Marcelo Effori

Live Drums, Percussion & Beats

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Experienced session drummer, studio owner, and music producer. 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 here in São Paulo, Brazil for more than 19 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, 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 lets get to work.

46 Reviews - 8 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Milutin K.
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    You can give any material to Marcelo, he'll always turn it into something good. I am very happy with the result and can't wait to work with him again.

  2. Review by waxman
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    Marcelo is a great professional to work with. Beautiful sound, knew what I wanted and nailed it. He played with great feel.Smooth communication from start to finish.I highly recommend him!!

  3. Review by Juan Y.
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    Marcelo again did a fantastic job recording drums and percussion in only one take. I definitely recommend working with Marcelo. awesome groove and professionalism.
    Thanks again Marcelo!!
    I will be back with more songs for sure!
    Juan

  4. Review by Leona
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    Will definately ask Marcelo to be our drum artist in the future, he is the best : )
    Marcelo is easy communicate, quick response, creative and talented in playing drums.
    if you choose Marcelo as your live drum players, you will be suprised and sooooooo satisfied !!!!
    Highly recommend

  5. Review by Thiago M.
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    Marcelo? Ele é O Loco Sosa!! the best drummer of the Bananaland.
    Trabalha bem, toca muito, faz, refaz, escuta, cria, trabalha de madrugada, sábado, domingo, feriadão, tudo de bom! e você vai ficar aí limpando a casa?! vai né, ta bom...

    Em breve faremos mais canciones! Gracias!

  6. Review by Milutin K.
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    Again, Marcelo delivered a beautiful first version I couldn't refuse. Thanks, Marcelo, and looking forward to our next collaboration!

  7. Review by Roni K.
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    Amazing job as usual! Marcelo is an incredible drummer and gets the perfect beat and sound every time. Highly recommend him.

  8. Review by Juan Y.
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    Thank Marcelo for working on my tunes again. He recorded a new take for one of my songs and made it perfect. Also recorded a fantastic percussion for another song. I highly recommend him. Fast turnaround and excellent quality. I'm glad I have you on my songs Marcelo and I hope to work with you again soon.
    Thanks a lot!!
    Juam

  9. Review by David K.
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    excellent work. Everything is very timely and he was courteous and polite in his messages. Absolutely no complaints

  10. Review by Joe J.
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    Marcelo was great to work with! Did a couple different takes. He was great to communicate with. I would recommend Marcelo to anyone! Thanks Marcelo!!

  11. Review by Travis C.
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    Marcelo did an awesome job adding drums to our track! Great communication and quickly delivered an original drum part that added a lot to the song.

  12. Review by Juan Y.
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    Marcelo did an amazing job on recording drums and percussions for my song! he gave the song a great feeling and it only took 2 takes. I will definitely work with Marcelo on my next tunes, I highly recommend him.
    Thanks a lot Marcelo
    Juan

  13. Review by Milutin K.
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    Again, beautiful work. Compliments to Marcelo for delivering a fantastic professional job. I'm looking forward to our next collaboration!

  14. Review by Bob H.
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    Marcelos a pro and a pleasure to work with! He was quick and responsive and provided great work to my song project. Thanks Marcello and I look forward to working with you again very soon! - BH

  15. Review by Roni K.
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    Just the best drummer you can get for your music. Very creative and open to try multiple ideas. Highly recommend him for your music.

  16. Review by Milutin K.
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    Again, Marcelo delivered perfect drumming and came up with very inspiring solutions for my project. As usual, very resourceful, professional and reliable.

  17. Review by Milutin K.
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    This was my first collaboration with Marcelo and I was just blown away. He delivered an excellent job - very resourceful and creative. He'll be part of my next projects.

    Thanks a lot!

  18. Review by Roni K.
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    Marcelo is super talented and he did a truly amazing job with our song. Could not be happier with him and really look forward to more collaboration in the future! Highly recommend him.

  19. Review by Jazzyd A.
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    Marcelo is just an Absolute legend!!!
    Job after job he delivers 100% perfection.
    This time round we went for a slightly Brazilian flavour with the percussion and man did Marcelo deliver quality!! Yes sir he did 100%.
    Don't hesitate in contacting Marcelo for all your percussion needs, he is a true master world class!
    Until next time Marcelo
    Jazzy

  20. Review by Jazzyd A.
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    Once again Marcelo delivers some world class percussion.
    If you are looking to take your tracks to a world class quality arrangement and need that extra touch of Finesse then MARCELO is your #1 for any percussion .
    Don't hesitate for one second ! hire Marcelo and i guarantee you will be blown away !!!!!!
    Until next time Marcelo
    Jazzy

  21. Review by Jazzyd A.
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    Another superb job from the master.
    Jazz Fusion percussion at it's very best.
    Loco really knows how to deliver precise quality.
    Every percussion track was synced perfectly and Top quality recorded. If you are looking for any type of percussion then look no further than Loco, he is the master.
    Until next time Sir.
    Thank you
    Jazzy

  22. Review by Nahk | Atik
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    Another high quality session delivered by Loco. The creativity and attention to detail is solid!

  23. Review by Rafael M.
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    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?

  24. Review by Jazzyd A.
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    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.
    JazzyD

  25. Review by Nahk | Atik
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    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!

  26. Review by Rafael M.
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    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!

  27. Review by Nahk | Atik
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    Loco is a master on the drums. Goes above and behind. Would definitely work with him in the future.

  28. Review by Fernanda B.
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    Very pleased with the result.
    Tks Loco for quality and professionalism
    I highly recommend!

  29. Review by Alexandre L.
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    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!

  30. Review by Jazzyd A.
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    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 :)
    Jazzy

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

  32. Review by Flo V.
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    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

  33. Review by Jazzyd A.
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    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
    Jazzy

  34. Review by Jazzyd A.
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    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

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

  36. Review by Marco W.
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    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.

  37. Review by irene b.
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    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 !
    ; )

  38. Review by irene b.
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    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

  39. Review by irene b.
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    Loco
    Masterpiece
    I will be Your friend forever
    In the middle of somewhere is the answer ; )

  40. Review by eric t.
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    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.

  41. Review by irene b.
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    Yes !

  42. Review by irene b.
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    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

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

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

  45. Review by Marco W.
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    incredible drummer i am 100% satisfied with his work

  46. Review by Gustavo Lenza
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    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 Marcelo Effori

  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: 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

  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.

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Multi-Tracked drums and or percussion 48kHz 32bit float. Three revisions.

GenresSounds Like
  • The Police
  • Foo Fighters
  • Neil Young
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 90's 14" x 8"
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