Marcelo Effori

Live Drums, Percussion & Mixes

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169 Reviews (165 Verified)
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Experienced session drummer, studio owner, and music producer. I'm 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 20+ years. My background music study is a mix of several rock styles, African percussion, and Brazilian rhythms. I'm also a mixer/audio engineer/music producer certified by The Oxford School Of Audio (OXSA).
I'm using Universal Audio Luna, Pro Tools 2020, Logic Pro X, AKAI MPC 1000, 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

Tell me about your project and how I can help, through the 'Contact' button above.

169 Reviews - 26 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Jazzyd A.
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    Marcelo once again delivers a world class percussion set.
    Thank you sir !
    Jazzy

  2. Review by Idrisse K.
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    Great drummer with professionnal sound! I totally recommend Marcello for your project and hope to work with him again soon!

  3. Review by Joshua M.
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    My second project with Marcelo and I don't think I will go elsewhere for drums and percussion . . . . he is creative, a very talented player, a great communicator, and truly goes above and beyond. I can't wait to share this music with the world. All my thanks, Marcelo — work together soon.

  4. Review by benjamin k.
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    fully recommended ... understood the structure and vibe right away ... great musician and great sounds and great communication

  5. Review by Benny Weill
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    Marcelo is such a talent!
    Sensitive and very musical, he’s style and sound are great and his playing is so mature and professional!

    Highly recommended drummer!

  6. Review by Michael E.
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    Marcelo edited some acoustic guitar timings for me - he worked very fast, had great communication and importantly the result is very good!

  7. Review by Jazzyd A.
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    Marcelo is a truly amazing percussionist. Every time I work with Marcelo he delivers a masterpiece of individual brilliance.
    Endorsed 100%! Look no further for ALL your percussion.
    Jazzy D

  8. Review by Naylor P.
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    Fast, original, impeccable work!

  9. Review by Angel
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    Great working with Marcelo again! Beast!

  10. Review by Tom R.
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    Marcelo was awesome - on point and quick turn around. Gave me more than I asked for with several options to choose from.

  11. Review by Adam W.
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    As always Marcelo is a pleasure to work with and always finds the right parts for the track

  12. Review by Chris Lingo
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    Marcelo out did himself. Seriously I don't know how he does it, but the parts are just perfect. He is an unbelievable talent, a wonderful communicator, and simply the best man for the job. I am so thankful for SoundBetter.com because I got connected with Marcelo. My songs have been taken to the nest level because of him!

  13. Review by Joshua M.
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    Marcelo was incredible. I hired him to write and record drum tracks for a new song of mine, and he delivered beyond my expectations — communicating with me about options, addressing my feedback responsively, and most importantly, nailing the drum track. Very, very talented, and wonderful to work with. I look forward to working with you again, my friend.

  14. Review by Juan Y.
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    Marcelo Is the best drummer and percussion brother out there! He has the feeling of what the song needs and it's always a pleasure to work with him!!
    Thanks a lot my brother! Many more songs will come!
    Cheers!
    Juan

  15. Review by Chris Lingo
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    So... This guy is simply the very very very best. The parts are so clever and musical. Look no further. This is your guy!

  16. Review by Grant H.
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    As always working with Marcelo is a pleasure! A true talent and professional! He listens to what a client needs and truly becomes a co-creator of the project when you give him the freedom to be! Highly recommend working with him!

  17. Review by Adam W.
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    Marcelo is great to work with and always makes sure he gets everything right to your liking

  18. Review by Angel
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    Killing it as usual!

  19. Review by Chris Lingo
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    Mercelo simply blew me away. The parts fit so perfectly in the song, that it felt like they had always been there. Perfectly in the pocket. Perfectly in key. Wonderful talent to work with. HIGHLY RECOMMEND

  20. Review by Jazzyd A.
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    Marcelo is an absolute genius, that's the only words to describe the master Percussionist.
    If you are looking for a world class musician to transform your tracks then look no further !
    Employ Marcelo today ! I promise you will NOT be disappointed.
    Thank you Marcelo until next time sir!
    Jazzy

  21. Review by John D.
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    Marcelo has been totally consistent with turning out truly amazing tracks! He is a pleasure to work with , he listens and then delivers stellar work!

