Counterpoint with Deke and Dietz is a brand new a cappella podcast exploring how the industry got started, where it’s going, and how we’ll get there together. Hosted by award-winning arrangers and musicians Deke Sharon (The Sing-Off, Pitch Perfect, In Transit) and Rob Dietz (The Sing-Off, Glee), each episode features an interview with a premier member of the a cappella community alongside additional segments including signature Counterpoint debates about controversial topics in vocal music, History Minutes, Tales from the Road, Sound Tutorials, and more!
Episode 16 - Social Media
Deke and Dietz are joined by the branding experts behind DCappella as well as Tik Tok superstar, Paige Zilba to talk about all things social media!
PLUS: VJ Rosales of the Filharmonic shares his top tips for Instagram!
Q & A Part 2
Deke and Dietz answer your burning a cappella questions in part two of our listener Q&A session!
Q & A Part 1
Deke and Dietz answer your burning a cappella questions on the first edition of Q&A!
Extra Notes - Eric Whitacre
Deke and Dietz sit down with choral legend, Eric Whitacre to share some of the conversation that was too big to fit in our season 2 premiere! Topics include live performance, composition, and how to get the most out of your singers as a conductor!
Episode 15 - Vocal Effects
How many ways can you effect the human voice? The possibilities are endless. Join Deke and Dietz as they talk to Blake Lewis (American Idol) Mel Daneke (Musae/Six Appeal) and Chris Harrison (Arora) about live looping, pedals, studio effects and more!
PLUS Bill Hare and Ed Boyer share some behind the scenes on songs they've mixed!
Episode 14 - How Low Can You Go?
How lowwwww can you go? Deke and Dietz talk to some of the best bass singers in the biz about what it means to hold down the low end. Featuring Barry Carl (Rockapella), Kaedi Dalley (Citizen Queen), and Tim Foust (Home Free)!
PLUS, Geoff Castellucci (VoicePlay) talks subharmonic singing and Elliott Robinson talk groove.
Deke Sharon and Rob Dietz: the dynamic duo
Two giants of the a cappella world combine in a mix of professional insight and casual fun that is both entertaining and educational. The guests so far have been fantastic and exciting, and the varied segments even include “How To” portions to teach you how to make some of the iconic sounds in modern a cappella songs.
If you are at all interested in a cappella, you need to hear this podcast. At the very least, listen to the last five minutes, when they feature an original song from a favorite group. These hidden gems will inspire you.
Absolutely love this podcast. It's a must for a cappella enthusiasts. The interviews are great and the various segments they include are very informative. Thanks so much for doing this, guys!
Just what it should be
I love every section of this program. Listening to the perspectives of THE a cappella legends and getting amazing advice never gets old. It’s exactly what I want.