Joe Albano

Joe Albano

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.

Articles by Joe Albano

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The Unsung Heroes Of Music Production: Lesser-Known Applications for Dynamics Processing

Joe Albano reveals how dynamics plug-ins like compressors and limiters can be utilised in ways you might not expect.

8 Essential Mixing Tips & Tricks For Musicians & Novice Producers

Discover eight essential tips that pro audio engineers and music producers use to improve their mixes.

7 Quick Tips For Using Keyboards In Guitar-Centric Arrangements

Even if you're not an experienced keyboardist, Joe Albano has some pro tips to help you add keys to your guitar-heavy tracks for a different flavour.

Demystifying Logic Pro X’s Plug-In Settings, Channel Strip Settings & Patches

You can save lots of time in Logic by making efficient use of its powerful system of patches and settings, recalling whole setups in an instant. Joe Albano shows you how it's done.

What To Consider When Choosing Your Next MIDI Keyboard Controller

MIDI controller keyboards come in all shapes, sizes and configurations. Joe Albano explains your options, whatever your keyboard needs may be.

Sound Processing: Mid-Side Stereo

M/S processing is found on a range of software and hardware processors. But what is it used for? Joe Albano demystifies this sometimes misunderstood technique.

Choosing The Right Microphone For Your Studio: Mic Types

There can seem a bewildering array of mics out there but in truth, your choice comes down to a few key factors. Here, Joe Albano shares his pro tips for choosing the right microphone.

Review: Antelope Orion Studio Synergy Core

With its plethora of inputs and outputs, OSSC is well suited to serve as the center of a DAW-based studio. But there's much more to Antelope's latest high-end interface, as Joe Albano discovered.

5 Reverb Techniques That Won't Drown Your Mix

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.

Review: Antelope Amari - An Audio Interface Designed For Mastering & Audiophiles

This dedicated stereo mastering/audiophile interface and high-end converter from Antelope promises the highest audio fidelity - but can it deliver? Joe Albano found out.

A Quick Guide To Customizing Logic Pro’s Metronome Click

Customising the click track in Logic is both easier and more useful than you might have realised. See and hear how it's done in this comprehensive guide from Joe Albano.

The Best Free DAWs in 2019

There's a surprising amount you can do with the numerous free DAWs out there all the way up to producing professional level tracks. Joe Albano highlights the best of the bunch.

The Gear You Need To Make Your Recordings And Mixes More ‘Analog’

If you're after a more analog sound for your productions there are some specific types of gear you will want to look at. Joe Albano gives you the inside track...

Intelligent Mixing Tips And Techniques In iZotope Neutron 3

iZotope's Neutron 3 is one of the most capable mixing tools ever created. Here, Joe Albano guides you through making the most of its intelligent features to get the best possible mix.

How To Mix In Your DAW Using Analog Hardware Effects

The sound of analog gear is as popular as ever, but integrating it into your DAW setup might seem daunting. Not so, as Joe Albano explains in this handy guide.