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Effects In Live Sound: Progress or Hindrance?

In the past ten years or so, there have been giant steps taken in technology that directly affect a cappella music. Lots of people have been involved in the debate over production styles on albums, but all contrasting views aside, there is no denying that the things that can be done with vocals these days are unlike anything ever imagined. What many groups don’t know, but absolutely should, is that this technology isn’t limited to prerecorded material. Ever wish your background could sound fuller in performance? Wish your basses could bump a little harder?

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Music Technology and A Cappella Master's Thesis

Hello Everyone. I am currently studying to get my Master's Degree in Music Technology at the University of Limerick in Ireland. As I'm trying to form my thesis statement, I want to involve a cappella and I am looking for ideas or gaps to solve in the a cappella field that will do the following: 1) Promote a cappella music. 2) Be worthwhile to explore and to further our own knowledge of a cappella music (like I said, possibly filling any gaps that exist and need to/should be explored). 3) Use music technology to do so.

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The House Jacks do our fair share of workshops, and during the question and answer period, we're invariably asked: "With you guys living in 5 different cities (San Francisco, Oakland, Santa Barbara, Los Angeles and New York), how do you ever rehearse?" My answer is usually "We don't!" but the truth is that we usually pack a rehearsal in when we can (between shows on a road trip, before or after a multi-day gig in a city, etc). However, those days are perhaps numbered.