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Absolute Beginner
  • Compressor 101
  • Absolute Beginner's ...
  • No Reviews
  • Apple’s Compressor is the perfect tool to help you reduce the file size of your projects while preserving quality. In this course, Matt Vanacoro shows you everything you always wanted to know (but were afraid to ask!) about Apple’s Compressor and the theory of compression…
Even More iOS 10 Secrets Revealed
  • iOS 10 201
  • Even More iOS 10 Sec...
  • 1 Reviews
  • Here are more iOS secrets for your iPhone and iPad! Apple iOS guru Matt Vanacoro is back with 25 new tips that’ll change the way you interact with your Apple smart device. Get the most out of your favorite iDevice now!
Sierra
  • macOS Sierra 101
  • Sierra's Cool New Fe...
  • 2 Reviews
  • Apple’s macOS Sierra is packed with all kinds of new features and enhancements. Some of them you know about and some you may not! Watch this FastTrack™ course to quickly learn the cool, new things that Sierra can do for you!
Auto Sampling with MainStage
  • Logic Pro FastTrack 304
  • Auto Sampling with M...
  • 1 Reviews
  • Auto-Sampling in Logic? Yes, but you’ve got to use AutoSampler in MainStage to do it! Turn your favorite hardware and software synths into velocity-layered Logic Pro EXS24 instruments now, by watching this FastTrack™ course!
15 iOS 10 Secrets Revealed
  • iOS 10 101
  • 15 iOS 10 Secrets Re...
  • No Reviews
  • Apple's iOS 10 is here and so is Matt Vanacoro to share some of his iPhone and iPad iOS 10 secrets. Get even more out of your iOS devices with this introductory 15-tutorial "secrets revealed" course!
Kronos Advanced
  • Kronos 201
  • Kronos Advanced
  • 2 Reviews
  • Now that you know you way around the Korg Kronos, Matt Vanacoro is here to take you even deeper. It’s a complex instrument, with a lot of cool features to explore. So, get ready to take your Kronos chops to the next level!
Kronos Essentials
  • Kronos 101
  • Kronos Essentials
  • 2 Reviews
  • The Kronos is the king of Korg keyboards. Used by top performers, like Dream Theater’s Jordan Rudess, the Kronos generates a massive universe of sound when you learn how to use it. So, learn the Kronos now!
Programming the minilogue
  • Korg minilogue 201
  • Programming the mini...
  • 3 Reviews
  • Now that you know where all the controls are on the Korg minilogue, Matt Vanacoro shows you how to program them! Master the skills of analog sound design from the FX to sequencing in this 21-tutorial course.
The Controls Explained and Explored
  • Korg minilogue 101
  • The Controls Explain...
  • 3 Reviews
  • An affordable, polyphonic, analog synth. Really? Yep. That’s the Korg minilogue! If you’ve got one… learn how to work it. If you’re thinking about getting one… see it in action in this course by Matt Vanacoro!
Explained and Explored
  • GarageBand for iOS 101
  • Explained and Explor...
  • 1 Reviews
  • GarageBand is the most popular music creation app in the world! Watch this iOS GarageBand course to see the exciting new Live Loops features and lots more with trainer Matt Vanacoro!
From Memo to Master
  • Music Memos 101
  • From Memo to Master
  • 6 Reviews
  • Apple's FREE Music Memos app is more than just a simple audio memo recorder. It's a cool tool designed to inspire your songwriting too! Learn how to capture your ideas and begin your song production in this 16-tutorial course.
India Explored
  • India 101
  • India Explored
  • 1 Reviews
  • India, by Native Instruments, is one of the most authentic-sounding, ethnic instruments in the Kontakt library. Watch this 24-tutorial course and learn every feature in this Discovery Series library's vast world of sounds.
Master the Moog
  • Moog Sub 37 101
  • Master the Moog
  • 4 Reviews
  • The Moog Sub 37, built on the Sub Phatty sound engine, is a powerful synth. Learn every detail of this gritty little Moog as explained by keyboardist and trainer Matt Vanacoro. It’s your Sub 37 video user manual!
20 iPhone Secrets Revealed
  • iPhone Tips 101
  • 20 iPhone Secrets Re...
