Matt Vanacoro

Matt Vanacoro is a professional keyboardist, producer, guitarist and composer.

Matt is one of New York’s premier musicians that has collaborated as a keyboardist in studio and on stage with artists such as Mark Wood (Trans-Siberian Orchestra), Mark Rivera (Billy Joel), Jordan Rudess (Dream Theater) and many others. He has appeared on many a recording with a variety of artists, as well as had his own music featured in film.

Equally at home on a stage in front of thousands or in a studio with a pair of headphones, Matt has a reputation for bringing his own style to any project while still being able to fit into any genre. As a formally trained jazz pianist and music director, Matt has been in a variety of situations from hosting jazz jams to directing musicals.

With a strong understanding of technology for today’s modern musician, Matt is able to utilize the latest equipment and software to make his rig work for any situation. He is a contributing author at AskAudio Magazine and is a lead trainer at

Matt has developed Vana Studios into a full featured production facility specializing in music production, photography and videography. His is a published photographer and his video work has been featured on a multitude of websites. Learn more about Matt on his homepage.

For Gig Performer 3, he published the complete training course called: Performing With Gig Performer.

Watch this Backstage with Gig Performer episode to learn many tips about Gig Performer and how to make your live rock solid:

Matt recorded many how-to and instructional videos for the Gig Performer’s Youtube channel, such as:

  • How To Use Input And Output Recording In Gig Performer - LINK
  • How To Use Gig Performer for Musical Theatre - LINK
  • The First Ten Minutes In Gig Performer 4 For Keyboardists - LINK
  • How To Send Audio From Gig Performer To Logic Using Loopback On Mac - LINK
  • How To Design Sounds In Gig Performer 4 - LINK
  • How To Use Multiple Keyboards With Gig Performer 4 - LINK
  • How To Map Organ Drawbars In Gig Performer - LINK
  • How To Create Custom Velocity Response and Widget Scaling In Gig Performer 4 - LINK
  • How To Use The Probabilistic Sound Designer In Gig Performer 4 - LINK
  • How to enhance your workflow by saving plugins and their connections as Favorites - LINK
  • How To Use Widgets To Make Gig Performer 4 A Playable Instrument - LINK
  • How To Organize The Wiring View In Gig Performer 4 - LINK
  • How To Use The System Actions Block In Gig Performer 4 - LINK
  • How To Use Global Rackspace In Gig Performer 4 - LINK