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.
Aston's Stealth microphone has more to it than meets the eye. With both active and passive modes as well as multiple available voicings, Joe Albano found much to like...
Capturing a great take is the starting point for any well-produced track. Here, Joe Albano shares some of his studio secrets for getting the perfect guitar and bass sound at source.
Even vocals that have been performed well can sometimes struggle to sit in a mix. Joe Albano shows you some of his pro tips for coping in these situations.
Understanding modulation in its different forms can help you to gain a better mastery of recording, mixing and producing your tracks. Joe Albano explains what it's all about.
The Leslie speaker effect can be heard on countless hit records. But how does it work, and why do we like hearing it so much? Joe Albano explains all.
Antelope's Edge family of mics offers huge flexibility, with mic modelling, variable pattern control and much more. Joe Albano put them to the test and here's what he found.
Patchbays are not always well understood but they're a core part of many recording studios. Joe Albano explains everything you ever wanted to know about them.
An increasingly popular alternative to using chains of hardware boxes, the all-in-one channel strip or recording channel can save space and money, and sound great. Joe Albano sets out your options.
Multiband compression can be one of the lesser-understood types of processing but used correctly, it's one of the most powerful ways to control a mix. Joe Albano explains how and when to use it.
If you have ever wondered what those extra ports on your audio interface are for, look no further for an explanation. Joe Albano reveals how you could get more I/O without lifting a finger.
Avid has bundled almost all its virtual instruments and effects into Pro Tools Ultimate, and other Pro Tools users can get it fairly affordably too. But should you take the plunge?
If you've ever been confused by the terminology around studio connections - TRS, S/PDIF, MegaOhms and more - then worry not. Joe Albano is here to make everything clear.
Logic's bundled reverb processors are among the best in the business. But which one should you choose? Joe Albano shares his thoughts...
Software instruments can make authentic-feeling and sounding bass parts, but you'll need to know a few programming tricks. Joe Albano shares his secrets...
We all know the importance of having a good mic selection, but what about all the mic accessories that can make or break a session? Joe Albano hails the unsung heroes of the studio cupboard.
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