September 2017 Newsletter

New York AES Hang Friday October 20 at 7pm
The Game Audio Network Guild, The Society of Composers and Lyricists and Sumthing Else Music Works are proud to present the New York AES Hang Friday October 20 at 7pm at Beer Authority, 300 West 40th Street, New York, NY.

Come enjoy an evening of socializing and networking with Game, Film and TV audio professionals. Appetizers will be served and the first 25 G.A.N.G. & SCL members to arrive will receive a free drink ticket.

A prize package will be raffled off at the event, compliments of G.A.N.G. Sponsor Music Marketing.

Gareth Coker Interview
This month we spoke with composer Gareth Coker about his work on ARK: Survival Evolved. In 2016 Coker’s work for Ori and the Blind Forest was nominated for 6 G.A.N.G. Awards, winning 4 awards, including Rookie of the Year. He was also honored with the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences award for Outstanding Music Composition and SXSW Gaming Award for Excellence in Musical Score, and his success in the field led to him being recognized as an Associate of the Royal Academy of Music for his significant contribution to the music profession. We had a chance to talk about the process of composing for Steam Early Access titles, composing for large open world environments and working with orchestra.

Read the interview here

New East Coast Regional Director
The Game Audio Network Guild proudly welcomes Spencer Bambrick as the new East Coast Regional Director.  Tom Salta has served for years as the East Coast Regional Director and welcomed Spencer to the role. “Spencer Bambrick has proved his commitment over the years to fostering our game audio community here in the New York Tri-State area and beyond. I’m thrilled to welcome him as the new East Coast Regional Director for G.A.N.G.”

Spencer Bambrick is a composer, sound designer, and lecturer currently living in Hudson New York. He is excited to step into his role as Regional Director. “I have always wanted to be a part of the video game industry. Very early on I knew that I wanted my role to be a music and sound creator. Being involved with G.A.N.G. has since given me the knowledge and confidence to enter the industry, and is a large reason why the game industry is so special – community. I’m incredibly excited to do my best to foster this sense of community in the Northeast, and to provide the same resources and support that I was lucky enough to receive.”

Welcome aboard Spencer!!

Sally-Anne Kellaway: VR Innovator

Sally-anne Kellaway named VR Innovator by Variety Magazine
Read the article here

Sally-anne:  I’m honoured to be named as one of 10 VR Innovators to Watch by Variety magazine.  To be recognised for evangelising Audio for VR and AR and for my work on the Virtual Reality Content Creators Network of Australia confirms my belief that niche markets and industries are incredibly important in VR and AR both creatively and for innovation and growth.  We all know how challenging it can be to get people to ‘pay attention’ to something they literally use all the time to hear, and seeing Variety recognise the role of Audio within VR is exciting.

Read more about Sally-anne’s work at and

GameSoundCon Early Bird Discount
GameSoundCon Returns to LA! GameSoundCon early bird discount registration is closing on September 30 and members of G.A.N.G. can save an additional $75 off early bird registration.

Get the discount code on the perks page here and register here 

Have you been to GameSoundCon before?
Contact us for a special “G.A.N.G. Previous Attendee” Rate.

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
  • $75 off early bird special for GameSoundCon
  • 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. 

AES G.A.N.G./SCL/Sumthing Else Music Hang
October 20, New York, NY

Future Games Summit
31st Oct – 1st Nov, London, UK

November 7-8, LA, CA

Montreal International Games Summit
December 11-13, Montreal, Canada

Video Games Live Dates
September 27, 2017 Guangzhou, China
September 28, 2017 Chengdu, China
September 29, 2017 Chongqing, China
October 1, 2017 Hangzhou, China
October 28, 2017 Akron, OH
November 3, 2017 Brazil
November 4, 2017 São Paulo, Brazil
November 5, 2017 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
November 17, 2017 Budapest, Hungary
November 21, 2017 Katowice, Poland
November 22, 2017 Katowice, Poland
December 29, 2017    Newark, NJ
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New G.A.N.G. TV
Russell Brower: How to prepare a demo reel & in-house jobs

Tommy Tallarico: The Key to Success

Alan Howarth: Sound Design Techniques

Game Audio: Success and Longevity in the games industry

101 Video Games you must listen to before you die: Valkerie Chronicles

G.A.N.G. welcomes our newest (or renewing) members
Sam Yang
Chris Dai
John Xu
Merle Chen
Jasper Yan
Jichao Ma
Rodger Wu
Ci Song
Jane Zhen
Danna Ding
Melody Wu
Cheney Wu
Sean Zhao
Cobain Zhang
Perrie Wang
Tracy Wei
Corey Huang
Stevezj Tang
Magic Ye
Jimmy Zhang
Melanie Du
Channel Chen
Michael Wyckoff
Leonard Albert Moore
Rachel Hinshaw
Andrew Lipian
Wilbert Roget
Min He
Bryen Hensley
Noah Copeland
Jeremy Foster
Zachary Walter
Sunglae Park
Ryan Schraeder
Luke Wickman
rory given
Cameron Heathman
Meghan Given
Samuel Marshall
Anthony Sabatino
Musician/Audio Engineer
Noah Kellman
Robert Martin
Evan Shapiro
Mark Benis, Composer
Horret Kuus
Kevin Becker
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