GANG Newsletter: February 2012

GANG Newsletter [Game Audio Network Guild]


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Dear G.A.N.G. Member:


So we are providing key dates here for you in regards to GANG related events and panels.


Voting is closed! Winners will be announced at the GANG Awards March 8th!

Music winners will be awarded a copy of Cinesamples CineBrass Pro, SoundIron’s MARS male choir, Heavyocity EVOLVE, Nine Volt Audio’s Beat Aesthetic Taiko Edition,and a choice of IMPACT Soundworks libraries.

Sound Design winners will be awarded an indie library package from Rabbit Ears Audio, BOOM Library, The Recordist, SoundIron (Rust vol. 1 & Cymbology 1), Pro Sound Effects and Impact SoundWorks.

Heaps of thanks for our generous prize sponsors this year!


We’re always fortunate to get some great sponsors for our Student/Apprentice contest and our After Awards party raffle and would like to feature our sponsors here so that you can support them!. THANKS SPONSORS!



nine volt

PSP audio


Boom Library

Pro Sound Effects

The Recordist

Rabbit Ears Audio
impact soundworks



THE DEMO DERBY (both Music and Sound Design) SUBMISSIONS ARE NOW CLOSED! Thanks to everyone who submitted, and you should be hearing from us soon.



You can pick up your GDC $50 discount code by clicking here


Here is the LINK TO THE GANG AWARDS on the GDC site, and then..


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There will be our annual raffle with prizes from Spectrasonics (Omnisphere), Cinesamples (CineBrass Pro), The Recordist (Ultimate Discount), BOOM Library, SoundIron, PSP Audio, Heaviocity (Evolve), Impact Soundworks, Nine Volt Audio, and more.


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Update from The President


Dear GANG Community,

I hope this email finds you well, and that many of you are able to attend GDC and will help us celebrate our 10th year together!

As many of you already know, my dear wife Morla and I are expecting our first child end of July – and we’ve been going through a wonderful process of preparing to be first time parents! Much of this includes evaluating our time and looking at all of things that will need to change with the baby’s arrival. We are both incredibly busy people, and we realize this will certainly impact my current responsibilities with the Guild.

After a decade of service – starting as an Education Committee member, moving to Senior Director, and now President for the last 5+ years, I have decided to step down as President of the Guild on July 1st, 2012; to focus on my growing family and ongoing responsibilities in the industry. I will remain on the Board of Directors as Vice Chairman, and will work with Founder Tommy Tallarico and my fellow Board Members to find a fantastic new candidate who is right for the job.

This is certainly not an end, but a beautiful beginning for Morla and I. The Guild lives in our hearts, and I remain proud of our past accomplishments and look forward to a bright and promising future.

Thank you, for the inspiration, understanding, and patient support all of you have shown me over the years as we have grown together. All the best wishes to you and your families, and I look forward to a brilliant celebration at GDC.

Warm Regards,


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GANG Member Panels & Talks @ GDC


We’re beginning a list of Audio Sessions for GDC – if you are doing a session this year, please send your session info to [email protected]

This isn’t meant to be a complete list, just getting things started…

Audio Boot Camp
S. Selfon, J. Graves, MS Anderson, G. Taylor, J. Byrd, A. Hirst, S. Pimentel

Producer Boot Camp Brian Schmidt 3pm Tuesday – What Every Producer Must Know About Audio

Audio Evolution in Social Games: Not Just a 15 second 60kpbs loop anymore! Dren McDonald

GANG Demo Derby Music Composition P. Lipson, T. Salta, C. Bajakian, J. Hayes, C.Thomas

GANG Demo Derby Sound Deisgn P. Lipson, E. Ridgway, G. Semel, S. Gershin, D. McDonald

Spot the Difference: AAA vs. Indie VO Techniques M . Csurics & D. Gilbert

Squeeze Play: The State of Ady0 Cmprshn Scott Selfon

The Art of Noise: Incorporating Aleatoric Techniques in Your Scores G. Shyman & J. Graves

Complete list of GDC Audio Track

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Interview: Rob Bridgett (Radical Entertainment)

Rob Bridgett

This month Radical Entertainment’s Rob Bridgett is our interview guest. In addition to being Radical’s Audio Director (designing complex audio systems for games like Prototype and the upcoming Prototype 2), he’s a published author, GANG board member, and co-chair of GANG’s IESD. Enjoy!

Check out the interview here!

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G.A.N.G. Discounts in Effect


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

SoundCloud Offers a NewDiscount to GANG Members

CAMEL Audio 25% off GANG Discount

IK Multimedia 25% off software GANG Discount

Flying Hand Percussion GANG Discount

SoundRangers 20% GANG Discount

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