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.

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Review: MelodicFlow MIDI Plug-In Prevents You Playing Bad Notes

If you'd like to quickly create melodic parts without ever playing a bad note again then MelodicFlow MIDI plugin is designed for you. G.W. Childs find out if it's really as error free as it says.

Review: Livid Instruments Minim - High Performance Bluetooth MIDI Controller

Our Livid Instruments Minim arrived... and GW Childs eagerly put this pocket-sized Bluetooth MIDI controller with expressive pads, 3D motion control & touch-sensitive tech through its paces and some.

Review: ModeAudio Detroit Chords

Soulful House straight from the Detroit in your DAW. ModeAudio's Detroit Chords brings the best chord patches to Reason, Ableton, Logic and audio samples. GW Childs checks out this 1.3 GB pack.

How To Make Ableton Live's Browser More Efficient & Effective

If you thought you knew the best ways to use Ableton Live's browser, you might be missing something. You can find out here in this useful tutorial on Ableton's browser by GW Childs.

Review: Propellerhead Reason 9

The Reason platform from Propellerhead continues to be popular amongst music makers, performers and sound designers. GW Childs finds out what's new in Reason 9 that'll convince you to try it out.

Essential Studio Gear For Electronic Producers On A Budget

You don't need to empty your bank account to make good music. With some clever gear choices you can kit out your studio on a budget and still have what you need. Here's how.

5 Tips For Novice Sound Designers

Getting started in sound design might seem a bit daunting. There are so many tools, plugins, libraries out there. These 5 tips are designed for the novice sound designers amongst us.

Review: AudioWerkstatt mini-midi-step-seq

German company, Audiowerkstatt, have come out with a rather nifty hardware MIDI step sequencer with some very cool features. G.W. Childs puts this the mini-midi-step to the test.

5 Ways to Finish the Track You Started!

Don't get stuck in a loop when producing your next track. It's easy to get distracted or lose motivation to finish what you've started. So here are 5 tips to help you realise your musical creation.

Nine Reasons to Get Excited About Reason 9

Propellerhead's Reason 8 release was arguably a foundation for future improvements & tech with not many bells and whistles. But Reason 9 has plenty of reasons to get you excited. Here's 9 of them.

Review: Cinématique Instruments Marble

Cinématique Instruments have come out with a marvellous Kontakt based synth in the form of Marble. It's got a novel approach to step sequencing too. G.W. Childs is on a roll reviewing it.

Review: Korg volca FM Synth

Are you looking for a polyphonic portable hardware FM synthesizer with a sequencer and arpeggiator that can load old DX-7 patches for under $225? We get hands on with the Korg volca FM in this review.

Review: Output Movement Rhythm Processor Plug-In

With a plethora of audio multi-effects plugins available these days, what makes Output's Movement (a rhythm processor) stand out from the crowd? G.W. Childs finds out in this in-depth review.

Review: M-Audio M-Track Hub

The M-Audio M-Track Hub is a 3-port USB monitoring interface designed to make 24-bit audio quality accessible to every bedroom or home music studio worldwide. But just how well does it perform?

Review: 2nd Sense Audio Wiggle Dynamic Waveshaping Synth

Looking for a unique software synth that might well be superior to your current choices? Ready for jaw dropping sounds? You might be ready for 2nd Sense Audio's Wiggle, a dynamic waveshaping synth.