About Bill Hare


Bill is the world’s most awarded individual Contemporary A Cappella producer, including over 70 appearances on BOCA, over 100 CARA Nominations and Wins (including the only CARA award ever given specifically for Engineering - 1992), over 40 albums in the RARB "Picks of the Year" lists, and 13 "DeeBee" awards since 1987 in the Vocal Jazz category from Downbeat Magazine. In 2011, Bill received a personal Grammy Award for his work on Christopher Tin’s “Calling All Dawns”, with the album taking a second Grammy as well, Grammy Nomination (2022) for work on Wouter Kellerman and David Arkenstone’s Pangaea album.

Bill Hare has been a full-time recording engineer/producer for over 30 years, and has specialized in Contemporary A Cappella production since 1989. In the decades since then, Bill has recorded and/or mixed acclaimed albums for some of the best-known Contemporary A Cappella groups around the globe such as England's King's Singers, Flying Pickets, Swingle Singers and Voces8, Denmark's Basix and Vocal Line, Norway's Apes & Babes, Italy's Cluster, The Ghost Files, and Maybe6ix, as well as working with many top American acts including m-pact, NoTa, Pentatonix, Duwende, The Backbeats, The House Jacks, and many more. Collegiate A Cappella clients include The Beelzebubs, On The Rocks, Divisi, The Harmonics, and about 80 others.

Record Highest overall RARB score for a Collegiate A Cappella album (Talisman's 2000 Passage album - 5.0, 5.0, 5.0, 5.0, 5.0, 4.7, 5.0) still unbeaten after 21 years! Many 5.0 scores for Professional and Collegiate albums since the beginning of the RARB scoring system in 1994.

Irrevocably influential to a cappella music through his extensive and impressive work, Bill is a true institution in the genre. Termed the “Dr. Dre of a cappella recording” in Mickey Rapkin’s tell-all tome “Pitch Perfect”, Bill is a force to be reckoned with. Bill has radically revamped the way in which recording a cappella music is done through cutting-edge techniques, a penchant for experimentation and an unparalleled attention to detail.

Bill has also served on the Board of Directors of CASA, and created, with Deke Sharon, “Soup To Nuts,” an annual week-long a cappella recording seminar that helps budding producers develop into studio professionals.

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  • "Bill is a superb engineer and musician. He understands how to delicately balance vocals in the mix to make the chords ring and allow every member of our band to shine."

    Pentatonix - Professional Group, USA

  • "Bill Hare is one of the reasons I am where I am today. He's one of the most talented engineers I've ever worked with."

    Peter Hollens - Professional Artist

  • "We sometimes feel like Bill is reading our minds; he just exceeds our expectations when it comes to making a song sound complete."

    Cluster - Professional Group, Italy

  • "Bill Hare is the reason no one believes Southern Autumn Nostalgia is a cappella. That's a good thing."

    Street Corner Symphony - Professional Group, USA

  • "There's no mistaking the power and punch of a Bill Hare mix - this guy goes to eleven!"

    The Swingles - Professional Group, London, UK

  • "When we started planning our album there was only one thing we knew: We wanted Bill Hare from California to mix the songs."

    Basix - Professional Group, Denmark

  • "Bill has brought our albums to life for over a decade."

    Beelzebubs - Collegiate Group, Tufts

  • "One of very few mixing engineers we'd trust with our material. Gets things done well, and gets it done on time."

    MICappella - Professional Group, Singapore

  • "Bill has been my trusted pair of ears from day one. I've made an album that he hasn't been involved in, in one shape or another."

    Christopher Tin - Professional Artist, USA

  • "Mr. Bill makes fine use of a variety of effects & studio techniques, creating a large, varied & cohesive texture throughout that is subtle & engaging but not distracting."

    Eric Skalinder - RARB, Chicago

  • "In many ways, the history of collegiate a cappella recording is the Bill Hare story. Bill Hare is sort of like the Dr. Dre of a cappella recording."

    Mickey Rapkin - Author, Pitch Perfect

  • "You Can't Always Get What You Want is an a cappella rock song that sounds acoustic — not a small feat, and Bill Hare should certainly be commended for his touch."

    Trey Harris - RARB, Los Angeles