  • 5 Reviews
  • Apple’s iPhone has hundreds (maybe thousands) of secret or hidden features. In this classified course, trainer Matt Vanacoro unveils some of his favorites. Check them out, but please keep them confidential!
16 iPad Secrets Revealed
  • iPad 101
  • 16 iPad Secrets Reve...
  • 6 Reviews
  • This course is classified as top secret! Watching it gives you access to features that will alter the way you interact with the Apple iPad. Warning: If you don’t have top-level clearance, watch and learn at your own risk.
Drone & Aerial  Photography
  • Photography 301
  • Drone & Aerial Phot...
  • 1 Reviews
  • Drones are taking aerial photography to new heights. This course addresses both the technical and artistic challenges that aerial photographers face when they take to the air. Got a drone? Want to take some great shots? Watch this course!
Production Workflows
  • GarageBand 201
  • Production Workflows
  • No Reviews
  • Apple’s GarageBand has a lot of powerful features. It’s great for creating podcasts, scoring video, songwriting & dance music. It’s also an excellent teaching tool! Take this course to rapidly expand your GarageBand universe!
Absolute Beginner
  • GarageBand 101
  • Absolute Beginner's ...
  • 1 Reviews
  • Apple’s GarageBand is a little DAW with a lot of big features. This beginner's guide course shows you where everything is, how it all works and gets you up and making music fast. So start learning GarageBand now!
Prophet 6 Revealed
  • Prophet 6 101
  • Prophet 6 Revealed
  • 1 Reviews
  • Rich-sounding analog electronics, enclosed in a beautiful wooden instrument, sound like a dream come true! Welcome Dave Smith’s Prophet 6! This 32-tutorial course reveals how this exciting new synth works!
Omnisphere 2 Explored
  • Omnisphere 101
  • Omnisphere 2 Explore...
  • 10 Reviews
  • This 37-tutorial, introductory course explains the inner workings of Omnisphere 2. See how this massive Spectrasonics synth instrument will forever change the way you create & produce music and design sounds. Learn it now!
Learn Akai Advance
  • Akai Advance 101
  • Learn Akai Advance
  • 1 Reviews
  • Akai Advance is a MIDI controller and software combination that integrates seamlessly with any plugin. Join Matt Vanacoro as he explains this keyboard and the VIP software and see how it changes the way you access and perform your virtual instruments!
Learn SampleTank Now
  • SampleTank 101
  • Learn SampleTank Now
  • 1 Reviews
  • SampleTank 3.5 is full of new sounds and features that makes it the king of sample players. See how this instrument works, as explained by our star trainer Matt Vanacoro, in this 34-tutorial course.
Photos 101 - Learn Photos Now!
  • Photos 101
  • Photos 101 - Learn P...
  • 4 Reviews
  • Photos for Mac is Apple’s latest app for organizing, editing and sharing your library of pictures and videos. Watch this course and learn everything about using Photos on all your Apple devices!
Kontrol Explored
  • Komplete Kontrol 101
  • Kontrol Explored
  • 11 Reviews
  • Komplete Kontrol is a software & hardware solution for composing, performing and producing music with the Native Instruments collection of synths and samplers. This course by Matt Vanacoro explains how this technology will enhance your NI experience!
Capo Explored
  • Capo 101
  • Capo Explored
  • 3 Reviews
  • Capo by SuperMegaUltraGroovy (love that name!) is software that gives you the ability to reverse-engineer audio music tracks. Yes! It analyzes audio and tells you the tempo, chord structure and much more. Check it out!
Triumph: Explored
  • Triumph 101
  • Triumph: Explored
  • 4 Reviews
  • Whenever new audio editing software is released it’s a big deal, especially one as agile and deep as Audiofile Engineering’s Triumph. Join Matt Vanacoro, in this 23-tutorial course, and see just what Triumph can do!
Radical Drum Design
  • Polyplex 101
  • Radical Drum Design
  • 5 Reviews
  • Native Instruments' Polyplex, with its Twisted Tool’s design, is an unpredictable beat maker that delivers inspirational, unexpected results. Learn how to harness its random, rhythmic energy in this very non-random course!
Loop Editor: Explored
  • Loop Editor 101
  • Loop Editor: Explore...
