Marcelo Effori

Live & Programmed Drums/Percs

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Experienced session drummer, percussionist, studio owner, and music producer. I'm ready to do my best for your music.

Hi, my name is Marcelo Effori (aka Loco Sosa).
I've been working as a professional drummer, percussionist, and music producer for 20+ years. My background music study is a mix of several rock styles, African percussion, and Brazilian rhythms. I'm also a mixer/audio engineer/music producer certified by The Oxford School Of Audio (OXSA).
I'm using Universal Audio Luna, Pro Tools 2020, Logic Pro X, AKAI MPC 1000, Ableton Live 11,
Waves Audio, Steven Slate, FabFilter, Metric Halo, Softube, Plugin Alliance, and Universal Audio (hardware and software). I'll give you 3 revisions so you can get exactly what you need.
I'm endorsed by Techra Carbon Drumsticks.
Check out my YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/Loco1969

Contact me through the green button above and let's get to work.

279 Reviews - 45 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Howe C.
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    Great drum!!!

  2. Review by Idan Altman
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    the only drummer I use on sound better

  3. Review by Pavlos V.
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    Good professional drumming , more than one version/take provided.

  4. Review by Pavlos V.
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    Excellent percussion tracks and smooth communication

  5. Review by Alana C.
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    Always a pleasure to work with Marcelo! Such a great professional full of creativity. I highly recommend to everyone!

  6. Review by Pavlos V.
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    One more inspired performance by a gifted professional !
    Thank you Marcelo !

  7. Review by Idan Altman
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    the best drummer and percussionist in the the biz!

  8. Review by Daron
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    What can I say what hasn't already been said!
    Marcelo is a worldclass musician,and a truly wonderful honest person to work with.
    Tracks/stems are ALWAYS clean tracked and perfectly sounding.
    Many thanks my friend.
    Until next time Marcelo.
    JazzyD

  9. Review by Jesse W.
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    It was an immense pleasure working with Marcelo. His talents are many. It was such good fortune to make his acquaintance. I can certainly recommend him for drum kit, for percussion, and for programmed drums. Also, he helped improve my song by giving guidance and suggestions about the mix that I sent to him. So, I really benefited by choosing Marcelo. He’s got a great ear and is a professional in music at multiple levels.

  10. Review by Idan Altman
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    10th song with Marcelo. always delivers top results!

  11. Review by Pavlos V.
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    Thank you Marcelo for another great recording and the multiple versions !

  12. Review by Pavlos V.
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    Mr. Effori provided an excellent combination of percussion work for my latest song ; working with him is always a real pleasure !

  13. Review by Chris Garcia
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    I love Marcelo we have done more than 10 songs together, his groove sounds and vibe is always right on target!

  14. Review by Alana C.
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    Always a pleasure to work with Marcelo! He is so creative, attentive, talented and professional always giving a special touch in every song. I highly recommend to everyone and I’m looking forward to working with him again.

  15. Review by Julie F.
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    Such a talented musician. Marcelo did an outstanding job!

  16. Review by Idan Altman
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    not only an amazing drummer but also a fantastic percussionist

  17. Review by Daniel A.
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    Always love working with Marcelo! His percussion is always very good. Highly recommend.

  18. Review by Chris Garcia
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    Marcelo just gave me the most amazing drums... I asked for a specific sound and a specific groove...and he totally nail it!!!!! Love this guy!!

  19. Review by Kevin F.
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    Marcelo is a terrific drummer and percussionist. Nailed this one on the first try - looking forward to working with him on future projects! Highly recommended!

  20. Review by Idan Altman
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    Marcelo always gets it right!

Interview with Marcelo Effori

  1. Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?

  2. A: I have excellent recommendations for you: https://soundbetter.com/profiles/114527-chris-garcia https://soundbetter.com/profiles/11728-dave-parra-%7C-wall-of-sound https://soundbetter.com/profiles/251477-cecilia-garcia https://soundbetter.com/profiles/396130-cuca-ferreira https://soundbetter.com/profiles/140170-fabio-sá https://soundbetter.com/profiles/5497-joão-erbetta https://soundbetter.com/profiles/21902-ze-nigro

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

  4. A: I'm working as a drummer, percussionist and music producer on Lu Horta's new album, playing live with Chico Salem, Fabio Goes, Vanguart, and Meno Del Picchia. I'm also recording drums and percussion as a freelancer :)

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

  6. A: I will do my best to deliver exactly what you want for your project. And I will keep an open line of communication throughout the entire process.

