalScope is now available for download on the iPhone App Store for $24.99 (USD). External hardware may be required for analog input capability. More information on SignalScope can be found at Faber Acoustical online. More information regarding suitable input devices for specific iPhone or iPod touch models can be found on the Faber Acoustical blog.

SignalScope App Store URL
SignalScope Web Page

How about an iPhone-ProTrack SLM

Alesis finally got around to making shields for securing an iPhone or iPod touch to the ProTrack stereo iPod recording device. This means that you can insert your iPhone (any model) or iPod touch (2G or later), plug in a phantom-powered measurement microphone, run SoundMeter, and turn the unit upside down for a handheld (albeit somewhat large) sound level meter. Of course, if you use SignalScope Pro, you’ll also have access to 1/3-octave and narrowband spectral analysis.

SignalScope Pro on iPhone with a ProTrack

One downside is that the headphone output is completely blocked for the iPod touch. The shield itself blocks the headphone output of the iPhone, although a drill could solve that problem fairly easily.

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