Drums & Percussion recording

103 Reviews (91 Verified)
Cosobatero on SoundBetter

Most of my life has been spent on tour or in the studio. I am a versatile, experienced drummer and percussionist. I provide high quality tracks and I want to play on your songs!

I´m a professional drummer, percussionist and studio owner. I won 4 Latin Grammy with Carlos Vives, Rubén, Blades, Kany García and Andrés Cepeda Big Band. I got my own qualified big room, It sounds great and is very adaptable for a wide range from tight & dry to fat & huge drum sounds. I'm endorsed by Yamaha drums, Meinl cymbals-percussion, Aquarian drumheads, BoutiqueProAudio gear and Gama drumsticks. I have three drumsets, many snares and a lot of percussion instruments, all this is ready to take your song to the next level!

I´ll be able to record your song in 2 or 3 days! All I need is some instructions (vibe, type of sound you are looking for, BPM and sample rate info), then send me two files starting from 00.0 (1. Stereo rough mix of your song without drums. 2. Programmed drum track if you have it.). After I've done the recording I'll send you an mp3 with my drums, so you can listen and give me some feedback. If you consider it necessary I will record again until you are happy. After that I´ll send you each individual mic channel (12-20 total, It depends on how many toms and snares the song needs). Also if you need percussion (mainly latin: timbales, congas, bongó, maracas, güiro, colombian percussion) I will send the tracks separately.

Click the 'Contact' above to get in touch. Looking forward to hearing from you.


Discogs verified credits for Juan Guillermo Aguilar
  • Banda La Republica
  • Kany García
  • Carlos Vives
  • Camilo (7)
  • Carlos Vives

103 Reviews - 20 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Jed B.
    by Jed B.

    Juan is the go-to drummer and percussionist for the biggest artists in the world. And it's no wonder: his arrangement work is stellar, his playing is incredible, and he's a genuinely kind person.

    Do yourself a favor. Hire Juan for your tracks.

  2. Review by Justin D.

    Cosobatero is a great percussionist, a nice guy and has a quick turnaround time,. I highly recommend!!

  3. Review by Sebastian

    Extraordinary drummer, with a great sounding drumkit! Is prepared to put in the work to get it done!

  4. Review by Lorenzo W.

    Amazing drummer, very communicative, fast completion!
    Beyond expectations!

  5. Review by Marcelo Frajmowicz

    Cosobatero is an amazing player, and a great person. Incredibly fast turn around, within the day! Always available to talk, and review until you are happy. Looking forward to working together again. Thanks brother!

  6. Review by Si Clancy

    An outstanding job! Above and beyond our hopes for this. Thank-you!

  7. Review by Don K.
    by Don K.

    I absolutely enjoyed working with Cosobatero once again. He's professional, fast, and a great communicator. Incredible at both drums and percussion. He listened to my requests and executed them flawlessly. I will definitely want to work with him again. Highly recommended!

  8. Review by David W.

    Juan did an amazing job on my song. We went in with a very lose outline of what we wanted for the drums, and he really helped make things come to life in a fun and nuanced way. Also, he sent me various takes with incredibly quick turn-around times which I really appreciated. Definitely would work with him again!

  9. Review by Henri K.

    Amazing job as usual!!

  10. Review by Sherif H.

    Great Artist and always has great ideas to be added.. Thank you for the great work

  11. Review by J Ocean

    Like always !! A really good drummer and percussionist. Always bringing his point of view and helping you all the time. 10/10

  12. Review by ElBurrito Music

    Cosito takes your song to the next level! High level pro!!!

  13. Review by Jesse S.

    if I was any good at marketing my music , Juan would be up for another grammy for his drumming and percussions on this track. Yet another stellar job.

  14. Review by ElBurrito Music

    Cosobatero is a top Musician and a High level drummer performer! He really takes you song to the next stage! He has the experience, equipment, technology! Easy communication and quick delivery! I am looking forward to work with him again!

