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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Tweaking Your Organ Sounds in 4 Easy Steps

Hammond organ emulations have improved immeasurably over the years. Here are four pro tips to help you make your organ playing sound as authentic as possible.

Review: UVI UVS-3200 Brings Classic Korg 3200 Polyphonic Synth To Your DAW

Can't get your hands on a real Korg 3200? That's not surprising. But what might surprise you is the low introductory price of this amazing recreation of that classic synth from UVI.

Review: Positive Grid Pro Series EQ

Positive Grid makes some of the best guitar and mixing plugins for iOS and for the desktop. We couldn't wait to get our hands on their new Pro Series EQ.

Review: NextDrive Spectra

Adding a dedicated DAC to your listening device can make a world of difference when it comes to audio quality. We couldn't wait to try out the sleek new Spectra from NextDrive.

Pro Tools and Logic Pro’s Best Kept Secret: Session Data

What if you could move whole bunches of settings between sessions easily with just a few clicks? Actually you can, as Matt Vanacoro reveals.

Review: HEDD Type 07 Studio Monitors

We checked out HEDD's new Type 07 studio monitors at NAMM but couldn't wait to try a pair for ourselves. Here's what we discovered.

Choosing The Right Synth Engine in Logic Pro X

Logic Pro X has a wealth of synths bundled with it, but they all have their own unique character and potential uses. Matt Vanacoro sheds some light on exactly what those are.

Review: BandLab, Cloud-Based DAW That Could Change Everything

If you thought that online DAWs were a pale imitation of the real thing, BandLab may very well be the one that makes you change your mind.

Review: IK iRig Pro Duo

Making music on the move is more popular than ever. We checked out IK Multimedia's latest mobile-friendly audio and MIDI interface.

5 Tried and Tested Tips to Help Musicians Prepare for a Terrific Gig

There are always things you can do to better prepare yourself for a live performance. Here are some top tips to help you be the best you can.

Building a Korg Synth With LittleBits

Follow Matt Vanacoro as he tries his hand at building a Korg hardware synth for the first time using LittleBits.

Review: Samplitude Pro X3

Samplitude Pro X3 may not be the best known Windows DAW, but could it actually be one of the best performers?

Review: IK Multimedia Modo Bass

Spoiler alert: The new Modo Bass from IK Multimedia is an incredibly good physical modeling bass instrument. The sound is excellent and it has a high level of tonal flexibility too.

GeoShred v2.0 Review

The award-winning GeoShred musical instrument for iPad now includes MIDI/MPE support. Check out our full review with video showcasing the new features.

Review: Arturia MiniLab MK2

The new Arturia MiniLab MKII has an attractive sub $100 price point. But does this uber-portable and ultra small music controller perform as classily as it looks? We find out in the video review.