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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5 Tips For Session Musicians

Working as a session musician can be fun and rewarding, but it can be an uphill climb to get to where you want to be. G.W Childs shares five of his top tips for establishing yourself.

Review: Resolume Arena

Resolume Arena is a fully featured package for VJs, light-based performance and much more. G.W Childs digs in to what it can do, and the results might surprise you.

These Tips Will Help You Learn A Studio Mixing Console

Learning the ins and outs of an unfamiliar studio mixing console can be daunting. Here are some tips on what to watch out for and how to make the process as painless as possible.

Music and iCloud: Using the Cloud for Music and Production

iCloud provides a number of ways in which you can streamline your workflow and get access from any device to your music and sample libraries. Here are some ways that the cloud can change your life.

5 Traits of Successful Electronic Musicians

What does it take to be a successful electronic musician? Talent and belief, but also some other, less obvious qualities. Read on to find out how many of them you have...

Review: Wave Alchemy Berlin Techno

Berlin is a world leader in producing great techno music. But what if you're not nearby and still want those signature sounds? Wave Alchemy's Berlin Techno collection could be just the ticket.

Review: Korg iMono/Poly for iOS

When Korg recreates one of its own classic synths in iOS format, the results are always worth paying attention to. So how did G.W Childs get on with iMono/Poly for iOS?

Review: Beatmaker 3

Portable DAWs have got really powerful over the years, and Beatmaker was one of the first on the scene. Now at version 3, G.W Childs finds out if this really could replace his desktop system.

Interview: Devious Gamers

What happens when a bunch of guys have an idea for a business, and actually go through with making it happen? G.W Childs finds out the story of game developers Devious Gamers.

Review: KingKorg

If you hadn't heard of the KingKorg, you're probably not alone. But could this somewhat under-the-radar live performance synth actually be the instrument that performers have been looking for?

Review: Heavyocity Vocalise 2: Gravity

Anyone making EDM or scoring film, tv or adverts will find much to like in Heavyocity's new, Kontakt-based vocal instrument Vocalise 2: Gravity. G.W Childs fires it up...

How to Vocode Like the KLF in Reason

Ever wanted to get that signature vocoder effect as heard on tracks by legendary artists The KLF? Help is at hand - G.W.Childs is here to show you how to do it!

5 Steps To Originality With Your Music Productions

Being original can be one of the toughest parts of composing new music. Here are five steps to help you avoid repetition and come up with some truly new ideas.

Review: IK Multimedia Syntronik

IK's latest synth suite is a collection of special instruments based on some bona fide classics. G.W Childs fires it up and gets his synths stacked, packed and racked...

Review: ModeAudio AfterGlow

If you're after the sound of 2017 for your R'n'B tracks, ModeAudio's latest sound pack might be just the thing you're looking for. G.W Childs gets involved with AfterGlow...