• 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
  • 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
  • Beautiful musical instruments for the

    professional pan player and steel band alike.

    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 is a meticulous craftsman, devoted

    to making the best instruments possible.

    Dave Hall, Asst. Professor of Percussion and Jazz University of NE-Lincoln
  • I was amazed. I’ve never played a pan that
    was so well balanced in tone, touch and tuning.

    Phil Hawkins
  • 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
  • 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

Tuning Services

Tuning and maintenance is as essential for Steel Pans and Handpans as it is for any other musical instrument and consistent, professional, tuning is the best way to ensure that your instrument remains playable over many years. The tuning I provide will balance and stabilize your instrument while retaining the best of its original character and tone.  Please contact me to schedule a tuning.

Instrument  production

Since 2020 my good friend Olivier Trappaniers and I have been crafting handpans in Brussels as AOS. AOS produces balanced, high quality instruments suitable for beginner players and professionals alike. AOS is a proud member of Belgium’s vibrant and growing handpan community. Please subscribe to our YouTube channel to hear examples of some of our instruments. For more information about our instruments contact AOS

Audio Editing and Mixing

My work in the realm of audio engineering began 15 years ago. I have gained valuable experience producing and recording my own music as well as engineering recording projects of everything from large ensembles to trios and soloists. Other current projects include editing and mixing spoken word audio for a smartphone app of guided meditations and editing audio for a major Steel Pan sample library in collaboration with my friend Andy Narell.

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