GANG Newsletter: November 2010

GANG Newsletter [Game Audio Network Guild]



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Mass Effect 2 "Wall of Sound" Composers Chat about Spectrasonics

Mass Effect 2

The composer team from Mass Effect 2, led by Jack Wall, got together to discuss their use of Spectrasonics instruments in their Mass Effect 2 score. GANG members Sam Hulick, Jimmy Hinson and David Kates join Jack for this discussion on their scoring tools.

Check out the story here…

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As a member of G.A.N.G. you are being offered the opportunity to vote for the 26th Annual Technical Excellence & Creativity Awards, to be held at the NAMM Show in Anaheim, CA on Friday, January 14, 2011.

Presented since 1985 by the TEC Foundation for Excellence in Audio, the TEC Awards recognizes outstanding achievement in audio production and product innovation.

Starting November 1 online voting will begin for 25 categories of Technical and Creative Achievement, comprising 17 categories of audio hardware and software and 8 categories of audio production. The nominations were made by a panel of nearly 150 audio professionals from a range of disciplines.

TO REGISTER TO VOTE: Simply click on the link below, then fill out and submit the brief registration form. Before voting begins you will receive a personal identification number (PIN) to access the TEC Awards ballot. (Each registrant may only vote once and all votes are final.) Voting ends on November 30.


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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!


CAMEL Audio 25% off GANG Discount

IK Multimedia 25% off software GANG Discount

Flying Hand Percussion GANG Discount

SoundRangers 20% GANG Discount

Interview with Brutal Game Composer Legend, Peter McConnell

Peter McConnell


This month we are extremely lucky to have coaxed some time out of Peter McConnell’s busy schedule to answer some questions for GANG. He discusses some of his latest projects, such as Double Fine’s Costume Quest and Brutal Legend.

Check out the interview…


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An Interview with Plants Vs. Zombies Composer, Laura Shigahara

Plants Vs. Zombies

You might have been living under a lawn if you haven’t heard about “Plants Vs. Zombies”, a game that has nearly become a cultural icon in the past year, existing now on every gaming platform from iPhones to PCs to consoles. GANG member, Laura Shigahara won a GANG award this past year for the music she wrote (and sang) for Plants Vs. Zombies and she was kind enough to take some time to answer some questions for us about her background, career path and, of course, “Plants Vs. Zombies”.

Check out the interview here…

And the Plants Vs. Zombies Soundtrack released here…

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Check Out the GANG "blurbs"!

We like to keep track of what all the G.A.N.G. members are up to every month, and sometimes you may just have a sentence or two about your current projects, (as opposed to a full on press release etc), so we post_date the "blurbs" section as an informal way to drop in all of those short items. Please send your small news items to [email protected] for inclusion in this section, and have a look to check out what your fellow GANG members have been up to lately!

Check out November’s BLURBS

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