Polyphony Episode 6: Engineering in the New Normal

On this week’s episode of Polyphony, Aaron and Rachael check in with a panel of a cappella engineers to see what’s happening in both studio and live a cappella. A huge thank you to our guests Mel Daneke of Viridian Productions, Alex Green of Plaid Productions, and Charlie Friday of Clear Harmonies Productions for joining the conversation!
Hear it tonight at 5 pm Pacific on Acaville! The show will also air Sunday at 7 am & pm Pacific and will be available as a podcast. Don’t miss it!

Debut of The Headroom Podcast

Exciting times over here at Acaville! Today we are welcoming a new podcast to the family – The Headroom Podcast with hosts Kyle Howard and Rickey Jabarin. This new podcast is a must-listen for all aspiring engineers and everyone who wants to get an inside peek at the ways of your favorite producers!

Kicking off with Episode 1, we hear from Mel Daneke of Viridian ProductionsSix Appeal, and Musae at 5 pm Pacific/8pm Eastern tonight! Hear it at acaville.org or on the Acaville app! You can also catch the rebroadcast on Sunday at 3 am & pm Pacific.

New Tunesday – January 21, 2020

Highline Vocal Jazz

This one is a treat for the ears AND the eyes. See them LIVE at N.E.Voices this weekend – we’ll be streaming it right here on Acaville!

a cappella, NYC, jazz, Hal David, Burt Bacharach, stop motion, singing, harmony, a capella

The King’s Singers

Founding Harmony is coming soon and here’s the newest single from this pillar of the a cappella world.

a cappella, Finding Harmony, London, Alma Androzzo, Stacey V. Gibbs, MLK, hymn, 1945

Forte

Forte + Shams Ahmed + Plaid Productions + Justin Critchfield + Ed Boyer + Dave Sperandio + Ryan Parma = Magic. That’s how math works, right?

a cappella, Centreville, Ohio, Dayton Strong, Youth, Shawn Mendez, ICHSA, cover song, Ryan Parma, singing, Shams Ahmed, a capella

DCappella

Anytime the vocal percussionist gets a solo, you know it’s going to be great.

a cappella, Disney, Aristocats, Antonio Fernandez, jazz, singing, movie soundtrack

Six Appeal

This Twin Cities based group announced their new members, Mel Daneke and Virginia Cavaliere with this Beyonce classic.

a cappella, Minnesota, Beyonce, cover song, singing, a capella

NoVI

There’s a reason the a cappella community loves singing and hearing covers of this Leonard Cohen song – especially when arranged and sung well.

a cappella, live music, cover song, Leonard Cohen, London, singing, St Michael’s Paternoster Royal

Anthem Lights

This group should really just consider going all a cappella.

a cappella, Ed Sheeran, wedding songs, love song, cover song, singing, Perfect, quartet, Nashville,

Harvard Opportunes

A stellar live version of Hard Place featuring first year soloist, Devon Gates.

a cappella, live music, cover song, H.E.R., Harvard, a capella, singing

Voxy

January is a great time to put the spotlight on empowerment songs. Here’s a great medley from this San Diego quintet.

a cappella, a capella, singing, cover song, women, women rising, in solidarity, rise up, Quiet, MILCK,, Andra Day, Armor, Sara Bareilles, This Is Me, The Greatest Showman, San Diego

Vocal HERspective Episode 17 – Mel Daneke

Owner of Viridian Productions and owning the stage with MusaeMel Daneke is changing the game. Studying Vocal Performance, Audio Production, and Music Education at Ithaca College, Mel got her a cappella start with Premium Blend. She’s gone on to tour the world and has landed tracks on all of the major compilations.

Want to know more? Tune into Vocal HERspective Episode 17 tonight at 6:30 pm Pacific, Sunday at 10:30 am/pm Pacific, or Monday on vocalherspective.org and all of your favorite podcast networks!