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: Red Room Audio Saga Acoustic Trailer Percussion

When it comes to games, movie and TV scoring you need more variety to your drum sounds. Saga Acoustic Trailer Percussion is designed to cover all your scoring needs.

5 Tips For Integrating Korg Volca Mix Into Your Volca Studio Setup

Korg's Volca Mix finally gives you a dedicated means for connecting the members of the Volca family together. Here's how to do that, as well as wiring in other gear from your studio.

5 Classic 70s Synths We’d Love To See Cloned

With bona fide classics being resurrected quite regularly now, here are 5 legendary 70s synths that haven't been cloned yet - but we really hope might be.

Creative Self-Marketing For Music Producers On A Budget

Every business has its ups and downs and music is no different. Here are some top tips for keeping things moving when times are tough.

Review: Korg Volca Mix

Korg has finally made a volca to link all your other volcas together. But it can do more than that, as G.W Childs discovered.

Review: Korg Prologue

Korg's new Prologue synth is a powerhouse of an instrument, capable of huge sounds and with some cool features including an active oscilloscope. G.W Childs couldn't wait to try it out.

Review: Gamechanger Audio Plus Pedal

Gamechanger Audio's Plus Pedal isn't just a way to add sustain to any sound - it's a fully fledged creative effect in its own right. Here's what G.W Childs made of it when he put it to the test.

Review: Zen Audio ALK 2

For a new take on live performance and recording, Zen Audio's ALK 2 definitely offers something that nobody else is doing right now. G.W Childs finds out exactly what that is.

Music Production Tricks: Making Keyboards & Guitars Sound Glorious In Your Mix

When keyboards and guitars slug it out in a mix, which one will win? As G.W Childs explains, it's not always simple. Here's how to decide when to push one or the other.

Ableton Live 10: MIDI Capture Tips & Tricks

If you haven't used Ableton Live 10's new MIDI Capture tool, you're in for a treat. Here's how to use it to grab moments of genius - even when you're not intending to.

A Music Producer's Guide To Quantizing MIDI

Quantizing is incredibly useful but there's more to it than just whacking on some random value. Here is G.W Childs with his guide to the core resolutions that will help you tighten up your EDM.

Building Bigger Basses with Ableton Live 10's Wavetable

Wavetable is new in Ableton Live 10 and it's capable of making some monster sounds. In this workshop, G.W.Childs shows you how to go about making some seriously large bass.

Review: Krotos Audio Reformer Pro

Turning simple sounds into completely different effects suitable for use in foley for film and TV is Krotos Audio Reformer Pro's bread and butter. G.W Childs took it for a test drive.

Review: Sonnox VoxDoubler

Getting a wider, richer vocal sound without re-recording or heavy editing can be tricky. So could Sonnox's new VoxDoubler save the day? G.W Childs finds out.

Designing Video Game Interface Sounds with Synths in Ableton Live

Ableton Live has all the tools you need to create your own video game interface sounds. It's fun and can even earn you some money! G.W Childs is here to show you how it's done.