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.

Articles by Matt Vanacoro

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Review: UVI Meteor

Dramatic rises, swells, hits and falls can all be found inside UVI's latest multi-instrument, Meteor. Matt Vanacoro road tests it and likes what he finds...

Working With Track Stacks in Logic Pro X

Track Stacks are a great way to streamline projects, simplify working with MIDI instruments and a whole lot of other good stuff besides! Matt Vanacoro shows why you should be using them.

Practical Music Theory: Comping and Accompaniment

Different techniques for voicing and playing chords can radically change the way a piece of music sounds. Matt Vanacoro shares 5 pro tips for better accompaniment.

Review: Heritage Audio HA73 & 73 EQ Elite Mic Preamps

A high quality preamp can make a world of difference to your recordings. But would the Heritage Audio HA73 & 73 EQ Elite deliver? Matt Vanacoro found out...

Review: Antelope Audio Discrete 8 and Edge Mic

Antelope's new interface promises next-level mic modelling alongside premium audio recording. Matt Vanacoro falls in love all over again...

Review: iZotope Spire Studio

A portable recording interface that can be self-powered, with seamless software integration? Watch Matt Vanacoro's video review to find out if iZotope Spire Studio delivers all it promises.

Top 5 Predictions / Wishes For NAMM 2018

We never know what's around the corner - at least not all of it! So Matt Vanacoro presents his wish list for NAMM 2018. What's on yours?

Batch Process Audio Editing Like a Pro in iZotope RX6

Batch processing audio can save you a huge amount of time and effort. Here's Matt Vanacoro to show you how it's done in iZotope's powerful RX6 Audio Editor.

Clean the Machine: Optimizing Your DAW

We can all experience DAW issues and slowdowns, but fixing them can be easier than a trip to the DAW doctor. Matt Vanacoro shares some of his experience on how to declutter your system.

Review: Sennheiser MK 4 USB Microphone

USB mics can sometimes sacrifice quality for convenience, but that's not the case with Sennheiser's latest portable. Matt Vanacoro puts it to the test.

Review: Fireface UFX+ Audio Interface

RME's Fireface hardware is well regarded in the pro audio world, but how would Matt Vanacoro get on with the UFX+ and its wealth of I/O? Read on to find out.

Review: Steinberg Nuendo 8

Nuendo is Steinberg's flagship audio suite: more than a DAW, it's got feet planted firmly in the film and game audio worlds too. Matt Vanacoro wonders if he can live without it now...

Working With Vocalists: 8 Top Tips on Getting the Most From a Singer

Getting a great vocal performance isn't just about your technical skills, all kinds of human factors play a part too. Matt Vanacoro shares his experiences with these 8 top tips.

Production Tips: How & Why to Set Up a Noise Gate

Gating properly can save your recording sessions and also make editing and mixing easier. Matt Vanacoro shows you how it works with a hands-on example.

How To Effectively Use In-Ear Monitors

In-ear monitors are a crucial tool for all kinds of live performers. But how do you choose the ones that are right for you, balancing price and functionality? Matt Vanacoro shares his experience.