  22. Review by Chris Garcia
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    Marcelo - Is so creative and such a beautiful talent. He is always adding to the vibe and groove of the song, listening and adding with a producer's ear! I love working with him.

  23. Review by PW F.
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    Marcelo is a real pleasure to work with. He is always ready to respond to very special ideas and is patient and friendly at all times. His timing is excellent and his sense of groove is great. His drums definitely took the song to a new level. Highly Recommended!

  24. Review by Craig W.
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    Great to work with! Quick turnaround. Great beats.

  25. Review by Jazzyd A.
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    Truly Amazing Percussion !
    I came to Marcelo this time with a real laid back RnB / Soul track that needed some extra depth to support the rest of the live musicians.
    The rhythm and depth he managed to achieve has once again blown my mind!
    Marcelo is the BEST #1 percussionist I have ever had the pleasure of working with.
    He is not only #1 in his professionalism but he is always polite, friendly and completes his work with eases and speed .
    Thank you again sir for an amazing experience .
    Jazzy

  26. Review by Jazzyd A.
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    Marcelo is a pure genius. Every time I bring a track to him he totally kills it 100% quality.
    I would never hesitate in recommending him for any production tasks you have .
    Drums, percussion he is the man for the job.
    Stop procrastinating and employ Marcelo today!
    Until next time sir
    Jazzy

  27. Review by Katrina T.
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    Marcelo is a very talented and creative individual, and he created amazing tracks for my song. I love the variation in timbres and instruments that he added. Marcelo is simply amazing! He added surdo to my tracks and made the song come alive!

  28. Review by Angel
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    Thanks so much for great work again!

  29. Review by Chris Garcia
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    Marcelo has a great vibe and a great feel, his sounds are so cool and he goes above and beyond to make me happy! Love this guy!

  30. Review by Pavlos V.
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    Another excellent drumming performance . Very articulate , with a rich timbre and spatial imaging . Thank you maestro !

  31. Review by Stefan L.
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    A pleasure to work with - absolutely 100% professional and another 100% for good vibes!

  32. Review by Chris Garcia
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    Great sounds great vibe and attention to detail! Love Marcelo. A great drummer!

  33. Review by Chris Garcia
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    Great feel and Awesome sounds! Marcelo is amazing. Cannot wait to work with him again.

  34. Review by Inge F.
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    Marcelo delivered again. sounds super tight and very good. Marcelo communicated well and delivered as expected. If you are looking for a drummer, regardless of genre, I am convinced that Marcelo is the right man for the job.

    Thanks

  35. Review by Kit C.
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    A pleasure to work with.

    Thanks for your time!

  36. Review by Josh Berkeley
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    Marcelo is amazing! If you’re looking for a superb drummer and percussionist, he is the guy.

  37. Review by Pavlos V.
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    Another great session with good communication in addressing arrangement issues thank you Marcelo !

  38. Review by Jazzyd A.
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    Marcelo is an absolute MASTER on percussion , He always knows exactly what a track needs for that extra depth and contrast.
    If you are needing a world class Musician then look no further than Marcelo .
    Until next time sir
    Thank You
    Jazzy

  39. Review by Sarah R.
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    Marcelo came through again with the perfect drum and percussion for my original songs. He's also very easy and fun to work with! I highly recommend him.

  40. Review by Alex D.
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    Efficient. Super pro. A pleasure to work with. I highly recommend collaborating with Marcelo.

  41. Review by Pavlos V.
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    Marcelo Effori is an ever - evolving musician willing to experiment with new set-ups and recording gear while delivering solid results time after time ... a trusty and valuable collaborator !

  42. Review by John D.
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    Once again Marcelo has put my song in fifth gear . A true professional, he totally understands the task at hand!

  43. Review by Pavlos V.
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    I 've been working with Marcelo for over a year now and he is always a joy to work with . On our last session he was quick to provide a revision of the recording in less than 24 hours . Drums unlike other instruments are very complicated to record and Marcelo has the experience to make it look easy . Thank you Marcelo !

  44. Review by Pavlos V.
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    Another good performance - as expected - very pleased !

  45. Review by Esteban S.
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    Absolute fire!!! Marcelo's arrangement where way more than I expected. The whole process was very smooth. I highly recommend you Marcelo if your looking for a dynamic, rich live percussion performance in your production!!!

