Audio Object List

The Audio Object List view provides detailed information about Audio Objects as they go through the bus pipeline. The information is presented in a tree view, which represents the busses and Audio Objects instantiated at the current profiler cursor time.

The Audio Object List can also show the different Effect stages of busses. Effects inserted on busses have the ability to modify, delete, or create Audio Objects. For example, Reflect could create new Audio Objects based on game data.


To have information in this view, you must enable Audio Object Data in the Profiler Settings prior to capturing data, and you must select a point in time from the capture.


Non-mixing busses are not displayed in the Audio Object List view. Refer to Understanding the bus icons and processing status for more information on the processing status of busses.

Filtering Toolbar

This view includes the filtering toolbar, which allows you to reduce the amount of information displayed in the view so you can focus on specific elements. Refer to Filtering in the profiling views for further details.

Unlink Filter: Allows you to disable synchronization between multiple filter views.

Text Filter: Allows you to filter content by specifying the text. The specified words are matched with the beginning of names or strings found in content. Each additional word refines the results. This match is not case sensitive. For advanced usage, refer to Using profiler filter expressions.

Object Filter: Allows you to filter content by specifying the Wwise object. The specified Wwise objects, from the project, are used to match content from the view. Additionally, object relations, such as parent-children relations and output bus relations, are also used to match content.

Browse Object Filter: Shows a project explorer browser to select an object to filter.

Mute/Solo Filtering: When enabled, the objects with Mute activated are removed from the results, and the objects with Solo activated are exclusively displayed.

Options: Displays additional actions.

Interface Element


Click the View Settings icon in the upper right corner of the view to open the Profiler Settings dialog, where you can specify the type of data to capture.


Shows the names of devices, busses, stages and Audio Objects. When an Audio Object does not have a name, the instigator name is shown.

Game Object

Shows the name of the game object associated with the item. For busses, this is the game object associated with the bus, if any. For Audio Objects, this is the game object associated with the instigator.

Pipeline ID

For busses - shows the pipeline ID for the bus.

For Audio Objects - shows the pipeline ID for the instigator of the Audio Object.

The instigator is the pipeline element from which the Audio Object was created. The instigator can either be a bus pipeline element or a voice pipeline element. The instigator also defines the metadata inserted on the Audio Object.

In some cases, an Audio Object could refer to an instigator that does not exist anymore. For example, in the case of an effect tail, the pipeline element from which the Audio Object was created could be terminated. In this scenario, the name might only refer to the pipeline ID. Use the Filtering Toolbar prefixed with “pipelineId:” to find the pipeline element in the Voice Monitor.

Shows only the Audio Objects for the Pre-Effects stage in the list. The Pre-Effects stage is placed just before Effects are processed. When mixing happens on a bus (refer to Understanding the bus icons and processing status for details), the Pre-Effects stage is after the mixing stage.

Shows only the Audio Objects for the Post-Effects stage in the list.

The Post-Effect stage is placed just after all Effects are processed.

If no Effects are inserted on the bus, the Pre-Effects stage and the Post-Effects stage are equivalent.

Shows the Audio Objects in all of the Effect stages, including the Pre-Effects stage.

The Audio Objects are monitored before and after each Effect.

Defines which mode is used to display the meters.

  • Peak: The standard display mode. Each channel is displayed. The values represent the peak PCM values in decibels for the region drawn.

  • RMS: Shows the RMS (Root Mean Square) values. All channels are collapsed. The values represent the peak RMS values for the region drawn.

Right-click the table header to open the Configure Columns dialog where you can specify which columns to display and their order. See Using tables.

If there is an instigator object - these buttons control the Mute and Solo states for the instigator object and show the implicit mute and solo states for the instigator object.

Muting an instigator object silences this instigator object for the current monitoring session. Soloing an instigator object silences all the other objects in the project except this one.

A bold M or S indicates that the Mute or Solo state has been explicitly set for the instigator object. A non-bold M or S with faded color indicates that the instigator object's Mute or Solo state was implicitly set from another object's state.

Muting an instigator object implicitly mutes the descendant objects.

Soloing an instigator object implicitly mutes the sibling objects and implicitly solos the descendant and ancestor objects.


Mute and Solo are designed to be used for monitoring purposes only and are not persisted in the project or stored in the SoundBanks.

A Visibility icon that is active when the objects of the Effect stage are visible in the Audio Object 3D Viewer, and inactive when they are not.


See description above.

Game Object

See description above.

Audio Object ID

Shows the unique ID of an Audio Object. An Audio Object will change ID each time it is routed, either to its parent bus, or to an auxiliary bus. The Audio Object ID can also change when Audio Objects are going through Effects.

Pipeline ID

See description above.

3D Spatialization

Indicates if the Audio Object has 3D spatialization.

Opens a search field where standard alphanumeric entries filter out unmatching elements from the view. Learn more in Using tables.

Click the Close icon to the left of the search icon to close the search field and remove the filter.


The searches do not include elements in collapsed nodes of the List View, Query Editor, MIDI Keymap Editor, and Reference View.

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