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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Korg NC-Q1 Headphones Review

When Korg announced the NC-Q1 headphones I jumped at the chance to check them out.

Up Your Streaming Game: Why Upgrade to a Paid App?

Here are 5 things that can be easier to do with a paid streaming app.

Review: Neumann U87ai - Is the Juggernaut Worth It? We think so. Do you?

The Neumann U87 has been the goto mic for engineers since it was introduced in 1967. Yes, it's that good! Their latest iteration of this "classic", the U87ai, is even better. Let's see why:

PhotoScore and NotateMe Ultimate Review

The combination of PhotoScore and NotateMe into one bundle is a pretty big deal for the music writing, scoring, and arranging world. Let's find out what Matt Vanacoro thinks about it!

Review: Black Lion Audio Revolution 2x2 Audio Interface

Black Lion Audio are synonymous with making audio interfaces from other manufacturers sound better, so how good will their first foray into the interface world be? Matt Vanacoro finds out.

Logic Pro X Live Looping: Advanced Tips

There's more to live loops in Logic X than you might realise. Maytt Vanacoro shares advanced tips with you here.

Music Theory : Why Producers Should Learn Jazz

These three Jazz music theory elements will give every producer a way to enhance songs in almost any genre.

Review: UVI Quadra

Quadra is a very powerful instrument and sequencer. There's a staggering level of control available as Matt Vanacoro discovered. But who is it aimed at?

Auto-Tune: Advanced Tools For Vocals

Following on from part 1, master musician Matt Vanacoro takes us deeper into Auto-Tune covering advanced views, analysis and graph modes and more.

Laptop Live Music Performance Essentials

There's a few essentials it pays to add to your live music setup when you perform with a laptop. Matt Vanacoro reveals his top 5.

Connecting Your Music Studio? Here's What Makes a Good Cable

Every music and production studio needs cables. Matt Vanacoro gets plugged in to discover what makes a good cable.

Review: Boss GT-1000 Core

So you want the full DSP power of the GT-1000 guitar effect system but in much smaller unit? Say hello to the Boss GT-1000 Core.

Dynamic vs. Condenser Microphone Shootout: Which is Better for Voiceovers?

There's a common misconception that the best voiceover microphones are condenser mics. But there are a number of fantastic dynamic mics available too.

Review: Eventide Clockworks Bundle

So, you want to bring more modulation effects into your arsenal of audio effect plugins...? Matt Vanacoro checks out the new Clockworks bundle from Eventide - a rather tasty sounding collection.

Four of The Best Drum Replacement Tools

Ever want to swap out the snare or hijack the hihats in your drum tracks? Here's four (well, five actually) drum replacement tools every producer should know about.