  15. Review by J Ocean

    Cosobatero is the Drummer/perc you can trust. Always find the better lines for your songs . 10/10 thanks su much friend!

  16. Review by Don K.
    by Don K.

    It was an absolute pleasure working with Cosobatero. Incredible results and provided exactly what I was looking for. He provided great communication and was very good at revising parts after providing suggestions. Very good turnaround times. Highly recommended! I will definitely want to work with him again.

  17. Review by Jesse S.

    perfect execution, quick turn around, great communication, amazing end result

  18. Review by J Ocean

    As always a pleasure to have his magic on our track.
    Thanks so much !!

  19. Review by Jesse S.

    as always, Cosobatero manages to translate my poorly articulated ideas into a thriving driving beat. He is simply the best.

  20. Review by J Ocean

    Juan was really helpfull and fast. He is really wonderfull and sounds of course Amazing ¡

Interview with Cosobatero

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

  2. A: Energy, pocket, sabor

  3. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  4. A: The studio is equipped with a variety of percussion instruments, excellent gear for professional recording, three high-end drum kits that allow multiple configurations, and a versatile cymbals set that enables the recording of different musical genres.

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

  6. A: Lee Levine

  7. Q: How would you describe your style?

  8. A: Modern, creative and tasteful.

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

  10. A: I´m so proud about everything I've done, but mostly the work of my own bands, where I participated as a composer, drummer, percussionist and producer.

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

  12. A: mostly in my studio, recording for people in Colombia and other countries in the world.

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

  14. A: Camilo Silva

  15. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  16. A: Digital

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

  18. A: If they and I are not happy, we must record again.

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

  20. A: Help people to achieve the dream of having a good song.

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

  22. A: ¿How much is a drum recording? Well, usually around 100.

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

  24. A: People think I'm too busy playing, but I´m really at my studio creating.

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

  26. A: ¿What kind of sound are you looking for? ¿Do you want me to record as you programmed or do you want me to be creative?

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

  28. A: Be clear on what you want.

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

  30. A: Kick, snare, hat, drumsticks, stool.

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

  32. A: I started when I was 11 in Colombia. Then I went to study in Cuba for three years and returned to my country to study the Colombian rhythms. I played with many artists and I've touring 60 times around America, Europe and Asia. As a session drummer I recorded for artists as Ricky Martin.

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

  34. A: sometimes I record with the stick backwards to get a big snare sound.

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

  36. A: Latin (salsa, bolero, bachata, reggaetón), Pop, Rock, Funk, Country, Fusion, World.

  37. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  38. A: versatility, creativity.

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

  40. A: SEND US 1. The pre-production or demo (complete track), the minus drum track, and the programmed drum. 2. References of the sound you’d like in the track (mp3, youtube, Spotify, etc.) 3. Information about the session (tempo BPM, sample rate, bit rate). 4. Specifications about the percussion instruments you want. WE SEND YOU (within an estimated time of two days you’ll receive) -A Protools session with edited drums, pre-mixed and recorded in 13 channels (kick in, kick out, Subkick, snare up 1, snare up 2, snare bottom, hi hat, three toms, two over heads, room). -If you request the recording of other percussion instruments you’ll also received them in their corresponding channels. -In case you use another platform different to Protools, we’ll send you the audio files. -If you need: advice about the rhythms, sounds, instruments or style to be used in the recording. You’d have the chance to follow the recording sessions via Skype or Google Hangouts, so that you can help out with ideas, give us your opinion or just enjoy watching live from where you are.

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

  42. A: I record drums and percussion for many genres.

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GenresSounds Like
  • Carlos Vives
  • Camilo
  • Rubén Blades
Gear Highlights
  • Yamaha Hybrid Maple drums
  • Meinl cymbals
  • Earthworks DK7
  • AEA R84
  • AKG414
  • Audient interface and preamps
  • Focal Shape65 monitors.
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drums + percussion: 120