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.
The 3rd version of Apogee's popular ONE audio interface with built-in microphone is now available and with a few extra cables removed, the price has come down nicely too. Matt Vanacoro checks it out.
If you'd like a diverse range of pre-programmed loops and playable patches to hook into Heavyocity Gravity, or use stand alone, you're luck is here in the form of Heavyocity's Scoring Guitars.
If you're new to Ableton Live or are considering buying it as your first DAW, then this article is for you and will get you making tracks in no time flat! Matt Vanacoro is on-hand to help.
What factors do you think about when choosing between the wide variety of virtual pianos out there? Matt Vanacoro recommends taking into account these 4 factors to help choose the right piano for you.
Building on their reputation with the 1073 preamp, BAE Audio have come out with the impressive 10DC compressor/limiter. Matt Vanacoro discovers if this compressor sounds as good as it looks.
If you've been advised to avoid parallel harmony in your music compositions, think again. When used carefully, parallel harmony can be a useful tool for every modern composer.
Good for live or studio use, the iConnectAudio 2+ is a versatile 2-in 6-out audio & MIDI interface for musicians & DJs. Matt Vanacoro finds out just how good this interface is in this review.
If you're looking for a jaw-dropping simulation of the Fender '55 amp, a versatile limiter, and a precise and subtle EQ, Universal Audio's UAD 8.6 has you covered. Matt Vanacoro digs deeper.
Electric pianos can be found in many styles of music these days. So, UVI's Attack EP88 (emulation of Fender Rhodes) is sure to have universal appeal? Matt Vanaoro puts it to the test.
If you're looking for clip-on lavalier microphone, with a quality external signal converter, Apogee & Sennheiser's ClipMic digital brings pro mobile recording for iOS devices. Here's our video review.
It's becoming more and more common for producers and engineers to use multiple digital audio workstations. Matt Vanacoro presents 4 compelling reasons to use Ableton, Logic, Sonar & Pro Tools.
Korg's polyphonic analog synthesizer, minilogue, received many plaudits since its announcement at NAMM 2016. But just how good is this sub $500 synth in the real world? Find out in our video review.
We see the word "unique" used for many instruments. But Eclipse from Wide Blue Sound really deserves that term. Using an "orbital synthesis engine", Eclipse offers huge sounds and a fresh concept.
For many pro producers, Antelope Audio will be well known for audio devices with excellent clocking and sound quality. Matt Vanacoro puts their USB & Thunderbolt Orion Studio interface to the test.
Where sound design meets music is the tag line for Sample Logic, and their massive CinemorphX instrument more than does it justice. Here's a video tutorial exploring how it works and how it can sound.
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