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: Twisted Tools Ultraloop Expansions

What could make Twisted Tools excellent loop remixing sampler, Ultraloop, better than it already is? There's 3 possible answers and they come in the form of expansion packs which may blow your mind!

Make Your Own Cinematic Trailer Sounds

There are tons of amazing sound libraries available to cater for most every cinematic sound you could imagine. Here's some tips on how to make your own unique sounds for trailers in particular.

Making Use of Pan Envelopes in Ableton Live

If you're new to Ableton, whether you're a novice music maker or a veteran from other DAWs, knowing how to use pan envelopes can help transform your tracks and add extra interest. Here's how.

A Creative Approach to Music Production: The 5-Minute Trick

Whether you're writing an opera, composing a pop song or constructing an EDM anthem, it's important to have your muse on your side. G. W. Childs shares a quick trick to keep your creativity flowing.

Music Production Tips: Getting Past The Loop

It's easy to get stuck in loops when making music. You know, composing and arranging everything in 8- or 16-bar looping segments. G. W. Childs explores ways to break out and complete the song itself.

Free Loop Pack: Glitched Rhythms, Vol. 1

Are you looking for something to maintain interest in your tracks rhythm section? Check out these free loops created by G. W. Childs for AskAudio Magazine and add some glitch to your music.

Review: Samson MTR201 Microphone

A microphone that doesn't break the bank and is as useful for the professional as it is for the beginner? Too good to be true? G. W. Childs puts the MTR201 to the test.

Top 5 Things to Have in your Gig Bag Before the Show

Be prepared for every eventuality - well almost - with this convenient collection of things you need to have in your gig bag before your next performance suggested by G. W. Childs.

4 Super Hardware Synths for Under $500

Music hardware is officially back in fashion. If you're looking for your next (or first) hardware synth, but want to go easy on your wallet or purse, check out these 4 synths for under $500 USD.

Review: Glitchee

Weighing in at a mere $16 USD, Glitchee is a cool Kontakt instrument that'll get your tracks glitching out in style. G. W. Childs gives it a spin to see exactly what it's capable of.

FREE Massive Patches: Urban Cyber Drum

Urban Cyber Drums is a cool collection of dirty, lo-fi drum patches, designed for glitch, hip hop, dubstep and any genre you can throw your compositional hat at. Oh, did we mention they're FREE?

Setting up a Monitor Mix with a Click Track in Reason

If you're a Propellerhead Reason user and you use it when performing live, G. W. Childs (self-confessed Reason junkie) shows some useful tips for setting up a monitor mix. Essential info.

Review: Twisted Tools Darkmorph

Handcrafted by Jason Cushing and Yan Doiron of SoundMorph, this 2.9 GB library from Twisted Tools is sure to add some darkness to your edgy cinematic tracks in Reaktor, Live, Logic, NI formats

5 Unusual Things Every Sound Designer Should Try

It's easy to get stuck using the same tools every day. Using new tools and processes can lead to reinvigorating your creations. Here's 5 tools every sound designer should check out.

Unleash Your Beats in FL Studio

C'mon, who doesn't like their beats served big?! If you enjoy slick shuffles, funky flams and crazy note bursts, then this FL Studio beat building tutorial will get your juices flowing.