Audio Sprite - The Charity Remix Album

Audio Sprite tries to raise money for CLIC Sargent (CLIC Sargent is the UK’s leading cancer charity for children and young people).

I just heard about Audio Sprite´s charity album "The Charity Remix Album". All the money will go to CLIC Sargent (they help young kids and children with cancer in the UK).So it's a really good cause behind it all. Cuz i don´t think anyone should die at the age of 11 because of cancer.

So if you can, then please donate via Audio Sprite´s justgiving page.

About the The Charity Remix Album:
"Raising on behalf of my friends little brother Ted, who sadly lost his battle with cancer, aged 11. Ted was a big Mario fan,and a fan of videogames in general, so please take a moment to read the following.

The aim of this project is to raise much needed funds to help children fighting cancer. I will release a full album of video game and children TV theme remixes for free via my soundcloud page if enough people donate to this worthy cause. Free music in return for helping those less fortunate? Everyone is a winner! :D

You can keep up to date with the tracks being added by following this link : https://soundcloud.com/audiosprite87/sets/the-charity-remix-album

Donating through JustGiving is simple, fast and totally secure. Your details are safe with JustGiving – they’ll never sell them on or send unwanted emails. Once you donate, they’ll send your money directly to the charity. So it’s the most efficient way to donate – saving time and cutting costs for the charity."

/Robin E
The Gaming Ground

Game audio network guild - And the GANG 2014 winners are?

The G.A.N.G awards are over for this time.

Oh joy! The G.A.N.G 2014 award winners has finally been revealed. And i can´t say that i´m that much surprised to hear that "The Last of Us" won several awards. Becouse both the soundtrack, the voice acting and soundmix were/are freaking epic. 

Anyhow, you will find all the G.A.N.G 2014 award winners down below =)

Press release:
"MARCH 24, 2014 - LOS ANGELES, CA - The Game Audio Network Guild (G.A.N.G.), the non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement and recognition of game audio, is proud to announce the winners of the 12th Annual G.A.N.G. Awards.

Voted and judged upon by the game audio industry and members of G.A.N.G., the finalists represent an array of the best audio in video games from 2013. A 75 person Advisory Committee helped in deciding each of the final nominees which included hundreds of hours of research, listening, watching and playing. Over 2,500 people representing over 30 countrieshave signed up as members of G.A.N.G. since its inception in 2002. The final winners, voted on by the general membership of G.A.N.G., included multiple wins for The Last of Us and Bioshock Infinite. Other notable winners included Peggle 2, Starcraft II: Heart of the Swarm, Halo Spartan Assault and Beyond Two Souls.

The GANG Recognition award went to legendary game designer, Eugene Jarvis for his continuing support of the importance of audio in games, and his trailblazing work in game audio in games such as Defender and Robotron 2084. The brand new GANG Ambassador Award was presented to blind video gamer and advocate Brandon Cole for his ongoing efforts evangelizing the importance of game audio for gamers with visual impairments.

The award show has become an annual tradition, drawing standing room only crowds and has become the centerpiece of the audio track at the Game Developers Conference."

A complete list of the award winners are as follows:

Audio of the Year: The Last of Us

Music of the Year: Bioshock Infinite

Sound Design of the Year: The Last of Us

Best Original Soundtrack Album: TIE – Halo: Spartan Assault and Beyond Two Souls

Best Interactive Score: Peggle 2

Best Handheld Audio: Tearaway

Best Cinematic Cutscene Audio: Starcraft II: Heart of the Swarm

Best Dialogue: The Last of Us

Best Original Instrumental: “Lighter Than Air” (Bioshock Infinite)

Best Original Song: Choral: “Dieses Herz” (Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs)

Best Original Vocal Song: Pop – “Orchid’s Theme” (Killer Instinct)

Best use of Licensed Music: Bioshock Infinite

Best Game Audio Article, Publication or Broadcast: GDC Boot Camp XII

Best Audio Mix: The Last of Us

Best Audio in a Casual/Indie/Socal Game: Peggle 2

GANG Ambassador Award: Brandon Cole

GANG Recognition Award: Eugene Jarvis

GANG Lifetime Achievement Award: David Warhol

GANG Distinguished Service Award: Andrew Kane

GANG Student/Apprentice Award – Music: PJ Tracy

GANG Student/Apprentice Award – Sound Design: Andrew Villa

/Robin E
The Gaming Ground

Metroid Metal - Lower Norfair

"Metroid Metal" by SpoonyBardess.

I have been a huge fan of Nintendo´s Metroid series ever since the very first Metroid game came out for the NES back in 1986. And i was actually really happy to find out that the main character of Metroid, was/are a women (Samus Aran).

Because i was around that age when you started to realize that girls ain´t half that bad (i was about 10-11 years old). And i have liked Samus Aran for many, many years now. But there´s another big star of Metroid as well. And that´s all the soundtracks that´s been made for the series throughout the years.

