Darryn Ball, owner of Norman Solander Studios, is a record producer, audio engineer and musician. His passion for music is lifelong. Darryn studied music throughout school, simultaneously playing in a number of bands across genres as diverse as acoustic rock and heavy alternative.
His passion for music is coupled with a fierce curiosity to learn. He completed a Diploma of Music Industry at SAE Institute, Perth in 2007, expanding his knowledge beyond writing and playing to recording, mixing and acoustics generally.
After working as an acoustic consultant, Darryn felt frustrated by the mundane and uncreative life of a 9-5 job. He left his career to pursue his passion of opening his own studio.
8 years later and Darryn has turned Norman Solander Studios from an idea to a standout studio in Perth’s northern suburbs, working with artists within a range of genres, producing, mixing and mastering everything from singles to LPs. Every aspect of Norman Solander Studios is the product of Darryn’s labours, from room design and fine-tuning the acoustics of the studio to the selection and operation of his top-class equipment.
Over those years, Darryn has also continued to write and play music, performing with Digital Order and Doubi & Norman S.D, releasing his own solo work, and often providing sessional services to clients.
Darryn’s diverse range of experience, working with sound beyond the purview of music, provides him with an unparalleled technical knowledge of sound and equipment. Coupled with Darryn’s two decades playing and writing music, his overall expertise gives Darryn unique insight into creating, recording and mastering music.
Darryn is currently completing work for Childlike Empress, Merch One, Robert Hinton and Doubi & Norman S.D along with other personal projects.