Hey everybody. Meet Owen. ๐Ÿ™‚

He was born on Monday, October 4, at 5:37 PM. He weighed 8 pounds, 1 ounce, and was 21 inches long.

This is my firstborn. I’m amazed at his cuteness…I can’t stop staring at him. (Click the picture to the right for a closer look. I bet you can’t close it once you open it.) ๐Ÿ™‚

Words can’t expressed how thrilled my wife Pam and I are. He’s simply incredible.

Baby Pool Winners:

And no, I haven’t forgotten about those of you who entered your guesses in the Gilder Baby Pool. The winners are:

  • Ben of BenandJacq.com – Ben guessed 10/4 at 10:04 am. (The closest guess without going over.)
  • Ben Gortmaker – Ben guessed 8 lbs, 1 oz. (Owen’s exact weight!)

A Tale of Two Bens

Funny story. I happen to know both of these Bens personally. I sang in Ben #1’s wedding, and Ben #2 played guitar at my wedding. [Disclaimer: Neither of them had any insider information as to when the baby would be born. They knew everything you did.]

Congrats, dudes. Email me for your prizes. You can choose from the Producer Bundle over at JoeGilderMusic.com, Understanding Pro Tools, Understanding Editing, or even the brand new Understanding EQ.

Thanks to everybody for your prayers and well-wishes. I’m sure Owen will make his way into many HSC articles and videos in the future. ๐Ÿ™‚


    Congratulations to you and Pam!!! Owen is a little cutie!! God Bless!!

  • Joe R.

    He’s a Keeper! ๐Ÿ™‚

    May God bless you and Pam.. Looks like he already has….. Congrats!

  • Congratulations, Joe! Best wishes to you and your newly expanded family!

  • Doug

    Congratulations, Joe!
    In my opinion, there is nothing we can accomplish in life that will top our first born. I know that you and Pam are tired, but I also know the joy that you’re feeling in your heart’s. May God bless you and your family.

  • jamie cerniglia

    Amazing. Congrats. Now get some sleep.

  • Derek Walker

    I am absolutely thrilled for both Pam and yourself, he looks like a wee champ!

  • Congrats Joe! All the best ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Alex Charles

    Beautiful! just Beautiful! God Bless You and Keep you In Jesus name amen.

  • Eric

    Congrats, Joe!!!!

  • John Gomez

    Amazing! Simply amazing. Congratulations to the Gilder family! Hey! It starts with baseball then guitar lessons Joe and Pam, who knows, if I were a betting man my wager would be that there’s going to be another musician in the house. So,,, enjoy every moment for time does not stand still. My prayers of good health and good living for you all. Take care.

  • Al

    I’m happy for both of you.

  • Wayne Johnson

    Congradulations Joe and Pam

    Good looking boy, should bring joy to you and Pam. Wait a few months before you teach him how to “EQ”. Many years of joy and happiness.

  • Congrats!!! That’s awesome! He looks like a total blessing! Thanks for all the videos. I saw a couple of them over at http://www.prosoundweb.com/videos
    Thanks again and congrats!


  • Carlos Diaz

    aaaah..look at him………so sweeeet!!.. :O)

    my best wishes to the whole Gilder family

    I hope you enjoy watching him growing up ๐Ÿ˜‰

    have fun!! ๐Ÿ˜€

  • Congrats Joe…and all the best for all of your future’s .

  • Mike

    Congrats! He’s awesome. Best wishes to you and your family.

  • Christopher w

    congrats to joe and the competition winners.

    hope you train him to like good music, unlike the mass produced exact-same-song-with-a-different-vocal-line rubbish that major labels are pushing out now.

  • Andrew Shook

    Congrats Joe and family!! My first born is about to turn 6 months old. Trust me, they only get cuter and more fun with each passing day! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Allan Viderup Student at HSC

    Hey Joe !
    Congratulations to you and your family.
    Yes I can see its a big beautiful boy. It must be a pritty mom ha has got ๐Ÿ˜‰ May we see a picture of her too ?
    Say congrats to her.
    Allan V Denmark

  • Ray

    Congrats to Pam and yourself Joe

  • Bminor

    Congrats Joe! He’s cute!.. btw that Ben Gortmaker has some beautiful music there..

  • Sarang

    Heyyyyy Congrats.Thee next gen of sound engineer is born……….

  • Preshan

    Congratulations Joe! May God bless Owen and your family. Will be praying for you all!

  • Handsom little fella. I sure he takes after his mother.:-}
    Lord bless you and your new family.

  • Ok…this is hilarious!! You’re obligated to teach me now!

  • mark b

    looking forward to your first tracking session with little nipper 1.0. as in: how do you mic a baby? mic placement? dynamic vs condenser?

  • Congrats for the son of the king, I ‘m looking forward Owen first strum on your guitars, and some “Understanding Why babies cry all night?” tutorial in the near future!:)

  • Allen Cook

    Welcome to fatherhood, brother Joe! It’s a beautiful thing. Congratulations and best of everything to you both. And it’s true what they say – enjoy every minute because they grow up fast!!!

  • Congrats to you and your wife!

  • Dan W.

    Congratulations Joe and Pam!!

  • Johnson

    Congratulation Joe. A soldier is born

  • Alaric

    A true Joy to the world, Joe I know you & the wife are very proud (and tired). God bless you two & especially Owen!

  • Rick Gerken

    Congrats Joe on your 1st!

  • Lukas

    Adorable mister Gilder boy ๐Ÿ™‚
    Congrats to you!

    And the two Benjamins… That’s some funny stuff.

  • Josh Deng

    congrats man!

  • Congratulations Joe!
    I wish to your baby be a healthy man and always be the best part of your life!

  • Congratulations Joe. Best wishes to all of you ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Awesome Joe! Congrats to you and Pam.

    When do we see a series on “how to mix while feeding your baby?” I have pointers on that if you need ’em. LOL

    • Scott

      Congrats Joe and Pam.

      I’m more looking forward to Understanding Diaper Changing

  • It’s all about the Benjamins. What.

  • Cush

    Awesome, he looks like a winner! Congratulations Joe!

  • eyad haddad

    ohh, God Bless Him , very Cute ๐Ÿ™‚