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As technology makes recording, mixing, and production tricks increasingly powerful yet less expensive, the debate rages on and on: at what point do studio effects make a song no longer a cappella?

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Report: A Cappella in China

As anyone inclined to reading this website knows, a cappella is an international phenomenon.  With vocal music traditions common to cultures all over the world, it’s no surprise that people everywhere have a tendency to get together and sing.  Despite this ubiquity of unaccompanied music, contemporary a cappella still only thrives within certain, mostly western, countries.  I’m writing this from my current job in China, where, like most members of the collegiate a cappella community, I’m going through my annual two-month summer aca-withdrawal (withdrawalappella?).  The i