I also posted this in the no AAC support thread, but this way it might be attracted a bit more and since it was a bit offtopic, I thought it would be better of having it’s own topic.
Mastered For iTunes is slowly going to be the standard and I get more and more requests for it.
The basics of MFiT is that you deliver a master in the highest resolution (at least 24/44) so that the encoding to AAC is better (it really is). But there is also the clipping/ISP part, which is a matter of delivering a master that doesn’t clip when converted to AAC. There are dedicated tools from Apple to check that, but that is mac only (a big miss if you ask me). Sure you can play it on the save side and aim for -1db but this will still be guessing. You can also encode to AAC with iTunes and import that AAC file again in wavelab and check, but this could be better and more professional.
This is where wavelab can play a big part.
Sonnox made a plugin, Pro-codec (http://www.sonnoxplugins.com/pub/plugins/products/pro-codec.htm), which is just for doing this (and a lot more) and is, as far as i know the only piece of software for PC to check if your masters are OK for MFiT.
Since there are some sonnox pluginns included since wavelab7, maybe something like a stripped down version of the Pro-codec plugin could be ‘made’. The coding is already there and so are the connections to sonnox so 1 + 1 = 2
It only needs AAC (MFiT) and maybe mp3 320kbps and I think you don’t have to ABX and compare things so it could be a real basic, stripped down version.
I would happily pay extra for that!
Maybe even a WL8 PRO edition next to WL8 and WL8 elements?