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Recording and Monitoring
  • AudioPedia 105
  • Recording and Monito...
  • No Reviews
  • The NLE AudioPedia series, our video-based audio encyclopedia, is an invaluable resource for sound engineers, musicians, students, educators and all audio enthusiasts. This fifth installment is about Recording and Monitoring.
Recording Media, DAW and Computer
  • AudioPedia 104
  • Recording Media, DAW...
  • No Reviews
  • The NLE AudioPedia series, our video-based audio encyclopedia, is an invaluable resource for sound engineers, musicians, students, educators and all audio enthusiasts. This fourth installment is about Recording Media, DAW and Computer terminology.
Mixing With Neutron 2
  • Neutron 2 101
  • Mixing With Neutron ...
  • 2 Reviews
  • iZotope Neutron 2 is here and so is this essential 20-tutorial Neutron companion course! Join audio expert Joe Albano, and learn about Neutron’s innovative features, including the Visual Mixer, Tonal Balance Control and more.
Digital Audio Terms and Standards
  • AudioPedia 103
  • Digital Audio Terms ...
  • 1 Reviews
  • The NLE AudioPedia series, our video-based audio encyclopedia, is an invaluable resource for sound engineers, musicians, students, educators and all audio enthusiasts. This third installment is about Digital Audio Terms and Standards.
Acoustics and Studio Design
  • AudioPedia 102
  • Acoustics and Studio...
  • 1 Reviews
  • The NLE AudioPedia series, our video-based audio encyclopedia, is an invaluable resource for sound engineers, musicians, students, educators and all audio enthusiasts. This second installment is about Acoustics & Studio Design.
 Sound Waves & Hearing
  • AudioPedia 101
  • Sound Waves & Heari...
  • 2 Reviews
  • The NLE AudioPedia series, our video-based audio encyclopedia, is a comprehensive dictionary of audio terminology. It's an invaluable resource for sound engineers, musicians, students, educators and all audio enthusiasts. This first installment is about Sound Waves and Hearing.
Tracks and Alternatives
  • Logic Pro FastTrack 205
  • Tracks and Alternati...
  • 1 Reviews
  • Apple’s Logic Pro X offers many ways to organize, arrange and edit your tracks. Get the inside info on Logic’s track-related features in this laser-focussed FastTrack™ course by Logic expert Joe Albano, and instantly improve your workflow!
The Unofficial Video Manual
  • RX 6 Advanced 301
  • The Unofficial Video...
  • 1 Reviews
  • iZotope’s RX 6 is here and so is master trainer Joe Albano with an in-depth look at every module included in the RX Advanced collection. Join him in this course, and learn how to repair, enhance, and restore damaged audio you thought was unrecoverable.
M/S Processing in Logic Pro
  • Logic Pro FastTrack 303
  • M/S Processing in Lo...
  • 1 Reviews
  • The new Dual Mono & Mid/Side options introduced in Apple's Logic Pro X 10.3 open up a whole new world of mixing possibilities. Join audio expert Joe Albano in this highly focussed FastTrack™ course, and learn everything about M/S processing in Logic.
Abbey Road Mastering Collection
  • Waves 202
  • Abbey Road Mastering...
  • No Reviews
  • Master your recordings and get that classic Abbey Road Vinyl sound using the Abbey Road Mastering Collection plugins by Waves. This course, by audio expert Joe Albano, explains and explores every aspect of these emulations. Watch it now!
The Distortion Plugins
  • Logic Pro FastTrack 112
  • The Distortion Plugi...
  • 1 Reviews
  • Logic Pro X has a bunch of distortion plugins and it’s hard to know, at first glance, just what flavor of distortion they actually produce. No worries, Joe Albano is here to explain them all in this detailed, super-focussed FastTrack™ course!
The Delay/Reverb Plugins
  • Logic Pro FastTrack 111
  • The Delay/Reverb Plu...
  • 5 Reviews
  • Logic’s Delay and Reverb plugins are some of the most essential plugins in the Logic Pro library. Joe Albano is here with this in-depth FastTrack™ course to explain and explore them. Check it out and get learning... FAST!
The Modulation FX Plugins
  • Logic Pro FastTrack 110
  • The Modulation FX Pl...
  • 3 Reviews
  • Logic Pro X’s FX plugins, with their redesigned GUI and added functionality are now more powerful than ever. Get the inside info on all of LPX’s modulation plugins FAST in this FastTrack™ course by Logic expert Joe Albano.
Mixing with Neutron
  • Neutron 101
  • Mixing with Neutron
  • 11 Reviews
  • Neutron, iZotope’s latest mixing channel strip, is here, and so is this essential 15-tutorial course, led by audio expert Joe Albano. Dive in now, and see how this new iZotope plugin will intelligently assist you with your mixes!
10 Common Vocal Recording Mistakes
  • Audio Mistakes 109
  • 10 Common Vocal Reco...
  • 4 Reviews
  • Recording vocals is hard because there are so many chances to make HUGE mistakes! This is why it’s a great topic for our popular Audio Mistakes series! Let US make the mistakes so YOU don’t have to!
