66 minutes | Dec 19th 2019

Episode 44: Matt Vanacoro

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Matt Vanacoro is one of New York’s premier musicians and an expert at studio music recording production. 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. Experienced in both hardware synthesizers and software-based samples, Matt is able to call up the perfect sound every time. In this interview Matt discusses recording, music technology, and content creation with a focus on information specific to bowed strings players, with whom he has a lot of experience recording and producing. Learn more about Matt at www.mattvanacoro.com. Intro – Groove by Matt Vanacoro 1:10 - Why are we interviewing a non-violinist? 4:35 – Forefront of tech for years. Content creation and how tech is relevant for string players in 2019 6:38 – What advice would you give string players who are wanting to get into content creation? 12:10 – BREAK – Vulcan Worlds by Mark Wood 12:10 – You have to know what you know and know what you don’t know 14:50 – Mixing my CD – you were so fast with mixing this stuff.  I can tell you’ve spent a lot of time on that gear. 17:00 – BREAK – Exile by Matt Bell 17:00 – How to record an acoustic. 32:32 – BREAK – Long Time with Chuck Bontrager 32:32 – Know Your Gear 35:02 – What mic or gear would you recommend? 42:28 – BREAK – Hot Water 42:28 - Sponsorships 57:10 – BREAK – It’s All Good by Matt Bell 57:10 – Advice for young string players OUTRO – Groove by Matt Vanacoro Rockstar Violinist is the Electric Violin Shop podcast, hosted by Matt Bell and featuring interviews with the most creative and noteworthy electric strings performing and recording artists. Electric Violin Shop is the world leader in amplified strings. Shop at www.electricviolinshop.com or contact us at info@electricviolinshop.com for advice.
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