Software

 

Middleware

 
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"Wwise is the most advanced, feature-rich interactive audio solution for games. Whether you're an indie or a multi-million dollar production, Wwise will work for you. The Wwise audio solution has made its mark in the gaming industry and is now facilitating the advancement of interactive audio across multiple sectors."

Wwise is the defacto industry standard in AAA games development; if you're a new entrant to the industry then this is the middleware you'll need to learn how to use.

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"FMOD Studio Suite is an end-to-end solution for adding sound and music to any game. Build adaptive audio using the FMOD Studio and play it in-game using the FMOD Engine."

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"Fabric provides a plethora of audio features and custom user interfaces that allow developers to design great audio entirely within unity."

A Unity engine focused audio middleware solution.

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"CRIWARE consists of audio and video solutions that can be integrated with popular game engines such as Unity, Unreal Engine and Cocos2d-x and supports more than 20 platforms, from all major consoles to mobile devices."

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"Our main mission is to provide the best tools in the world for creating adaptive music and interactive sound design for video games. We do this by developing Elias 3 (our adaptive music engine) and Project Harmony (our upcoming sound engine)."

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"With a host of unique features, XenoVox offers ways to improve actor immersion and efficiency, simultaneously."

Digital Audio Workstations (DAWs)

 
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"REAPER is a complete digital audio production application for computers, offering a full multitrack audio and MIDI recording, editing, processing, mixing and mastering toolset."

REAPER has fast overtaken other competitors as the DAW of choice in games development. It is endlessly customizable and features powerful macro and scripting functionality.

Must have extensions found here: https://www.sws-extension.org/

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"Nuendo is a digital audio workstation developed by Steinberg for music recording, arranging, editing and post-production."

While no where near as popular as REAPER, Nuendo is used by a significant number of studios due to a number of game audio friendly features and macro/logic functionality.

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"Pro Tools is a digital audio workstation developed and released by Avid Technology (formerly Digidesign). It is used for music creation and production, sound for picture (sound design, audio post-production and mixing) and, more generally, sound recording, editing, and mastering processes."

The industry standard in post production, Pro Tools held a similar position in games before being rapidly replaced by REAPER in recent years.

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"Ardour is a professional digital workstation for working with audio and MIDI."

... and it's FREE!

Audio Editors

 
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"RX has long been the go-to audio repair and polishing suite for film, television, music, podcasts, video games, sample libraries, and more."

iZotope's RX is both a standalone audio editor and a suite of plugins; it is one of the few must haves for any Voice Designer's toolkit.

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"Audition is a comprehensive toolset that includes multitrack, waveform and spectral display for creating, mixing, editing and restoring audio content."

Adobe Audition has a unique array of tools which make it perfect for dialogue editorial for games, rounded off by a powerful batch processing feature.

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"WaveLab is a digital audio editor and recording computer software application for Windows and macOS, created by Steinberg."

A popular Audio Editor in the industry.

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"GoldWave is a commercial digital audio editing software product developed by GoldWave Inc, first released to the public in April 1993."

Ugly as sin and not particularly well known, GoldWave is both affordable and deceptively powerful. While it has no true VST support, it's batch processing feature supports a range of editing tools and can be run from the command line.

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"ocenaudio is a cross-platform, easy to use, fast and functional audio editor. It is the ideal software for people who need to edit and analyze audio files without complications. ocenaudio also has powerful features that will please more advanced users."

... and most importantly, FREE :-)

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"Audacity is an easy-to-use, multi-track audio editor and recorder for Windows, macOS, GNU/Linux and other operating systems.
Developed by a group of volunteers as open source."

... and it's FREE!

IDEs

 
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"Notepad++ is a text and source code editor for use with Microsoft Windows. It supports tabbed editing, which allows working with multiple open files in a single window. The product's name comes from the C increment operator. Notepad++ is distributed as free software."

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"Sublime Text is a commercial source code editor. It natively supports many programming languages and markup languages. Users can expand its functionality with plugins, typically community-built and maintained under free-software licenses. To facilitate plugins, Sublime Text features a Python API."

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"Microsoft Visual Studio is an integrated development environment from Microsoft. It is used to develop computer programs, as well as websites, web apps, web services and mobile apps."

Robovoice/Text-To-Speech

 
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A free text to speech program with a powerful command line interface for automation through script.

Source/Version Control

 
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"Millions of developers and companies build, ship, and maintain their software on GitHub—the largest and most advanced development platform in the world."

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"Perforce version control — Helix Core tracks and manages changes to all your digital assets — code, video, large binary files, IPs, and more."

The most popular version control solution in AAA game development.

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"Subversion is an open source version control system. Subversion exists to be universally recognized and adopted as an open-source, centralized version control system characterized by its reliability as a safe haven for valuable data."