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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Why would you consider recording with effect plug-ins applied? There's engineers out there who do so routinely. Matt Vanacoro explores why using a UA Apollo with near zero latency to good effect.
Blue Microphone's Mo-Fi headphones got a lot of positive feedback after passing through the Ask.Audio lab tests! So, how do the new (and more economical) Lola headphones fare? Matt Vanacoro finds out.
We got hands-on with the new ROLI Seaboard RISE MIDI controller / instrument... and after extensive testing came to a conclusion that surprised us. Watch the video and read the review here.
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