Matt Vanacoro is one of New Yorkâ€™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.
Good monitor placement is key to understanding your mixes. Matt Vanacoro explains some of the fundamentals of placement and setup that you need to know.
Logic is wildly popular, but how much do you know about its origins? Matt Vanacoro takes you on a trip down memory lane with this history of one of the world's greatest DAWs.
MOTU's Digital Performer 10 brings a slew of much-requested upgrades plus some brand new features that Matt Vanacoro has been waiting for. So how does it... perform?
Logic Pro X and Mainstage share more than a little DNA, and that means that using them together is easier than you might have thought. Here's how to do it in style.
If you want to take your synthesis skills and knowledge to the next level, this handy guide from Matt Vanacoro will tell you everything you need to know about the wonderful world of synths.
Keysuite Electric is made up of 7 categories of instruments: Tines, Reeds, Clavs, Electric Pianos, Analog Keys, Electro Acoustic and Bass. Matt Vanacoro took it for a spin.
Neutron 3 from iZotope adds some headline new features including the automatic Mix Assistant and Sculptor, a secret sauce for mixing. Matt Vanacoro put it to the test.
Everyone has their preferred DAW, but when you strip out personal factors, what is each one actually best at? Matt Vanacoro breaks it down.
Whether you're an experienced keyboard player or just beginning to learn your way around the keys, here are 4 chord techniques that will serve you well when playing and recording.
Blurring the boundaries between instrument and sound design, Zero-G's Psychoacoustics is an innovative electro acoustic sound design Kontakt instrument.
Impeccable samples, well-scripted velocity layers and more make up this whopping 40GB sample-based instrument focusing on operatic voices. Matt Vanacoro took it for a spin.
Steinberg's flagship post production suite shares much DNA with Cubase but in many ways it's a very different beast. Here's why it should be on your shopping list.
With numerous fixes and two completely new, gorgeous-sounding DSP plug-ins, UAD's latest software update is a must-have for new and existing users. Matt Vanacoro explains why.
The latest guitar modelling suite for Mac and PC from Positive Grid - Bias FX 2 - is a powerhouse of sonic wizardry. But would it pass Matt Vanacoro's strict standards?
Sample Logic's Modern Animated Percussion has a multi-resolution sequencer, insanely useful randomizer, a ton of content... could it be the perfect tool for scoring?
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