I am a professional drummer (since 1989), studio owner and music producer (since 2001). Recording and touring (Europe, South and North America) with great Brazilian artists like Curumin, Lu Horta, Fernanda Porto, Agridoce, Arnaldo Antunes, Los Pirata, João Erbetta, Roberta Campos, Vanguart and many others.

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 Turbo Percussion Drums.

Send me a note through the contact button above.

My credits include

AllMusic verified credits for Marcelo Effori:

  • Curumin

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"

Genres I specialize in

Terms of Service

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

Reviews of Loco Sosa

  • Verified ReviewDefault-avatar18 days agoby

    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

  • Verified ReviewListing_thumb_35 months agoby

    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

  • Verified ReviewListing_thumb_36 months agoby

    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

  • Verified ReviewListing_thumb_11703408_898088853572710_4452203727098455641_oabout 1 year agoby

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

  • Verified ReviewListing_thumb_11017542_850356465044505_6101626422067979731_nabout 1 year agoby

    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.

  • Verified ReviewListing_thumb_samos_neil_2over 1 year agoby

    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 !
    ; )

  • Verified ReviewListing_thumb_samos_neil_2over 1 year agoby

    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

  • Verified ReviewListing_thumb_samos_neil_2over 1 year agoby

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

  • Verified ReviewListing_thumb_eroctech-1n0-img_1128-lgover 1 year agoby

    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.

  • Verified ReviewListing_thumb_samos_neil_2over 1 year agoby

    Yes !

  • Verified ReviewListing_thumb_samos_neil_2over 1 year agoby

    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

  • Verified ReviewListing_thumb_samos_neil_2over 1 year agoby

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

  • Verified ReviewListing_thumb_11017542_850356465044505_6101626422067979731_nalmost 2 years agoby

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

  • Verified ReviewListing_thumb_11017542_850356465044505_6101626422067979731_nalmost 2 years agoby

    incredible drummer i am 100% satisfied with his work

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Interview with Loco Sosa

What's your strongest skill?
What do you bring to a song?
I can fit in and contribute.
Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
I have four excellent recommendations for you: https://soundbetter.com/profiles/24255-lulu-camargo https://soundbetter.com/profiles/16479-du-moreira https://soundbetter.com/profiles/5497-joão-erbetta https://soundbetter.com/profiles/21902-ze-nigro
If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
Cocktail Kit
Can you share one music production tip?
Take the best of whatever piece of gear you have. It aways has more than you think. Push it :)
What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
I've been working as a professional drummer since 1991, and as a music producer and sound engineer since 2001.
Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
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.
What are you working on at the moment?
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 :)
Analog or digital and why?
BOTH. I love both.
What do you like most about your job?
Make people happy doing my work (that I love), and at the same time, being myself.
How would you describe your style?
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.
What's your typical work process?
Play along - play along - play along - RECORD
What type of music do you usually work on?
Alternative Rock, Alternative Folk, Rock, New Metal, Brazilian Music
What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
Ringo Starr, Stewart Copeland, Dave Grohl, Taylor Hawkins, Steve Gadd, Vinnie Colaiuta, Trevor Horn.
Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
Live drums and percussion tracks.
Tell us about your studio setup.
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.