• My double second and lead both are warm and

    resonant throughout their entire range!

    Dave Hall, Asst. Professor of Percussion and Jazz University of NE-Lincoln
  • Darren is a world class tuner, one of that select group
    that have mastered Ellie Mannette’s techniques.

    Andy Narell – World Renowned Pannist, Composer, Educator
  • I was amazed. I’ve never played a pan that
    was so well balanced in tone, touch and tuning.

    Phil Hawkins
  • I’m so happy to play these pans!

    Dave Hall, Asst. Professor of Percussion and Jazz University of NE-Lincoln
  • Darren’s pan building and tuning are informed by his

    varied talents as a pan player, arranger and composer.

    Tom Miller – Composer, Educator, Performer with Pan Ramajay Productions
  • It feels like I have a completely new instrument!

    Thomas Krasovic – Hang owner, Vienna Austria
  • Darren’s instruments have a clear and defined voice,

    warm, resonant and smooth across all registers.

    Tom Miller – Composer, Educator, Performer with Pan Ramajay Productions
  • Beautiful musical instruments for the

    professional pan player and steel band alike.

    Tom Miller – Composer, Educator, Performer with Pan Ramajay Productions

Handpan Tuning

Since its creation the handpan has grown to be one of the most sought after percussion instruments in the world.  Its accessibility has given it appeal to professional and amateur musicians alike. As with the steel pan it requires regular professional care and tuning to ensure that it retains its original sonic brilliance. Regular maintenance also gives the instrument longevity.  I bring the same philosophy and standards to the tuning of these instruments as I do the steel pan.

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A well-tuned instrument can mean the difference between an average performance and an exceptional one. Give your pans the best care and the music will shine. I have nearly two decades of professional experience and training working in the United States and abroad. In tuning I strive to honor the original character of the instrument while refining the pitch and balance to the greatest degree possible.
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Music Production and Composition

Performing, arranging and composing has always played a significant part in my professional life even after I began tuning and fabricating Instruments. Currently performances are rare however composition and in particular, electronic music production has become and increasingly important aspect of my creative life.  My official releases can be heard and purchased at https://pancycle.bandcamp.com.  This music is  also available on all major streaming services.

Instrument  production

Since coming to Brussels in 2015 instrument production has been a collaborative effort rather than something I do on my own.  Currently I am working in collaboration with Olivier Trappaniers, creating handpans under the Name AOS.  Please contact me for more info.

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