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.
Which microphone should you be using to record narrative and voice over work? Matt Vanacoro takes a look at 5 of the best ones for varying budgets in this essential overview.
Roland's VR-1HD is a thoroughly capable multicam video mixer. But as Matt Vanacoro discovered, there's much more to it than that. Read on to find out just what it can do...
Steinberg's flagship notation software gets a bunch of big upgrades with version 3 including guitar tabs, playback templates and much more. Will Matt Vanacoro award it a high score?
Alchemy is one of the flagship synths in Apple's Logic Pro X. Here, Matt Vanacoro reveals some of its hidden depths and shows you how to use it at the next level.
Whether you're new to Pro Tools or just looking for some insider tips, here are 5 ways you can make sure you're getting the most out of this powerful DAW.
The latest version of Synchroarts' Revoice Pro audio pitch and time processor makes tasks like ADR lightning fast. See how Matt Vanacoro got on with it in his review.
Matt Vanacoro got to grips with binaural audio, ASMR, hidden microphones and more thanks to Hooke Audio's Verse. Check out his hands-on video review here.
This portable, battery powered synth punches well above its weight when it comes to sonics and flexibility, as Matt Vanacoro found out.
There are plenty of ways to earn money in the music business, many of which didn't even exist in the 'good old days'. Matt Vanacoro explains that it's not all doom and gloom...
Going on the road with your music gear can have many pitfalls that might throw a spanner in the works. But with Matt Vanacoro's pro tips, you can avoid them. Read on to find out how.
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.
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