Les Paul on Jim Lansing
Les discusses his special friendship with speaker innovator James B. Lansing. Les realized that the key to hearing his music came down to the accuracy of the speakers that reproduced it. Les Paul and Jim Lansing became very good friends and collaborators early on in the renaissance of great American audio innovation.
Les & Peter Freedman on Microphones
Les and Peter discuss microphones, tubes vs solid state, recording techniques and Les's favorite mic of all time.
Dad tells a story about the musician's interpretation being replaced by the audio engineer that highlights the resistance many had to the new technology.
Les's view - Musician vs Audio Engineer
The German Magnetophon
Les Paul Bing Crosby and the
First Tape Recorder in America
Dad talks about how this invention of the 1930's led to the advances in recording technology a decade later.
Rein Narma & Les Paul
Look who's coming to dinner
at Les's house?
Les always surrounded himself with smart people. If he didn't know how to do something he would find the person who could. Here Les tells the story of his "Monster" and the famous Fairchild Compressor
Les' Dream & How It's Made
Les talks about introducing
Gibson to a new idea.
An incredible walk through the Gibson USA facility in Nashville with Jim Decola.
And an inventor's dream comes true.
Dad would say, "You are who you're around."
History of Recorded Sound
An afternoon with Jack Mullin
From Thomas Edison to his involvement with the advent of magnetic tape recording and Ampex, Jack Mullin describes the history of recording and playback.