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The Essential Guide to Game Audio by Scott R. Looney, Steve Horowitz

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Level 8 Meet the Middleman

Understanding Audio Middleware

The Old School

Why Do We Need Middleware?

Audio Middleware Lets You…

3D Sound in Games

Audio Engine Needs

Audio Middleware Structure

The Other Side of the Fence—The API

Current Middleware Tools

Other Middleware of Note

Learning Outcomes:

Recognize the role and functions of middleware •

Identify common elements in different tools and programming systems •

Understand 3D sound concepts •

A typical game engine has an awful lot of things it has to do. In essence, it has to run an entire virtual world, complete with animations, shading and rendering, visual effects, ...

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