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.

Articles by Matt Vanacoro

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Review: Universal Audio Apollo X6

With upgraded clocking and converters, 6-core DSP for UAD's plugins and upcoming 5.1 surround monitoring, could the UAD X6 be the interface of Matt Vanacoro's dreams?

Review: Sample Logic Xosphere 2

With an incredibly diverse library and Sample Logic's expertise behind it, could Xosphere 2 be the only cinematic scoring tool you ever need? Matt Vanacoro finds out.

8 Wonderful Holiday Gifts For Musicians & Producers Under $330

Christmas is almost here. If your nearest or dearest is a musician, producer or DJ then one of these 8 weird and wonderful gift ideas (under $330) will likely appeal.

5 Delay and Modulation Plugins Worth Checking Out

Delay and modulation effects are a staple of almost any production, even if they might not seems so at first. Here are five essential delay and mod plugs you can try today.

Review: Apple iPad Pro 2018 - Finally, The Tablet For Musicians?

Apple's 2018 iPad Pro lineup is the biggest thing to happen to the iPad, well... ever. As fast as MacBook Pros, with USB C, Face ID and bigger screens, could they be the perfect musician's companion?

10 Tips For Becoming A Logic Pro Speedster

You may know Logic but we're willing to bet you're not using all 10 of these Super Speed workflow tips. Matt Vanacoro shows you how to speed up your Logic life.

Review: Roland AX-Edge Keytar

The 80s are back, but with a decidedly modern twist. Join Matt Vanacoro as he breaks free from behind the keyboard and joins the guitarists up front with the Roland AX-Edge Keytar.

Unleashing The Power Of The Yamaha Montage (And MODX!)

Get the absolute maximum out of your Yamaha Montage and MODX hardware with these free software add-ons - some are only free for a limited time so act now!

Tracking With The UAD Century Tube And Apollo Twin

See how Matt Vanacoro uses UAD's Century Tube and Apollo Twin units to record in his studio with this hands-on video tutorial.

Review: Yamaha MODX

Yamaha's latest MODX keyboards pack amazing sound into an insanely portable package. Matt Vanacoro's dreams may just have come true.

Review: Radial Key-Largo: A Mixer, USB Audio Interface & Pedal Trigger

A keyboard mixer, USB interface and performance pedal in one single unit, Radial's Key Largo could be the answer to many keyboard players' prayers.

Tempo Mapping With Digital Performer in 5 Easy Steps

Need to add tracks to something that wasn't recorded to a click? With Digital Performer's tempo mapping tools, it's no problem. Matt Vanacoro shows you how.

Review: Whole Sounds 1954 Baldwin Parlor Grand

If you're in need of a great sounding software piano instrument that's meticulously sampled and cuts through a mix but won't break the bank, check out Whole Sounds' 1954 Baldwin Parlor Grand.

Review: Roland System 500 Modules 531 and 555

For adding extensive modulation and mixing capabilities to any modular setup, Roland's System 500 - 531 and 555 Modules are hard to beat. Matt Vanacoro explains why.

Review: Roland System 500 - 510 and 505 Eurorack Synth Modules

Derived from the legendary Roland SH-5, these new Eurorack modules pack all of its punch into a much smaller package, and won't break the bank. Matt Vanacoro finds much to like about the 510 and 505