Digital audio workstations
Make sure your plugins work with the DAW you are using! Check by looking at the extension on the file.
.AU (Audio Unit) - Garageband and Logic
.AAX (Avid Audio Extension) - Pro Tools
.RTAS (Real Time Audio Suite) - Pro Tools
.VST (Virtual Studio Technology) - Most other DAW programs
What is Middleware?
Middleware is software used to implement sounds into video game engines like Unity or Unreal. Using programs like Wwise or FMOD allows you to easily add variation, distance, and realistic sound effects to your video game. It is quickly becoming the industry standard for game sound designers to be fluent in one of these programs.