Matt Vanacoro is one of New Yorkâ€™s premier musicans. Matt has collaborated as a keyboardist in studio and on stage with artists such as Jordan Rudess (Dream Theater), Mark Wood (Trans-Siberian Orchestra), Mark Rivera (Billy Joel Band), Aaron Carter, Amy Regan, Jay Azzolina, Marcus Ratzenboeck (Tantric), KeKe Palmer, C-Note, Jordan Knight and many others. He has appeared on many a recording with a variety of artists, as well as had his own music featured in films by Lionsgate Studios.
Understanding how to create an incredible remote, collaborative, virtual musical performance is as relevant now as it was in the midst of the Covid pandemic. Matt Vanacoro shows us how.
Matt Vanacoro reveals five essential ways to transform your MIDI ideas into more human and realistic-sounding instrumentals.
Just how suitable is the super expensive new Apple Mac Pro for musicians and producers? Matt Vanacoro has tested one in his studio setup for a month.
Granular synthesis, invented by Iannis Xenakis in 1959, is often passed by when talking about synthesis. Here we explore what it is and show how easily it can create unique and impressive sounds.
This new virtual instrument suite offers four meticulously sampled iconic Roland JP Synthesizers. Matt Vanacoro discovers it oozes both quality and playability.
Universal Audio want LUNA to transform their excellent Apollo interfaces into the most inspiring recording systems on the planet. Matt Vanacoro discovers whether it lives up to the hype.
In case you hadn't noticed, the world is in a state of lockdown and meeting other musicians or sitting in the same physical space as a producer is still mainly forbidden. What to do then?
Here's four short, to the point tips from Matt Vanacoro that'll help every producer and musician mix guitars better in electronic and dance music tracks.
Find out how inspiring the new Nord Wave 2 keyboard synth really is in this in-depth review by music veteran, Matt Vanacoro.
If you're isolating in your home studio and want to ensure all your gear stays virus and germ-free, Matt Vanacoro shares some excellent tips to help keep your instruments healthy.
The more synths the better, right? Only if they all fit nicely in the mix... Matt Vanacoro shows how you can have your cake and eat it with these five essential synth mixing tips.
Which microphone should you be using to record narrative and voice over work? Matt Vanacoro takes a look at 5 of the best ones for varying budgets in this essential overview.
Roland's VR-1HD is a thoroughly capable multicam video mixer. But as Matt Vanacoro discovered, there's much more to it than that. Read on to find out just what it can do...
Steinberg's flagship notation software gets a bunch of big upgrades with version 3 including guitar tabs, playback templates and much more. Will Matt Vanacoro award it a high score?
Alchemy is one of the flagship synths in Apple's Logic Pro X. Here, Matt Vanacoro reveals some of its hidden depths and shows you how to use it at the next level.
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