April 2017 Newsletter

G.A.N.G. April 2017 Newsletter
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ASCAP EXPO Video Game Panel
Hosted by G.A.N.G. Board Member Tom Salta
This year’s ASCAP Expo featured an all-star game composer panel featuring  Jack Wall, Austin Wintory, Gordy Haab and moderated by Tom Salta who is also on the GANG Board of Directors. The turnout was standing room only and audience was treated to an entertaining discussion going behind the scenes of some of their most recent notable award winning projects including Wall’s Call of duty Black Ops, Gordy’s Halo Wars 2 and Star Wars Battlefront, and Wintory’s Abzu and Deformers.
DigiPen Digital Audio Symposium – May 6, 2017
DigiPen Institute of Technology is hosting their 5th annual Audio Symposium, which is jointly sponsored by the Game Audio Network Guild. Featured talks include:

  • Becky Allen – Always Be Composing: The Flexible Music System of Plants vs. Zombies Heroes
  • Edgar Choueiri – The State of the Art of Binaural Audio for Loudspeakers and Headphones
  • Howard Mostrom – Orchestral Scoring and Audio Production in Planetary Annihilation
  • James Johnston – Spatial Audio: What Can You Really Hear?

Location: DigiPen Institute of Technology, Redmond, Washington

Cost: Free

Date: May 6, 2017

For more details visit https://www.digipen.edu/digital-audio-symposium/

This event is free and open to the public. Register online if you plan to attend.

LA Games Conference Discount
LA Games Conference is offering members of G.A.N.G. passes for $399, discounted from $599. The pass includes access to all speaker sessions (including breakouts and keynotes), and access to the official after party.

Redeem your pass on the members perks page

About LA Games Conference:

Each year, the most influential decision-makers in the digital entertainment industry gather at Digital Media Wire’s Annual LA Games Conference to network, do deals, and share ideas about the future of games and connected entertainment. The 2017 event will be held on May 10. Held in the iconic W Hollywood Hotel, LA Games Conference is a high end favorite among game, media and investment leaders for the high energy, focused environment for networking, meetings and deal-making. Topics include VR/AR, eSports, Global Markets and Hollywood & Games.

GameSoundCon Call For Submissions
Submissions are now open for speakers for GameSoundCon 2017. GameSoundCon features two full days of sessions and panels from the industry’s leading experts on the essentials of video game music and sound design. GameSoundCon will be held November 7-8, 2017 at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles, CA.

Submissions may be lecture/presentations (25 or 60 minutes), roundtable discussions or panels.

Categories include:

  • Game Audio Pro:  “GDC-level talks,” aimed at the experienced professional
  • Audio for Virtual Reality: A “Conference within a Conference” focusing on VR/AR/MR
  • Game Audio Research: Academic or industry research on cutting edge issues in interactive audio
  • Game Audio Essentials: “A Game Audio 101” Crash course over 2 days.

For details, visit www.GameSoundCon.com/submissions

Sumthing Else Music Works
New Release

For Honor
In-Stores May 26th

Music by Saunder Jurriaans & Danny Bensi

Sound Particles – 20% off for Members of G.A.N.G.
Sound Particles is a CGI-like software for Sound Design, capable of using particle systems to generate thousands of sounds in a virtual 3D world.

Learn more about Sound Particles.

Details to redeem the discount on the Members Perks Page.

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*

Current Member Perks
  • 20% off Sound Particles
  • $200 of LA Games Conference
  • 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. 

May 5-7, Minneapolis, MN

DigiPen Audio Symposium
May 6, Redmond, WA

LA Games Conference
May 10, Los Angeles, CA

Austin Game Conference
September 21-22, Austin, TX

7-8 November, LA, CA

Video Games Live Dates
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
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New Videos Mentor Program Online:
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Li Xiao’an: People Will Bring You Success: Building the Relationships that will Build Your Career
Brennan Anderson: Audio Implementation for UE4
Recording Workshop: Working with Dry Ice

101 Video Games you must listen to before you die:
Dragon’s Lair
Super Mario & Sonic the Hedgehog
Abe’s Oddysee
DeadSpace Audio Analysis

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

Clark Aboud Music
George Sanger
Nick Venden
Sandra Schnieders
mma Kramer-Rodger
Nainita Desai
Brent Cutler
IAMWE International
William Hicks
Perry La Marca
Luke Peña
Jordan Dube
Kyle Preston
Ricardo Javier Santos
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Max Harchik
Manuel Baltazar

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