July 25, 2017

Handpan and Pantam Nitriding

History and Overview of Nitriding Nitriding is a process of applying nitrogen to metal for the purpose of strengthening and enhancing the metal in various ways. […]
July 25, 2017

Handpan Domes and Dimples: Fashion or Function

Domes, also known as dimples on hand pans, have been a source of curiosity and debate between builders and players alike.  There is still mystery and […]
January 24, 2017

Most Popular Handpan, Hang, and Pantam scales

It seems that the most popular Handpan, Hang ® and Pantam scales do not currently follow the pattern of the most popular keys in music. Instead it […]
January 2, 2017

Paul Vo, Acoustic Synthesis, and Revolutionary Handpan Sounds

It is still hard for us to believe the sound in the following video is actually coming from the handpan even when we are in the […]
January 1, 2017

January 2017

Happy New Year from the Saraz Family Revolutionary Handpan Research at Saraz Mark and Josh have been very excited to collaborate with Paul Vo of Vo Inventions.  Paul is a brilliant […]
January 1, 2017

Tuning Handpans, Hang, and Pantam with Steel Vibration Wave Interference

A common struggle for singing steel tuners is dealing with certain frequencies that are impossible to stabilize. There appears to be multiple reasons why this can […]
December 14, 2016

Hang Drum vs. Handpan

Players commonly use the terms “Hang Drum” and “Handpan” to describe the Saraz and all similar instruments. We have also seen multiple builders use both names […]
November 28, 2016

Handpan, Hang, Pantam resonance and wave interference

While the handpan owes much of its development to its parent, the steel Pan, there are some qualities of the handpan that are inherently different. One […]
November 26, 2016

B Sharp, E Sharp, C Flat and F Flat

About once per month, we have a considerate visitor to our website write to inform us about typos in the list of notes on our scale […]
November 21, 2016

Hammer Shaped Saraz

Handpan Shell Forming Methods The handpan art form has been developing exponentially quicker as more and more people are starting to explore tuned steel. This is […]