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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Evil Leads Creation in Propellerhead Reason 6

If you're feeling like a goody-two shoes today then skip this article. Seriously, don't click to read more… unless, that is, you're ready for GW Childs to seduce you with evil leads in Reason 6.

Tips for the Touring Computer-Based Musician

What to do when you're preparing to tour using your laptop or desktop computer? G.W. Childs explores the worst case scenarios and how to prevent them when playing live using a Mac, PC or iPad.

Vocoding for Better Pads in Reason

Vocoders. You've got to love them! They seemingly never go out of fashion, and they have so much to offer across a wide range of genres. G.W. Childs creates better pads in Reason using the BV512.

Exporting Stems in Ableton Live

Share and share alike! Whether you're an Ableton, Pro Tools or Logic user, knowing how to export all tracks makes sharing with other easy. G.W. Childs explores the export options in Ableton Live.

Reason: Functions for Better Sample Libraries

Switch on the radio or TV and you'll hear the use of samples in music or foley. They're everywhere! G.W. Childs shares 3 tips for Propellerhead Reason users on making best use of our sample libraries.

3 Mastering Tips on a Budget

Mastering a track to sound like a million-dollar need not cost a million dollars! G.W. Childs shares some time-tested mastering tips to suit any budget!

Better Leads in Reason

With so many instruments and effects to choose from, how do you go about improving your lead sounds in Reason? Simple. Read and follow along with this step-by-step article by G. W. Childs.

Sampling Your CD Collection in Ableton, Audacity or Reason

What should you do with those hordes of CDs you never listen to anymore? G.W. Childs rips open his 'other' CD collection and gets sampling.

Separating Kick and Bass in GarageBand

Avoiding a muddy low end in a mix can help it stand out above the crowd. The principles are the same cross every DAW, so G.W. Childs shows how to improve the low-end frequencies in GarageBand for Mac.

Reason 6: Essential Shortcuts You Need to Know!

When faced with recording, editing or mixing in Reason, resorting to a slow and laborious workflow is a sure way to kill your creativity. G.W. Childs reveals a collection of time-saving shortcuts

Reason 6: RV-7000 Re-examined

The RV-7000 may not be as pretty to look at as The Echo in Reason 6, but once you get under the hood you can have it do things you you didn't know it was capable of. G.W. Childs demonstrates.

Review: Lemur for iPad and iPhone

The Lemur for iPad and iPhone has arrived in a big way! G.W. Childs outlines his previous iOS music controller setup and waxes lyrical about how the Lemur has come along and changed everything!

Reason 6: Pulveriser for Bass Modulation

What is Reason 6's Pulveriser? Why is it so darn good for Bass modulation? How can you create excellent DubStep wobbles using it? G.W. Childs answers all the above!

Using Novation Launchpad with Reason

The Novation Launchpad is well known as being an excellent (and inexpensive) controller for Ableton Live. So, G.W. Childs went on a journey to discover how to make it work well for Reason users, too.

Review: Pro Audio To Go

iPhones are fast replacing consumer level point-and-click cameras as well as HD camcorders. But what about portable audio field recorders? G.W. Childs IV goes on the road to test out Pro Audio To Go.