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Dianne Ballon

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A sound artist with a passion for sound.
Member since 2001


  • Portland, ME

Dianne is available for

Audio and radio production, editing, sound design, field recording. Teaching all aspects of audio production to podcasters, media and radio producers. Creating and recording sound effects. Creating audio theatre.
  • Editing
  • Engineering
  • Producing
  • Recording
  • Other

About Dianne

Dianne Ballon is a sound artist from Portland, Maine. Her sound works have aired on National Public Radio’s All Things Considered. She was awarded a Maine Artist Fellowship from the Maine Arts Commission.  Her coastal sound work was featured in the 2022 summer issue of Yankee magazine.

During her Artist-in-Residency at Shenandoah National Park, she created a sound portrait for the park. At the Goethe Institute, she presented her sound installation Musical Instrument Dreams. She produced audio for the national exhibition The Marines and Tet: The Battle That Changed the Vietnam War. For an international radio art competition, she was awarded for her field recording of boats creaking at a dock in Iceland. She produces audio for Tactile Images, a company that creates fine art for museums that is accessible to the blind through touch and sound.

For over ten years, she was a member of the teaching and production staff at the National Audio Theatre Festivals.  At the University of Maine at Augusta, she taught audio production and radio theatre. 

She taught many workshops and classes to artists, producers and podcasters.  This includes: the Public Radio Exchange Podcast Garage, Harvard Music Department and Harvard Sound Education conference.  And, she mentored many producers through AIR’s Mentor Program.  Currently, she teaches audio production through the SALT Institute for Documentary Studies at Maine College of Art & Design.

She is available for all aspects of audio production: recording, editing, mixing, sound design, podcast production and producing radio theater.  And, for teaching classes and workshops to groups and individuals.  To learn more, please visit her website:

Dianne's Portfolio



  • Mixing
  • Tape Syncs
  • Story Editing
  • Sound Design
  • Scrubbing and Audio Editing
  • Producing
  • Mentoring
  • Field Recording
  • Field Producing
  • Audio Engineering


  • Nagra ARES PII+ digital recorder
  • Sound Devices USB Pre-II
  • Bang & Olufsen Beolab 3 studio monitors
  • Pro Tools
  • Neumann KMS 105 mic
  • Audio Technica AT-825 Stereo mic
  • Nagra stereo and mono mic capsules.