  46. Review by Milutin K.
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    From day one Mr. Effori has been accompanying me in my various projects and each gig was an extraordinary experience. He's the perfect combination of professionalism, creativity and talent. Best recommendations!

  47. Review by Josh Berkeley
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    I highly recommend working with Marcelo. He found the perfect drum and percussion groove for one of my songs after I’ve tried multiple providers before him. He is the best!

  48. Review by Inge F.
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    Marcelo is my drummer of choice! He is friendly, hardworking, and his drumming always sound awesome!
    He is that type of a drummer you Will contact again.

  49. Review by Pavlos V.
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    After a 4 month rest , I invited Marcelo back to record the drums for a new tune ... As expected , I wasn't disappointed !
    Precise , clean drumming !

  50. Review by Sarah R.
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    Marcelo is absolutely top-notch! He came through yet again with a spectacular drum track and brilliant percussion for my song. He works lightning fast and is able to both follow creative direction and come up with very creative ideas of his own. I couldn't recommend him more highly!

  51. Review by Milutin K.
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    Excellent performance by Loco Sosa again. Thank you very much and hope to be collaborating again soon.

  52. Review by Milutin K.
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    I am really surprized at how Marcelo always manages to nail the beat as I have imagined in my mind. He's a real pro with the highest standards and work ethic. Thanks and see you again!

  53. Review by Wole R.
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    Great Job Always from Mr Marcelo
    Great Vibe, Lovey Interpretation. His drum sound sits well in the mix which make post production a walk over.
    I highly recommend him for drum and percussion tracking.

  54. Review by Milutin K.
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    Great work, Mr. Effori. I got just what I wanted and more. Marcelo is a great artist characterized by utmost professionalism and communication. Will definitely work together again

  55. Review by Bob H.
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    Marcelo crushed it and really brought my track to life. He added the groove it was needing. I'd highly recommend him and I'll be doing more work with him soon! - Bob Haro

  56. Review by Laura A.
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    We've always had a passion for Brazilian music, so were so pleased to hear that come through in the songs, thanks to Marcelo's percussion recordings. Marcelo helped bring my father's music to life. I couldn't have asked for a better result! Obrigada, Marcelo. Eu estou muito feliz com o seu trabalho!

  57. Review by Bob H.
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    Great musician and easy to work with. This is my second project of many to do with Marcelo. I highly recommend him for your next project!

  58. Review by John D.
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    Marcelo has been a great help and asset throughout the making of my EP. I am looking forward to continuing the collaboration!

  59. Review by Harry G.
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    Pitch your idea to Marcelo, send him a few references and specific instructions and you will receive great-sounding percussion tracks that will give your track a heartbeat.

  60. Review by Milutin K.
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    It's such a great pleasure to work with Marcelo. His performance is always top-grade, anticipating my vision of the song. Hats off to the man and looking forward to our next collaboration!

  61. Review by Kit C.
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    Thanks so much! Very easy and professional with great added extras.
    Highly recommend!

  62. Review by John D.
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    I found Marcelo here when I first began My EP. Well , it’s been an amazing experience.He has been a major contributor to my project.Through his input, attitude and performance I really feel I couldn’t have found a more fitting professional.

  63. Review by Milutin K.
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    Marcelo is a real professional, in my opinion the best allround drummer on this platform. From Prog-rock to punk, from singer/songwriter ballad to jazz, everything you throw at him he returns neatly packed and ready to use. Cheers and looking forward to working with him on my next project!

  64. Review by Milutin K.
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    Excellent performance by Marcelo. He delivered just what I needed and anticipated elements I was about to suggest... A highly talented and professional guy and I look forward to working with him again.

  65. Review by Grant H.
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    We needed some drums for our song; Marcelo is a highly talented artist with vision who comes through with excellence every time! He’s already been working on a few songs for our upcoming album ... and I will definitely be going to him for future projects! I love his positivity and collaborative spirit and the communication is great! He makes sure it’s what you want!

  66. Review by Wole R.
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    Mr Marcelo is the best. Great Personality and Steady.
    Always on time, Accurate and professional.

    Work with him and you will be at peace.