  • Logic Pro FastTrack 104
  • Logic's Compressors
  • 6 Reviews
  • Logic comes with a complete set of killer compressors. They’ve been re-skinned with many new added features. In this focused, FastTrack™ course Joe Albano explains them all! Learn every inch of Logic’s bundled compressors… FAST!
10 Common Distortion/Saturation Mistakes
  • Audio Mistakes 108
  • 10 Common Distortion...
  • 4 Reviews
  • Distortion and saturation, when misused or poorly executed, can ruin a production just as easily as they can warm it up! That’s what inspired Joe Albano to create this course! Let US make the mistakes so YOU don’t have to!
10 Common Signal Flow Mistakes
  • Audio Mistakes 107
  • 10 Common Signal Flo...
  • 5 Reviews
  • When you insert a plugin into your DAW, that insertion is actually a connection. That’s signal flow. Making poor connections can destroy an otherwise great track. Let US make the signal flow mistakes so YOU won’t have to!
10 Common Studio Design Mistakes
  • Audio Mistakes 106
  • 10 Common Studio Des...
  • 4 Reviews
  • Did you know that an inferior studio setup can ruin the sound of your tracks? It’s true. Luckily, Joe Albano is here to show you what NOT to do when setting up your room. Let US make the mistakes so YOU won’t have to!
10 Common Panning Mistakes
  • Audio Mistakes 105
  • 10 Common Panning Mi...
  • 6 Reviews
  • Panning is a technique that, when messed up, can ruin an otherwise healthy mix. Don’t fret! Joe Albano is here to explain what NOT to do when when setting up your audio panorama. Let US make the mistakes so YOU won’t have to!
Explained and Explored
  • Soundtoys 5 101
  • Explained and Explor...
  • 2 Reviews
  • The Soundtoys 5 collection is a one-stop powerhouse bundle. Clocking in at 18 plug-ins, it can be a lot to digest. If you’ve got questions, our in-house expert Joe Albano is here to answer them!
10 Common Mastering Mistakes
  • Audio Mistakes 104
  • 10 Common Mastering ...
  • 6 Reviews
  • WARNING: Mastering mistakes can wreck a track! Luckily, Joe Albano is here to explain what NOT to do when you master your tracks. Grow! Learn! Make mistakes! Or, better yet, let Joe make them FOR you!
10 Common Reverb/Delay Mistakes
  • Audio Mistakes 103
  • 10 Common Reverb/Del...
  • 9 Reviews
  • Discover all kinds of time-based reverb, echo and chorusing faux pas to avoid in this blunder-ridden course by audio expert Joe Albano! Grow! Learn! Make Mistakes! Or, better yet, let US make them FOR you.
10 Common EQ Mistakes
  • Audio Mistakes 102
  • 10 Common EQ Mistake...
  • 13 Reviews
  • “Mistakes are your best teachers.” This course examines 10 common EQ mistakes and shows you how to fix them. Let US make the mistakes so YOU don’t have to! There’s no better way to learn!
10 Common Compression Mistakes
  • Audio Mistakes 101
  • 10 Common Compressio...
  • 13 Reviews
  • “Every mistake is an opportunity to learn.” This course addresses 10 common compression mistakes and shows you how to correct them. Let US make the mistakes so YOU don’t have to!
  • Sample Logic 101
  • CINEMORPHX Deciphere...
  • 2 Reviews
  • CINEMORPHX by Sample Logic is a film and game composer’s dream, sound design machine. It's deep & powerful, and trainer Joe Albano worked very closely Sample Logic in designing this must see course. It’s amazing. Check it out!
Post Production Suite Explored
  • iZotope RX 5
  • Post Production Suit...
  • 1 Reviews
  • The iZotope RX Post Production Suite is a set of advanced repair and restoration tools for audio post work. This “in-action”, broadcast focussed course explains how RX 5 and the other tools work together to solve everyday audio situations.
GRAVITY Demystified
  • GRAVITY 101
  • GRAVITY Demystified
  • 2 Reviews
  • No one can escape GRAVITY… but you can use it to your sonic advantage! Learn how to infuse your tracks with Heavyocity’s GRAVITY in this “heavy” course by audio expert Joe Albano.
Pro Series Plugins
  • FabFilter 201
  • Pro Series Plugins
  • 5 Reviews
  • Nobody makes audio plugins like FabFilter. And there’s nobody better suited to teach them than our very own Joe Albano. This course explains the Pro Series FX bundle and shows it in action!
AEON Explored
  • AEON 101
  • AEON Explored
  • 1 Reviews
  • AEON, by Heavyocity, is the go-to sound design tool used by film/game sound designers and electronic musicians alike. Watch this course and see just what this Kontakt instrument is all about!
Playing With Soundtoys
  • Soundtoys 101
  • Playing With Soundto...
  • 4 Reviews
  • Soundtoys aren’t your ordinary plugins. They are designed to inspire creativity in your audio processing and sound design. Join trainer Joe Albano as he shows these “toys” in action and explains how they work!
Revoice Pro: Revealed
  • Revoice 101
  • Revoice Pro: Reveale...
  • 1 Reviews
  • Revoice Pro 3, by Synchro Arts, tightens up the timing and pitch of any track or stacked tracks. Discover what this innovative software -by the makers of VocALign- can do in this 20-tutorial course by Joe Albano.
The EXS24: Sampling Explored
  • Logic Pro X 201
  • The EXS24: Sampling ...
  • 4 Reviews
  • The EXS24 Sampler is at the heart of most Logic Pro projects and presets. This NEW course, by Joe Albano, explains how to program and customize this timeless sampler while revealing some ESX's deepest and newest features!
Sonic Fusion Explored
  • iZotope Iris 2
  • Sonic Fusion Explore...
  • 1 Reviews
  • iZotope has created a new form of synthesis with Iris. Now with the new improved Iris 2 see how every sound sample becomes your sonic inspiration! Join Joe Albano and learn everything that Iris 2 has to offer!
Mastering In The Box
  • Audio Concepts 202
  • Mastering In The Box
  • 16 Reviews
  • Trainer Joe Albano is back with an advanced look at mastering in our popular Audio Concepts series. See how pro audio engineers master their tracks “in-the-box” in this in-depth, high-level audio engineering course.
Advanced Audio Editing
  • Audio Concepts 201
  • Advanced Audio Editi...
  • 7 Reviews
  • Audio guru Joe Albano is back with an Advanced Audio Editing course in our very popular Audio Concepts series. No matter what DAW you use, watch this course and really accelerate your audio editing chops!
The Abbey Road Collection Explored
  • Waves 201
  • The Abbey Road Colle...
  • 5 Reviews
  • The Beatles productions have an amazing sonic quality. A lot of it is attributed to the custom gear they used at Abbey Road Studios. Learn about that gear and how to use Waves’ authentic Abbey Road plugins in this Beatles-worthy course by Joe Albano.
Sound Recording
  • Audio Concepts 105
  • Sound Recording
  • 11 Reviews
  • Recording is easy, right? Just hit the button and BOOM, you’re an engineer! But what is actually happening? Watch this course by Joe Albano and learn the science of recording!
Delay and Reverb Effects
  • Audio Concepts 104
  • Delay and Reverb Eff...
  • 13 Reviews
  • As a follow-up to Audio Concepts 103, this course explains just how those “real world” acoustical FX are recreated in the studio using plugins. Learn how these delay-based effects function & are deployed in this hands-on course by Joe Albano.
  • Audio Concepts 103
  • Acoustics
  • 17 Reviews
  • In this course, trainer Joe Albano explains how sound interacts and is modified by the listening environment. Learn the powerful influence of acoustics on our perception and the propagation of sound.
Audio Processing Basics
  • Audio Concepts 102
  • Audio Processing Bas...
  • 20 Reviews
  • This course builds on your understanding of sound with a professional look at audio processing in today's recording environment. Join trainer Joe Albano and learn all about audio in this detailed 25-tutorial course.
Audio & Sound Basics
  • Audio Concepts 101
  • Audio & Sound Basics
  • 27 Reviews
  • What is sound and audio? How can we measure it? Why do we perceive it the way we do? Learn the nature and science of musical sound, audio and perception in this pro-level audio course by sound engineer, Joe Albano.
The Plug-Ins Explored
  • Pro Tools 12 201
  • The Plug-Ins Explore...
  • 5 Reviews
  • Pro Tools 12's bundled Effect Plug-ins are a huge part of the recording experience. They’re inserted on almost every channel strip when you’re tracking, mixing and mastering! In this rock-solid course – designed by audio engineer Joe Albano – they are explained and examined in great detail. Master your tools!

Joe Albano

Joe Albano
Joe is a musician, engineer, producer and educator in NYC.


He started out studying music formally with some of the pioneers of electronic music —including time at the Columbia-Princeton Electronic Music Center, one of the first electronic music studios in the country.

After college, Joe divided his time between performing in various bands (keys, bass, guitar) and recording, initially operating a multitrack remote recording service. He also began teaching—the first of two stints—at audio schools in NYC, covering subjects that ranged from acoustics & physics of sound, to analog & digital recording, mixing & mastering, to synthesis, sampling, & MIDI.

Joe took a break from teaching to become a co-owner/operator of Rooftop Productions, a recording & production studio in midtown Manhattan, where he was involved in all types of recordings from music & album production to v/o & post.

Eventually, he returned to freelance production, recording & mixing, and began writing for industry publications, including Recording magazine. He returned to teaching, for a second stint that lasted a number of years.

Currently, Joe is continuing his freelance work, and is now also writing for AskAudio magazine and creating training courses on a variety of subjects for macProVideo/AskVideo.

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