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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Review: Rob Papen Quad Rack Extension

Rob Papen's acclaimed synths have been making their way onto Propellerhead Rack Extension store for a while, but now QUAD RE has been built specifically for Reason users and we put it to the test.

Review: Prime Loops Virtual Riot

Prime Loops are well known for producing loop and sample sets which are ready for... well, prime time! Their new Virtual Riot pack got our EDM, Trap, Dubstep and Glitch Hop juices flowing.

5 Confidence Building Techniques for Live Musicians

It's completely natural for musicians to feel nervous or shy about performing live. So, here's 5 tips to help build your confidence for your next live performance.

Create House Stabs in Thor for Reason

It's time for some old school synth tips. If you've got a desire to create some house music stabs and you're a Propellerhead Reason user, then this one's for you.

Review: Gobbler 2.0

When the original Gobbler was released, it soon became apparent it would be an incredibly useful too for online and remote musical collaboration. So new treats what does Gobbler 2.0 have for us?

Create Industrial Style Arps in FL Studio

Creating a complex and involved industrial style bass arpeggiator sound and pattern in FL Studio just got interesting! G. W. Childs shows how using Poizone 2's and LFO and Trance Gate.

Simple Duplication Trick for Better Beats in Ableton Live

Don't get stuck in one repetitive kick and snare groove. Ableton Live's duplicate feature can be a simple way for beginners and veterans alike to help freshen up their beats. Here's how.

Review: Uppercussion Conundrum Drum Collection for Ableton Live

It's easy enough to make your own drum racks in Ableton Live. But getting well mapped, punchy drum racks that fit into any mix is harder. G. W. Childs finds Uppercussion's Conundrum does just that.

Create a Classic 808 Style Cowbell in Reason 8

Reason is a sound designers paradise if you know it well. G. W. Childs shows how to conjure up a classic 808 style cowbell in Propellerhead's popular music production platform.

Processing Audio Through Parsec in Reason

Want to give your sounds some extra grit, edge and pure, downright distortion? G.W. Childs shows how Reason's Parsec can be the perfect processing platform for you.

Review: Akai APC40 MK2

Finally, the sequel to one of the most popular Ableton hardware controllers around. And, we've had a chance to test one out! In this review, I’d like to go over, with you, the new APC40 MKII.

Review: Isotonik Modular Series, Max for Live Plug-Ins

If you're on the look out for new Max for Live plug-ins for enhanced effects and tools, then Isotonik's Modular series is something you should check out. G. W. Childs puts them to the test.

FREE Broken Bass Patches for Native Instruments Massive

Synth bass your thing? Love Native Instruments' Massive? Then you'll love these 20 cleverly crafted bass patches for Massive. And they're free to download too!

Make Bad Ass Basslines From Boring Pads in Ableton Live

Creating basslines from a pad? Really? Yes, it can be done effectively with a bit of nifty side chaining thrown in to help your Ableton Live basslines stand out from the crowd.

Review: Livid Instruments BASE II

What are the chances of Livid Instruments releasing a new version of the pad controller, BASE, every bit as affordable, playable and life-changing as the original? G. W. Childs finds out.