Ok, thank you for the reply. But first:
Never found anything about FMOD’s “Sanbox” anywhere in the web, but Sandbox, with a D.
I mention that just as a necessary correction for anyone reading this thread in the future who may be looking for this feature. Now that I know about it I am very interested and excited to try it out, so thank you.
As a suggestion, I say you guys should find a way to advertise this feature more. I’m not joking when I say that the sole existence of the Soundcaster in Wwise is one of the main reasons why I prefer it. A reliable way to test a mix in real time before integration is an essential feature to me. I never heard about Sandbox before, even now that I was actively seeking if there was a Soundcaster alike in Fmod. Navigating through various threads and forums online the general impression seems to be that Fmod simply doesn’t offer that functionality, so if you had not answered me, I would never have known. Maybe an official tutorial in FMODTV would help since as of today it seems there is no official tutorial on how to use it besides one heavily buried entry on the user manual which just says what it is without really explaining how to use it.