Joe is a musician, engineer, and producer in NYC. Over the years, as a small studio operator and freelance engineer, he's made recordings of all types from music & album production to v/o & post. He's also taught all aspects of recording and music technology at several NY audio schools, and has been writing articles for Recording magazine for many years.
Reverb is a vital component of mixing but it's easy to overuse. Here, Joe Albano shares 5 pro tips to help you get it right.
Joe Albano investigates the chicken or egg situation for music producers... which effects should go first in your plug-in chain? Compressor or EQ, reverb or delay?
Often thought of as a post-production or mastering tool, iZotope RX can actually open up a world of possibilities when it comes to creating and mixing music. Joe Albano explores its powerful features.
iZotope has released the latest version of their premiere audio repair suite—RX 10 adds both incremental & under-the-hood improvements, and several new features. Joe Albano takes a look at them.
One Logic feature that’s only partially implemented in GarageBand is Logic’s ability to easily create Comps. Yet there is a work around. Check it out!
Pro Tools now has a realtime "elastic audio" bundled in the form of Celemony's industry-leading Melodyne. Joe Albano puts its pitch shifting algorithms to the test.
Learning the different ways to group tracks in your Pro Tools sessions can massively speed up your production workflow as Joe Albano discovers,
Modular synthesis patching, whlie complex, can be satisfying on a creative level with the number of possibilities for those open to sound exploration as Joe Albano demonstrates.
So, you want your samples and loops to bemore expressive and perhaps easier to play? Creating your own sample-based instruments could be the solution.
Comping—making a comp (composite) track from multiple takes—is an editing procedure that’s widely used in music production. Here’s a brief look at what’s involved.
Pro trainer and musician, Joe Albano, dives deep into the most common techniques used by top producers when mixing vocal tracks with fx and processing.
Learn the ways to get the most of compressing recordded drums and beats in this in-depth tutorial by master trainer and producer, Joe Albano.
If you've not been using distortion to give your mixes a bit more bite, get the guitars growling or even adding warmth to the vocals then perhaps you've been missing a trick. Joe Albano shows how.
Not sure on the difference between a sampled instrument and a modeled one? Don't know what the benefits of modeling offer software instruments in your DAW? Joe Albano reveals all this and more.
Joe Albano shares his years of mixing and production experience for beginner and intermediate level producers in this enlightening tutorial on the frequency ranges needed for EQ adjustments.
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