  • 1 Reviews
  • The Apple Loops Utility is history. But now there’s Loop Editor! Watch and learn how this amazing software, from Audiofile Engineering, will help you make custom loops for Logic Pro X, Garageband and more!
Revising and Editing a Screenplay
  • Final Draft 102
  • Revising and Editing...
  • 2 Reviews
  • Writing a screenplay is the first step. Revising it is the rest of the journey. Learn how to rewrite and edit like a Hollywood screenwriter in this 24-tutorial Final Draft course by Matt Vanacoro.
Codex: Deciphered
  • Waves 302
  • Codex: Deciphered
  • 6 Reviews
  • Codex is a granular, scanning, wavetable synth unleashed by the team at Waves. See how this synth inspires sonic madness in this exclusive course by trainer Matt Vanacoro. Then catch the bonus all-Codex song, at the end of the course, by the amazing Eyal Amir.
Introduction to Screenwriting
  • Final Draft 101
  • Introduction to Scre...
  • 2 Reviews
  • Writing scripts requires a unique mix of creativity, skill and technique. Watch this course to learn both screenwriting and master Final Draft skills at the same time. Take your scriptwriting to a whole new level!
Google Sites: Intranets, Websites and More
  • Google 104
  • Google Sites: Intran...
  • 2 Reviews
  • Google Sites gives you the ability to create custom web sites, from a simple family site to a complex shared, company-wide intranet. Learn how to set up any kind of site you can imagine in this 30-tutorial course by trainer Matt Vanacoro.
Google Apps: Collaborate and Share
  • Google 102
  • Google Apps: Collabo...
  • 1 Reviews
  • Google Apps are free and come with your Gmail account. Watch this in depth 30-tutorial course as master trainer Matt Vanacoro reveals the power that drives this generation of Google Apps!
Session Horns Pro Explored
  • Session Horns 101
  • Session Horns Pro Ex...
  • 9 Reviews
  • Realistic sections. Authentic and natural sounding solos. That’s what this Powered-By-Kontakt e-instrument is all about! Learn Native Instruments’ Session Horns Pro and bring a “real” brass section to your next recording session!
EZdrummer 2 Explored
  • EZdrummer 2
  • EZdrummer 2 Explored
  • 11 Reviews
  • No more drummer jokes!... because Toontrack's new EZdrummer 2 is the smartest new "drummer" in town. Learn all its new features and master all the powerful new tools in this massively detailed 28-tutorial course by Matt Vanacoro.
iPad, Mac and Beyond
  • GarageBand
  • iPad, Mac and Beyond
  • 10 Reviews
  • This 36-tutorial course takes you on a GarageBand songwriting journey. It begins on the iPad. It develops on the Mac and reaches final production as it moves up to Logic Pro X for the finishing touches. Come along for the ride!
Molekular Demystified
  • Molekular 101
  • Molekular Demystifie...
  • 6 Reviews
  • Molekular is a powerful, modular FX rack built on Native Instruments’ Reaktor technology. See what this highly configurable processor can do to creatively morph and transform your audio in this 29-tutorial course by synth expert Matt Vanacoro.
Lighting For Still and Video
  • Photography 204
  • Lighting For Still a...
  • 3 Reviews
  • Photography and videography – without proper lighting – is like listening to music with awful sound quality. To assure that your visuals look their very best, you'll need to master the lighting techniques presented in this 21-tutorial course by Matt Vanacoro...
Facebook Marketing
  • Facebook 101
  • Facebook Marketing
  • 12 Reviews
  • Are you getting the most reach with your Facebook page? In this in-depth Facebook Marketing course, you learn the tools, tips and tricks to get the maximum exposure from Facebook!
Managing a Dynamic Channel
  • Youtube 101
  • Managing a Dynamic C...
  • 8 Reviews
  • Posting videos to YouTube is the easy part. Doing it so that they look & sound their best – and get seen – is a whole different story. Learn how to effectively post, manage and market your videos on YouTube, in this in-depth introductory course by Matt Vanacoro.
DCAM: Synth Squad Demystified
  • FXpansion
  • DCAM: Synth Squad De...
  • 4 Reviews
  • DCAM Synth Squad by fxpansion combines 3 modeled synths and a super deep layering tool into an insanely powerful bundle. Sound complicated? Well, it isn’t because you’ve got the exceptional synth guru Matt Vanacoro here to demystify it. Check it out!
