GANG Newsletter: July 2012

GANG Newsletter [Game Audio Network Guild]


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Dear GANG Member,

GANG’S Board of Directors recently voted in our new officers.

A call for nominations was put out to membership, and the board looked at all the materials sent in by the membership and made their final vote today.

So we are proud to announce our new officers:

President: Brian Schmidt

Vice-President: Alexander Brandon

Treasurer: Jodi Mechum

Considerations for Secretary will be made at a later date.

The next newsletter will have more information and quotes from our new officers, but for now we offer our sincere congratulations!


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At Tommy’s House in So. Cal.

August 18th, 2012 Noon until 11pm!
The Game Audio Network Guild is featuring the Network part of it’s name this August at the smokin’ hot SoCal BBQ party: open to ALL current members of the Game Audio Network Guild and their guests!

GANG will provide burgers, hotdogs, snacks, sodas and you can bring your favorite side dish/ dessert, and/or your own preferred drinks to share.

Bring your acoustic instruments for jamming and swim trunks for the pool. Arcade, video games, pool table, foosball, slot machines & movie theatre will also be available for your entertainment.

We are also having a RAFFLE, so bring cash to buy tickets!
($5 each)

There will be prizes from NINE VOLT AUDIO, U-HE (Zebra w/ a new set of presets used in the Dark Knight Films), THE RECORDIST sound libraries, PRO SOUND EFFECTS and more!

RSVP to [email protected] with your name and the number of people in your group. We will send you details and directions.

Please note that while everyone is welcome you must RSVP to attend! It’s a great place to meet new people and network. Looking forward to seeing you there!


Paul, Dren and Tommy
(and Brian and Alex)


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Chance Thomas: Lord of the Rings Online


Lord of the Rings Online composer Chance Thomas discusses scoring Riders of Rohan in this WB documentary video, including session footage and score samples instrument/sound (recorded with a microphone) as part of your entry!

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You can check out the video here!

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GANG Q-CHALLENGE (Summer edition)


THE Q Challenge is BACK

The new challenge:

1) Your composition or sound design piece MUST have at least 1 LIVE instrument/sound (recorded with a microphone) as part of your entry!

2) You can collaborate…or not…we leave it up to you (this might be a good idea if you only play piano and do not own any mics…find a friend on the site who can contribute!)

3) The theme "Play me a song, tell me a story"

Go to the forum post NOW to enter, and simply state that you are taking part in the challenge so we know how many folks are in.

Everyone (participants are required, and anyone else who wants to vote…) will vote openly in another forum thread (to be opened later) to determine the winners.

WINNERS will get something really cool! Last winners won sample libraries, SFX etc, with prize totals worth over $2000!

Your final entries will be due August 31st!

Borislav and I look forward to participating and also hearing what everone comes up with this time!

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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!

PRO SOUND EFFECTS Offers a New20% Discount to GANG Members

SoundCloud Offers a NewDiscount to GANG Members

CAMEL Audio 25% off GANG Discount

IK Multimedia 25% off software GANG Discount

SoundRangers 20% GANG Discount

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It’s the July 2012 BLURBS, a place where YOU can send us all of your little bits of news each month. Have an announcement, a new project, a new blog post, a funny story, a new pet? Let us know

Check it out….IT’S THE BLURBS!

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