Wednesday, May 26th, 2010
Tomorrow Cakewalk will be hosting a public webinar demonstrating their new V-Studio 20 recording interface. Attendees to the webinar will receive a free 3-month subscription to Guitar Player magazine and a free V-Studio e-book by Craig Anderton, plus other special offers. The online program includes a 30-minute demonstration hosted by Cakewalk Product Specialist Zac Kenney, along with special guest performers guitarist Charlie O’Neal and vocalist Craig Rawding from The Delta Generators.
Thursday, August 13th, 2009
Les Paul, jazz guitarist and famed designer of the Gibson Les Paul has passed away today at the age of 94. According to news reports Les Paul died from complications from pneumonia at White Plains Hospital with family and friends at his side.
Les Paul is probably best known as one of the pioneers in the development of the solid-body guitar electric guitar. Born in Waukesha, Wisconsin, Les Paul began his musical career at age 8 playing harmonica and later banjo and then the guitar. Unhappy with acoustic guitars Les Paul built the now famous “Log” which comprised of a 4″x4″ piece of wood bridge, guitar neck, and pickup with Epiphone body attached for appearance. The big problem Les Paul solved with “The Log” was feedback. The solid piece of wood helped reduce the feedback that was common in hollow body electrics.