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.
Heavyocity's AEON has loops and sounds that are ready to roll into your productions. However, should you want to give them a further twist there's plenty of scope using the filters and effects.
Automation is an effective way to add interest to your productions in Pro Tools. Being able to alter volume, panning and plug-in controls will allow you to truly sculpt an engaging piece of music.
Mastering articles are amongst our favorite here at AskAudio. So, we were a little skeptical when we first came across LANDR, an algorithm-based online mastering service. Joe Albano checks it out.
Logic Pro X has simplifed the process of recording multiple MIDI tracks. That being said, you need to know the correct settings and quirks which is why Joe Albano is on-hand to show you how.
Become a master of distortion, and better still, the distortion effects plug-ins you'll find in the box with Avid's Pro Tools! Joe Albano gives you a tour of these with audio examples to boot.
What are the considerations when choosing a vocal microphone for recording in a live setting? Which microphones will stand up to the task? Joe Albano provides a detailed exploration in this article.
Well placed sounds and instruments can help make your mix stand out from the crowd. Joe Albano shows how panning, direction and stereo spread in Logic Pro that can make a positive difference.
Too much choice can be a bad thing... or can it? Joe Albano walks us through Logic Pro X's delay plug-ins and demonstrates which are best suited for different effects.
If you're looking to re-create an acoustic instrument or vintage synth/drum machine in software, sample-based instruments will only take you so far. Joe Albano explores modelling instruments in depth.
The state of the audio nation is at a crossroads. With internet bandwidth increasing, we don't need to data compress audio files as much as before. Joe Albano explores quality vs. size.
Sometimes recording acoustic guitars and finding that sweet spot can be tricky. Joe Albano explains how to improve the quality of your recordings depending on the pickups used in the mix.
Revoice Pro 3 is the secret weapon for top level producers world-wide who do pitch and time audio editing. If you're even slightly curious then this article will show you how to make it work for you.
Logic Pro X's Dynamics Compressor plug-in got more than a visual makeover in version 10.1. We'd go as far to say it's been born again. Joe Albano covers the new model and other new things.
In the final part of our series on studio acoustics Joe Albano digs deep into soundproofing from both a recording and mixing perspective. Essential reading for all small and home studio owners.
Part 4 of this informative series on the science of studio acoustics sees Joe Albano continue to explore reflections, and in particular flutter echoes and ambience and how to solve this problem.
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