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.
We see the word "unique" used for many instruments. But Eclipse from Wide Blue Sound really deserves that term. Using an "orbital synthesis engine", Eclipse offers huge sounds and a fresh concept.
For many pro producers, Antelope Audio will be well known for audio devices with excellent clocking and sound quality. Matt Vanacoro puts their USB & Thunderbolt Orion Studio interface to the test.
Where sound design meets music is the tag line for Sample Logic, and their massive CinemorphX instrument more than does it justice. Here's a video tutorial exploring how it works and how it can sound.
The successor of the Yamaha Motif music production synthesizer, Yamaha Montage, provides deep sound design possibilities, incredible control & power & satisfying sounds. Watch our video review here.
The new UD-01 and MD BT-01 are wireless Bluetooth to MIDI interfaces which allow for greater portability and less risk of tripping over cables. Matt Vanacoro puts both to the test from a distance!
The Allen & Heath Zed-6FX promises to be a compact, budget mixer with good pre's and selectable headphone monitor outs, from a quality brand. Matt Vanacoro finds out how well it really performs.
Logic has a powerful palette of video and film syncing tools. In this tutorial Matt Vanacoro shares the tips to help you get and keep your video in sync in Logic Pro X.
Imagine a gorgeous sounding, diverse reverb unit in a 500 series hardware unit with creative controls. Then Meris Mercury7 is one to check out. Watch and read our review below.
Apple's MainStage is used for many live performances, tours, and even for big Broadway productions! Whatever the scale of your performance, Matt Vanacoro shows you how to keep it running smoothly.
With Bias FX and Bias Pedal emulating classic guitar gear so well for iOS & desktop we had high expectations for the Positive Grid Pro Series compression matching plugins. So, how does it perform?
Starting every musical phrase on the "one" can get boring quickly. But don't fret! Matt Vanacoro is here to help you elevate your melodies to the next level with rhythmic displacement.
iOS musicians stand up. So you want to get audio from one iOS app to another? Audiobus is the app you should have already installed. Here's a quick getting started guide for setting up Audiobus.
If you're tired of the "my MIDI controller is better than yours" studio talk, it's time for more mature read. Matt Vanacoro presents 5 cool features that 5 different MIDI controllers can be proud of.
Learn how to squeeze every last drop of performance from your audio or video production computer in this essential guide by Matt Vanacoro.
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.
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