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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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.

6 Things to Consider When Purchasing Your Next Condenser Microphone

So you're looking to buy a new condenser microphone? Hold on... here's six things you should consider before you part with your hard earned cash.

Kontakt Roundup: 5 Excellent Instruments to Add to Your Collection

We've all got our favorite software instruments. And when it comes to the Kontakt platform we're often spoiled for choice. To help, Matt Vanacoro shares his top 5 Kontakt instruments of all time.

Music Theory : 5 Ways to Use Theory to Enhance Your Electronic Music Compositions

Whatever music you make, theory is crucial. Also for all electronic styles. Some of the biggest electronic producers are theory masters. Matt Vanacoro shares 5 ways music theory can help your tracks.

Review: Palette, A Modular MIDI Controller

So you’d like to be able to build your own modular MIDI controller which is as easy to configure with extra buttons, faders and knobs as simply snapping them together? Welcome to Palette.

Review: Universal Audio UAD 8.4 Software Update

With 8.5 just round the corner retake a close look at the goodies inside the Universal Audio UAD 8.4 software update which includes three rather tasty plug-ins.

3 Tips to Help You Love Practicing Your Musical Instrument

Jamming with a band or playing a gig are what often excites many musicians. Practicing? Less so! But it's very important. These 3 tips will help you to love practicing playing your musical instrument.

6 Features in GarageBand 2.1 for iOS That Will Blow Your Mind

Whether these 6 new features in GarageBand 2.1 for iOS blow your mind or not there's no denying that Apple are raising the bar for music making apps on the iOS platform. We predict good times ahead.