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.
There are a number of approaches to working with CPU-guzzling plugins in Logic Pro. In this quick tip article GW Childs IV runs through Logic's freeze function and when to use it and when not to.
Good Vocoders can be hard to come and even harder to use. Find out how the TAL Vocoder sets itself apart from the rest of the crowd in this quick review by GW Childs IV.
Audio ambience is crucial in both the audio and video world! In this tutorial GW Childs IV, veteran video game sound designer, shows his secrets behind using Reason as an ambient machine!
GW Childs IV is back with part 4 in the MPV Hub's Reaper Series. Setting up Rewire mode in Reaper between Reason or Ableton can be a little fiddly. In this tutorial you'll learn how to make it work.
Whether you are a new or accomplished musician, learning how to work with MIDI is essential. GW Childs explains the basics of MIDI Quantisation and how to tighten by the timing on your recordings.
We all dream of being smarter, more charming, more perceptive, etc. It’s in our DNA to want to improve and become better than what we already are. Subliminal audio could help you achieve this!
One of the most overlooked tools in Reason has to be the LFOs present in synthesizers like the Subtractor, Malstrom, Thor, etc. GW Childs take a closer look at the available LFOs in Reason.
Many musicians have a MIDI Synth lying around gathering dust. Still in love with its analog sounds? Want to sample its sounds into your software sampler? Redmatica's AutoSampler 2 holds the key.
Let’s face it, some of the most popular instrument plug-ins out there these days are some of the biggest system hogs you’ll ever encounter. Let me list a few...
You may have heard me rant about this before: the fact that there are people who like using loops and people who don’t. I’m not going to get into that again, I’ve done it before...
In the last Reaper tutorial, we covered hardware MIDI devices, and Monitoring. In this tutorial, we’ll be setting up Virtual Instruments and FX. Because we need both of these...
Clean & pristine sound is the Holy Grail of music production. But Lo-fi productions have that much more character and help your music stand out from the digital crowd.
Trance beats are not that difficult to produce, let's face it. Why? Well, they are 4/4, 16-beat, it’s a generic 4 on the floor drum beat with the snare on the 5 and 13, and kick marking every bar.
If you’ve been checking out the new series on Thor, you’re hopefully becoming aware of how versatile this synth actually is. You’re also probably learning how cool...
For someone who’s been doing this a long, long time, I often forget that some of the new talent that comes into electronic music may not know certain building blocks...
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