blueninjastar - Maniacal Genius
Contributor Profile - 12/30/2002

About blueninjastar

I've been actively involved in music since the age of 9 when I was given a drum kit by some family members. I played drums until I was 15 when it became obvious that I wasn't cut out for drumming (I got tossed out of the band I was in!). I then started playing bass and continued to do so as my primary instrument for many years. As the bass player for All the Madmen, I achieved my most significant level of success. I made 2 full-lenght records with the Madmen and played hundreds of live shows all over Southern California. In the mean time, I was adding to my abilities to sing and play guitar. After leaving All the Madmen, I began focusing on writing my own material and soon became interested in starting my own home studio.

Now, I'm continuing to persue my own music career and am honing my skills as a engineer/producer. My eventual goal is to start an independent record label geared towards empowering artists to achieve new levels of success without having to sell their souls to the cut-throat record industry. Any guess who I'll sign first? ;)

My Studio

Dell P4 2.4GHZ w/ 768MB RAM
Windows XP

ProTools LE 5.3.1
Sonar XL 2.2

Digidesign Digi 001
MOTU 2408mkII
MidiMan Midisport 2x2
Ramsa WR-DA7 Digital Desk
Alesis ADAT XT
KRK V8 Studio Monitors
KRK S12 Studio Subwoofer
Focusrite VoiceMaster Platinum Preamp
DBX 266XL Compressor
Roland SRV-3030 Digital Reverb

Groove Tubes GT66
Octava MK319 (2)
AKG C 451 B (2)
Shure SM57

Sound Forge
Fruity Loops
Absynth
etc., etc.

Taylor 414ce
Fernandes Native Elite
Fender Jazz Bass
Kurtzweil Digital Piano

Line 6 POD 2.0
Assorted other goodies...

Contact Info

Email: erikpiazza@gmail.com
Yahoo: erikpiazza