We here at University A Cappella UK are delighted and proud to announce an official partnership between ourselves and an exciting a cappella company in the United States – Liquid 5th. After meeting with Public Relations Officer Josh Chopak at last weekend’s Voice Festival UK Big Weekend, we are thrilled to be partnering with such an exciting and dynamic company.
Who are Liquid 5th?
Liquid 5th was co-founded in 2005 by current co-owner and CEO Carl Taylor. Carl was later joined by current co-owner Chris Juengel. They currently consist of 9 members. Based in the Raleigh-Durham area of North Carolina, three of them live in North Carolina, while the rest are spread out between Boston, Pennsylvania, New York, Indiana, and Connecticut.
What does Liquid 5th do?
Liquid 5th offers two primary services: live a cappella sound production and a cappella album production. The former requires that they provide all elements of live sound at any given concert: speakers, mics, running the sound board, etc. Their current clients include the Pentatonix tour, the ICCA Finals, as well as numerous semi- and quarter-final events, and the SoJam a cappella festival. The latter of their services involves any and all of the following: recording/tracking, editing, mixing and mastering.
How do they do it?
Liquid 5th’s standard recording technique includes a mobile recording rig that can be set up in any suitable room, which can include classrooms, practice rooms, closets and basements. This allows them to travel to the client such that the process is as easy and convenient as possible.
In addition to their mobile rig, they recently opened The A Cappella Studio, a full-service a cappella studio in Durham, North Carolina. The state of the art studio includes four isolation booths, a live room, a solo room, and a control room, which allows up to eight singers to record at once without bleed between mics.
During the recording process, they take extra care to ensure that the client is the boss to whatever extent that group would like to be. In other words, they will offer expertise as often as they can, but the product is not finalized until the client is not only satisfied, but excited.
While Liquid 5th have done extensive work in the States, they are very excited about their new involvement in the UK, particularly with the UACUK. The UK a cappella scene, particularly at the collegiate level, is about to explode and they are so thrilled to be a part of that. Our hope is of course to have the opportunity to work with as many UK groups as possible and immerse ourselves in what promises to be a thriving community for quite some time.
You can find out more about Liquid 5th by heading to their website.