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: Sample Logic Cinematic Guitars Infinity

There's no point hiding it. Our review for Sample Logic's Cinematic Guitars Infinity is very positive. The reason? CGI is one of the most impressive instruments/sample libraries we've encountered.

Music Theory Tips: Learning Modes for Improvisation and Production

If you're feeling stuck in the major, minor and pentatonic scales box when composing or playing, consider investigating modes. Matt Vanacoro explains how modes can transform your music.

Review: iZotope RX Loudness Control

iZotope RX Loudness Control is designed to meet any global standard for broadcast audio making delivering your video project painless, no matter where it is going. Matt Vanacoro gives it a twirl.

4 Useful Console 2.0 Tips for Universal Audio Apollo

Ever wonder just what tricks Universal Audio's Console 2.0 is capable of? Matt Vanacoro is on-hand to share his four favorite workflow tips for UA Apollo users.

Review: iConnectAUDIO4+

What could iConnectivity do to improve upon their already excellent MIDI interfaces? How about an audio & MIDI interface for iOS/Mac/PC? Matt Vanacoro breaks down in joy reviewing iConnectAUDIO4+.

Review: Universal Audio Apollo 8

Whether you're looking lustfully at getting onboard the UA audio interface train as a new user, or thinking about upgrading your studio, the new Apollo 8 is a head turner as Matt Vanacoro discovers.

Review: Heavyocity Gravity

The new big cinematic instrument from Heavyocity adds a staggering array of inspiring sounds to your setup. Matt Vanacoro finds out if this instrument, with its unique motion engine, will pull you in.

Review: Akai Pro Advance 49 Controller Keyboard

What do you call a MIDI controller keyboard that can maps seamlessly with 3rd-party plug-ins and makes controlling them more intuitive and easier? Intelligent? Smart? Or simply the Akai Advance?

Review: The Lowdown, a Truly Eclectic Kontakt Instrument

If you're looking for great quality sounds in an easy to use and wonderfully creative and versatile Kontakt instrument at a very low price, Modwheel's The Lowdown is going to appeal!

Electricity in Your Home Studio: Safety, Sound, and Troubleshooting

Whether building or converting a room into a music studio it's critical to consider the safety and sonic aspects of electricity. Here's how to prevent hums, buzzes and electric shocks!

How to Play Your Rehearsals Live Online

It's all well and good being able to collaborate your DAW sessions remotely (online). What about if you want to play with band members across the internet. Matt Vanacoro looks at the possibilities.

3 Universal Audio Channel Strips to Love and Cherish (When Mixing)

When it comes to mixing, rather than choosing one plug-in at a time, why not go for a channel strip which includes multiple plug-ins! Matt Vanacoro shares his 3 favorite UAD channel strips to date.

Review: Waves Butch Vig Vocals

One of the most influential producers ever, Butch Vig, has teamed up with Waves Audio to create one of the most interesting plug-ins designed to bring his signature vocal sounds to your mixes.

Review: SONiVOX Tony Coleman Drums

If you're looking for an easy to use, high-quality sampled drum instrument, then SONiVOX's new Tony Coleman Drums begs for you attention. Matt Vanacoro puts it to the test to see if it's a hit.

The Top 4 DAWs for iPad Today

It's not hot news anymore when we realize that Apple's iPad is now powerful enough to run a dedicated DAW. So, which DAW iOS app is the best around? Here are our top four choices...