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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FREE: Cyber Dub Patches for Reason's Parsec

Reason's Parsec is a synth and a half! And you can make it even better with this awesome collection of sci-fi sounding dub patches... FREE at AskAudioMag.com. Create a free account/log-in & download.

Review: Steven Wilson's Ghostwriter

It's dark, moody and downright dangerous. It's Ghostwriter from EastWest and is the brainchild of Steven Wilson (Yes, Porcupine Tree, Jethro Tull). G. W. kept the lights on for this review.

Steal the Queen B’s Lead: Create a Beyonce Style Synth in Logic Pro

In three simple steps you can sound like Beyonce... well, not like her, but a distinctive sawtooth synth sound from her recent song, 'Blue'. G. W. Childs shows you how using Logic Pro's ES2.

Review: Rob Papen AMOD

If you already own some of the excellent plug-ins from Rob Papen you need to check out this free AMOD plug-in. G. W. Childs explores it more detail.

Review: triqtraq for iPad and iPhone

If you're looking for a loop and sample-based sequencer for your favorite iOS device, then you need to check out triqtraq. G. W. Childs gives it a complete testing in this review.

Left Field Sound Design in iZotope Stutter Edit

Whether you work in music, television, or film, we all need ‘wooshes’ & ‘swooshes’. Frustratingly, they can be difficult to obtain. Did you know you can use iZotope's Stutter Edit to make these?

EDM Automation Tricks in Reason

Want to learn some neat tricks to help you make the most out of Reason's automation abilities? You've come to the right place. G. W. Childs shares automation tips and tricks great for producing EDM.

Music Production Tip: Breaking Down Difficult Melodies

G. W. Childs shares a useful tip for how to break down tricky melodies (maybe your own or from a song you've heard) using your DAW to help you learn how to play it more easily.

Staying Ahead of Your CPU Using Flatten in Ableton Live

We all love using big, resource hungry synth and effects plug-ins... but they come with a cost. Or do they? G.W Childs shares a quick tip to keep your Live sessions running smooth no matter what.

Review: Wave Alchemy Modern Guitar Tools

If you're looking for guitar loops that stand out from the crowd and are not your typical rock or metal loops, then Wave Alchemy's Modern Guitar Tools pack could be right for your studio.

For Fun or Fortune: Why Are You Making Music?

Chances are if you're reading this you make music in some form or another. Have you ever asked yourself the underlying motivation behind this for you? Are you in it for the fame? Fortune? Or, the fun?

Sync Korg Volca Synths with Ableton, Logic and Reason

The Korg Volca family of synths replicate the quirkiness of the analog world while allowing you to interface with modern music software. Here's how to sync the Volcas to Ableton, Logic & Reason.

20 FREE Patches for NI Razor 1.5

If you use Native Instruments Razor (included in Komplete 9 Ultimate) you'll know what a power-house this synth is. Here's how to super-charge your Razor experience, with 20 free patches for you!

Review: iZotope BreakTweaker

The latest collaboration between famous Trance artist, BT, and iZotope has caused quite a stir since its release. BreakTweaker was also featured in our NAMM 2014 Top 10 products and with good reason.

Review: Dehumanizer

If you need to transform your voice into something unearthly... alien or down right monstrous, then Dehumanizer is a vocal processor you'll probably be drawn to. G. W. Childs takes it for a spin.