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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Filter Like Flume’s ‘Never Be Like You’ in Propellerhead Reason

Find out how to create the synths and modulation tricks from Flume's, Never Be Like You, which has been a big hit in 2016 already. GW Childs is using Propellerhead Reason for this tutorial

Ego vs Musician: 5 Ways Your Ego Could Ruin Your Career & The Way Out

Making a career from music is hard enough without negotiating your ego as a potential tight rope. In this article we explore 5 ways the ego could ruin your music career and how to avoid them.

Review: K-Devices Modulators Max for Live Toolkit

K-Devices Modulators for Max for Live are designed to give you control of four devices, ideal for studio programming, live performance and DJing and a whole lot more. GW Childs puts them to the test.

How to Recycle Your Effects Chains in Ableton Live

Here's an excellent way to save you precious time when producing in Ableton Live. It's all about recycling your hard work creating cool effects chains form previous projects and reusing them now.

Review: iZotope Mobius Filter

When it comes to creative concepts for audio plug-in processors, iZotope have scored a winner with Mobius Filter that brings Shepard tone style effects and fat sounding filtering to your tracks.

Five Ways to Get Better Performances For New Vocalists

If you're a vocalist or a producer working with a vocalist, these five tips are designed to help bring out the vocalist's muse and therefore release the performance you're looking for.

Mixing Tip: What To Do When Ear Worms are Destroying your World

If the the song you are mixing is going round and round your head and ruining your mix session there's help to be found. G.W. Childs shares his advice to stop the repetition. stop the repetition.

Review: Flintpope 36 Pads for Ableton Live

Flintpope's 36 Pads holds the promise of dark, eerie, complex and inspiring pad sounds from inside Ableton Live. G. W. Childs puts all 36 of these pads to the test to see if they come up trumps.

Using Ableton Live's Vocoder as a Return Effect

Despite having so many creative possibilities a lot of producers think of the vocoder as the 'robot voice' effect. G.W. Childs shows how Ableton Live's vocoder can phase up/bliss out your tracks.

FREE Beats Explosion Reason Refill Pack

If you want some free refills for Reason of carefully crafted processed drum machine samples courtesy of a Korg volca beats, then today is your lucky day! Simply login or sign-up for a free account.

Getting Crazy With Korg Volca Sample’s Loop Mode

The Korg volca sample is capable of processing samples, rhythms and melodies in fun very interesting ways... and in some ways you might not have thought of. G.W. Childs demonstrate what it can do.

Using Melodyne 4 to Edit Synth Audio in Ableton Live

When you think of Melodyne you might think it's a tool to correct audio imperfections (timing and pitch) for recorded vocals or guitars or drums. Here we show how to make it work on synths in Live 9.

Review: LooperSonic for iOS

LooperSonic is a multitrack audio looper and recorder for iPhone and iPad. It emulates the best functions of the humble loop pedal with an eight-track recorder. G.W. Childs checks it out.

Review: Sound Particles, A New medium for Sound Designers

Sound Particles is a very new and unique way to design soundscapes by virtually making clouds of particles that represent sound sources. Intrigued? Read our in-depth review here.

Review: Joey Sturgis Tones Finality: One Limiter to Rule Them All?

When it comes to mixing plug-ins, Joey Sturgis Tones is becoming a popular maker. So, we were curious to see how his new limiter, Finality, performs. Is this the final word for mastering audio?