I am Sam Hulick, composer on the Mass Effect trilogy, Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition, Red Orchestra 2, etc. AMAA
It was suggested by a handful of people that I come here and do this, so here we are. Feel free to ask whatever you like, but know that there are some questions I simply cannot answer. I'll try to answer what I can. Personal (non-music related) questions are fine too, as long as they're not too personal! :) I'd strongly recommend asking questions not already covered in past interviews.
By the way, I realize the scheduled time of this AMA is not ideal for folks way on the other side of the globe. I'll be here for a few hours answering questions, then will return on May 30th at 3PM Brisbane time (5AM GMT, midnight US Central) to answer questions for a couple hours.
PS: For those of you looking for additional unreleased Mass Effect music, you can find it here: B-sides from Another Galaxy
AMA IS CLOSED
Ok folks, I think that'll do! Thanks to everyone who took the time to come here and ask questions. I'm sorry I didn't have time to answer them all, it was a bit overwhelming! You're welcome to follow me on Twitter or on Facebook, though I am more active on the former. Or if you have a more detailed question than will fit on Twitter, you can also ask me via my tumblr blog. I do read all correspondence, though unfortunately I'm not always able to respond.
Thanks again to you all and to reddit and the IAmA mods! Cheers!
EDIT 1: In the interesting of saving time and answering as many questions as I can, I may respond to your question with a link to my reply to someone who asked the same question. I'd rather do this than ignore the question, so please do not be offended if I do this. :)
EDIT 2: Links to some common questions:
Q: How did you get into the industry/any advice for a composer? Answer here
Q: More details on your computer rig/virtual instruments/recording process? Answer here
EDIT 3: Wow, this AMA hit the front page of reddit! Thanks for all the interest, guys, this is quite touching! I wish I had time to answer every single question. For those of you with unanswered questions, definitely scan through the comments as I've probably answered a similar question already.
Ok, I need a break. I'll be back at 3PM Brisbane time (midnight Central, 10PM Pacific) to answer more. Gotta show some love to the Aussies!
EDIT 4: Don't worry, your questions aren't getting buried. I'm sorting by newest. Be back in 4 hours.
EDIT 5: What's up, Aussies?! Fire away!