And one of the very best Metroid cover bands out there (imo), are Stemage (Metroid Metal). I mean, just listen to the "Lower Norfair" song for exmaple. Epic beyond epic!

/Robin E
The Gaming Ground

The Chrono Trigger Symphony - Music perfection

Buy both Vol 1,2 and 3. Trust me, you won't regret it!

Imo, you haven't played any RPG game at all if you haven't played Square´s "Chrono Trigger". Why? Because Chrono Trigger are one of the best RPG games ever made. Because it´s both timeless and ageless. Hell, people still play, and talk about Chrono Trigger like it was released yesterday.

So it's my great pleasure to present to you. The Chrono Trigger Symphony Vol 1, 2 and 3!

Vol I - 7,99 bucks

Vol II - 7,99 bucks

Vol III - 7,99 bucks

About The Chrono Trigger Symphony:
""CHRONO TRIGGER SYMPHONY focuses The Synthetic Orchestra's efforts on recreating and remastering the soundtrack to Square Enix's classic video game from the Chrono series. Spanning several volumes, the project re-orchestrates all your favourite music from the game while remaining faithful to the originals. As each volume is released, every piece of music from the game will be featured, re-orchestrated by hand - one note at a time."

/Robin E
The Gaming Ground

C64 Alien (1984) LIVE - SID Main Theme

LukHash = 100% talent!

I sure know talent when i see (or hear it). And LukHash (his from Poland originally. But he lives in the UK now days) sure ain´t no exception. I just heard his "C64 Alien" song. And, goddamn! Now i understand why LukHash won the Remix64 ROTY Awards 2013 (Best C64 Remix, with the song "Spy Vs Spy").

Anyhow, you guys just have to check LukHash out! Cuz he freaking rocks =)
About Lukhash:
"THE IDEA to create my own musical project came to me in 2003, when I had began to create and record my own musical compositions under the name of SH MUSIC. All instrument parts (guitars, bass, piano, drums, synths) are composed by myself.

EXPERIMENTING with SID chiptune and Nintendo digital logic soundchip began in 2009. Commodore 64 systems and a couple of 1989's hacked Nintendo Gameboy consoles created a blend of original 8bit sound from 80's and Rock music.

SH MUSIC self-defined as 8bit Rock is a fusion of many different styles and music genres. Pure crunch and raw sonority of the 8bit machines uniquely blends with some modern sounds. All in all the best way to describe SH music is to say that it is all straight from the heart.

OVERALL a dose of some fresh and energy music to the ears..."


/Robin E
The Gaming Ground

Wing Commander Music Orchestral Recording Project

Mr George Oldziey in his studio.

It was just pure luck that i stumbled upon George Oldziey´s Kickstarter campaign for his Wing Commander music orchestral recording project. Because I was searching for some information about Wing Commander (the very first game was release back in 1990) last night.

Anyhow, i just thought that i should mention Oldziey´s Kickstarter campaign. Cuz i´m quite sure that a lot of the Wing Commander fans would love to see this happened. There´s a tiny "little" problem though. Cuz Oldziey needs $35,000 within 6 days from now (the project are 15K short).

Or else there will be no Wing Commander music orchestral recording. So, hurry up people!

About the Wing Commander Music Orchestral Recording Project:
"George Oldziey is looking for game music fans from around the world to help fund an orchestral recording of music from Wing Commander. Many of you know me, George Oldziey, as the composer for many historic video games, but probably most notably 3 games from the iconic Wing Commander series. I've been blessed to have very dedicated fans of my music for many years, and I would like to offer them the opportunity to participate in this historic endeavor.

The initial goal of $35,000 is to record a 9 1/2 minute suite of music from Wing Commander 3 and 4 featuring a full 80 piece orchestra and 40 voice choir. The recording will most likely be done in either Prague or Bratislava, both homes to amazing game and film scoring orchestras, some time during the summer of this year.

There will also be an additional 5 minutes of music included in the initial goal, the pieces of which will be chosen by those who pledge at the highest levels. We will also institute a series of stretch goals beyond the initial amount to hopefully record more of my Wing Commander music while we have the musicians at the ready.

Since the orchestra and engineers will already be set up (and I'll be there too!), we could record another 15 minutes for approx. another $12,000 (target of $47,000), and then another additional 15 minutes of music at a $59,000 target! That could potentially get us up to a whopping 45 minutes of orchestral Wing Commander music!

The video will give you more info about me and this project. One last note about the rewards; I added the $20 digital download reward after I'd already launched the campaign, and pledges were made at several levels very quickly. Once that happens Kickstarter doesn't allow one to edit the text of a reward level. But rest assured, ANYONE pledging at levels above $20 will also be eligible for a digital download if they so choose! I will update everyone very frequently on the progress of this exciting adventure!"

/Robin E
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