Marcelo Novati


25 Reviews
Marcelo Novati on SoundBetter

1 Latin Grammy winner and 3 nominations as a session drummer. credits include Juanes, Metallica, Mecano, Miguel Bose and many more. I would love to record drums in your project and make it feel great

Hi I'm Marcelo Novati, I live in Miami. I've been recording drums online for ten years now. My everyday goal is to play for the song with the best audio, room and equipment available. Send me your songs with the style/sound/feel that you like with references that you chose for each track and I'll give you back 16 channels of the best grooves recorded at a top notch room with great drums, preamps and microphones. First I'll send you a bounce file with the approach of the song and we'll discuss directions to achieve the perfect take.
I'm endorsed by Zildjian, DW, Evans, Vic Firth, Heritage Audio, 64 Audio.

Awarded credits
Niña Pastori "Amame como soy" Latin Grammy winner (credited as drummer)
Diego Torres "Atlantico A pie" Latin Grammy nomination (credited as drummer)
Rozalen "El Arbol y el Bosque" Latin Grammy nomination (credited as drummer)
Kany Garcia "El AMOR que Merecemos" Latin Grammy nomination (credited as drummer)

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Discogs verified credits for Marcelo Novati
  • Lito Vitale Cuarteto
  • Lito Vitale
  • Lito Vitale Y Los Argentinos
  • Mecano
  • Presuntos Implicados
  • Miguel Nández
  • Hugo*
  • Coti*
  • Coti*
  • Rubia
  • Mikel Erentxun
  • Andy & Lucas
  • Various
  • Fábula
  • Coti*
  • Nacho Cano
  • Guaraná*
  • Sergio Rivero
  • Luis Alberto Spinetta
  • Agustín Ramos
  • Costel*
  • Paulina*
  • Melendi
  • Miguel Ríos
  • Gisela (4)
  • The Pinker Tones
  • Matias Eisen
  • Pinturilla y La Pandilla Vainilla
  • Paula Rojo
  • Rozalén
  • Various
  • Lali (6)
  • Rozalén
  • Ricardo Marín
  • Various
  • Juanes

25 Reviews

Endorse Marcelo Novati
  1. Review by Damiano
    by Damiano

    The man with the groove, the tempo, and that vintage sound we all love. I have recorded and played live with Marcelo many times. He is the one you want for your next record!

  2. Review by Gonzalo Fuertes
    by Gonzalo Fuertes

    It is always a pleasure to work with Marcelo:amazing groove and sound

  3. Review by Toni Brunet
    by Toni Brunet

    Marcelo is such an experienced musician. He's always able to listen your thoughts and play the best you could think. Beautiful taste and sound. He's one of a kind.

  4. Review by Rodrigo Crespo

    Marcelo is an incredible drummer with an outstanding feel, touch and tempo. He plays for the songs and his audio is always on point. I have worked with him in studio and on live scenarios and he never fails to deliver. He is an absolute joy to work with. I highly recommend him!

  5. Review by Nacho Mañó
    by Nacho Mañó

    Marcelo is always a guarantee of excellence: good sound, creativity and an unbeatable attitude. Highly recommended.

  6. Review by Kike Eizaguirre

    Working with Marcelo is a guarantee of success. He is a great professional drummer with a fantastic groove and an incredible sound.He is always my top choice

  7. Review by Jacob Reguilón
    by Jacob Reguilón

    Marcelo is one of the best drummer I’ve played with. He has a fantastic sound and amazing groove.

  8. Review by Jose Lopez
    by Jose Lopez

    I had the privilege of recording with the exceptional drummer, Marcelo Novati. His groove is truly remarkable, and his sound is of the highest caliber. Without hesitation, I wholeheartedly endorse Marcelo Novati with a resounding 100% recommendation.

  9. Review by Luis del Toro

    As I sound engineer that I have been so lucky to work around the world with amazing musicians. For me, Marcelo Novati, is in that top list. He is a a top drummer with a huge groove and an excellent and elegant way of play, fresh and dynamic. No mistake with this nice and so talended musician. And all his careet is a prove of his master level. Big Marcelo!!

  10. Review by Matias Sorokin
    by Matias Sorokin

    Marcelo is the perfect studio drummer. Perfect sound and musicality together in one person. Thank you Marcelo for being part of my music.

  11. Review by Marcelo Frajmowicz

    I know Marcelo many years ago, and made at least 5 or 6 productions with him. He is definitely the best drummer I have ever worked with, an excellent guy and easy to work with. Top international level. Perfect tempo and sound, and soulful playing. No matter the style, he can truly play. If you really want to take your production to the next level, this is definitely you man. No doubt.

  12. Review by raul ramirez
    by raul ramirez

    Marcelo Novati is the perfect improve for any recording. Sound, taste and groove. Top in the A list!!

