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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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.

Understanding Native Instruments The Finger Quick Key Assignments

When Native Instruments gave us The Finger (ahem!) in Komplete it didn't get the same kudos as its sibling plug-ins. But, this MIDI controlled fx plug-in is very powerful as G. W. Childs finds out.

Using a Combinator for Live Performance in Reason

If you think Propellerhead Reason should be left in the studio when you play live... think again! In this enlightening tutorial, G. W. Childs shows how to get performing using the Combinator.

How to Write an Album in a Week (in 3 Simple Steps)

If you're full of creative ideas, grooves, lyrics, sounds and more... but find it a struggle to get these into finished songs/tracks, G. W. Childs is here with 3 simple ways to write that album now.

Review: Native Instruments Razor 1.5

The latest update to Native Instruments' Razor adds some big features, including the excellent new modules and Maschine 2.0 integration. G. W. Childs gives it a closer inspection in this review.

Exclusive Review: Twisted Tools Ultraloop

Twisted Tools have always been on the cutting edge when it comes to creating music tech. Their latest Reaktor ensemble lets you remix up to 128 loops in real time to create something amazing.

Exploring Harmor in FL Studio 11

Uncovering Harmor in FL Studio means needing to get to grips with a very powerful and capable additive/subtractive synth. G. W. Childs walks you through the essentials in this tutorial.

Review: Sennheiser Momentum On-Ear Headphones

What do you get when you cross fashion with excellent sound quality in a pair of headphones? G. W. Childs puts the Momentum On-Ear cans to the test and finds out if they sound as good as they look.

Take Your Studio Everywhere for Musical Inspiration

Don't be stuck in your studio. There's a world of inspiration beyond your four walls. Now that laptops, iPads & controllers can fit in your backpack it's easier than ever to explore & create anywhere.