G.W. Childs is an audio & video production powerhouse whose credits span the gamut from work with the US Department of Defense to soundtracks with LucasArts and remixes for James Brown & Ray Charles.
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, he went on to work for many exciting companies like LucasArts, Lucasfilm, Propellerhead, Cakewalk, Midway and MTV. With all of these he's been involved as an editor, sound designer, or 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 GamesRewire: Skill Pack and Using Reason on Stage: Skill Pack.

As a musician G.W. played in the band Soil & Eclipse on COP International Records for many years. He also worked as a remix artist for acts like Gene Loves Jezebel, Ray Charles, James Brown, Chiazm, Razed in Black, and more.
Courses by G.W. Childs IV
  • Reason 10 203
    Layers
    Propellerhead’s Layers lets you stack up to four multi-sampled vintage synths on top of one another to get rich and evolving sounds. Dive in this cool Rack Extension with sound designer G.W. Childs, and learn to use this inspiring instrument to its fullest potential!
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  • Flesh 101
    Flesh 101 - Fleshing It Out
    Native Instruments' Flesh is a unique Reaktor instrument created by innovator and experimental artist Tim Exile. In this course, learn to flesh out complete tracks using this creative instrument with sound designer GW Childs!
    (1)
  • Korg Volca Masterclass
    Korg Volca Combos Tips & Tricks
    Discover tips and tricks for working between multiple Volcas, as well as tactics that exist between specific Volca pairings. In addition to tricks, check out some third party pairings that add to the Volca and battery powered experience for playing out.
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  • Pocket Operator 101
    PO-32 Tonic Explored
    Don’t be fooled by its small size. Teenage Engineering’s PO-32 Tonic packs a lot of punch… and then some! Watch this course and see how to get the most out of this "pocket"-size, beat-making powerhouse.
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  • volca 105
    volca kick Explored
    If you love fat kick and bass sounds, you’ll love Korg’s volca kick. In this course, G.W. Childs gets the lowdown on this amazing little booming groovebox.
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  • Korg Electribe 101
    Getting Started With Electribe
    With the Electribe 2 and Electribe 2 Sampler, Korg has taken tabletop workstations to a whole new level. Watch this 21-tutorial course by electronic artist G.W. Childs, and learn how to get funky with these colorful grooveboxes!
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  • volca 106
    volca fm Explored
    FM synthesis was a major turning point when it was popularized in the 1980s, and now it’s back in a small but powerful form: volca fm. Electronic artist G.W. Childs is here to show you everything you need to know about this amazing little box!
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  • Audio Plugins 102
    10 FREE FX Plugins (That You Can't Live Without)
    Did you know that there are some really useful FREE audio plugins out there waiting for you to download? There are, and G.W. Childs has picked out several of his favorites to show you what they do and how they work!
    (3)
  • Audio Plugins 101
    10 FREE Synths (That You Can't Live Without)
    There's a world of FREE synths out there that most producers don't know, haven't explored or taken the time to learn. Here's a course covering 10 of trainer G.W. Childs' favorites! See what these FREE synths can do for you!
    (3)
  • volca 104
    volca sample Explored
    It's time to learn the Korg volca sampler. Electronic artist G.W. Childs is back with a 22-tutorial “explained and explored” course that’ll teach you everything! We’ve taught you keys, beats and bass… so now get ready to sample!
    (1)
  • volca 103
    volca bass Explored
    Electronic dance music thrives on bass! And, if you’re a volca performer, Korg’s volca bass is the foundation of your rig. Learn everything about volca bass in this course and see how to integrate it into your set.
    (0)
  • volca 102
    volca keys Explored
    You asked for it and here it is: Korg volca keys! G.W. Childs is back with this hardware-driven, in-action course to explain everything about this little synth and all the big sounds you can make with it!
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  • volca 101
    volca beats Explored
    Korg’s volca beats is a full-featured beat-making universe squeezed into a small, live performance rhythm machine. Watch this course, by G.W. Childs, and see how to create original and innovative beats ...with volca beats!
    (7)
  • Liquid Rhythm 101
    Beat Immersion
    Liquid Rhythm by WaveDNA is a MIDI drum editor and virtual arranger that can intelligently create beats. This instrument may forever change the way you make music. Learn all about it here!
    (2)
  • FL Studio 203
    Harmor: Synthesis on Steroids
    Harmor is an additive synthesis monster! In this 45-tutorial course, GW Childs explains how this Image-Line, instrument will change the way you think about making music!
    (1)
  • iZotope Trash
    Trash 2: Down 'n Dirty
    In this 36-tutorial course, G.W. Childs dishes out the dirt on iZotope’s filthiest plugin, Trash 2! Learn how to delightfully destroy your audio and mangle your music. Getting dirty was never so much fun!
