Midiboy Music is run by Gregg Hart from the small village of Walbridge, Ohio. It started in 1998 in Albany, Oregon and later relocated to Ohio, finally planting roots in Walbridge. Gregg has released 12 albums under various project names.
Midiboy Music is a private label and is not seeking submissions at this time.
We do, however, rent out studio time for solo artists as the studio cannot accommodate full bands or drum kits. Keep in mind that Midiboy Music is a family friendly studio and is open to recording family friendly solo artists. The studio can be contacted through Gregg's Facebook music page for inquiries.
Gregg uses the following gear
Native Instruments Komplete Kontrol S88 and S61 MIDI controller keyboards
Focusrite Scarlett 18i8 Gen2 Audio Interface
Presonis Faderport 8
Shure SM58 Mic
Custom built computer with Intel i7, 32GB RAM and 13TB HD space.
M-Audio BX5a Studio monitors
Gregg uses the following software:
Presonus Studio One (latest version)
Native Instruments Komplete Kontrol 12 UCE
WAVES vst FX (Mercury +)
Many UVI, Impact Soundworks, Roland SoundCloud, East West synths
Too many other VSTi synths to name.
Gregg started Midiboy in 1998 when working for Diamond Multimedia as the Product Team Leader for their new soundcard line called Monster Sound. He was one of the few people that had a good grasp on MIDI, so he became known as Midiboy from that point out. He even wrote a song on his first project called "Monster In My Computer" which was written entirely on that soundcard.
He started playing on a Conn Home Theater Organ when he was just 4 years old, and quickly learned to read music. In school, he played clarinet, and saxophone, but no longer plays them as he prefers playing piano and keyboards instead. He has been playing in church as well as several bands since he was just 15 years old. While no longer in a band , he continues to enjoy playing in church.
He writes music of many genres from orchestral to modern rock, but he tends to be more influenced by late 70s and 80s music the most. Some of his bigger influences include the likes of Michael W. Smith, Moby, Pink Floyd, Peter Gabriel and Alice Cooper, so you can see his styles are quite varied, though lyrically, he stays centered on his strong faith in God.
He produces, engineers and records his own songs, though he does run most of his work through a good producer friend of his to get that "second set of ears" on his music to ensure it is the best it can be. While he does most of his own writing, he does share lyrical credits with several good friends and also enjoys doing covers of songs he grew up with.
His second release, "Stating The Obvious" sold mostly in Europe and Australia and he is told had several songs quite popular in various underground clubs, while his third release, "Synthpops" got a lot of attention in the US on various Indie Radio stations, with "I'm A Pop Star" being on the top 10 charts for 10 weeks.