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.
Most DAW nowadays incorporate time-shifting features, but not all include pitch-shifting capabilities. Logic does, with several tools for manipulating pitch for both corrective and creative purposes.
iZotope RX is the industry-standard audio repair tool to restore damaged, noisy audio into a more pristine state. Joe Albano discovers the joys of version 8 in our in-depth review.
Get smart next time you're working with audio files in Logic Pro ... and avoid these mistakes that could set you back big time.
Logic Pro X's Sampler is a complete redesign of the classic EXS24 software instrument. Joe Albano details six of the best new features every producer should know about.
Whether you're a music producer or sound designer learning subtractive synthesis can take you a long way using many hardware and software synthesizers.
The best tricks for professional sounding drum recordings exist in seemingly small details and tricks of the trade. Joe Albano shares a few quick tips to help you record better drums.
While Apple's GarageBand is a very powerful and capable digital audio workstation in its own right, here's seven reasons why you might wish to see it as a stepping stone to Logic Pro X.
Are you wondering if a little analog can help your productions in a your modern recording studio based around a DAW? Joe Albano digs deeper to find out.
Joe Albano take sus through the ins and outs of creating aggregate audio devices for Mac users and explains why and in what situations you'd want to consider doing this.
Joe Albano takes us beyond the basics of inline audio processing and shines a light upon parallel processing and the benefits and uses of using sends and returns when mixing with reverb.
Modern computers are capable of handling the demands of audio production, but there are still recommended minimum requirements and optimizations that need to be taken into account for reliability.
Bring out your microphone(s)! Joe Albano is back with an essential guide to recording a wide array of instruments, from guitars to saxaphones, drum kits to pianos.
Classic analog audio hardware is highly desired to add warmth and character to tracks. Joe Albano shows how to use Logic Pro X's included plug-ins to good effect.
Learn how to add sheen and shape your final mixes with iZotope Ozone's dynamic tonal processing capabilities.
Joe Albano reveals how dynamics plug-ins like compressors and limiters can be utilised in ways you might not expect.
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