    (10)
  • Native Instruments 215
    NI Body Parts: The Finger and Mouth
    Native Instruments loves body parts – and so does GW Childs – so that’s why we asked him to create a course on The Finger & The Mouth! Learn to get the most out of your NI Body Parts in this tasty, 40 tutorial, 2-for-1 course.
    (17)
  • Reason 7 202
    Buffre
    G.W. Childs is back “beating up the beats” with Buffre, the Propellerhead's in-house Rack Extension. See how this live performance plugin stutters, glitches and destroys any audio in its path in this brutally deep, 22-tutorial course...
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  • Reason 7 203
    The Echo
    Echo... Do I need to repeat myself? Watch G.W. Childs as he manipulates this “echological” new plugin to create all kinds of “out there” audio effects...
    (3)
  • Reason 7 204
    Pulverizer
    Squash it! Smash it! Make it dirty and shake it up! That sounds like Pulverisor – the new FX plugin from the mad scientists at Propellerhead. Let G.W. Childs show you how to totally PULVERIZE your Reason tracks...
    (4)
  • Reason 7 205
    Alligator
    Alligators bite! Join G.W. Childs as he wrestles the sound out of this beast and shows you what this fearsome effects device can do...
    (3)
  • Reason 7 208
    The Combinator
    Watch 3 hours of hot video tips that will show you how to use Reason's Combinator in exciting new ways for bigger synths, better beats, and masterful remixes!
    (5)
  • Reason 7 209
    Thor: Master Of All Synths
    Lightning strikes and thunder rolls as G.W. Childs explores the vast depths of Reason’s awesome Master of All Synths: Thor!
    (3)
  • Live 9 100
    What's New In Live 9
    Live 9 is here and so is our FREE “What’s New” course. Hang out with GW Childs and see the cool new features in Ableton’s latest DAW masterpiece...
    (44)
  • iZotope Iris
    Iris Explored
    See how iZotope’s Iris lets us explore sound design and sampling by using both our ears and our eyes in this 41-tutorial course by the aural genius G.W. Childs...
    (10)
  • Native Instruments 212
    Skanner XT
    Learn how to morph, mangle and modulate your samples in Native Instruments Skanner XT with G.W. Childs as he takes you deep inside this amazing new virtual synthesizer...
    (10)
  • Reason 6 202
    Buffre
    G.W. Childs is back “beating up the beats” with Buffre, the new Propellerhead Rack Extension in Reason 6.5. See how this live performance plugin stutters, glitches and destroys any audio in its path in this brutally deep, 22-tutorial course...
    (2)
  • Native Instruments 201
    Razor
    Native Instruments’ Razor is a totally slick additive synthesis machine. See all the different ways you can slice this knife of a synth into your tracks in this 40-plus video tutorial by expert synthesist G.W. Childs...
    (28)
  • Reason 6 204
    Pulverizer
    Squash it. Smash it! Make it dirty and shake it up! That sounds like Pulverisor –the new FX plugin from the mad scientists at Propellerhead. Let GW Childs show you how to totally PULVERIZE your Reason 6 tracks...
    (4)
  • Reason 6 205
    Alligator
    New in Reason 6 is Alligator. Join G.W. Childs as he wrestles the sound out of this beast and shows you what this fearsome effects device can do...
    (8)
  • Reason 6 208
    The Combinator
    3 hours of hot video tips that will show you how to use Reason's Combinator in exciting new ways for bigger synths, better beats, and masterful remixes!
    (8)
  • Reason 6 209
    Thor: Master Of All Synths
    Lightning strikes and thunder rolls as G.W. Childs explores the vast depths of Reason’s awesome Master of All Synths: Thor!
    (7)
  • Reason 6 203
    The Echo
    New to Reason’s Rack is The Echo, The Echo, The Echo... Watch G.W. Childs show you how he manipulates this “echological” new plugin to create all kinds of “out there” audio effects...
    (7)
  • Reason 5 103
    Thor: Master Of All Synths
    Lightening strikes and thunder rolls as G.W. Childs explores the vast depths of Reason’s awesome Master of All Synths: Thor!
    (4)
  • Reason 5 106
    The Combinator
    3 hours of videos that will show you how to use the Combinator in exciting new ways for bigger synths, better beats, and masterful remixes!
    (6)
  • Record 101
    Core Propellerhead Record
    With Record 1.5 Propellerhead Software has added full-featured professional audio recording to their suite of music production software. And we at macProVideo.com are excited to introduce you to G.W. Childs IV who will show you all the potential power locked up inside this awesome new DAW!
    (10)
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