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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Top MIDI Editing Features in Logic Pro X's Piano Roll Editor

Logic's Piano Roll Editor has hidden depths, and some new features that arrived with the 10.4 update. Joe Albano shares his MIDI editing secrets with you...

Why Just A Little Mastering Knowledge Can Be Dangerous

Knowing a little - but not too much - about mastering can lead you into some bad practices. Joe Albano shares his experiences of common pitfalls and how to avoid them.

Improve Your Factory Instrument Patches with These Simple Tweaks

Most DAWs come with a ton of bundled content, but the factory patches can sometimes lack sparkle. Joe Albano shares his top tips for making them more dynamic, realistic and useful.

7 Quick Recording Tips That Will Improve Your Productions

Recording is a mixture of art and science, but you can always benefit from some experienced producer's pro help. Here are 7 top tips to help you get even better takes.

8 Intelligent Music Arrangement Tips For Producers

Arranging music can be tricky with the almost limitless freedom provided by modern DAWs. Here are 8 pro tips to avoid mistakes and get the best arrangement possible.

New Loudness Trends in Music Mastering

You may have heard of the Loudness Wars, but there's a whole new landscape emerging when it comes to levels. Joe Albano explains where the industry is heading.

9 Quick Mixing Tips

Mixing is that darkest of arts, and every project requires a different treatment. But Joe Albano is here to share his experience with these top mixing tips that you need to know.

A Producer’s Guide To Sidechain Processing

Sidechaining can be an invaluable tool for controlling and improving your mixes. Joe Albano explains everything you need to know about this core processing technique.

A Producer's Guide To Parallel Processing

Parallel processing is a key routing and mixing technique that every producer needs to know about. Joe Albano breaks down exactly how it works, and why it's important.

Review: MyMix Personal Monitor System

Monitor mixing for several musicians isn't always paid the attention it could be. With the MyMix Personal Monitor System, could Joe Albano have found the answer?

Review: Aston Spirit Microphone

Aston has made a name for itself with its innovative and affordable range of mics. But will the Spirit move Joe Albano? Read on to find out...

A Little Music Tech Knowledge Can Be A Dangerous Thing

When someone thinks they have a handle on a process but they actually don't, bad things can happen. Joe Albano advises you how to avoid some of the most common production pitfalls.

Assembling a Small Microphone Closet on a Budget

When choosing a microphone or mic collection for your studio, how do you know which route to take? Joe Albano shares his experience and offers up some wise words...

Music Production Tech: Flanging vs Phasing

Effects most commonly associated with the 60s and 70s, flanging and phasing are still very much in use in modern production. Joe Albano explains exactly how they work .

Managing Logic Pro X's Sample Libraries

Don't let Logic's large sample libraries eat up all your hard drive space. Joe Albano shows you how to store them more effectively while still retaining easy access to all your sounds.