February 2017 Newsletter

G.A.N.G. February 2017 Newsletter
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G.A.N.G. 15 Year Anniversary Discount
To celebrate our 15 Year Anniversary, we are offering a 15% discount on all renewals and new memberships. To redeem the discount, use the code GANGMEMBERSHIP15 at this link. If you are renewing early, one full year will be added to your current expiry date.
G.A.N.G. at GDC

15th Annual Game Audio Network Guild Awards

Location:  Room 3001, West Hall
Date:  Thursday, March 2
Time:  7:30pm – 9:30pmExcellence in Game Audio is celebrated annually at the G.A.N.G. Awards show. Come and be a part of the magic as we recognize the best of the best! It will be a night of entertainment and peer recognition as the show reviews the finest in game audio from the past year.

The first couple rows of seats will be reserved for all of our generous Sponsors, who make it all possible.

After party immediately following from 9:30 – 11:30 (same location).
Sponsored by CRIWARE

Members of G.A.N.G. can stop by the CRIWARE booth on Wednesday or Thursday located at Booth 316 South Hall to pick up a complimentary drink ticket (limited quantity).


Demo Derby: Music


  • Garry Schyman  |  President, Garry Schyman Productions
  • Tom Salta  |  Composer, Producer, Songwriter, Persist Music, Inc
  • John Rodd  |  Music Recording, Mixing and Mastering Engineer, Independent
  • Becky Allen  |  Audio Director, PopCap

Location:  Room 3006, West Hall
Date:  Wednesday, March 1
Time:  12:00pm – 2:00pmThe G.A.N.G. Music Demo Derby is a longstanding tradition at the GDC, and has been a cornerstone event for new and emerging composers. Attendees can submit 60 seconds of their best work for a detailed critique and feedback from a team of leading audio directors and professionals, and participate in an active discussion with fellow panelists and audience members. The Derby facilitates game audio practitioners of all levels, and is suited for producers, composers, audio directors, and anyone interested in music for games and interactive entertainment.

Demo Derby: Sound Design


  • Brian Schmidt  |  Executive Director of GameSoundCon
  • Kristen Quebe  |  Senior Sound Designer, Riot Games
  • Garry Taylor  |  Audio Director, Sony Interactive Entertainment’s Creative Services Group
  • Scott Gershin  |  Creative Director / Director of Editorial, Technicolor

Location:  Room 3002, West Hall
Date:  Thursday, March 2
Time:  10:00am – 11:00amThe G.A.N.G. Demo Derby is a longstanding tradition at GDC, and has been a cornerstone event for new and emerging audio professionals. Attendees can submit 120 seconds of their best work for a detailed critique and feedback from a team of leading audio directors and professionals. They can also participate in an active discussion with fellow panelists and audience members. The Derby is open to GDC attendees across all disciplines.

G.A.N.G. Town Hall

Location:  Room 3002, West Hall
Date:  Friday, March 3
Time:  12:15pm – 1:15pmCelebrating the 15th anniversary of G.A.N.G.’s genesis at the Game Developer’s Conference in 2002, this session will discuss the organization’s accomplishments since its founding as well as changes to leadership and structure. There will be an open discussion with the audience on how to further improve the future of the organization and to look at what the future holds. This meeting is open to anyone interested in promoting excellence and advancements in interactive audio. Over 2,200 people representing over 25 countries around the world have joined G.A.N.G since its inception in 2002.

Want to turn heads and look bad-ass while you’re perusing the GDC Exhibit floor?  Members of G.A.N.G. can cruise by our lounge booth (South Hall #316), sign-up on our mailing list, and grab a CRIWARE t-shirt in classic grey.  That’s right, we’re gifting high quality threads with a slammin logo to GANG friends in our contact list.  Represent!
Sumthing Else Music Works
New Releases
Music by:
Gordy Haab
Brian Trifon
Brian Lee WhiteListen here
Music by:
Ben Frost
Paul HaslingerListen here
Music by:
Music by:
Ramin Djawadi
Nuendo 8 Preview at GDC
Steinberg will be teaming up with Audiokinetic at the 2017 Game Developers Conference to give you a first glimpse of the upcoming release of Nuendo 8, Steinberg’s flagship DAW that has been making big waves in the post-production and game audio leaning industries.

You can find the Audiokinetic booth no. 524 in the South Hall of the Moscone Center during the expo on March 1-3.

Senior Marketing Manager Timo Wildenhain commented: “We’re delighted to be presenting Nuendo 8 at next week’s GDC, and that we’ve the opportunity to team up again with our dear friends at Audiokinetic. While we’re aiming to release this latest iteration of Nuendo in June, it was important to us to unveil the new version earlier on at GDC.”

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
Feb 28 -101 Video Games: Abe’s OdyseeMarch 14 – 101 Video Games: Super Mario Brothers & Sonic The HedgehogD.I.C.E. Summit 
Feb 21-23, 2017 Las Vegas, NVGDC
Feb 27 – Mar 3, 2017, San Francisco, CAAustin Game Conference
September 21-22, Austin, TXGameSoundCon
7-8 November, LA, CA

Video Games Live Dates
March 3, 2017 Doha, Qatar
March 12, 2017 San Juan, PR
April 7, 2017 Honolulu, HI
April 8, 2017 Honolulu, HI
May 6, 2017 Huntsville, AL
May 13, 2017 Springfield, MA
May 19, 2017 Wilkes-Barre, PA
May 20, 2017 Wilmington, DE
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Mentor Program Online:

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:
DeadSpace Audio Analysis
Machinarium Audio Analysis
Bioshock 2 Audio Analysis

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

Eduardo Pacheco
Nabeel Ansari
Timothy Gorman
James Charne
Brian DiDomenico
Tyler Burke
steve kempster
Peter Ata
george napier
Jaroslav Beck
Philip Eberhart
Darrell Reconose
Wyatt Patterson
idan kupferberg
Kyle Kirkpatrick
Carey Chico

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

Ci Song
Jason Butler
Brad M Beaumont
Chris Brodka
Anthony Eve
Nick and Kara
Mikolai Stroinski
Lawrence Lee
Masuno Youko
Clint Bajakian
Nikhil Koparkar
Janine Kuhn
Jeremy Tisser
Takeshi Furukawa
Kristofor Mellroth
Stephen Baker
Dedrick Sarzaba
Asa Morris
Kristin Naigus
R.B. Evans
Luca Fusi
Hunter Bridges
Bryan Atkinson
Jaclyn Shumate
Boyd Post
Cheryl Tiano
Zheyi Zhu
Thomas Hays
Robert Gardner
Geoff Garnett
Matthew Slade
Emily Ridgway
Billy Martin Music, Inc.
Allison Clark
Daniel Francis
Julius Libunao Macalintal
Gerald Antoine
Andrew Brock
Alon Kaplan
Samuel Miller
Umayr Shaffi
Philip Pendleton
Ewan Smith
Eric Jeffrey Tan
Rogerio Maudonnet
Robert Krekel

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