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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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.

Review: Antelope Discrete 4 Synergy Core

Antelope Audio''s Discrete 4 Synergy Core represents a more affordable way to get into the company's world of top-grade audio recording and DSP FX. Joe Albano put it to work.

Review: Antelope Orion 32HD|Gen3

Antelope Audio's latest flagship audio recording interface has a wealth of features for even the most demanding recording and producing musicians. Joe Albano put it through its paces.

Some Points Of Potential Confusion Regarding Modern Mastering Level Practices

Mastering for all of today's media and streaming services can sometimes seem like a maze. Luckily, Joe Albano is on hand to guide you through it...

What Every Producer Needs To Know About Delay-Based FX

Delay-based effects make up a wider range of processors than you might have thought. Here, Joe Albano explains which ones are included, how they work and how you should be using them.

Quantizing In Logic: The Essentials

Learn everything you need to know about quantizing MIDI in Logic Pro with this quick and easy guide from Logic expert, Joe Albano.

Review: Antelope Orion 32+ | Gen 3

Antelope Audio's latest flagship audio interface has some seriously heavyweight capabilities. Find out how Joe Albano got on when he put it to the test.

Review: Arturia 3 Compressors You’ll Actually Use

With its latest compressors, Arturia has come up with excellent recreations of some true classics. Joe Albano found they really were mix tools that he would actually use...

Fun With Formants - How Do They Work?

You may have come across formants when dealing with pitch shifting or vocals, but what exactly are they? Joe Albano explains all in this handy guide.

5 Quick Tips For Working With Amp Sims

Software amp simulations can be the perfect way to get exactly the tone you want, not just for guitar and bass but for any sound. Here, Joe Albano shares his pro tips for getting it just right.

7 Quick Tips For Mixing Drums

Mixing drums is one of the most important parts of producing music, and potentially one of the most delicate. Joe Albano shares 7 quick but invaluable tips to help you get it right.

Understanding The Architecture Of Sample-Based Virtual Instruments

The many different sample-based instruments out there can use an array of terms to refer to the same concepts. Here, Joe Albano simplifies the whole thing for you.

Aston Microphones Stealth Review

Aston's Stealth microphone has more to it than meets the eye. With both active and passive modes as well as multiple available voicings, Joe Albano found much to like...

Pro Tips For Recording Electric Guitar And Bass

Capturing a great take is the starting point for any well-produced track. Here, Joe Albano shares some of his studio secrets for getting the perfect guitar and bass sound at source.