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: Yamaha UD-BT01 and MD-BT01 Bluetooth to MIDI Interfaces

The new UD-01 and MD BT-01 are wireless Bluetooth to MIDI interfaces which allow for greater portability and less risk of tripping over cables. Matt Vanacoro puts both to the test from a distance!

Review: Allen & Heath Zed-6FX

The Allen & Heath Zed-6FX promises to be a compact, budget mixer with good pre's and selectable headphone monitor outs, from a quality brand. Matt Vanacoro finds out how well it really performs.

Syncing Video in Logic Pro X

Logic has a powerful palette of video and film syncing tools. In this tutorial Matt Vanacoro shares the tips to help you get and keep your video in sync in Logic Pro X.

Review: Meris Mercury7 Hardware Reverb for 500 Series

Imagine a gorgeous sounding, diverse reverb unit in a 500 series hardware unit with creative controls. Then Meris Mercury7 is one to check out. Watch and read our review below.

Optimizing Apple MainStage For Live Performance

Apple's MainStage is used for many live performances, tours, and even for big Broadway productions! Whatever the scale of your performance, Matt Vanacoro shows you how to keep it running smoothly.

Review: Positive Grid Pro Series Compressors

With Bias FX and Bias Pedal emulating classic guitar gear so well for iOS & desktop we had high expectations for the Positive Grid Pro Series compression matching plugins. So, how does it perform?

Music Theory: Rhythmic Workshop 101

Starting every musical phrase on the "one" can get boring quickly. But don't fret! Matt Vanacoro is here to help you elevate your melodies to the next level with rhythmic displacement.

Getting Started With Audiobus for iOS

iOS musicians stand up. So you want to get audio from one iOS app to another? Audiobus is the app you should have already installed. Here's a quick getting started guide for setting up Audiobus.

5 Standout Features From 5 Excellent MIDI Controllers

If you're tired of the "my MIDI controller is better than yours" studio talk, it's time for more mature read. Matt Vanacoro presents 5 cool features that 5 different MIDI controllers can be proud of.

Optimizing Your Computer for Audio and Video Production

Learn how to squeeze every last drop of performance from your audio or video production computer in this essential guide by Matt Vanacoro.

Producing Drums: 4 Tips to Make it Sound Real

With so many of us working directly with drum sample libraries, here's four quick tips on how to make your drums sound real when you don't have the budget to hire Lars Ulrich.

Review: AudioFile Myriad, Impressive Batch Audio File Editor For Mac OS X Users

AudioFile have created one of the most impressive audio batch processors we've ever seen. Although it was only recently released, we've been putting Myriad through its paces for some weeks now...

Music Theory: 4 Jazz Techniques for Electronic Composers

Taking tips from the Jazz greats like Monk, Coltrane and Corea can help you sound more like electronic producers like Thavius Beck, BT, and Richard Devine. Check out these 4 music theory tips.

Review: Sample Logic Morphestra 2

Following on from Sample Logic's acclaimed CinemorphX & Cinematic Guitars, Morphestra 2 is a stunning instrument for composers & sound designers. We got exclusive hands-on before release for review.

5 Reasons You Should Be Using Adobe Audition When Editing Audio

With the continuing evolution of audio editing tools within major DAWs, some think that the dedicated audio editor has had its day. Matt Vanacoro shares 5 reasons Adobe Audition should not be ignored.