March 2017 Newsletter

G.A.N.G. March 2017 Newsletter
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GDC G.A.N.G. Scholars
This month we spoke to the G.A.N.G. Scholars chosen to attend GDC in 2017. The G.A.N.G. Scholars Program provides select highly motivated and high-achieving full-time music and sound design or audio programming students who have a passion for interactive audio with free all-access event passes to professional conferences in the video game or audio industries.

Read the interview here

Save up to $1,747 on Pyramind Online Programs
Would you love the opportunity to save some money, and really learn that DAW of yours at the same time? For a limited time Pyramind is offering you 50% off of the price of any one of our Online Producers Certificate Programs starting April 3rd and May 1st.
Become an expert on your favorite DAW!

All of Pyramind's online courses feature exclusive and in-depth videos, access to the same online learning system they use at their ground campus, as well as monthly online webinar lectures and individual video feedback on your homework assignments from the teacher.

Use the code SpringTraining in your checkout to get the 50% discount!

Save $1,747 on our popular Ableton Live Producers Certificate Program. This six-course, one-year program takes you from basic to advanced training on the software tool itself, music theory, synthesis and sound design along with mixing & mastering in Ableton Live.

If Apple's Logic Pro X is your DAW, then sign up today for the Logic Pro X Producers Certificate Program and save $1,247 on the four-course, nine-month program. Learn beginning to advanced DAW techniques, as well as sound design and a course dedicated to mixing and mastering in Logic Pro X.

The Pro Tools Game Audio Certification Program is available for a sale price of $595. Featuring Three Online Clases, over a 9-Month Program. For those seeking to transition from an existing career in audio to Games, this bundle is the best jump-start to that career move (Pro Tools books not included in that price).

And for the Propellerheads Reason users out there, you can take our three-course, nine-month Reason Producers Certificate Program for only $497.50! Learn the ins and outs of Reason, learn the art of sound design as well as a course on mixing and mastering.

*offer valid for producer certificate programs only, not individual courses*

ASCAP EXPO G.A.N.G. Discount
ASCAP is offering members of G.A.N.G. passes to the ASCAP EXPO for $410, a saving of $65 of the non-member price (discount code here). Prices go up April 2nd so register today!
The ASCAP "I Create Music" EXPO puts you face-to-face with some of the world's most successful songwriters, composers, artists, producers and music business leaders, who willingly share their expertise and give you the know-how to take your music to the next level.

Launched in 2006, the ASCAP "I Create Music" EXPO is the first and only national conference dedicated to songwriting and composing. Selling out in its inaugural year, the EXPO immediately provided a unique opportunity for songwriters, composers, artists, producers, publishers - and those in the industry that support them - to come together in an unprecedented way to share their knowledge and expertise. In its short history, the innovative programming offered to attendees has grown to include celebrity Q&A's, master classes, songwriting and composing workshops, publisher and business panels, One-on-One sessions, DIY career building workshops, showcases and performances, song feedback panels, state-of-the-art technology demos as well as leading music industry exhibitors.

More information and registration here

Duplicate Trophy and Certificate Orders Close 31st March
Nominees of the G.A.N.G. Awards are now able to order a certificate (high quality print, suitable for framing). Winners of G.A.N.G. awards may order duplicate trophies. Just send in your order and we’ll send you a PayPal invoice.

For members of G.A.N.G. certificates are $55 and duplicate trophies are $135. For non-members certificates are $80 and duplicate trophies are $175.  Sales tax, if applicable, may be added. All prices include free shipping within the U.S. For international shipping email richard@audiogang.org

For those interested in making an order, you can fill out this form here.

Orders must be placed by the 31st of March, 2017.

Current Member Perks
  • 30% off Dehumaniser II
  • Over 50% off Boom Library Complete
  • 15% off CRIWARE Licenses
  • 10% off your first recording session with Cinema Scoring
  • 20% discount on products from Impact Soundworks
  • 20% discount on educational products from Sound Librarian Online Learning Center
  • 20% discount on sound libraries from Funky Rustic
  • 20% discount on Guerrilla Film Scoring: Practical Advice from Hollywood Composers by Jeremy Borum
  • 20% discount on Composing Music for Games: The Art, Technology and Business of Video Game Scoring by Chance Thomas
  • A collection of discounts on Pyramind Training Courses
  • 30% off any individual plug-in from McDSP

View all member perks here. 

Mentor Program Online Events
April 4 Live Event: Li Xiao'an: People Will Bring You Success: Building the relationships that build your careerApril 11 101 Video Games: GTA 3

April 18 TBA

April 25 101 Video Games: Dragon's Lair

ASCAP EXPO
April 13-15, LA, CA

Austin Game Conference
September 21-22, Austin, TX

GameSoundCon
7-8 November, LA, CA

Video Games Live Dates
April 7, 2017 Honolulu, HI
April 8, 2017 Honolulu, HI
May 6, 2017 Huntsville, AL
May 10, 2017 Syracuse, NY
May 13, 2017 Springfield, MA
May 19, 2017 Wilkes-Barre, PA
May 20, 2017 Wilmington, DE
Add an event to this list

BTS For Pixel Privateers

Composing video game music to build suspense, part 2: jarring jolts

Mentor Program Online:

Brennan Anderson: Audio Implementation for UE4
Recording Workshop: Working with Dry Ice
Penka Kourneva: Cultivating a Career and Growing as an Artist
Elizabeth Zharoff: Writing for and Working with Vocalists
Stephan Schutze: Creating Dynamic Creature Vocabulary

101 Video Games you must listen to before you die:
Super Mario & Sonic the Hedgehog
Abe's Oddysee
DeadSpace Audio Analysis
Machinarium Audio Analysis
Bioshock 2 Audio Analysis

G.A.N.G. welcomes our newest (or renewing) members

Christopher Porter
Queb Music
Kyle Mesce
Ronald Long
Eddie Gilbert
Jerad Finck
Phillip Klassen
Adam Scott-McGuinness
brock davis
George Matthews
Project311 Media
David Sabee
Joeseph Kloepfer
Christopher Cummins
Laura Maxfield
Matt Wesdock
Mark Kilborn
May La Plante
Christopher Prunotto
MONET GARDINER
Robert Bridges
Will Morton
Soren Laulainen
Christopher Nuno
Stephen Cox
Jeffrey J Goodlund
Bethany Borden
Jacob Wilkins
Kurt Heiden
Jeffrey Swingle
Natasa Paterson
Kole "Professional Musician and Instructor"
Max Davidoff-Grey
Chance Thomas
Hunter Brown
Anastasia Tajik
John Matz
Scott Selfon
Igor Nemirovsky
William Prokopow

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