  13. Review by Marcelo "Polaco" Wengrovski

    I’ve been recording drums with Marcelo for a long time and he always brings the best!!

  14. Review by Alex Lencina
    by Alex Lencina

    I hav had the pleasure of working with Marcelo on stage and in studio …He is a true master of his craft…his sense of groove and unwavering professionalism in achieving that perfect sound is absolutely mind blowing…in my opinion, if you want your tracks to shine, you owe it to yourself and your music to have Marcelo Novati’s drum sound!

  15. Review by Jose de Castro
    by Jose de Castro

    If you want the best organic drum sound, great groove, and versatility, Marcello is THE MAN.
    Thanks for your great work during all these years and we are ready for more.

  16. Review by Camilo Velandia
    by Camilo Velandia

    Marcelo is a fantastic drummer. He has years and years of experience touring and recording with the big latin artists. His session work is always impeccable. Great taste and also great gear.

  17. Review by Laura Gómez
    by Laura Gómez

    I recommend Marcelo for studio work…great groove and musical taste. Always serving the song!

  18. Review by Manuel Tomas

    Marcelo always provides amazing drum traks with groove and character. He crafts a perfect and versatile sound to the tracks. Highly recommended!

  19. Review by E m i B a r é s

    Marcelo is one of the greatest drummers of the industry today !!!
    What can we say about his trajectory, with a large name of mainstream artists who have trusted on his professionalism.
    So I highly recommend to work with him.
    He is a super versatile musician.

  20. Review by Ernesto Snajer
    by Ernesto Snajer

    Marcelo adds to his capacity as a world-class musician, the mastery of how to play Latin American rhythms with an incomparable groove, unique in its kind.
    He is a huge and tireless professional, with a lot of experience in different styles, and a human being who is a pleasure to work with.

Interview with Marcelo Novati

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

  2. A: I just finished Juanes's new record 'Vida Cotidiana" I played all the drums and I'ts out now on Universal music.

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

  4. A: Recording a 10 song album for an Argentinean artist.

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

  6. A: Engineer Maria Elisa Ayerbe, guitarist Marcelo Polaco Wengrovski.

  7. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  8. A: Both because any of it is great and we always have to serve the song.

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

  10. A: That they are going to get exactly the groove, sound and feel they want for their songs.

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

  12. A: I love to play and record drums 24/7 because I really love what I do.

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

  14. A: They ask me what can I bring to their songs. Exactly what you're looking for.

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

  16. A: Do you know what do you want for your songs? What sound are looking for? what feel and approach?

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

  18. A: Trust all my years of experience that are on the records I played on.

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

  20. A: Kick, Hat, Snare and a pair of sticks

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

  22. A: I have a 40 year career of recording a touring with a lot of artists and producers.

  23. Q: How would you describe your style?

  24. A: I'm a versatile drummer who plays always FOR the song.

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

  26. A: My expertise of playing musically, be tight with the click track and always groove.

  27. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  28. A: I have a great designed/treated room in Miami full of drums (modern and vintage) cymbals and percussion. I have 16 channels of great sound including UAD Apollo, Neve and API style sounding preamps and a great collection of condenser, dynamic and ribbon mics, drums are ready to record all the time.

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

  30. A: I consider Stevie Wonder one of the greatest of all time and I would love to make great grooves with him.

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

  32. A: The most important thing is to groove and feel right, not be selfish and ALWAYS serve the song, also I use the best headphones to be at every detail of my playing and be sure to be tight with the click and locked in with the rest of the players.

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

  34. A: Pop Rock, Funk and Soul are the most common types but I'm always open to any style. I've done a lot of sessions throughout the years and played many styles.

  35. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  36. A: To be musical and play exclusively for the song and always satisfy the client.

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

  38. A: Drummers like Victor Indrizzo, Aaron Sterling, Matt Chamberlain are always inspiring to hear apart from the legends like Gadd, Ferrone, Jordan, Ringo, Bonham, Clark, Gadson and many more. producers like Rick Rubin, Tchad Blake, Brendan O'Brien, Eric Valentine, Daniel Lanois, Sebastian krys are among the greatest of all time.

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

  40. A: I get the call to do the drum tracks, then we discuss with the artist/producer the approach and sound they need for the song so I can work on it. They send me the files with the programmed drums separately for me to copy also the BPM and sample rate to get the session right.

Gris by Juanes

I was the Drummer in this production

Terms Of Service

Three drum takes with 3 free revisions. Songs delivered 2 days after receiving the material. hand percussion included.

GenresSounds Like
  • Steve Jordan
  • John Bonham
  • Jeff Porcaro
Gear Highlights
  • DW Collectors
  • Zildjian cymbals
  • Gretsch and Ludwig vintage
  • Heritage Audio
  • Universal Audio Apollo
  • Kahayan Audio
  • Shure
  • Neumann
  • Sennheisser
  • Beyer
  • Royer
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