Forums > Jitter

xy oscilloscope with jitter

November 8, 2011 | 12:10 am

hi can anyone help on how to make a xy oscilloscope with jitter?

i dont want to use the scope~ object cause it does not draw with much detail.

thank you

November 8, 2011 | 12:23 am

There’s an example in this thread that you might find useful.

August 31, 2012 | 1:52 am

anyone have any additional insight into this question? i’m looking to do the same.
Lots of cool stuff with the x-axis using jit.graph and but looking into how to expand it to xy.


August 31, 2012 | 4:20 am

I find the scope in the SEV patch by Katsuhiro Chiba (
pretty nice and it can be used in interesting way:

  • This reply was modified 1 year by  giorgio.
September 1, 2012 | 5:58 am


the video examples look amazing!
Care to elaborat how you moved from the SEV patch to the one you’re using?



September 1, 2012 | 5:50 pm

I just extracted the scope part of the patch, duplicated it to get the mirror effect, added slide and changed colors.
I’m sure you could add a chain of other FX if you wished, I usually like to add some glow on the recorded clips.

  1. SEVscope.maxpat
September 5, 2012 | 3:36 am

here the patch again, i think there was something missing in the one i posted before

  1. SEVscope.maxpat
March 25, 2013 | 1:21 pm

Wow Giorgio, that’s very nice!

I ‘ve a problem with your patch… Audio is on and I ‘ve selected some presets but the sevscope stay black…

Can you help me ?

Thanks a lot and congratulation for your works

March 25, 2013 | 5:50 pm

you need to play some sound into the scope (click on the IO subpatcher)

March 25, 2013 | 8:26 pm

OH YES! … Thanks

December 7, 2013 | 11:19 pm

Your videos are beautiful! How did you get such fine resolution and stability in the sine-beats video? I’ve been playing with the settings in Katsuhiro Chiba’s patch, but I can’t get anything as smooth and clear this. Also, some of the parameters seem to change depending on the frequency of the input. I’d like to get the same kinda visualization you’re getting here across all frequencies.
I’m very familiar with Max/MSP, but don’t know Jitter so well yet.
Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks!

December 9, 2013 | 12:31 am

Hi David,

I play and tweak the parameters a lot (slide especially) also depending
on the audio input I’m using. Then I record the video again passing it through
the lumablur patch in attachment (*) to get some smooth luminescence.
Mainly experimenting a lot…, a bit time consuming but fun ; )

I love oscilloscopes though so I can spend lots of time either with Jitter,
Reaktor (1) or with "real" old Tektronix oscilloscopes (2):



(*) I think the original inspiration for this was a patch either by Andrew Benson or Nesa,
but I don’t remember as it was 5 or 6 years ago…

December 16, 2013 | 1:38 pm

Thanks a lot Giorgio! I’ll play with this and see what I come up with…

December 16, 2013 | 10:53 pm

you are very welcome.
share some video when you have them.
Ciao and happy holidays!

Viewing 14 posts - 1 through 14 (of 14 total)

Forums > Jitter