DSLR Video Techniques
  • Photography 105
  • DSLR Video Technique...
  • 9 Reviews
  • DSLR video cameras are complex tools with lots of controls and options. In this introductory course, Matt Vanacoro demystifies DSLR video and quickly puts you in the director's seat!
Advanced Digital Photography
  • Photography 201
  • Advanced Digital Pho...
  • 5 Reviews
  • Dive deeper into digital photography! Learn important composition and professional techniques in this 2+ hour tips ’n tricks-filled course by expert Matt Vanacoro.
BFD3: Demystified
  • BFD3
  • BFD3: Demystified
  • 5 Reviews
  • It’s a Big Freaking Deal when FXpansion updates their amazing flagship drum software. Watch this course and see how all the BFD3 features and technologies will power your drum programming to perfection...
Core Training: MainStage 3 Explored
  • MainStage 3 101
  • Core Training: MainS...
  • 11 Reviews
  • Imagine Logic Pro re-imagined as a live performance powerhouse. That’s exactly what Apple’s MainStage 3 is all about! See all the cool new features, the absolute power and ease of use that MainStage brings to your stage performance setup!
Digital Photography - The Basics
  • Photography 101
  • Digital Photography ...
  • 11 Reviews
  • Interested in digital photography? Get started on the right path with this introductory course on digital photography basics by Matt Vanacoro...
Monark Demystified
  • Native Instruments 220
  • Monark Demystified
  • 16 Reviews
  • With its warm filters and unique analog characteristics, the Minimoog is on more classic tracks than any other synth. Monark, from Native Instruments, captures and expands upon the Minimoog's essence. Learn all about Monark right here, right now!
Element Explored
  • Waves 301
  • Element Explored
  • 4 Reviews
  • The designers at Waves know about audio! See how they bring their DSP expertise to the cool new soft synth they call Element in this exploratory course by Matt Vanacoro.
Advanced Kontakt 5
  • Kontakt 201
  • Advanced Kontakt 5
  • 25 Reviews
  • Using Kontakt just to play back factory samples is like driving your Audi S5 in 4th gear at 25 mph. Boring! If you want to break the speed of sound, this accelerated course shows you how to put pedal to the metal and squeeze every ounce of horsepower from Native Instruments' supercharged sampler.
Exploring Kontakt 5
  • Kontakt 101
  • Exploring Kontakt 5
  • 51 Reviews
  • Kontakt 5, the super-sampler from NI, is the most Komplete sampler ever designed. From its vast collections of custom instruments to your own custom sample tweakology, Kontakt brings a powerful set of tools to the sonic table. Make those tools your tools!
Battery 4 Detonated
  • Battery 4 101
  • Battery 4 Detonated
  • 30 Reviews
  • Native Instruments' Battery 4 is here and it's exploding with all kinds of killer features. Dive in with expert instructor Matt Vanacoro and see all the advances NI has packed in their flagship drum synth!
MachFive 3 Unleashed
  • Digital Performer 8 201
  • MachFive 3 Unleashed
  • 4 Reviews
  • MachFive 3 —MOTU’s massive, mothership of a sampler— is full-featured and very deep! But have no fear because MOTU software consultant Matt Vanacoro is here to demystify it! So get ready to learn MachFive 3 faster than the speed of sound in this inspiring 29-tutorial course!...

Matt Vanacoro

Matt Vanacoro
Matt Vanacoro is an A-List New York City based performer, composer and educator with deep experience in all aspects of production, synthesis, electronic keyboards and music technology...

Biography

Matt collaborates as a keyboardist in the studio and on stage with artists such as Mark Wood (Trans-Siberian Orchestra), Jordan Rudess (Dream Theater) Mark Rivera (Billy Joel Band) and many others. He appears on many recordings with a variety of artists, and has had his original compositions featured in films by Lionsgate Studios.

Matt is as a distinguished educator at both the middle school and college level. He is also a popular lecturer at various state and national conferences on music technology and education. On the music technology side, Matt is a keyboard products consultant for Samson/Hartke and a music software consultant for Mark of the Unicorn.

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