G.A.N.G. February 2016 Newsletter
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G.A.N.G. 15 Year Anniversary Discount

To celebrate our 15 Year Anniversary, we are offering a 15% discount on all renewals and new memberships. To redeem the discount, use the code GANGMEMBERSHIP15 at this link. If you are renewing early, one full year will be added to your current expiry date.         

G.A.N.G. at GDC

15th Annual Game Audio Network Guild Awards

Location:  Room 3001, West Hall
Date:  Thursday, March 2
Time:  7:30pm - 9:30pm

Excellence in Game Audio is celebrated annually at the G.A.N.G. Awards show. Come and be a part of the magic as we recognize the best of the best! It will be a night of entertainment and peer recognition as the show reviews the finest in game audio from the past year.

The first couple rows of seats will be reserved for all of our generous Sponsors, who make it all possible.

After party immediately following from 9:30 - 11:30 (same location).
Sponsored by CRIWARE

Members of G.A.N.G. can stop by the CRIWARE booth on Wednesday or Thursday located at Booth 316 South Hall to pick up a complimentary drink ticket (limited quantity).


Demo Derby: Music

  • Garry Schyman  |  President, Garry Schyman Productions
  • Tom Salta  |  Composer, Producer, Songwriter, Persist Music, Inc
  • John Rodd  |  Music Recording, Mixing and Mastering Engineer, Independent
  • Becky Allen  |  Audio Director, PopCap

Location:  Room 3006, West Hall
Date:  Wednesday, March 1
Time:  12:00pm - 2:00pm

The G.A.N.G. Music Demo Derby is a longstanding tradition at the GDC, and has been a cornerstone event for new and emerging composers. Attendees can submit 60 seconds of their best work for a detailed critique and feedback from a team of leading audio directors and professionals, and participate in an active discussion with fellow panelists and audience members. The Derby facilitates game audio practitioners of all levels, and is suited for producers, composers, audio directors, and anyone interested in music for games and interactive entertainment.


Demo Derby: Sound Design

  • Brian Schmidt  |  Executive Director of GameSoundCon
  • Kristen Quebe  |  Senior Sound Designer, Riot Games
  • Garry Taylor  |  Audio Director, Sony Interactive Entertainment's Creative Services Group
  • Scott Gershin  |  Creative Director / Director of Editorial, Technicolor

Location:  Room 3002, West Hall
Date:  Thursday, March 2
Time:  10:00am - 11:00am

The G.A.N.G. Demo Derby is a longstanding tradition at GDC, and has been a cornerstone event for new and emerging audio professionals. Attendees can submit 120 seconds of their best work for a detailed critique and feedback from a team of leading audio directors and professionals. They can also participate in an active discussion with fellow panelists and audience members. The Derby is open to GDC attendees across all disciplines.

G.A.N.G. Town Hall

Location:  Room 3002, West Hall
Date:  Friday, March 3
Time:  12:15pm - 1:15pm

Celebrating the 15th anniversary of G.A.N.G.'s genesis at the Game Developer's Conference in 2002, this session will discuss the organization's accomplishments since its founding as well as changes to leadership and structure. There will be an open discussion with the audience on how to further improve the future of the organization and to look at what the future holds. This meeting is open to anyone interested in promoting excellence and advancements in interactive audio. Over 2,200 people representing over 25 countries around the world have joined G.A.N.G since its inception in 2002.

Want to turn heads and look bad-ass while you're perusing the GDC Exhibit floor?  Members of G.A.N.G. can cruise by our lounge booth (South Hall #316), sign-up on our mailing list, and grab a CRIWARE t-shirt in classic grey.  That's right, we're gifting high quality threads with a slammin logo to GANG friends in our contact list.  Represent!
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New Releases
Music by: 
Gordy Haab
Brian Trifon
Brian Lee White

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Ben Frost
Paul Haslinger

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Ramin Djawadi
Nuendo 8 Preview at GDC 

Steinberg will be teaming up with Audiokinetic at the 2017 Game Developers Conference to give you a first glimpse of the upcoming release of Nuendo 8, Steinberg’s flagship DAW that has been making big waves in the post-production and game audio leaning industries.

You can find the Audiokinetic booth no. 524 in the South Hall of the Moscone Center during the expo on March 1-3. 

Senior Marketing Manager Timo Wildenhain commented: “We’re delighted to be presenting Nuendo 8 at next week’s GDC, and that we’ve the opportunity to team up again with our dear friends at Audiokinetic. While we’re aiming to release this latest iteration of Nuendo in June, it was important to us to unveil the new version earlier on at GDC.”

Current Member Perks
  • 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. 
Mentor Program Online Events
Feb 28 -101 Video Games: Abe's Odysee

March 14 - 101 Video Games: Super Mario Brothers & Sonic The Hedgehog

D.I.C.E. Summit 
Feb 21-23, 2017 Las Vegas, NV

Feb 27 - Mar 3, 2017, San Francisco, CA

Austin Game Conference
September 21-22, Austin, TX

7-8 November, LA, CA

Video Games Live Dates
March 3, 2017 Doha, Qatar 
March 12, 2017 San Juan, PR    
April 7, 2017 Honolulu, HI
April 8, 2017 Honolulu, HI
May 6, 2017 Huntsville, AL
May 13, 2017 Springfield, MA
May 19, 2017 Wilkes-Barre, PA
May 20, 2017 Wilmington, DE
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Mentor Program Online:

Penka Kourneva: Cultivating a Career and Growing as an Artist

Elizabeth Zharoff: Writing for and Working with Vocalists

Stephan Schutze: Creating Dynamic Creature Vocabulary

101 Video Games you must listen to before you die:
DeadSpace Audio Analysis
Machinarium Audio Analysis
Bioshock 2 Audio Analysis

G.A.N.G. welcomes our newest (or renewing) members

Eduardo Pacheco    
Nabeel Ansari    
Timothy Gorman    
James Charne    
Brian DiDomenico    
Tyler Burke    
steve kempster    
Peter Ata    
george napier    
Jaroslav Beck    
Philip Eberhart    
Darrell Reconose    
Wyatt Patterson
idan kupferberg    
Kyle Kirkpatrick    
Carey Chico    

G.A.N.G. welcomes our newest (or renewing) members

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Jason Butler    
Brad M Beaumont    
Chris Brodka    
Anthony Eve    
Nick and Kara    
Mikolai Stroinski    
Lawrence Lee    
Masuno Youko    
Clint Bajakian    
Nikhil Koparkar    
Janine Kuhn    
Jeremy Tisser    
Takeshi Furukawa    
Kristofor Mellroth    
Stephen Baker    
Dedrick Sarzaba     
Asa Morris    
Kristin Naigus    
R.B. Evans    
Luca Fusi    
Hunter Bridges    
Bryan Atkinson    
Jaclyn Shumate    
Boyd Post    
Cheryl Tiano    
Zheyi Zhu    
Thomas Hays    
Robert Gardner    
Geoff Garnett    
Matthew Slade    
Emily Ridgway    
Billy Martin Music, Inc.
Allison Clark    
Daniel Francis    
Julius Libunao Macalintal    
Gerald Antoine    
Andrew Brock    
Alon Kaplan    
Samuel Miller    
Umayr Shaffi     
Philip Pendleton    
Ewan Smith    
Eric Jeffrey Tan    
Rogerio Maudonnet    
Robert Krekel    

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