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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Conforming Imported Audio To Session Tempo In Pro Tools

It's easy as pie to automatically match audio to the session tempo in Ableton Live, but it's possible to do this manually in Pro Tools as well. Joe Albano shows how to make it automatic!

The Art of Mixing Rock, Part 3: Guitars

In part 3 of this 5-part series, veteran rocker and music technologist, Joe Albano, shares his take on mixing rock guitars.

The Art of Mixing Rock, Part 2: Bass

In this 5-part series, veteran rocker and music technologist, Joe Albano, takes you through the stages for mixing rock music. Part two focuses on mixing bass.

The Art of Mixing Rock, Part 1: Drums

In this 5-part series, veteran rocker and music technologist, Joe Albano, takes you through the stages for mixing rock music. Part one focuses on mixing rock drums and percussion.

Mastering: How Referencing the Real World Can Make Your Music Stand Out

When it comes down to it, "louder" isn't necessarily the only aspect of mastering you should be concerned with. Joe Albano explains why referencing other similar tracks is so important.

Pro Tools Tip: Sharing Between Sessions

What can you do when you want, or need, to bring something from one Pro Tools session to another? Joe Albano explores how to share between sessions in this must-know article.

Review: Allen & Heath Qu-24 Digital Mixer

Are you in the market for a compact, feature-rich digital mixer? Joe Albano finds out if the Allen & Heath Qu-24 can be the heart of any small studio.

Get that Vintage Analog Sound in Your Digital Studio

With Waves' Abbey Road Collection of unique hardware emulation plug-ins under his arm, Joe Albano shows you how to give your digital productions that analog element you didn't realize was missing.

5 Essential Mixing Tips: Achieving Good EQ Tones

Whether you're DJing, mixing a live band, mixing or mastering in the studio, you'll have used EQ to shape and sculpt your sound. Joe Albano lends an ear and 5 tips on how to achieve good EQ tones.

Review: Samson C01U Pro USB Mic

It appears USB mics are now being accepted as potentially good recording solutions in many home studios. Does Samson's "budget" C01U Pro USB mic defy its price?

Exploring Logic Pro X's Compressor Circuit Types

Logic Pro's built-in compressor has a lot of sound shaping potential below the surface. Joe Albano reveals the ins and outs of its circuit types.

Create Super Sounds with Logic Pro X's Patch-Merging Options

If you've ever wanted to combine the best bits of two different patches in Logic Pro X and thought it wasn't possible, think again! Joe Albano shows how.

6 Tips For Studio Monitoring

You can have the most awesome recording gear and mixing plug-ins in the world, but what's the point if your studio monitors are not up to scratch. Joe Albano shares 6 tips for effective monitoring.

Pro Tools Tip: Understanding The Different Playhead and Selection Behaviors

If you're switching between DAWs frequently, or migrating a project to Pro Tools, you can customise the playhead and selection behaviors, so you'll always feel comfortable when editing.

5 Tips for Working with Pro Tools Eleven Guitar Amp Simulator

Grab your guitar, launch Pro Tools and get the Eleven plug-in on screen now! Joe Albano takes us through 5 meaty tips for using this excellent guitar amp simulator from Avid.