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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Review: iConnectivity ConnectAUDIO 2|4

iConnectivity is well known for its powerful and flexible audio interfaces, so what would we make of the ConnectAUDIO 2|4 when we put it to the test?

Review: Finishing Move Post Human for Kontakt

Musicians, producers and sound designers might all want to consider this Kontakt collection to pad out their sound library with some great ambient textures.

Review: Touch Innovations Kontrol Master

Touch-based controls for audio software are all the rage. So would Touch Innovations' Kontrol Master take us back to the 80s, or forward to the future?

5 Strategies To Save Money When Recording In A Studio

Using pro studios is a great idea but here are some excellent tips to help you prepare and maximize your time while you're there so you get the best possible bang for your buck.

Using Your Voice Instead Of A Synth As Lead Instrument In Ableton Live

Why turn to a synth when a voice can do just as well, and sounds great? Here's how to achieve great results with a voice instead of a synth in Ableton Live.

Combinator Mapping and Transposition for Live Performance in Reason

The Combinator is one of Reason's most powerful devices. Here's how to take advantage of it to unlock truly creative live performances.

Review: ModeAudio Glide

We unzipped this collection of Chillwave samples and loops and went on a blissful musical journey...

5 Serious Audio Editing Tips That Could Keep You And Others Alive (Literally)

You probably never thought that sloppy editing could get people killed. G.W Childs reports from the front line with news of how to avoid danger.

Review: CableGuys TimeShaper

Some plugins go beyond regular processing and open up whole new worlds of time-based sound mangling. Could Cableguys' latest offering take you to another world?

How to Create a Cashmere Cat Style Kick Bass in Reason

Reason's modules are capable of creating almost any kind of sound you like. Here's how to create a Cashmere Cat-style kick bass patch using Subtractor.

Sampling Analog Synths in Parallel in Ableton Live

Using different sampling techniques can make a world of difference when it comes to the end results. Find out why in this tutorial from G.W Childs...

Review: Akai LPD8 Wireless MIDI Controller

What could be better than a portable controller with genuine Akai pads? A wireless option, of course!

5 Quick Tips for Creating Your Own Sample Packs

Making your own samples can be fun and even profitable. Here are some great tips to get you started.

The Power of Bounce in Place in Propellerhead Reason 9

Bounce in place might not sound like a sexy feature for a DAW. But G.W Childs shows how much this feature can improve and influence your production workflow in Propellerhead Reason.

AKAI Pro LPK25 Wireless & USB MIDI Controller

The latest music controller from Akai Pro is a sub $100 compact battery-operated, wireless bluetooth USB MIDI keyboard controller. GW Childs finds out if it presses his buttons.