(born 1975) – Electronic musician, live performer, and sound researcher. Residency in San Jose, Costa Rica
He began to program and compose music with synthesizers in the middle nineties. Probably the longest-active electronic artist from his country, he has maintained a slow but solid growth/learning curve, expanding his works not only by focusing on the stage performance, where he had evolved his sound by collecting and studying the sounds from nature using any digital recording device on hand, to later create sounds and patterns for his music. As a live performer, Balma has toured Norway with other local bands and musicians, performing at local legendary Oslo venues like Hausmania, Hotbox, Misfornoyelsesbar, and Klub Kanin at Trondheim, getting involved with the local Noise music scene in the Scandinavian country.
At the age of 15 he started with the Korg MS-20 synthesizer and a SQ-10 sequencer. On these machines he learned how to program synthesizers and they inspired him to compose music. He did study also electronic organ and b.t.w. loves Bach….
Through groups like Tangerine Dream, Kraftwerk and artist like J.M. Jarre, Georgio Morroder, Vangelis and Klaus Schulze he started making electronic music, also at the age of 15.
Besides being a Christianity music Artist (two number one hits in European countries and several CD’s) he became a well known sound designer. His taste of music is wide, very wide… in fact he simply loves good music, from Bach to Lenny Kravitz, HipHop, RnB, from Depeche Mode to James Brown. This wide taste does reflect very much in his sound products.
Last years Rob started developing together with top-notch programmers an own line of virtual synthesizers and effects for PC and Mac.
Director, sound engineer and music producer. Currently resides in Germany.
Graduate of the Sound Directing Department of the Academy of Music in Warsaw in 1978. Author of many collections of orchestral, choral and instrumental “royalty free” samples for samplers, including: Orchestral Colors, Advanced Orchestra, Smart Violins, String Essentials, Classical Choir, Total Piano. Its samples (sounds) are used in many music and advertising productions around the world. As a producer and sound director, he has produced several dozen albums for leading world labels, including in Poland albums by Bajm and Beata.