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.

Articles by Matt Vanacoro

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Review: Acousticsamples B-5 V2

Matt Vanacoro is notorious for his exacting standards when it comes to Hammond sounds and instruments. So he was pleasantly surprised to find that the Acousticsamples B-5 V2 had it all...

5 Ways to Perfect Your Live Streamed Performances

With ever more live streaming options available to musicians, here are some important tips for making sure your stream looks its best and reaches the widest audience possible.

Pro Tools to Sibelius In 5 Quick Steps

Sibelius has score editing tools that go beyond what Pro Tools can currently offer, so you may want to use both for maximum productivity. Matt Vanacoro explains how in five easy steps.

Soundbridge Preview, A Free Cloud Or App-Based DAW For The Future

It's in its infancy, but Soundbridge could be the next big thing: a local or cloud-based DAW that is, for now at least, completely free to use. Matt Vanacoro is suitably impressed.

Managing Tones in PositiveGrid Bias

PositiveGrid's Bias has matured into a truly wide-ranging set of tools for designing and managing your guitar and amp tones. Matt Vanacoro shows you how to deal with all your presets.

Setting Up Perfect Monitor Mixes With UA Apollo

Getting the perfect monitor mix can be tricky but by using the awesome power available in the UA Apollo hardware and software, it needn't be a chore, as Matt Vanacoro explains.

Down and Dirty With Selection Based Processing in Logic Pro X

Logic Pro's ability to apply processing to specific sections of audio is incredibly useful for your workflow, saving you duplicating tracks or automating effects. Matt Vanacoro explains why.

Review: Spectrasonics Keyscape Creative

Omnisphere is one of the biggest and most all-encompassing instruments around, and now Spectrasonics has combined it with the awesome Keyscape library to make something truly vast.

Review: Antelope Orion 32 HD

It's a serious piece of gear with an amazing feature set that bridges the world of home and pro studios. Matt Vanacoro gallops ahead with the Antelope Audio Orion 32 HD.

5 Music Theory Concepts Every Musician Should Know

There are some core theory concepts that all musicians should know about, regardless of what you play. Matt Vanacoro sets out five of the most important.

Review: BAE G10 EQ

What does it take to make Matt Vanacoro opt for a hardware version of an EQ he already has in software form? The answer, is the BAE G10 EQ.

Universal Audio Releases UAD 9.2: Auto-Tune Realtime & SSL 4000 G Collection For UAD-2 & Apollo

Here's our 1st-look video of UAD software 9.2 that includes five excellent plug-ins: Antares Auto-Tune Realtime, SSL 4000 G Bus Compressor, Pure Plate Reverb, Fuchs Train II Amp & Eden WT800 Bass Amp.

Review: Steinberg HALion 6

Now at version 6, Steinberg's HALion sampler can claim to be one of the industry's best-established tools. But would Matt Vanacoro be impressed?

Review: Focusrite iTrack One Pre

Focusrite has come up with a tiny audio interface for iOS that can phantom power from your phone or iPad. Matt Vanacoro welcomes an ultra portable solution.

Review: LayR, The New King of Synths For iPad & iPhone?

Can a $20 iPad synth really sound as big and impressive as something costing much more? Matt Vanacoro set out to discover the truth... and was pleasantly surprised.