Wwise 2010.2 is now available for download (released on September 27, 2010). It contains bug fixes and is packed with new exciting features and a new Add-on option. Here are the highlights:
See the release notes for more information on this version.
Side-chaining can now easily be achieved in Wwise by using the Wwise Meter effect and RTPC curves. The new "Wwise Meter" effect monitors the input signal of a bus and sends the calculated levels (using smoothing parameters such as Attack, Release and Hold) to a game parameter. A Volume RTPC curve linked to this game parameter can then be created on another bus resulting in the volume being affected by the level of the bus with the Meter effect inserted.
The full-featured Wwise Flanger effect allows sound designers to create a large scope of effects, including vibrato, chorus, comb filtering and, of course, flanging.
Four distortion models are available (overdrive, metal, fuzz, and clip) along with pre and post filters to create mock-ups for a wide range of classic guitar distortions.
The Wwise Tremolo creates trembling effects by modifying the amplitude of the signal up and down over time.
The Wwise Meter effect measures the level of a signal without modifying it, and optionally outputs this level as a Game Parameter. The dynamics as well as the range of the output value can be adjusted. It is most useful for achieving side-chaining, where the measured level of a bus drives the volume of another bus through an RTPC.
A new integration demo is now available for developers:
The Voices tab of the Advanced Profiler now shows volume and LPF attenuations pre and post positioning.
xWMA uses the WMA professional compression bit-stream format and provides a greater compression ratio than XMA. xWMA is very useful for dialogue and long duration files. A quality setting allows sound designers to vary the bit rate of the compressed sound.