David Rozgonyi

Session Drummer

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Billboard quality drums from virtually any era!

I'm offering billboard quality sounding drums from virtually any era and style. Backwater blues to Led Zeppelin to modern pop; I can do it all!! Music is fun, and I will try to infuse as much of it as I can into your tracks. I use only the highest quality mics, drums and cymbals.

My name's David, I'm 25, and I'm from Winnipeg, Canada. I've been playing drums since I was about 5 years of age. Rhythm has always consumed me so drums were a natural fit. I grew up in a household where both of my parents and my 3 siblings played music. 2 of my siblings are professional musicians themselves, and from them I have learned and had many opportunities through which to grow as a musician and person. I have also taken piano lessons from ages 6-11, and have sang in numerous choirs and vocal jazz groups during my formal education.

I have been making money as a drummer since I was 16. My first ever gig was drumming for my brother-in-law's high school jazz guitar program. Since then, I have performed in many bands (cover and original), performed more than a dozen musicals, and performed with some of my cities most sought after musicians in some of its most fantastic venues (Centennial Concert Hall, Convention Centre, Theatres).

I'd love to hear about your project. Click the 'Contact' button above to get in touch.

Interview with David Rozgonyi

  1. Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?

  2. A: I recently did a job for the WInnipeg Junior Chorus. My job was to create a drum part for their cover of the song "Beside You' by Marianas Trench. I took some liberty and added some strings (plucked and bowed), extra percussion, and some pads, and the director was blown away!

  3. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  4. A: Analog 100%. It's cheaper and is easier to fix!

  5. Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

  6. A: You get what you pay for!

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

  8. A: Paul McCartney, John Lennon, George Harrison, Ringo Starr, Aron Mellergardh, Henrik Linder, Jonah Nillson, Max Martin, Gene Krupa, Bernard Purdie, Benny Greb, Jeff Porcaro

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

  10. A: Live session recording of drums

  11. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  12. A: I record my drums in an acoustically treated home studio to the mic pres on my 22 channel mixer. From there, each channel signal goes into my DAW where I process the tracks.

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

  14. A: I play the the song a few times to get some ideas (taking into account what the client has requested). Then I lay down a track. I'll punch in wherever necessary. Then I'll render a quick mix and send it to the client for revisions. If/when no revisions are necessary, I'll polish up each individual track with gates etc. and label them clearly, then email them to the client.

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

  16. A: I'm just finishing up my portfolio of tracks for my profile.

  17. Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?

  18. A: My promise is that they will be beyond satisfied (hopefully *crosses fingers*) with their drum track and that it will be done on time. Many a midnight oil will be burned!

  19. Q: What do you like most about your job?

  20. A: That I get to do what I love, set my own hours and work from home (honestly, it's a dream come true).

  21. Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?

  22. A: Why are you expensive? My answer is that I've spent my life learning my craft, and I'm very good at what I do haha

  23. Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?

  24. A: That I spend most of my time drumming. Most of the time I spend in front of the pc crafting the wav's to make them perfect.

  25. Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?

  26. A: How soon would you need it completed by? Do you want the stems or just stereo mix? Do you want them processed (highly recommended btw) or raw?

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

  28. A: DW 18x22 Collectors Series Purple Heart Kick (ultra white marine), DW 6.5x14 Collectors Series Purple Heart Snare (ultra white marine), Sabian 14" Legacy Hi-hats, Sabian 18" Legacy Crash, Yamaha 9ft Concert Grand (White),

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

  30. A: I've been doing this my whole life haha

  31. Q: How would you describe your style?

  32. A: Precise and felt.

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

  34. A: John Lennon. I think we'd get along great.

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

  36. A: Mix at low volumes.

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

  38. A: Anything. Though fusion is by far the most fun.

  39. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  40. A: I'm a perfectionist. The track HAS to be perfect or it won't leave my pc.

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

  42. A: I bring a passion for music and the ability to infuse groove and most importantly, fun, into every song. I want to make sure that, if you're going to re record over my drum track, that I give you every inspiration and foundation upon which to make you play your best.


GenresSounds Like
  • Aron Mellergard
  • Simon Phillips
Gear Highlights
  • Neumann U87 (x3)
  • Sennheiser MD421 (x4)
  • Shure Beta 52
  • Shure SM57 (x2)
  • Neumann KM184
  • Lots of Drum Kits and Cymbals
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