November 2017 Newsletter

This week Simon Ashby talks about the Wwise audio toolset.

Simon is responsible for designing many aspects of Wwise so he knows all about the tool right down to the smallest detail

If you haven’t checked out Wwise then this is a perfect opportunity to get some valuable insight

If you didn’t play the original Beyond Good and Evil, you really should!

This week on G.A.N.G.TV we have a look at the original BGaE and analyse the audio. This was an outstanding game on the PS2 and had really interesting characters, world setting and story.

Jade was one of the first awesome female protagonists in games and this game has many lessons we can still learn about design.

check it out!

G.A.N.G. Mixer at GameSoundCon
The G.A.N.G. Hang mixer sponsored by Dolby at GameSoundCon was a big success. Ken Jacobsen, our newest Advisory Board Member, enthusiastically gave away several prizes generously donated by our sponsors including Varantic, Reformer Pro and Dehumaniser 2 by Krotos, Sound Librarian SFX Library, Pro Sound Effects, and prize packages from Music Marketing which included products from FabFilter, Polyverse and K Research.
Phillip Klassen from Redmond, WA won the Sound Librarian SFX Library and had this to say, “It’s these friendly relationships between pros and beginners that make being part of G.A.N.G. and attending Game Audio conferences so special. As a Game Composer & Sound Designer I can assure that the library will be put immediately to good use!” Congratulations Phillip and all of the other winners!
NAMM and TEC Awards
Members of G.A.N.G will again be invited to vote for the Interactive Entertainment Sound Production (game audio) category for the 33rd Annual NAMM TEC Awards (January 27, 2018.), along with the other 7 creative and 23 technical achievement categories. Stay tuned for more information.

Members of G.A.N.G are also being offered the chance to attend the 2018 NAMM Show from January 25-28; the business crossroads of music, sound and event technology. As part of your membership benefits, members of G.A.N.G will receive a special registration rate of $25 through January 10, 2018. Visit NAMM’s registration portal and use promo code available on the Members Perks Page. Need more information? Review benefits of attending The NAMM Show.

Digital Entertainment World (DEW) 2018
Digital Entertainment World (DEW) 2018 will focus on “Creation to Monetization” and will cover topics from OTT to AI to eSports to Millennials to Content Marketing to VR/AR to Music Rights to Startups, etc., as this theme guides all talks, discussions, meetings and presentations over the two days. This year’s event will be held in the hip and modern Marina del Rey Marriott just steps from the beach and located in the heart of LA’s thriving Silicon Beach with easy access to Santa Monica, Venice and Playa Vista. Digital Entertainment World is where you want to be if you are in the business of digital entertainment.

Members of G.A.N.G. can get 20% off passes.Access the discount code on the perks page.
Montreal International Game Summit Discount
MIGS – Montreal International Game Summit – is the largest game conference on the American East Coast. Every year, more than 3000 game professionals who are passionate about their jobs gather at the Palais des Congrès de Montréal. This year, MIGS returns with 2 floors, 7 tracks including a newly added Industry and Advocacy track, 8 simultaneous session rooms, 80 sessions, and a day dedicated to 16 Master Classes and Experts Meetups! On top of that, live demos and many animations are set up to help people network and enjoy the MIGS experience: cocktails, parties, a job fair and much more!’ G.A.N.G. President Brian Schmidt will be giving the Audio Keynote.

Members of G.A.N.G. can get 10% off tickets (excluding Expo passes).

Access the discount code on the perks page. 

Member Submitted News, Interviews, Jobs and Events
G.A.N.G. will now be giving members more options to share their own news, job opportunities and events with other members. You can now:

  • Submit career news to be included in the newsletter.
  • Submit an Event to be included in the G.A.N.G. Newsletter and on the G.A.N.G. Website
  • Submit an Article/Interview Idea to be included in the G.A.N.G. Newsletter. This could be an interview with you about a project you’ve been working on or any ideas you have.
  • Request to write questions for future G.A.N.G. interviews
  • Submit a job opportunity.

To submit fill out the form here.

Current Member Perks
  • $50 off GDC
  • $25 NAMM Registration
  • 20% off Digital Entertainment World (DEW) 2018
  • 10% off Montreal International Game Summit
  • 10% off Future Games Summit
  • 50% off the Krotos Bundle for Reformer
  • 10% off Fabric License
  • 20% off Sound Particles
  • 30% off Dehumaniser II
  • Over 50% off Boom Library Complete
  • 15% off CRIWARE Licenses
  • 10% off your first recording session with Cinema Scoring
  • 20% discount on products from Impact Soundworks
  • 20% discount on educational products from Sound Librarian Online Learning Center
  • 20% discount on sound libraries from Funky Rustic
  • 20% discount on Guerrilla Film Scoring: Practical Advice from Hollywood Composers by Jeremy Borum
  • 20% discount on Composing Music for Games: The Art, Technology and Business of Video Game Scoring by Chance Thomas
  • A collection of discounts on Pyramind Training Courses
  • 30% off any individual plug-in from McDSP

View all member perks here. 

Montreal International Games Summit
December 11-13, Montreal, CanadaMAGFest
January 4-7, 2018. National Harbor, MD

Global Game Jam 2018
January 26 -28

January 27, 2018,  L.A. California

2018 NAMM Show
January 25-28, 2018, L.A. California

DEW Expo
February 5-6, 2018, L.A. Calfornia

Video Games Live Dates
December 29, 2017    Newark, NJ
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New G.A.N.G. TV
Simon Ashby: Wwise audio toolset

Scott Selfon: Xbox One Audio

Peter McConnell: Advice for Independant Composers

Chance Thomas: Working, Writing and recording with live orchestras

101 Video Games you must listen to before you die: Beyond Good and Evil

G.A.N.G. welcomes our newest (or renewing) members
Rachel Robison
Jake Butineau
Mike Morasky
Craig Marks
Francesco Amante
Angela Little
Owen Cooper
Simon Poole
Dominic Misasi
Spencer Bambrick
Nathan Whitehead
Michael Hoffmann
Garret Burkhardt
Derek Duke
Siegfried Klar
Scott Anderson
Mathew T Novack
Todd Mesler
Matthew Marquardt
Daniel Khim
Brian Stokes
Brian Sullivan
Tracy Cogsdil
Megan Carnes
Alejandro Guillen
Fabian Fabro
Thomas Kresge
Keith Elliott
Ethan Fenn
Beth Krakower
Kinemuse Productions Inc.
Borislav Slavov
Zachary K Santos
Dennis Bestafka
Grant Kirkhope
Rob Cairns
Jan Pfitzer