It seems we are getting treated and indulged with lots of in-tool loudness and metering tools these days, making it much easier to keep our content consistent and under control, without the need for the additional complexities of external metering solutions. The recent Nuendo 6 updates (see my earlier post) cater beautifully for the offline production environment. But now it seems we are getting something for run-time environments too. According to a recent update from Bernard Rodrigue, Software Developer and User Experience Specialist working at Audiokinetic, Wwise 2013.1 will include EBU/ITU loudness metering. Given Audiokinetic’s focus on mixing this past few months, I fully expect this addition to be intuitive and very nicely integrated to the new mixer improvements (aux bus routing etc) overall.