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.
Music making is full of decisions. And choosing the equipment you employ to make music is no exception. G.W. Childs examines the recent trend towards hardware versus software-based solutions.
Flux:FX is a new ingenious multiFX iPad app that provides real-time audio effects that GW says "can hardly be expressed in words." He manages though in this review.
If you own Ableton Live don't rummage around 3rd-party plug-ins for beautiful sounding pads. Instead, look inside... Inside Ableton, that is! Using Analog, GW Childs shows how big your pads can be.
If you're interested in exploring ways to become a better, fresher, more original song or lyric writer then listen up. G. W. Childs recommends taking a genuine, no BS path. Read on if you dare.
When you're sitting in session after session watching guitarists mic up their amps you pick up a few tricks! Now imagine applying those micing techniques to your synths... G.W. shows you how.
G. W. Childs delves into the dark side (not really...) of Propellerhead Reason and uncovers how Redrum can actually be used to create melodic sounds and phrases.
Your Korg volca keys can easily make short techno stabs and blippy synth sounds, but it can do more too. G. W. Childs demonstrates how to create pads and strings using this powerful hardware synth.
Sugar Bytes are best known for their Mac and Windows-based synth and effects plug-ins. Well, now you can get their Cyclop synth on your iPad. Does G.W. Childs find it easy on the eye? Read our review.
It's the weekend and it's time to relax. G. W. Childs shows how to create an evolving, ambient background sonic landscape in Propellerhead Reason's Thor.
Do you want to use audio delays more like an instrument than an effect? The Siren Audio's Feedback 2 is a piece of music software you'll want to spend some time with. G. W. Childs investigates.
Has the latest update for Novation's Launchpad for iOS improved the overall experience of this mobile music station? G.W. Childs puts it to the test in our in-depth review.
The new Master Mix (3 multi-band compressor mastering plug-in with a host of useful features) has been available a few short weeks and G.W. Childs could barely hold himself back from reviewing it.
Using recycled loops to create new drum kits is what we've got on the menu for you here... and all you need is Propellerhead Reason to do it. G. W. Childs is your guide.
Making big, flowing arp synth lines need not make you sweat. Image Line's Sawer does the job, nice & easy... and best of all the demo of Sawer is included with the FL Studio installer. So get arping!
Need a good gate? Not a garden gate... or your regular noise gate/trance gate. We're talking an audio gate that does it all: ducking, rhythmic and dynamics. G.W. hopes Unfiltered's G8 is up to it.
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