If you missed this on the 9th and 10th of June, 2011, you can go to the permalink for it here: http://www.google.com/logos/2011/lespaul.html [originally said: Today is June 9th, 2011 and if you haven’t yet seen the Google logo for today, go here: Google.]
This is by far the coolest Google logo to date. You can strum or pick the guitar strings with your mouse. Each letter is a guitar chord already. So the logo itself is a virtual instrument, in this case a virtual guitar. But there’s another awesome little app on the logo, which is the record button. This thing actually works! Click on it to start recording. Then play the guitar strings with your mouse or touch-pad, and stop the recording. There will now be a “Play” button under the guitar that will play back the music you just recorded!
How freakin’ cool is that? It sort of summarizes the message we’ve been trying to broadcast, which is home recording in 2011 is inexpensive, easy and fun. To learn how you can do all sorts of nifty things like the Google logo just let you do, check out our many articles and resources at Home Brew Audio and get started having a blast in the next hour;).
See you there!