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

  8. A: Ringo Starr, Stewart Copeland, Dave Grohl, Taylor Hawkins, Steve Gadd, Vinnie Colaiuta, Trevor Horn, Tchad Blake, The Black Keys, Vulfpeck, Manny Marroquin, Dave Pensado, Earth Wind &Fire, David Bowie, Daft Punk, Mick Guzauski, Pharrell Williams

  9. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  10. A: Experience, passion & dedication.

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

  12. A: I can fit in and contribute.

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

  14. A: Cocktail Kit + Beach Umbrella

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

  16. A: I worked and still working with a great Brazilian singer/songwriter and body percussionist called Lu Horta. Everything she did since 2001, I am very proud of. I worked (and still working) as a recording engineer, music producer, drummer, and percussionist.

  17. Q: How would you describe your style?

  18. A: Alternative rock drummer, with a lot of Brazilian music in the background. I was a teenager on the 80's and got a lot of rock influences from that time. On college, I discover and studied a lot of Brazilian rhythms, including Bossa Nova. This is my basic musical mix.

  19. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  20. A: BOTH. I love both.

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

  22. A: Make people happy doing my work (that I love), and at the same time, being myself.

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

  24. A: Take the best of whatever piece of gear you have. It aways has more than you think. Push it :)

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

  26. A: Communicate - play along - play along - play along - RECORD

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

  28. A: I've been working as a professional drummer since 1991, and as a music producer and sound engineer since 2001.

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

  30. A: Alternative Rock, Alternative Folk, Rock, New Metal, Brazilian Music

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

  32. A: Live drums & percussion tracks. Music Production and Mixing.

  33. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  34. A: Working with Pro Tools 12, Ableton Live 9 and Logic Pro X. Universal Audio Apollo Twin Interface + 4-710d A/D mic-pre. 10 track drum session. SM-57 and SM-58 mics on snare and toms, ATM25 on the floor tom, AT2020 overheads, MXL 1006 and an AT RE320 on the bass drum, Golden Age Ribbon MKII behind the drum set.

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

  36. A: PJ Harvey

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I was the drummer in this production

Terms Of Service

High-resolution multi-tracked drums (10 channels) and/or percussion. Three revisions. I'll be glad to video call if needed.

GenresSounds Like
  • The Police
  • Foo Fighters
  • Peter Gabriel
Gear Highlights
  • Universal Audio 4-710
  • Apollo Twin Duo
  • Focusrite Tone Factory
  • Istanbul Mehmet Cymbals
  • Luthier brazilian drumset (1982)
  • Tama piccolo steel snare
  • Ludwig Acrolite 70's snare
  • Odery custon made wood snare 90's 14" x 8"
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SoundBetter Deal

Same track -> live drums + percussion = 170.00

  • Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic drum coverJun 01, 2022

    I found this drumless track of one of my favorite songs ever on the internet and couldn't resist...

    https://youtu.be/v02xgzlTUJc

  • Recording drums for Amp. Wole Oni (WOMP) via SoundBetterAug 22, 2020

    Recording drums #32 - U and Me (produced by Amb. Wole Oni)

  • Recording drums for Fernando BergaminiJun 11, 2020

    New video on my YouTube:

    https://youtu.be/LuHZ7RazOaQ

  • New drum cover on my YouTube channel - Long Road To Ruin (Foo Fighters)Jun 01, 2020

    Long Road To Ruin (Foo Fighters)

  • New Recording Drums Video - Let's Dance (David Bowie)Jul 01, 2017

    New video on my YouTube Channel! Check it out!
    Let's Dance - David Bowie

  • Led Zeppelin - Rock and Roll play alongMar 22, 2017

    I love John BonhamI love Led Zeppelinhttps://youtu.be/MHjVaMcVmpw

  • New production for Lu HortaFeb 02, 2017

    I was the drummer and sound engineer on this track:
    https://youtu.be/UYIM9biKPm8

  • New drums recording videoSep 24, 2016

    Nerves by FGOES - Zonzo (2015)
    Drums recording and mixing by Marcelo Effori (Loco Sosa)
    https://youtu.be/y0LAHkOaHis

    All other audio came from the original track produced by Dudinhahttps://www.facebook.com/buenafamilia/

  • Playing percussion on Lu Horta's new video releaseJan 27, 2016

    https://youtu.be/vrwYBA-oIIs
    I also did the recording and mixing.

  • Tracking drums #4Dec 26, 2015

    Overdubbing Seal's song Colour, from the album Human Being.
    https://youtu.be/vQjg7jYrWkg

  • Tracking drums #3Aug 24, 2015

    http://youtu.be/Rs8EK4a_x8c

  • Tracking drums #2Aug 03, 2015

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wa1NVWMgWAU

  • Tracking drumsJun 21, 2015

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WZJyi8TZ2jI