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| 16 Nov 2023

A note from the current chair Chase Bethea

It is with a heavy heart that I formally announce my resignation as Chair at the IASIG. After much vacillation and consideration, I have come to the difficult decision that it is time for me to step down from this role and explore new horizons in my personal and professional life.

I am confident that I leave the IASIG on an upswing and in good shape.
Our new relationship with IGDA is strong and we are on a trajectory of growth. The IASIG provides a wonderful opportunity to interact with the interactive audio community as well as develop networks and connections for personal development and growth.

It’s been a valuable experience to learn the ins and outs of the organization, an honor and a privilege to be part of an organization that has been around for close to three decades.

I would like to express my gratitude to everyone who has shown your unwavering support, dedication, and enthusiasm have been the driving force behind our success in the IASIG. I have learned a lot and I will carry these valuable lessons with me as I embark on my next adventure.

Kindest regards,
Chase Bethea
Former Chair, IASIG (Interactive Audio Special Interest Group)

 

A note from the incoming chair Steve Horowitz

Welcome to IASIG 2.0, as we enter a new phase of growth. 2024 will be a big year for the group as we continue to foster new relationships with companies and individuals in the field as well as launch several new initiatives and community building programs. The mission of the IASIG has always been to create dialogue and a bridge between creatives working the field and the companies that make all the cool technology they use every day. With Chase’s strong leadership over the last year we have developed several essential partnerships to strengthen the group and its mission. We still formally sit under the auspices of the MIDI association and are also now the official audio SIG of the International Game Developers Association. That gives us a voice and reach into the game and audio development communities of almost seventy thousand members!

I invite you to read on below, check out the work we are undertaking for the community at large and consider becoming a member. If your interest is networking for career development, music, sound design, programming or tool design and development as it relates to audio for Games, AR/VR, AI or any other interactive or adaptive media then the IASIG is the place for you to meet, mingle and work with like minded folks, jump in the water is just fine!

We are proud to announce the inclusion of tow new steering committee members, Austin Smith & David Berol.

IASIG at NAMM

Catch a special IASIG talk update & networking mixer on Saturday January 27th! Stay tuned for a time, but we’ll be set up at the MIDI Association booth!

IASIG at GDC
The IASIG will be at GDC holding our usual town hall meeting. More information is coming soon!

 

PODCAST COMING SOON!

We are thrilled to announce the launch of an exciting new video podcast that delves deep into the world of interactive audio and the groundbreaking work of the Interactive Audio Special Interest Group (IASIG). Our podcast will be your go-to source for in-depth discussions, interviews, and insights into the ever-evolving landscape of interactive audio technologies, techniques, and trends. Join us as we engage with industry experts, audio enthusiasts, and IASIG members to explore the fascinating fusion of audio, technology, and creativity.

Whether you’re a seasoned professional or just curious about the possibilities of interactive audio, our podcast promises to be a captivating auditory journey that will inform and inspire. Stay tuned for upcoming episodes that will unlock the secrets behind the IASIG’s cutting-edge innovations and offer a unique perspective on the future of interactive audio. Subscribe now and embark on a captivating audio adventure with us!

 

Become a member, How to Join

As we continue to push the boundaries of innovation and excellence in the field of interactive audio, the Interactive Audio Special Interest Group (IASIG) seeks visionary partners and sponsors to join us on this exciting journey.

By becoming a sponsor of the IASIG, you will have the unique opportunity to align your brand with a dynamic community of industry leaders, creators, and innovators at the forefront of interactive audio technology.

Your support will enable us to advance our mission, foster collaboration, and drive the development of cutting-edge interactive audio solutions. In return, we offer sponsors a platform to showcase their commitment to the future of audio, gain exposure within our influential network, and engage in collaborative projects that will shape the industry’s trajectory. Join us in shaping the future of interactive audio as a valued sponsor of the IASIG, and together, we will create a harmonious synergy of innovation and opportunity. Contact us today to explore sponsorship opportunities that will resonate with your organization’s goals and values.

 

Our new relationship with IGDA is strong and we are on a  trajectory of growth. The IASIG focuses on building a game audio community that fosters workflows and better efficiencies.

The IASIG SC provides a wonderful opportunity to interact with the interactive audio community as well as develop networks and connections for personal development and growth.

I look forward to seeing you at one of our in person or online events

Steve Horowitz

Chair, IASIG (Interactive Audio Special Interest Group)

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