GANG Newsletter [Game Audio Network Guild]



 
invader
bottom

top
bottom

 
gan header

GANG AWARDS & EVENTS @ GDC '11

GANG AWARDS!

Taking place on Thursday, March 3rd at 7pm in Room 308, South Hall @ Moscone Center is the 2011 GANG Awards. We look forward to celebrating the best in this year's game audio with you!

And directly after the Awards is where the celebrating continues, at the Offical Awards After Party!

gang after party

PLEASE RSVP for the party @ http://gdcafterparty.eventbrite.com/

You must be a GANG member or have a GDC badge to attend

so please, RSVP for the party @ http://gdcafterparty.eventbrite.com/

See you there!


GDC EVENTS

TOWN HALL POSTPONED

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:

SOUND DESIGN

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

MUSIC

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)

Date/Time: Thursday (March 3rd, 2011) 12:00 pm — 2:00pm

Location (room): Room 310, West Hall, 3rd Floor

HOW TO SUBMIT

· 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 dren@audiogang.org

Back to top

G.A.N.G. Discounts in Effect including GDC 11

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

** GANG GDC 11 DISCOUNT CODE! -" TPGNGDC" **

15% Discount off BOOM LIBRARY until after GDC - use GANG!BOOM

CAMEL Audio 25% off GANG Discount

IK Multimedia 25% off software GANG Discount

Flying Hand Percussion GANG Discount

SoundRangers 20% GANG Discount

Interview with VALVE's Mike Morasky

Valve

Over the Summer, the VALVE audio team stopped by Pyramind to take part in the GANG Summer Summit. Most of their discussion was in regards to Left 4 Dead and Left 4 Dead 2, and we followed up
with Mike about some of the concepts that were discussed at the talk. There's a whole lot of great info...

Check out the interview here...

Back to top

Interview with ASCAP's Shawn LeMone

ASCAP is a performing rights organization, established to help the songwriter/composer get compensated whenever their music gets played on radio/TV/Film, but how do performing rights fit into interactive media? Social networks? Shawn LeMone helps clear some of this up for you...

The interview is here....

Back to top

Giveaways at the Awards After Party

RAFFLE AT THE PARTY!

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

audiobro

cinesamples

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)

apm music

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:

BOOM LIBRARY

CHUCK RUSSOMFX

HART FX

HISSandaROAR

RABBIT EARS AUDIO

THE RECORDIST

 

Back to top