December 2009

GANG Newsletter [Game Audio Network Guild]





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GANG Award Nominations

It’s that time of year! The GANG awards are now accepting nominations!

ANY G.A.N.G. member can submit ANY game for ANY category. The game must have been released anywhere in the world (for the 1st time) from Dec. 2, 2009 to Jan. 25, 2010.


You do not have to be the composer or even remotely associated with the product to submit an entry.



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GANG Members with GDC Sessions

Attention G.A.N.G. members! If you will be at GDC in San Francisco this March, and will be on a panel, or leading a session or two, please let us know. The following info would be requested:

Member Name

Session Title

Brief Description




Please email this information to [email protected]


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GameSoundCon SF wrap up

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GAMESOUNDCON in San Francisco 2009 just wrapped and we have a summit summary for you in case you couldn’t be there.

Also featured is an interview with GameSoundCon founder (pictured to left), Brian Schmidt about the GameSoundCon concept, the session which took place in LA and future plans for GSC.


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Letter from the GANG President

gang logo Greetings GANG Members, Sponsors, and Partners,
As we wrap up another year and say goodbye to 2009, we can all breathe a sigh of
relief and gratitude – we made it through the past twelve months and all have much to
be proud of and thankful for.

There have been a multitude of ups and downs, triumphs
and challenges; but through it all GANG has continued to grow and thrive. 2009 has
shown us that we can still innovate during uncertain times, and we support each other
and our community by remembering our core mission: to provide information,
instruction, resources, guidance and enlightenment to our members and the game
industry at large. Continued here…


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GDC GANG Discount and Audio Pass

gdc 2010The 2010 San Francisco GDC is now offering the Audio Pass again, and you can see the details for the Audio track pass here at the GDC site.

And go here to retrieve the GANG GDC Discount code for $50 off!

See ya at GDC!


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Letter from the Editor

Howdy GANG. I’ve been fortunate enough to have been chosen to edit this here newsletter. I’ve posted on the forums from time to time, and I’ve interacted with many of you already.

Anyhow, I’m excited about this newsletter, and I think it will be at it’s best with a healthy amount of your input. So if you ever have an interesting link to a game audio story, interview, event, or maybe a great new promotion on audio gear or software, feel free to send it to [email protected] and I’ll try to get it in the next newsletter.

Thanks, and I look forward to hearing from you,

Dren McDonald

Community Manager/Newsletter Editor

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GVAC Revolution

GVAC, a new revolution for voices in games
If you haven’t been to Audio Atrocities, you should hit it. The site exploits the now infamous usage of horrid voice acting in games. This phenomenon is still with us and is one of the greatest areas for improvement in our great industry.

To answer this need, the Game Audio Network Guild (G.A.N.G.) has formed the GANG Voice Acting Coalition, aka GVAC...continued here….


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Morphestra GANG Discount

Morphestra Because you are a member of G.A.N.G. you can now receive 15% off your total purchase of Sample Logic’s Morphestra.

What is Morphestra?
Morphestra is an epic collection of over 27 GB and 1200+ instruments and multis geared for Film, TV, and Game composers. Morphestra comes pre-installed on a pocket-sized Glyph hard drive and is powered by Native Instruments Kontakt player engine.

Log in to the GANG site for Coupon code and more information on Morphestra.

And be sure to also check out GANG member and award-winning game composer Tom Salta’s in depth interview of Morphestra in action at the Sample Logic site.

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