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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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.

New Loudness Trends in Music Mastering

You may have heard of the Loudness Wars, but there's a whole new landscape emerging when it comes to levels. Joe Albano explains where the industry is heading.

9 Quick Mixing Tips

Mixing is that darkest of arts, and every project requires a different treatment. But Joe Albano is here to share his experience with these top mixing tips that you need to know.

A Producer’s Guide To Sidechain Processing

Sidechaining can be an invaluable tool for controlling and improving your mixes. Joe Albano explains everything you need to know about this core processing technique.

A Producer's Guide To Parallel Processing

Parallel processing is a key routing and mixing technique that every producer needs to know about. Joe Albano breaks down exactly how it works, and why it's important.

Review: MyMix Personal Monitor System

Monitor mixing for several musicians isn't always paid the attention it could be. With the MyMix Personal Monitor System, could Joe Albano have found the answer?