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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
Working with audio in Reason 6 is so much simpler than in previous versions. G.W. Childs take us step-by-step through how to use a hardware synth for real-time vocoding fun!
Geting down and dirty (musically, of course) is G.W. Childs IV's speciality. So when you need some extra grit and aggression in your GarageBand compositions then he's the man to consult!
The Matrix in Reason can perform some excellent tricks. G.W. Childs, the ReasonMeister, reveals how to create custom gate patterns for the Alligator and use the Matrix for Drums.
When it comes to sound design and music production, GW Childs IV is very much the wizard. Armed with an idea and Reason 6, GW shows how to turn Alligator into a bite-sized drum machine!
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