Matt Vanacoro

Matt Vanacoro

Matt Vanacoro is one of New York’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.

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7 Mistakes To Avoid When Setting Up Your Audio Workstation Computer

Corrupted installs, orphaned plugins, renegade drivers, resource-hogging games - there are many things that could be slowing your system down. Here's how to streamline your work DAW.

Review: East West Voices Of The Empire

Vocal-based instruments have come a long way in recent years with word and phrase builders emulating a real singer. Matt Vanacoro got multilingual with East West Voices of the Empire

Review: ROLI Songmaker Kit

ROLI has taken three of its popular hardware units along with a generous software bundle and created the Songwriter Kit. Matt Vanacoro was excited to find out how they all fit together.

Syncing Pro Audio and Video For Live Streaming

Live streaming brings a unique set of challenges, of which syncing audio and vide is one of the biggest. Matt Vanacoro shows you how to avoid sync pitfalls and keep everything running smoothly.

Review: Bias Distortion, Modulation, and Delay

Positive Grid have graduated from making excellent guitar software to physical pedals that guitarists will love. Matt Vanacoro fired up Bias Distortion, Modulation and Delay...

Getting The Most Out Of Bitwig Studio's Built-In Effects

Matt Vanacoro set himself the challenge of using only Bitwig's bundled instruments and effects to produce a track. How did he get on? Read on to find out...

Review: Heavyocity NOVO Rhythmic Textures

The latest expansion for Heavyocity's NOVO sample-based instrument is a sound designer's dream. Matt Vanacoro explored NOVO Rhythmic Textures.

How Pro Tools Addicts Can Get Started In Logic Pro X

There are many reasons why you might want or need to move between different DAWs, but they don't always approach things in quite the same way. Here's how Pro Tools users can understand Logic.

Review: Soundbrenner Pulse

If you were disappointed with the Apple Watch's lack of serious metronome apps, here's a dedicated wearable for musicians that can't make phone calls - but can keep time. Matt Vanacoro explores.

Review: Samson G Track Pro Microphone

Samson's G Track Pro is a serious yet affordable USB microphone. Mat Vanacoro found out how it stood up against even weightier competition.

Review: Boveda Humidity Control System For Guitars

Physical instruments can react to their environmental conditions, which can be a problem. Matt Vanacoro kept moisture at bay and protected his guitars with the Boveda Humidity Control System.

Review: Universal Audio 9.5.1

UAD's latest software update brings four excellent new effects to the system. Matt Vanacoro got the chance to road test them, and liked what he found.

Review: Sample Logic Trailer Xpressions 2

Take a cinematic scoring instrument, add the ability to use effects on a per-sample level and you're getting close to Sample Logic's Trailer Xpressions 2. Matt Vanacoro fired it up.

Review: UVI Augmented Piano

How do you augment a piano? According to UVI, by almost destroying it to get some truly unique sounds and effects. Matt Vanacoro took it for a spin.

Review: Heavyocity Scoring Guitars 2

Heavyocity have expanded upon what the original Scoring Guitars Gravity Pack brought us with version 2 which for $99 will add another feather to your cinematic cap.