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: 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.

Music Theory: Reading a Lead Sheet

Lead sheets aren’t just for jazz players these days! Whatever type of music you might play or produce, the lead sheet is an extremely common way to notate a piece in a small amount of space.

The iOS Music Studio Toolkit: What You Need

As iPhones and iPads become more powerful and the apps more capable here's the essential gear needed to turn your iOS device in the heart of a powerful music production studio.

Review: UpbeatMusicApp - The Simple Way To Have Virtual Concerts

Imagine having virtual concerts with fully synchronous rehearsals, useful tools for musicians without needing an engineering degree or pro equipment to set up... welcome to UpbeatMusicApp.

The Top 5 Non-Musical Items Every Home Music Studio Needs

Beyond synthesizers, audio interfaces, monitors, musical instruments and the like, the home music studio can benefit from a varied range of non-musical equipment. Here's five essentials to consider.