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: Waves Reel ADT

Abbey Road Studios is famous amongst other things for the sweet double-tracking vocals effects on The Beatles records. Now Waves bring that feel to your studio with Reel ADT. GW Childs checks it out.

Review: ModeAudio Critical Mass for NI Massive

If you're in need of some quick inspiration to help you get bigger beats from Native Instruments' Massive, ModeAudio can help. Critical Mass has drums a-plenty and G. W. Childs finds them banging.

7 MIDI Editing Tips for Reason 7 Users

Want to discover tips that'll help you get editing MIDI faster and more efficiently in Propellerhead Reason? G. W. Childs, Reason guru, shares 7 workflow enhancing MIDI editing tips for Reason 7.

Use FL Studio's Harmor as a Drum Loop Device or Remix Tool

Did you know Image Line's Harmor synth can easily map segments of an audio file to different keys? Learn how to use Harmor as a remix tool or drum loop device in this excellent tutorial.

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?