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: Boveda Humidity Control System For Guitars

Physical instruments can react to their environmental conditions, which can be a problem. Matt Vanacoro kept moisture at bay and protected his guitars with the Boveda Humidity Control System.

Review: Universal Audio 9.5.1

UAD's latest software update brings four excellent new effects to the system. Matt Vanacoro got the chance to road test them, and liked what he found.

Review: Sample Logic Trailer Xpressions 2

Take a cinematic scoring instrument, add the ability to use effects on a per-sample level and you're getting close to Sample Logic's Trailer Xpressions 2. Matt Vanacoro fired it up.

Review: UVI Augmented Piano

How do you augment a piano? According to UVI, by almost destroying it to get some truly unique sounds and effects. Matt Vanacoro took it for a spin.

Review: Heavyocity Scoring Guitars 2

Heavyocity have expanded upon what the original Scoring Guitars Gravity Pack brought us with version 2 which for $99 will add another feather to your cinematic cap.

Review: Yamaha EAD10

Could Yamaha's latest compact, multi-functional drum system really replace a whole drum mic kit? Matt Vanacoro found out when he road tested the EAD10...

Review: Apple HomePod

Apple's long-awaited smart speaker is finally here, promising premium audio quality and Siri integration. How would Matt Vanacoro find it when he put it to the test?

Review: Universal Audio Arrow

UAD's Arrow is finally here - a Thunderbolt 3, bus-powered audio interface with DSP and access to the company's world of plug-ins. Matt Vanacoro couldn't wait to get started with it.

Bitwig Studio 2.3: Down and Dirty With Phase 4

Matt Vanacoro has been road testing Bitwig Studio's new synth, Phase 4, and likes what it has to offer. Read on to find out exactly what he made of it...

Review: UVI Meteor

Dramatic rises, swells, hits and falls can all be found inside UVI's latest multi-instrument, Meteor. Matt Vanacoro road tests it and likes what he finds...

Working With Track Stacks in Logic Pro X

Track Stacks are a great way to streamline projects, simplify working with MIDI instruments and a whole lot of other good stuff besides! Matt Vanacoro shows why you should be using them.

Practical Music Theory: Comping and Accompaniment

Different techniques for voicing and playing chords can radically change the way a piece of music sounds. Matt Vanacoro shares 5 pro tips for better accompaniment.

Review: Heritage Audio HA73 & 73 EQ Elite Mic Preamps

A high quality preamp can make a world of difference to your recordings. But would the Heritage Audio HA73 & 73 EQ Elite deliver? Matt Vanacoro found out...

Review: Antelope Audio Discrete 8 and Edge Mic

Antelope's new interface promises next-level mic modelling alongside premium audio recording. Matt Vanacoro falls in love all over again...

Review: iZotope Spire Studio

A portable recording interface that can be self-powered, with seamless software integration? Watch Matt Vanacoro's video review to find out if iZotope Spire Studio delivers all it promises.