February 2010 Newsletter

GANG Newsletter [Game Audio Network Guild]








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GANG Awards Voting Opens


Voting has just opened for the GANG awards. This is your chance to vote for your favorite game audio of 2009 – in categories that cover the major disciplines in our field. The winners will be announced at the 8th Annual G.A.N.G. Awards show at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco, Friday evening, March 12th. Congratulations to all of nominees – competition was fierce and everyone listed here deserves a standing ovation.

We have put together a nominee resource page for you to review audio and video clips of material highlighting the final nominees. Right-Click the following link to open the resource page in a NEW WINDOW. It is advised that you keep these pages open while you vote, so you can refresh your memory and your ears!


REMEMBER: Voting ends on February 26th at midnight!


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GANG Awards Party Giveaways!

awards show giveawaysGANG has been quite fortunate to have received some FANTASTIC prizes to be given away at the GANG awards after party, hosted by Pyramind Studios, on Friday, March 12th. Here is a list of the truly fabulous prizes (worth over $10, 000 total!)

1. The Hollywood Edge – Multiple SFX Packages
2. IK Multimedia – T-Racks and more!
3. Toontrack – Superior, and EZDrummer
4. Audiobro – L.A. Scoring Strings Lite
5. Propellerheads – 3x Copies of Reason/Record
6. Spectrasonics – Trillian
7. Cinesamples – Hollywood Winds

Don’t forget to VOTE for your GANG Awards nominees. Voting closes on February 26th at midnight.

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Interview with Tom Salta

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Tom Salta ( Tom Clancy’s H.A.W.X, Red Steel), spoke recently on several panels at GameSoundCon and was kind enough to answer a few questions for GANG. Tom’s work in Tom Clancy’s H.A.W.X is also nominated for 3 GANG awards this year.

The interview can be found here, where Tom discusses working with clients, GDC for beginners, and Dragon’s Lair….


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GANG member GDC Audio Sessions

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Several members of the Game Audio Network Guild will be at GDC on a variety of panels. Here’s a list of many of the sessions you might want to catch.

Audio Boot Camp (all day tutorial) with Brian Schmidt, Lennie Moore and many others

Composer’s Pacman Challenge with Lennie Moore

Musical Recipe of Emotion with Chance Thomas, Tom Salta, Marty O’Donnell and Jason Hayes.

Where it all began: 1st generation music with Brian Schmidt, Tommy Tallarico and others

After the iPhone, now what….with Jeff Essex and others

Garry Schyman speaks about Dante’s Inferno



The 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 and at the GANG Awards! (Voting ends February 26th at midnight – go here to vote!)

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Lots of new exclusive GANG discounts!

Because you are a member of G.A.N.G. you can now receive any of these amazing and generous discounts!

CAMEL Audio 25% off GANG Discount

IK Multimedia 25% off software GANG Discount

NineVoltAudio 15%GANG discount until March 7th

Sonokinetic Orchestral Percussion GANG discount

Flying Hand Percussion GANG Discount

SoundRangers 20% GANG Discount

BlastWaveFX GANG Discount


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