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.
Have you ever wondered what some of those advanced meters in your DAW or plug-ins actually do? Joe Albano is here to demystify all kinds of meters for you - so read on to get the lowdown!
Mixing on headphones can be useful and even necessary in some situations. But it brings with it a unique set of conditions and considerations. Joe Albano explains all you need to know...
Sometimes it's the little things that make all the difference - tips, tricks and techniques that can take a recording from good to great. Joe Albano explains four of his favorites.
Templates in Logic - and any DAW - can save you a bunch of time setting up and let you get straight to the business of making music. Joe Albano explains how they work.
Logic comes with a bunch of bundled plug-ins but while you may know the reverbs and delays, some of the more unusual models have much to offer, as Joe Albano explains.
The recording process can throw all kinds of curve balls at you, however well prepared you may be. Joe Albano shares some industry secrets that can save your bacon if the worst happens.
Understanding the acoustics of your working space is key to getting mixes that travel well, especially when it comes to low end. Joe Albano explains why.
Close miking is a core skill for recording all kinds of sources from guitar and drums through to keyboards and vocals. Joe Albano takes you through the fundamentals of this technique.
Playing with the stereo field of your sounds can be a creative mixing technique. But as Joe Albano explains, there are some pitfalls you'll need to avoid.
Software lets us create vocal harmonies even after the singer has left the studio, but there's an art to making the results sound believable, as Joe Albano explains.
iZotope's RX is one of the most powerful audio repair tools in the business. So what could a new version add? Quite a lot, as Joe Albano found out...
You have probably seen the software versions, but how much do you know about the legendary hardware synths that inspired generations of music makers?
Blending real and virtual instruments, when done correctly, can help to ensure that your productions sound more live than they really are. Joe Albano explains why.
Interference in your mic recordings can come from a bewildering array of different places. Joe Albano explains the most common culprits, and how to avoid them.
So you've fixed some of your solo producer bad behaviors... but there are more ways you could improve! In this new instalment, Joe Albano explains how.
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