August 2017 Newsletter

Develop Conference in Brighton, U.K.
This year G.A.N.G. was a new Affiliate Partner at Develop:Brighton, which was held from July 11th – July 13th. We had the chance to speak with audio track chair John Broomhall about Game Audio (And Jazz) In Buzzing Brighton.

Read the interview here

You can read about all the Sessions and Speakers here. 

Paul Lipson and John Broomhall taking a quick Jazz break between sessions
Paul Lipson, Board Member, and Savina Ciaramella, Executive Director, met up with Max Davidoff-Grey
at the Open Mic Audio Panel, which Paul participated in.

Check out what Max had to say about Develop:Brighton here. 

Orfeas Boteas, Traci Tufte, and Matthew Collings giving Savina Ciaramella a demonstration of their latest revolutionary product, Reformer.
G.A.N.G. Sponsor Krotos was also present at the event demoing their new software Reformer. Krotos creator Orfeas Boteas noted about Develop:

It was great seeing people’s reactions when we were demoing Reformer at Develop; we received incredible feedback. Develop is one of the best conferences for video games in the UK and being a part of it is always good fun.

Read more about Reformer and the new discount for members of G.A.N.G. below.

Reformer: The Future of Sound Design
Exclusive Member Discount for a Limited Time Only
Using artificial intelligence and advanced signal analysis, Reformer makes it possible for sound designers to perform a library of sound effects with their voice or any other audio input.  In real-time, Reformer profiles the input audio, and then automatically sources from a palette of pre-analyzed library sounds to construct a new sound based precisely on that profile.  Unlike morphing one sound into another, there is no signal processing involved.  Instead, Reformer compares the input audio with every millisecond of the library sounds, intelligently chooses corresponding parts of the library sounds, and then organically forms a new sound.  All in real-time.

The Reformer plugin is free, users purchase our pre-analysed “micro” libraries, and can either use the libraries with Reformer, or use the sounds for any other purpose. Members of G.A.N.G. have been given an exclusive 50% discount on the Krotos bundle of libraries. 

Paul Lipson, VP of Creative Services at Formosa Interactive, had a chance to demo Reformer at Develop. Paul added: “Reformer could just as easily be called “Revelation” for me – something that really stands out and is not another mundane tool or passing fad.  It was exciting to demo Reformer with the Krotos team at Develop, and I can’t wait to dig into all the sonic possibilities.  A brilliant first step into a new workflow – I’m excited!”

Learn more about reformer here.

To redeem the members discount go the members perks page.

Member Submitted News, Interviews, Jobs and Events
G.A.N.G. will now be giving members more options to share their own news, job opportunities and events with other members. You can now:

  • Submit career news to be included in the newsletter.
  • Submit an Event to be included in the G.A.N.G. Newsletter and on the G.A.N.G. Website
  • Submit an Article/Interview Idea to be included in the G.A.N.G. Newsletter. This could be an interview with you about a project you’ve been working on or any ideas you have.
  • Request to write questions for future G.A.N.G. interviews
  • Submit a job opportunity.

To submit fill out the form here.

 NY Games Conference – September 26 – 20% Discount
A 1-day event held as part of New York Media Festival’s (NYME) 2-day event series, NY Games Conference is the leading event for senior representatives from game publishers, developers, movie studios, advertising firms, VCs, social networks, technology providers, analysts and press. Unlike some other industry events, NY Games Conference focuses on bringing together the people who really matter to meet in a lively yet intimate environment that allows access and privacy to build and grow relationships and partnerships.

Members of G.A.N.G. are eligible for a 20% discount. The discount code is available here. 

More information here.

Current Member Perks
  • $75 off early bird special for GameSoundCon
  • 20% off  NY Games Conference
  • 50% off the Krotos Bundle for Reformer
  • 10% off Fabric License
  • 10% off External Development Summit (XDS)
  • 20% off Sound Particles
  • 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. 

September 6-8 2017, Vancouver, BC,Austin Game Conference
September 21-22, Austin, TX

NY Games Conference
September 26, 2017, New York, NY

7-8 November, LA, CA

Video Games Live Dates
September 15, 2017 Beijing, China
September 16, 2017 Beijing, China
September 17, 2017 Shenyang, China
September 20, 2017 Nanjing, China
September 21, 2017 Shanghai, China
September 22, 2017 Shanghai, China
September 23, 2017 Wuxi, China
September 24, 2017 Shenzhen, China
September 27, 2017 Guangzhou, China
September 28, 2017 Chengdu, China
September 29, 2017 Chongqing, China
October 1, 2017 Hangzhou, China
October 28, 2017 Akron, OH
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New G.A.N.G. TV
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Alan Howarth: Sound Design Techniques

Game Audio: Success and Longevity in the games industry

101 Video Games you must listen to before you die: Valkerie Chronicles

G.A.N.G. welcomes our newest (or renewing) members
Kevin Becker
Tyler Summers
Eric Drury
Kennedy Kimber-Johnson
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Richboi Enterprises
Christopher Sabin
Michel Barengo
Raju Ramayya
Jeff Linsenbigler
Scott Lawlor
Kaan Palaz
Daniele Carli
Marc Mailand
Bradley Gentle
Kenneth Young
Todd LaRowe
Tim Warwick
Juan Reyes
Lewis Gehami
Daniel Kim
Jared Le Doux