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.
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!
Nobody enjoys being trapped in a cramped space. Neither does your music! G.W. Childs gives some useful pointers on how to create space in your mix in GarageBand.
When it comes to giving life to recorded vocals, most producers add some reverb. G.W. Childs shows how to air off vocals in GarageBand.
Vocoding seems to capture the imagination of every musical genre whether it's used on the voice or other instruments. G.W. Childs exercises his vocal chords and synthetic sensibilities in Reason 6.
The new Echo device in Reason 6 does more than its streamlined appearance suggests. Yes, it's a great delay effect, but G.W. Childs takes its processing capabilities to another level.
Cloud based backup services for musicians have come and gone over the past few years. So how is Gobbler different from the rest? GW Childs keeps his feet on the ground and head in the clouds.
A thin, weak kick drum can single-handedly undermine the impact of a decent mix. GW Childs ditches his diet in a bid to fatten up his kick drum using Ableton's compressor and reverb plugins.
G.W. Childs returns with a tutorial on how to get side-chaining in Reaper 4. As well as showing the basics, he shares some time-saving tricks too.
Trust G.W. Childs IV to come up with another left-field approach when it comes to sound design. In this tutorial G.W. dispenses with the traditional and uses Reason 6's Echo as a distortion effect.
Anyone interested in generating random beats or other elements in their music will have experimented with Ableton Live. They may not, however, have realized just how useful the Grain Delay is.
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