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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How To Record With An Analog Front End

Using an analog stage when recording digitally is common practice and can be a good way to give a warmer and more authentic sound to your recordings. Joe Albano explains how it works.

Mixing Live Multitrack Recordings? Read This!

Expert producer Joe Albano shares his years of experience mixing live multitrack recordings. Here's what he has learned about the best way to approach every kind of sound source.

Review: Positive Grid Bias Amp 2

Positive Grid has a reputation for making uniquely powerful amp simulations with more features than most. Joe Albano put Bias Amp 2 to the test.

How To Use Logic Pro X’s Built-In Plugins Only For Mixing And Mastering

Logic Pro X ships with one of the most all-encompassing instrument and effect bundles of any DAW. But is it enough to fulfil all your musical needs? Joe Albano finds out.

How To Make Your Productions Sound Analog Using Logic Pro X's Plugins

Working in the digital domain doesn't mean your productions can't get that rich analog sound. Joe Albano reveals which of Logic Pro's plugins to turn to for a vintage vibe.

5 Mistakes to Avoid When Editing MIDI

MIDI is extremely flexible, but using it to its fullest potential means being aware of some of the less obvious pitfalls you can encounter when editing. Joe Albano shares his expert tips.

Isolating the Mic: Avoiding Leakage & Excess Room Tone in Microphone Recordings

Studio recording can be a minefield of sound leakage, ambient distractions and other unwanted interference. Here, Joe Albano shares his top tips for getting great isolation during audio capture.

6 Logic Pro X 10.4 Workflows & Features You Might Not Know

The 10.4 update to Logic Pro X brought a whole raft of features, tweaks and upgrades. Here, Joe Albano shares six new tools and techniques that might have escaped your attention.

5 Mistakes To Avoid When Editing Audio

Modern DAWs allow us unprecedented freedom to edit audio, but there are plenty of potential pitfalls. Here's Joe Albano with five pro tips for avoiding those dreaded editing mistakes.

Review: Apple Logic Pro X 10.4

Logic Pro X 10.4 is packed full of new features, upgrades and enhancements and it's free for existing users. Joe Albano finds much to like in the latest update to Apple's flagship DAW.

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.