Roy Mayorga


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Professional touring/session drummer for over 30 years. Bands/artists I have worked with and current: STONE SOUR, MINISTRY, SOULFLY, DUFF MCKAGAN, DAVE NAVARRO and many others. Composer for film and TV : STUDIO666 (Foo Fighters movie),NANNY CAM, LEGION, HELLBILLY HOLLOW, LITTLE BITES

Hello Everyone and thank you for coming to my page.
- I am a drummer primarily but also a multi-instrumentalist.
- I offer session work for "Drums"(primarily), Bass guitar, guitar, Synthesizers, Piano, programming and sound design.
- As a drummer I'm skilled in most genres like Hard rock, Metal, Punk, Industrial. reggae and world beat.
- I'm a songwriter/arranger/audio and mix engineer. I have a home studio - Live room and control room equipped with the finest: Protools/HDX, Focusrite Rednet System,API,NEVE and UNIVERSAL AUDIO.
- Drum Machines - Linn Drum, DMX, TR808, CR78
- Software - CUBASE PRO 13,Protools,Vienna Instruments
- I am a composer and have worked on some TV and independent films and as of recent scoring my first feature film by "foo fighters" directed by BJ McDonnell - "STUDIO666"

Why hire me?
I am a perfectionist and I treat every project I'm involved with care and passion. I'm here to help make the Artist, Band or Film maker enhance their vision and be their solid back bone in the studio or live on stage.

I look forward to working with you all.

Roy Mayorga

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2 Reviews

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  1. Review by Monte Conner
    by Monte Conner

    I am proud to have worked with Roy in my role as an A&R guy at Roadrunner Records, where he played with two of our biggest bands: Soulfly and Stone Sour. Not only is a Roy an amazing drummer and a killer showman, but he is also multi-instrumentalist whose skills extend way beyond just the drum kit, or beyond hard rock and heavy metal. He can do just about anything, from playing, to producing/engineering, to songwriting. On top of all that he is a total pro and a pleasure to be around. Simply a great human being. I would very highly recommend him to anyone.

  2. Review by BJ McDonnell / Director STUDIO 666
    by BJ McDonnell / Director STUDIO 666

    Roy was a vital collaborator with the composing of my film STUDIO 666. He understands tone, story, and tempo with storytelling thru his fantastic score. We would discuss each scene and he knocked it out of the park. He is wonderful to work with and very easy going. He has dedicated passion for film making and music. He is insanely talented and I recommend him to really elevate anyones film. and on top of it all he is a great guy to hang with. You would be doing yourself a disservice by not hiring him for your project. He rocks.

Interview with Roy Mayorga

  1. Q: What's your typical work process?

  2. A: When working remotely I'll have an input template on "Pro tools' already set for drums. My drums are always mic'd up and mic pramps are preset and ready to go but I also would change out the drum set to fit and accommodate the project I'm working on. I have 4 different sets of drums fitting for all genres. Most of the time an artist will send me a stereo WAV file of music and a click track to record with or they will just be at the studio to record live with me in the room which is always magical and the best results. Once we are content with the performance and foundation of the track, I edit and consolidate the drum tracks and move on to the next. I also have a many different microphones, drum kits and snare drums to accommodate genre specific projects. keep it fresh.

  3. Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?

  4. A: When it comes to just drums I have a massive list of drummers that had a huge impact on me like : Gene Krupa, Buddy Rich, Mitch Mitchell, Ringo Star, Keith Moon, Charlie Watts, John Bonham, Peter Criss, Neil Peart, Bill Ward, Stewart Copeland, Paul Ferguson, Pete Defreitas, Earl Hudson, and the list just goes on but those drummers are the ones who had the biggest impact on me in the beginning. Also inspired by Producer/engineers like George Martin, Steve Lillywhite, Roy Thomas Baker, Martin Hannett, Andy Wallace, John Travis, Ross Robinson,David Bottrill, Nik Raskulinecz, Jay Ruston. Composers older and modern I follow are Wendy Carlos, John Carpenter, Vangelis, Bela Bartok, Krzysztof Penderecki, Beethoven, Jerry Goldsmith, Bernard Herrmann Other genres of music like: early Punk, New Wave, Electronic Music,Metal, Hard Rock, Industrial, Avante Garde, experimental jazz,

  5. Q: What are you working on at the moment?

  6. A: I'm currently working on the new "MINISTRy" album and touring the U.S with "Gary Numan". Later this year touring with "Alice Cooper and Rob Zombie' Also working on a scoring another film this Summer.

  7. Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?

  8. A: "Master Musicians of Joujouka" Reason being is I have a love for old traditional Moroccan music. I discovered this music through Peter Gabriel (Last Temptation of Christ) soundtrack and Bill Laswell who actually produced and release their record on his label "AXIOM"called " Apocalypse Across The Sky" featuring Bachir Attar. At first listen I felt very connected to the sounds of the guembri, Setar, Zurna and Darbouka. All of those haunting microtonal melodies and the polyrhythms. My dream would be to take each other out of our elements and see what we would create. But for now I take a lot of influence from them and infuse into my own music someway or another ,through tones I make on my synthesizers and the way I approach drums.. on a subconscious level.

  9. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  10. A: My studio set up is: Pro tools "Ultimate" /HDX, Focusrite rednet system, API, Neve, Genelec, Yamaha and Universal audio. - Vienna Instruments/VEP7, Arturia, Native Instruments Live room equipped with: Dw Drums /Moog/Synth dotcom modular, Sequential Circuits, Arp

  11. Q: How would you describe your style?

  12. A: Percussive,experimental,dark and ambient

  13. Q: Can you share one music production tip?

  14. A: For me, I like to create a simple foundation, whether it be just starting with a bass line or starting with a pulse from the synthesizer or just starting with a simple drum beat and build on top of that. I'm a firm believer in "Less is more'"

  15. Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?

  16. A: drums,guitar,bass guitar,piano,synthesizer

  17. Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?

  18. A: I've been playing drums my whole life over 45 years now. I see my self playing drums always and forever but I also have a passion for writing my own music and composing for film which I can see transitioning to fully.

  19. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  20. A: Drums, song arrangement, composing, audio engineering

  21. Q: What type of music do you usually work on?

  22. A: Hard rock,Heavy Metal,Electronic,Experimental,avante garde,Ambient,Classical

  23. Q: What do you bring to a song?

  24. A: Life, movement and emotion

  25. Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.

  26. A: Studio and touring drums Filmscore Audio recording Engineer and mix

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