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.
Korg's nanoSERIES 2 brings a fresh look to the lineup of nanoKEY2, nanoPAD2 and nanoKONTROL2. And as well as looking great they're feature packed too. Here's what G.W Childs made of them.
Reason has some of the easiest yet most powerful modulation capabilities of any DAW. In this tutorial, learn how to harness it to make a bass patch come to life.
Bleeps, sweeps and other sci fi style transitions can really liven a track up. In this tutorial, G.W Childs shows you how it's done in Ableton Live.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Transitions are a great way to bridge sections of a track when composing and arranging. Here are 5 ways to use them most effectively.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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