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: Drum Fury

Sample Logic is known for its huge sounding libraries, but could even they deliver on the promise of something called Drum Fury? Matt Vanacoro found out.

Review: Fluid Audio SRI-2

A rugged, well-featured and affordable audio interface that can also be powered from a new iPad Pro? Matt Vanacoro wonders if Fluid Audio's SRI-2 is too good to be true.

Review: Auto-Tune Access & Auto-Key

These two new additions to Antares' auto tune family bring the power of vocal tuning to new, affordable price points. Matt Vanacoro plugged in...

Camelot Pro Review

Camelot aims to be the glue that ties together every piece of hardware and every plugin you could possibly own. Sound too good to be true? Matt Vanacoro finds out...

Mastering Lists In Logic Pro X

Lists in Logic Pro X are an invaluable tool for editing, so why don't more people know about them? Matt Vanacoro gets to the heart of the matter...

UVI FM Suite Review

UVI's latest virtual synth collection recalls the best of classic FM synths, and doesn't require you to be a synth expert to get great results, as Matt Vanacoro found out.

Pro Tools : Playlists For Beginners

Playlists are one of Pro Tools' most useful features, but not everyone knows about them. Matt Vanacoro explains why you should be using them for recording and editing.

Native vs Powered Processing For Music Producers: Stacking Them Up

In this head to head shootout, Matt Vanacoro pits his native plugs against DSP-powered models to see how the sound quality and CPU requirements compare.

Review: EastWest Voices of Soul

With an impeccable sound, well designed presets and great choice of timbres, could this be the ultimate soul vocal instrument? Matt Vanacoro found out.

Review: Korg Electribe Wave

Korg's Electribe Wave is the latest version of the company's powerful synth for iPad and iPhone, with a ton of features and an amazing sound. It's also rather fun, as Matt Vanacoro discovered...

4 Tips For Tweaking Electronic Drums To Sound Real

Using electronic drums doesn't mean they have to sound robotic. Here are 4 top tips to help you add a human feel to your sampled or synthesized beats.

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.