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: Karanyi Synths DX For Kontakt

This collection of classic synths for Kontakt gives you a wealth of easy sonic options, and all for under $30. Matt Vanacoro reckons you'd be crazy to pass it up...

Review: iZotope Nectar 3

iZotope's Nectar 3 is a true swiss army knife for vocal editing, mixing and production. And this latest version really takes things to the next level, as Matt Vanacoro discovered.

Review: Korg Grandstage

Korg's Grandstage represents a new approach for the company, focusing on putting everything a live performer needs at their fingertips. Read on to find out what Matt Vanacoro thought of it...

Native vs Powered Processing For Music Producers: Picking A Plugin System

Native and powered plug-ins trade off price and power in different ways - but which system is right for you? In part one of this guide, Matt Vanacoro explains the pros and cons of each.

Review: UVI PX V8

You may not have heard of the original Voyetra Eight, but Matt Vanacoro thinks you'll still love UVI's faithful recreation, the PX V8. Here's why.

Review: Universal Audio Apollo X6

With upgraded clocking and converters, 6-core DSP for UAD's plugins and upcoming 5.1 surround monitoring, could the UAD X6 be the interface of Matt Vanacoro's dreams?

Review: Sample Logic Xosphere 2

With an incredibly diverse library and Sample Logic's expertise behind it, could Xosphere 2 be the only cinematic scoring tool you ever need? Matt Vanacoro finds out.

8 Wonderful Holiday Gifts For Musicians & Producers Under $330

Christmas is almost here. If your nearest or dearest is a musician, producer or DJ then one of these 8 weird and wonderful gift ideas (under $330) will likely appeal.

5 Delay and Modulation Plugins Worth Checking Out

Delay and modulation effects are a staple of almost any production, even if they might not seems so at first. Here are five essential delay and mod plugs you can try today.

Review: Apple iPad Pro 2018 - Finally, The Tablet For Musicians?

Apple's 2018 iPad Pro lineup is the biggest thing to happen to the iPad, well... ever. As fast as MacBook Pros, with USB C, Face ID and bigger screens, could they be the perfect musician's companion?

10 Tips For Becoming A Logic Pro Speedster

You may know Logic but we're willing to bet you're not using all 10 of these Super Speed workflow tips. Matt Vanacoro shows you how to speed up your Logic life.

Review: Roland AX-Edge Keytar

The 80s are back, but with a decidedly modern twist. Join Matt Vanacoro as he breaks free from behind the keyboard and joins the guitarists up front with the Roland AX-Edge Keytar.

Unleashing The Power Of The Yamaha Montage (And MODX!)

Get the absolute maximum out of your Yamaha Montage and MODX hardware with these free software add-ons - some are only free for a limited time so act now!

Tracking With The UAD Century Tube And Apollo Twin

See how Matt Vanacoro uses UAD's Century Tube and Apollo Twin units to record in his studio with this hands-on video tutorial.

Review: Yamaha MODX

Yamaha's latest MODX keyboards pack amazing sound into an insanely portable package. Matt Vanacoro's dreams may just have come true.