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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Review: Sonicware ELZ_1

This portable, battery powered synth punches well above its weight when it comes to sonics and flexibility, as Matt Vanacoro found out.

Being a Musician Now Doesn’t Suck, It’s Just Different

There are plenty of ways to earn money in the music business, many of which didn't even exist in the 'good old days'. Matt Vanacoro explains that it's not all doom and gloom...

Taking it On the Road : Getting Started With a Touring Rig

Going on the road with your music gear can have many pitfalls that might throw a spanner in the works. But with Matt Vanacoro's pro tips, you can avoid them. Read on to find out how.

Reflecting On Your Monitor Setup

Good monitor placement is key to understanding your mixes. Matt Vanacoro explains some of the fundamentals of placement and setup that you need to know.

A Brief History Of Logic, From Emagic To Apple

Logic is wildly popular, but how much do you know about its origins? Matt Vanacoro takes you on a trip down memory lane with this history of one of the world's greatest DAWs.

Review: Digital Performer 10

MOTU's Digital Performer 10 brings a slew of much-requested upgrades plus some brand new features that Matt Vanacoro has been waiting for. So how does it... perform?

Logic Pro X & MainStage: Making The Most Out Of The Partnership

Logic Pro X and Mainstage share more than a little DNA, and that means that using them together is easier than you might have thought. Here's how to do it in style.

Synth Workshop: Beyond Beginner Techniques

If you want to take your synthesis skills and knowledge to the next level, this handy guide from Matt Vanacoro will tell you everything you need to know about the wonderful world of synths.

Review: UVI Key Suite Electric

Keysuite Electric is made up of 7 categories of instruments: Tines, Reeds, Clavs, Electric Pianos, Analog Keys, Electro Acoustic and Bass. Matt Vanacoro took it for a spin.

Review: iZotope Neutron 3

Neutron 3 from iZotope adds some headline new features including the automatic Mix Assistant and Sculptor, a secret sauce for mixing. Matt Vanacoro put it to the test.

6 Top DAWs And What Each One Does Best

Everyone has their preferred DAW, but when you strip out personal factors, what is each one actually best at? Matt Vanacoro breaks it down.

4 Useful Chord Techniques For Non-Keyboard Playing Producers

Whether you're an experienced keyboard player or just beginning to learn your way around the keys, here are 4 chord techniques that will serve you well when playing and recording.

Review: Zero-G Psychoacoustics

Blurring the boundaries between instrument and sound design, Zero-G's Psychoacoustics is an innovative electro acoustic sound design Kontakt instrument.

Review: Voices Of Opera

Impeccable samples, well-scripted velocity layers and more make up this whopping 40GB sample-based instrument focusing on operatic voices. Matt Vanacoro took it for a spin.

5 Reasons To Switch To Nuendo 10 For Audio Post Production

Steinberg's flagship post production suite shares much DNA with Cubase but in many ways it's a very different beast. Here's why it should be on your shopping list.