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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Using ROLI Blocks With Ableton Live

Thanks to the new Dashboard app, it's now easier than ever to connect your ROLI Blocks to Ableton Live or indeed any other DAW. Matt Vanacoro shows you how it's done.

Review: UVI Beatbox Anthology 2

Did you know there are over 100 models of hardware drum sampler out there? Why not save tracking them all down by simply getting this excellent new beatbox instrument, Beatbox Anthology 2, from UVI.

Review: UVI UVX80, Japanese Vintage Synth Emulation

This faithful recreation of a rare Japanese classic synthesizer pushes all of Matt Vanacoro's buttons. What do you make of the UVI UVX80?

Review: Expressive E Touché MIDI Controller

If you haven't ever seen anything quite like the Expressive E Touché MIDI Controller before, you're not alone. Matt Vanacoro explores this highly adept and unique-looking MIDI controller device.

Review: Samson Go Mic Mobile

Audio for mobile video shooting hasn't exactly kept pace with the visual side of things. But as Matt Vanacoro discovered, Samson's Go Mic Mobile really takes things to the next level.

Review: Acousticsamples B-5 V2

Matt Vanacoro is notorious for his exacting standards when it comes to Hammond sounds and instruments. So he was pleasantly surprised to find that the Acousticsamples B-5 V2 had it all...

5 Ways to Perfect Your Live Streamed Performances

With ever more live streaming options available to musicians, here are some important tips for making sure your stream looks its best and reaches the widest audience possible.

Pro Tools to Sibelius In 5 Quick Steps

Sibelius has score editing tools that go beyond what Pro Tools can currently offer, so you may want to use both for maximum productivity. Matt Vanacoro explains how in five easy steps.

Soundbridge Preview, A Free Cloud Or App-Based DAW For The Future

It's in its infancy, but Soundbridge could be the next big thing: a local or cloud-based DAW that is, for now at least, completely free to use. Matt Vanacoro is suitably impressed.

Managing Tones in PositiveGrid Bias

PositiveGrid's Bias has matured into a truly wide-ranging set of tools for designing and managing your guitar and amp tones. Matt Vanacoro shows you how to deal with all your presets.

Setting Up Perfect Monitor Mixes With UA Apollo

Getting the perfect monitor mix can be tricky but by using the awesome power available in the UA Apollo hardware and software, it needn't be a chore, as Matt Vanacoro explains.

Down and Dirty With Selection Based Processing in Logic Pro X

Logic Pro's ability to apply processing to specific sections of audio is incredibly useful for your workflow, saving you duplicating tracks or automating effects. Matt Vanacoro explains why.

Review: Spectrasonics Keyscape Creative

Omnisphere is one of the biggest and most all-encompassing instruments around, and now Spectrasonics has combined it with the awesome Keyscape library to make something truly vast.

Review: Antelope Orion 32 HD

It's a serious piece of gear with an amazing feature set that bridges the world of home and pro studios. Matt Vanacoro gallops ahead with the Antelope Audio Orion 32 HD.

5 Music Theory Concepts Every Musician Should Know

There are some core theory concepts that all musicians should know about, regardless of what you play. Matt Vanacoro sets out five of the most important.