The G.A.N.G. Town Hall has been postponed. There were several scheduling difficulties this year, so we intend on holding the GANG Town Hall as an online virtual meeting at some point soon. This might also offer a bit more time to answer everyone's questions. So look for an announcement about this post-GDC.
GANG/GDC DEMO DERBIES:
Paul Lipson (President, GANG, COO/Audio Director, Pyramind Studios), Emily Ridgway (Senior Sound Manager, Double Fine Productions), Gene Semel (Senior Manager, Sound Group, Sony Computer Entertainment America), Scott Gershin (Founder & Creative Director, Soundelux Design Music Group)
Date/Time: Weds (March 2nd, 2011) 12:00 - 2:00
Location (room): Room 310, West Hall, 3rd Floor
Paul Lipson (President, GANG, COO/Audio Director, Pyramind Studios), Chuck Doud (Music Director, SCEA), Tom Salta, (Composer, Persist Music), Jason Hayes (Audio Director, NC Soft), Chance Thomas (Founder/Principal Composer,HUGEsound)
· You must be a current, registered member of G.A.N.G. to submit material for review.
· Music: Prepare a standard CD or USB drive, clearly labeled with your name and contact information on both disc and jewel case. ONE (1) track of your best work only, 60 seconds maximum in length. The track can include cross-fades or multiple pieces/styles –it’s up to you! We are strict about the 60 second rule – please be mindful of track lengths, etc..
· Sound Design: Prepare up to 120 seconds of your best work, .mov or audio file on a USB Drive ONLY, clearly labeled with your contact information. We are strict about the 120 second rule – please be mindful of track lengths, content, etc.. and remember - only USB media will be accepted.
A sign-up sheet will be posted one hour before the Event (or there will be a guy with a clipboard)– and we will use the list order to determine the rotation of the day for the derby(s) . We will do our best to review everyone on the signup list, but time is limited – first come, first served!
For further questions regarding the demo derby submission process, please contact Dren McDonald email@example.com
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with Mike about some of the concepts that were discussed at the talk. There's a whole lot of great info...
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We will be holding a raffle this year at the after party (as we've done in year's past). Since GANG i a non-profit, the raffle goes towards helping us throw parties like this one! Plus, there are FABULOUS PRIZES!
Spectrasonics is giving away a copy of OMNISPHERE!
"Spectrasonics' flagship virtual instrument product, Omnisphere, is a ‘Power Synth’ that breaks completely new sonic ground by combining a wide variety of hybrid realtime synthesis techniques, an epic library of remarkable ‘Psychoacoustic’ sounds, and many innovative features that have never been seen before in any hardware or software synthesizer." ($479 value)
AUDIOBRO is giving away a copy of LA Scoring Strings First Chair! ($299 value)
CINESAMPLES is giving away a copy of VOXOS, their flagship choir library ($999 value)
Our friends at APM Music will be donating a KINECT and a MOVE system to the raffle, THANKS APM!
We will also be giving away several sound design libraries from: