Joe Shambro

The Guide to Home Recording, Joe Shambro, is an audio engineer and technology writer originally from St. Louis, MO.

Joe joins the New York Times Company's with an extensive resume in live sound and studio recording; his goal at is to help fellow engineers of all skill levels choose the best equipment and learn new techniques for perfecting their craft, both their live and in the studio.

To contact Joe to get your recording, live sound, and pro audio questions answered personally, reach out to him via e-mail. Please understand that due to the volume of email received, it may take time for your inquiry to be answered.


Specializing in live sound reinforcement and recording, Joe's clientele ranges from multi-platinum pop stars to top-performing independent musicians.

Mixing for artists including Katy Perry, The Right Now, Marc Broussard, Maroon 5, and many others, Joe has an extensive resume in both live sound and studio mixing; his corporate and government clients include agencies such as NASA and the US Air Force. His work has been featured on outlets worldwide including NPR, Clear Channel Radio, The Armed Forces Network, ABC, NBC, and CNN. His recording resume includes capturing the final ten space shuttle launches in high definition, in cooperation with NASA's Kennedy Space Center.

As a freelance writer, aside from writing for the New York Times Company's, Joe is a contributing writer for EQ Magazine. His first book, How to Start a Home-Based Recording Studio Business, was released in 2011 by Globe Pequot Press.


Joe has education in audio and electrical engineering from Louisiana Tech University and Southern Illinois University.

Joe Shambro

"Hi, and welcome to and our guide to Home Recording! Here, we cover everything music technology -- from home recording studios to live sound rigs and everything in between. Our goal is to help you be a great audio engineer, whatever your chosen field. We'll work together to find the best gear and techniques to get the job done with professional results, even on a tight budget."

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