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.
iZotope's RX is one of the most powerful audio repair tools in the business. So what could a new version add? Quite a lot, as Joe Albano found out...
You have probably seen the software versions, but how much do you know about the legendary hardware synths that inspired generations of music makers?
Blending real and virtual instruments, when done correctly, can help to ensure that your productions sound more live than they really are. Joe Albano explains why.
Interference in your mic recordings can come from a bewildering array of different places. Joe Albano explains the most common culprits, and how to avoid them.
So you've fixed some of your solo producer bad behaviors... but there are more ways you could improve! In this new instalment, Joe Albano explains how.
Ever wondered what exactly Logic's audio preferences do? Wonder no more, as Joe Albano demystifies them!
Guitar and bass amp simulations are often indistinguishable from the real thing. Here are seven of the best, plus a couple of honorable mentions.
Since Moog Music reissued the classic Minimoog Model D analog synthesizer, there's been a lot of talk about this particular synth and what makes it unique and great. Joe Albano explores it deeper.
Fission allows you to split a sound into its transient and tonal parts, independently manipulate them using Eventide's world-class effects and then fuse them back together.
Modelled virtual (and some physical) instruments have gone from strength to strength. Here are seven of the most authentic-sounding ones around today.
Re-amping can lend grit, warmth and authenticity to any recorded sound, not just guitars. Joe Albano explains your options if you decide to go down the software or hardware route.
Microphones come with many different polar patterns and understanding these can be key to getting a great recording. Joe Albano breaks down which ones to use, and when.
Stereo mic'ing can add depth and vitality to your productions. Joe Albano explains the various different techniques and which ones you should use.
You can often save money when you buy a bundle of plugins rather than collecting them individually. Here are some of the best collections around today.
Different playing modes can affect the way your performances sound. Joe Albano breaks down how mono and legato modes work in modern instruments.
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