Live Drums, Percussion & Beats

25 Reviews (24 Verified)
Loco Sosa on SoundBetter

Session drummer (since 1989), studio owner and music producer (since 2001). Twenty-four five star reviews received here at SoundBetter (since 2016).

Hi, my name is Marcelo Effori (aka Loco Sosa).
I've been working as a professional drummer, percussionist and music producer here in Brazil for more than 15 years. My background music study is a mix of several rock styles, African percussion, and Brazilian rhythms. I'm also an audio engineer/audio producer certified by The Oxford School Of Audio (OXSA).
Since May 2017 I am also drumming on the number one Brazilian talk show, called "Conversa com Bial".
I'm using Pro Tools 12.5, Logic Pro X, AKAI MPC 1000 and Ableton Live 9,
Waves Audio, Steven Slate, FabFilter, IKMultimedia, Metric Halo, Softube and Universal Audio (hardware and software). You will get three unedited takes for $70 (or three takes + one comp edited for timing for $100). I'll give you 3 revisions so you can get exactly what you need.
I'm endorsed by Istanbul Mehmet Cymbals and Techra Carbon Drumsticks.
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25 Reviews - 5 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Nahk | Atik

    Another high quality session delivered by Loco. The creativity and attention to detail is solid!

  2. Review by Rafael M.

    Congratulations Loco Sosa. One more job completed with great efficiency. Amazing the short time quality that we achieved in this mix of the Hot Chocolate Band. Thanks for the great help. Let's go to the next one, right?

  3. Review by Jazzyd A.

    Loco is just an amazing Musician . He always delivers a Top quality production, If you are looking for that real south American jazz feel to your tracks then look no further. Loco is a percussion genius.
    Can't wait to work with him again.

  4. Review by Nahk | Atik

    If you’re in the need of a drummer who was mastered their craft then go with Loco! He took my project beyond my expectations and put his soul into the work!

  5. Review by Rafael M.

    Hello Loco Sosa!
    Thanks for the mixes in the 2ºDP songs. Certainly, he has increased his work 100% with his competence and dedication.

    We recommend Loco Sosa for all the jobs provided here, high level and with a very fast service. Congratulations!

  6. Review by Nahk | Atik

    Loco is a master on the drums. Goes above and behind. Would definitely work with him in the future.

  7. Review by Fernanda B.

    Very pleased with the result.
    Tks Loco for quality and professionalism
    I highly recommend!

  8. Review by Alexandre L.

    This was my second recording with Loco Sosa. Once again he delivered a killer performance in high quality tracks. Awesome attention to details, working together was a great experience. I definitely recommend his talents. Thank you, Loco!

  9. Review by Jazzyd A.

    Fantastic work yet again from a true professional artist producer !!!! Loco's attention to detail and his ability to work to a tight rhythm is exceptional and without doubt a superb all round drummer & percussionist .. I thoroughly encourage you to employ loco for any drums or percussion that you are looking for in your track :)

  10. Review by Alexandre L.

    Excellent performance, creative solutions, good communication and high quality tracks.
    It was great working with Loco Sosa, I would certainly work with him again.

  11. Review by Flo V.

    This was my first experience on this website and i'm glad that it was with Loco.
    Pro drummer, he knows his work and understand easilly what i was expecting.
    Top a top recommended drummer

    Thanks loco

  12. Review by Jazzyd A.

    Once again Loco produced a fantastic arrangement of jazz fusion percussion for my track :) His knowledge of arrangement is second to none, and the high quality files are just the start of what Loco can achieve for you :)
    Thank you Again

  13. Review by Jazzyd A.

    Excellent percussion !!! Without doubt the best live percussion player I've ever used. Loco's attention to the smallest sounds was amazing,he not only delivered on time but delivered a product of the highest level. Thank you loco looking forward to the next track :) jazzy

  14. Review by Rodrigo Louraço

    It was a good experience to work with Sosa. He knows his stuff :) . Very easy and confortable to work with him!

  15. Review by Marco W.

    the third song i did with loco sosa.he makes my composition way better that i thought it could be.the right drumbeats from the beginning of the song till the end. it was great to to work with such a great drummer again.

  16. Review by irene b.

    I can easily understand,why some band.... `s
    Need a Year to finish a cd
    Cause it is what happends while You walk,not the distance
    That counts !
    I have too many ideas,but I love it
    Thank You So Much Loco !
    ; )

  17. Review by irene b.

    Loco sucks ..haha ; )
    Norwegian humor !
    Means the opposite !
    Loco is just Super ! Good Drummer ! The best files to mix on, cause he uses 10 mice`s . Clean ,live sound on the recordings.
    Loco is allways on time,very humble,wise,no mess & great communication
    Still recommended ; )

    Peace & Love
    Irene B

  18. Review by irene b.

    I will be Your friend forever
    In the middle of somewhere is the answer ; )

  19. Review by eric t.

    Loco is a pro drummer with a fat sound and great feel. Working with Loco was easy and the whole process was fast and effective. Would use again.

  20. Review by irene b.

    Yes !

  21. Review by irene b.

    Loco Sosa has now done the drums on 2 of my tracks.
    The Rock tunes !
    I am so pleased with the result & cant wait for the bass-player add more before mixdown /mastering
    Thank You so much Loco !
    I am happy : )

    Irene Bjaanes

  22. Review by irene b.

    Loco is a very good drummer !
    & a superduper really NICE Person !
    No stress & the only one making mess is me ; )
    Professional! Recommended !
    : )
    Irene Bjaanes

  23. Review by Marco W.

    the second song with the Noise Factory showed me again the great musical talent that stands behind the name. super cooperation.awesome drum skills.

  24. Review by Marco W.

    incredible drummer i am 100% satisfied with his work

  25. Review by Gustavo Lenza

    Loco Sosa is a reference in São Paulo, Brazil as a multi style drummer and producer! Im proud to work with him since 2003

Interview with Loco Sosa

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

  2. 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.

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

  4. A: PJ Harvey

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

  6. 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

  7. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  8. A: Experience, passion & dedication.

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

  10. A: I can fit in and contribute.

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

  12. A: I have four excellent recommendations for you:ão-erbetta

  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: Can you share one music production tip?

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

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

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

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

  20. 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.

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

  22. A: I'm working as a drummer, percussionist and music producer on Lu Horta's new album, playing live with Chico Salem, Fabio Goes, Patricia Bastos, Dante Ozzetti, Vanguart, Meno Del Picchia and drumming on the number one talk show here in Brazil, called "Conversa com Bial", broadcasted by Globo TV. I'm also recording drums and percussion as a freelancer :)

  23. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  24. A: BOTH. I love both.

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

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

  27. Q: How would you describe your style?

  28. 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

  35. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  36. 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.

Amor y Libertad by Los Pirata

I was the drummer and co-producer in this production

Terms Of Service

Multi-Tracked Drums 10 channels 48kHz 32bit float. Three revisions.

GenresSounds Like
  • The Police
  • Foo Fighters
  • David Bowie
Gear Highlights
  • UA 4-710
  • Apollo Twin Duo
  • Focusrite Tone Factory
  • Istanbul Mehmet Cymbals
  • Luthier brazilian drumset (1982)
  • Turbo Percussion Action drumset (2013)
  • Tama piccolo steel snare
  • Ludwig Acrolite 70's snare
  • Odery custon made wood snare 14" x 8"
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Same track -> live drums + percussion = 100,00