G.W. Childs IV

G.W. Childs IV

Sound Designer, Musician, Author... G.W. Childs has worn many hats. Beginning in the U.S. Army back in 1991, at the age of 18, G.W. began learning electronics, communications and then ultimately audio and video editing from the Department of Defense. Upon leaving the military G.W. went on to work for many exciting companies like LucasArts, Lucasfilm, Propellerheads, Cakewalk, Midway, MTV. With all of these exciting companies he's either worked as an editor, or sound designer, even sometimes as an actor. G.W. is currently working as an author for Cengage Publishing. He has written the titles 'Creating Music and Sound for Video Games', 'Rewire: Skill Pack', and 'Using Reason on Stage: Skill Pack'. As a musician G.W. has played for years in the band Soil & Eclipse on COP International Records. Additionally, he's worked as a remix artist for acts like Gene Loves Jezebel, Ray Charles, James Brown, Chiazm, Razed in Black, and more.

Articles by G.W. Childs IV

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The Benefits of Dance And Calisthenics When Producing Music

Moving to the music can be more than just an afterthought. G.W Childs explains how it can help you find inspiration and get more out of the music-making process.

5 Great Travel Locations In The Americas For Musical Inspiration

If you're struggling for inspiration and happen to be in the right part of the world. check out these 5 inspiring places that can help to open up your mind to new musical adventures...

Review: Isotonik Studios FactorSynth For Ableton Live

Using machine learning to analyse loops and let you reinterpret and rearrange them in very advanced ways, FactorSynth is something special. G.W Childs put it to the test.

Review: Isola Pro FX

Removing elements from a mixed and mastered track has long been the holy grail of remixers. G.W Childs finds out if Isola Pro FX has found the right formula.

5 Interesting Features that Make Reason an Excellent DAW to Use

Reason is a well-established DAW that continues to mature while never losing anything that users love about it. Here are 5 reasons it should be in your sonic arsenal.

Review: Umlaut Audio Tidal

A sample pack made up of plenty of synthesized drones and environments, Tidal by Umlaut Audio is an affordable way to fill gaps in tracks or even use for your own sound design.

Review: Output Arcade

Output's latest virtual instrument has a twist - it's cloud-based and delivers new content to you every single day. But how does that work in practice? G.W Childs found out.

5 Tips for Creating Transitions In Electronic Tracks

Transitions are a great way to bridge sections of a track when composing and arranging. Here are 5 ways to use them most effectively.

Using iCloud for Everyday Music Production

Apple's iCloud storage, which is available for Windows as well as the Mac, can be a great way to securely manage and organise your music sessions and other files. Here's how to do it.

Reason Europa Synth Plugin Vs Europa Synth Online

Propellerhead has released its flagship Europa synth both in plugin format and as a n online tool, and both are free! Here's what you need to know to use them.

Why Nine Inch Nails 6-Track Album Is A Genius Marketing Move

Some say six tracks isn't enough for an album, but most of them haven't had the success of Nine Inch Nails. Here's why the band's latest move could just be a work of genius...

Better Beats With Propellerhead Reason's Drum Sequencer

Reason's new drum sequencer is great at helping you quickly building patterns. But it also makes creating entire performances a breeze. Here's why it is the go-to Rack Exension for beat makers.

Review: Red Room Audio Saga Acoustic Trailer Percussion

When it comes to games, movie and TV scoring you need more variety to your drum sounds. Saga Acoustic Trailer Percussion is designed to cover all your scoring needs.

5 Tips For Integrating Korg Volca Mix Into Your Volca Studio Setup

Korg's Volca Mix finally gives you a dedicated means for connecting the members of the Volca family together. Here's how to do that, as well as wiring in other gear from your studio.

5 Classic 70s Synths We’d Love To See Cloned

With bona fide classics being resurrected quite regularly now, here are 5 legendary 70s synths that haven't been cloned yet - but we really hope might be.