GANG Newsletter: March 2011



GANG Newsletter [Game Audio Network Guild]



 
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GANG AWARD WINNERS

In case you missed it, again here are the winners from this year's GANG AWARDS

AUDIO OF THE YEAR
Red Dead Redemption
Rockstar Games
Composers Bill Elm & Woody Jackson
Lead Audio Designer Jeffrey R. Whitcher
Audio Designers Steven von Kampen, Christian Kjeldsen, Corey Ross
Audio Programmers Corey Shay, Robert Katz

MUSIC OF THE YEAR
Red Dead Redemption
Rockstar Games
Bill Elm, Woody Jackson

BEST AUDIO OTHER
Halo: Waypoint "The Return"
343 Industries/Microsoft Game Studios
Kristofor Mellroth, Senior Audio Director, Microsoft Game Studios
Paul Lipson, Audio Director, Pyramind Studios
Peter Steinbach, Steve Heithecker, David Earl, Michael Roache

STUDENT/APPRENTICE CONTEST
Sound Design: Adam Raley
Music: Paolo Amati

SOUND DESIGN OF THE YEAR
Battlefield: Bad Company 2
Electronic Arts/DICE
Stefan Strandberg, Ben Minto, David Mollerstedt, Thomas Danke, Mari Saastamoinen, Olof Stromqvist

BEST SOUNDTRACK ALBUM
Video Games Live - Level 2
Tommy Tallarico, Jack Wall

BEST INTERACTIVE SCORE
Red Dead Redemption
Rockstar Games
Bill Elm, Woody Jackson

BEST HANDHELD AUDIO
Monkey Island 2 Special Edition: LeChuck's Revenge
LucasArts
Tom Bible, Jesse Harlin, Wilbert Roget II, Jeff Ball, Dan Reynolds, Andrew Aversa

BEST CINEMATIC/CUTSCENE AUDIO
StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty
Blizzard Entertainment
Paul Menichini, David Farmer

BEST DIALOGUE
Red Dead Redemption
Rockstar Games
Lead Audio Matthew Smith
Additional Dialogue Editing Will Morton, Allan Walker, Jon McCavish
Audio Designer George Williamson
Dialogue Assistant Lindsay Robertson

BEST ORIGINAL INSTRUMENTAL
"Athens Harbour Chase" - James Bond 007: Blood Stone
Activision
Richard Jacques

BEST ORIGINAL VOCAL - CHORAL
"Invincible" - World of Warcraft: Cataclysm
Blizzard Entertainment
Music by Russell Brower, Jason Hayes; Lyrics by Derek Duke, Neal Acree

BEST ORIGINAL VOCAL – POP
"I'll Take it All" - James Bond 007: Blood Stone

Activision

BEST USE OF LICENSED MUSIC
Bioshock 2
2K Games/2K Marin
Michael Kamper, Audio Lead and the 2K Marin Audio Team

BEST GAME AUDIO ARTICLE, PUBLICATION OR BROADCAST
"The Weight of Silence - How Silence Can Indicate a Character's Importance" - Game Developer Magazine
Jesse Harlin

BEST USE OF MULTI-CHANNEL SURROUND IN A GAME
Battlefield: Bad Company 2
Electronic Arts/DICE
Stefan Strandberg, Ben Minto, David Mollerstedt, Thomas Danke, Mari Saastamoinen, Olof Stromqvist

RECOGNITION AWARD
Sumthing Else Musicworks

DISTINGUISED SERVICE AWARDS
Dren McDonald, Jacquie Shriver

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD Chris Huelsbeck

DIAMOND SPONSOR/PARTNER AWARDS
Sumthing Else Musicworks
Game Developers Conference
Pyramind Studios


EXTRA GANG AWARD TROPHIES

If your company or group won a GANG award, and you would like to order duplicates, please contact michelle@audiogang.org and place your order. Duplicate awards are now $125

 

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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!

FREE Code for GANG members to register for the NAB Show in Las Vegas - SM05

CAMEL Audio 25% off GANG Discount

IK Multimedia 25% off software GANG Discount

Flying Hand Percussion GANG Discount

SoundRangers 20% GANG Discount

FEATURED BLOG: Yoshi Miyamoto

 

Yoshi Miyamoto wrote up a blog on the disaster in Japan, as he was there when it occured, and has now returned to the United States. He shares his unique perspective on the media and situation there.

Please read Yoshi's blog at GANG

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It's The BLURBS

 

It's the March 2011 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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