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.
M/S processing is found on a range of software and hardware processors. But what is it used for? Joe Albano demystifies this sometimes misunderstood technique.
There can seem a bewildering array of mics out there but in truth, your choice comes down to a few key factors. Here, Joe Albano shares his pro tips for choosing the right microphone.
With its plethora of inputs and outputs, OSSC is well suited to serve as the center of a DAW-based studio. But there's much more to Antelope's latest high-end interface, as Joe Albano discovered.
Reverb is a vital component of mixing but it's easy to overuse. Here, Joe Albano shares 5 pro tips to help you get it right.
This dedicated stereo mastering/audiophile interface and high-end converter from Antelope promises the highest audio fidelity - but can it deliver? Joe Albano found out.
Customising the click track in Logic is both easier and more useful than you might have realised. See and hear how it's done in this comprehensive guide from Joe Albano.
There's a surprising amount you can do with the numerous free DAWs out there all the way up to producing professional level tracks. Joe Albano highlights the best of the bunch.
If you're after a more analog sound for your productions there are some specific types of gear you will want to look at. Joe Albano gives you the inside track...
iZotope's Neutron 3 is one of the most capable mixing tools ever created. Here, Joe Albano guides you through making the most of its intelligent features to get the best possible mix.
The sound of analog gear is as popular as ever, but integrating it into your DAW setup might seem daunting. Not so, as Joe Albano explains in this handy guide.
Antelope Audio''s Discrete 4 Synergy Core represents a more affordable way to get into the company's world of top-grade audio recording and DSP FX. Joe Albano put it to work.
Antelope Audio's latest flagship audio recording interface has a wealth of features for even the most demanding recording and producing musicians. Joe Albano put it through its paces.
Mastering for all of today's media and streaming services can sometimes seem like a maze. Luckily, Joe Albano is on hand to guide you through it...
Delay-based effects make up a wider range of processors than you might have thought. Here, Joe Albano explains which ones are included, how they work and how you should be using them.
Learn everything you need to know about quantizing MIDI in Logic Pro with this quick and easy guide from Logic expert, Joe Albano.
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