  67. Review by Wole R.
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    Great Man, With an Outstanding performance.
    Very Timely and professional.
    I have worked with this great man over and over and yet his sound is unique for every style and genre.

    I recommend him greatly!
    He is the best

  68. Review by Willie W.
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    Great drummer, excellent communication; Highly recommended!

  69. Review by Wole R.
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    I am Beyond word to express my excitement over mr Marcelo's work..
    Simply the best!!!
    I keep on going from one job to another cos his sound is so awesome. his turn around is the best so far. great interpretation.
    super duper!!!

    Please work with this great man
    his highly recommended.

  70. Review by Wole R.
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    Great man, with a great heart. Mr marcelo is very timely.
    He can interpret one's idea like a sweet sayer.
    Good job as always.

    Of cos try him out... He is simply the best.

  71. Review by Andrew H.
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    Excellent finished product. He gave me exactly what I was looking for and did it with a fast turnaround. Highly recommend

  72. Review by Wole R.
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    Great Job Always.
    This is one person who is always consistent with his professionalism
    subtle and care about customers' satisfaction.

    Thank you for all that you do.
    I recommend mr Marcelo anyday and anytime.

  73. Review by Wole R.
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    Mr Marcelo, is the best.. The percussions, drums sounded like he read my mind to what i what and what the music required.
    This Man is really smooth and very easy to work with. turn around is fantastic. The Best man in the building y'all.

    I recommend

  74. Review by Wole R.
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    I am So Impressed with Mr Marcelo's job
    so professional with an impeccable sound, he's got great sense of music and his interpretation is outstanding.
    He is very accessible, respectful and great with timing .

    I strongly recommend him for any producer/ artist who wants to take their jobs to the next level.

    Great job, great sound!

  75. Review by Pavlos V.
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    Marcelo provided a steady uptempo beat for my latest song in one day
    Thank you Marcelo !

  76. Review by John D.
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    Marcelo has been an incredible help with my music. Just by me suggesting a few descriptive stylistic words he has once again made the piece more interesting and cohesive.

  77. Review by Most
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    Absolutely top notch!
    Quality of recording, communication, creativity...couldn't have asked for more.

  78. Review by Pavlos V.
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    Another clean precise performance by Marcelo Effori ! Thank you !

  79. Review by David Dafré
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    Great sounding drummer. Excellent miking technique, plenty of sounds to chose from.

  80. Review by Pavlos V.
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    One more great performance by a seasoned musician . Thank you , Marcelo !

  81. Review by John D.
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    Marcelo has really brought my song to life! His sound and technique are distinctive and have been a key part of my project.

  82. Review by Phil H.
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    Marcelo can feel my music and has the ability to work it out to satisfaction.

  83. Review by Sarah R.
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    Marcelo is an absolutely fantastic drummer/percussionist, and is a dream to work with! I’m thrilled with the tracks he crafted for my songs, which give them the exact groove they needed and elevate them to a higher level. He’s extremely fast, professional, and incorporates even complex feedback perfectly. He was a huge part of what made my first project ever on SoundBetter a complete success. I will definitely use him for all my future drumming/percussion needs.

  84. Review by Pavlos V.
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    Steady and fluid as always ; thank you Marcelo !

  85. Review by Most
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    Marcelo is great to work with.. super quick and amazing results! Brought a whole new dimension to the song. Will be working together again soon

  86. Review by Adam W.
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    Marcelo is always a pleasure to work with and has a great sense of music to find the right parts for the piece

  87. Review by John D.
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    Marcelo really listened to my piece then contributed greatly to the finished song . He is a genuine, professional artist . It was the ideal experience.

  88. Review by Pavlos V.
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    Another meticulous performance by Mr. Effori gave my song a new life. A very good drummer and an agreeable gentleman !

  89. Review by Adam W.
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    Marcelo once again did a great job putting drums on the track that fit just right and had his special touch

  90. Review by Live From... Peace Frog's Den
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    Working with Marcelo was just WONDERFUL. He was deftly able to come in and bring real drums, percussion and groove over my basic edrums, which greatly enhanced my song. Excellent communication and response to boot. I'm looking to working with Marcelo again!

  91. Review by Adam W.
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    Marcelo did a great job improving the drums and mix in really giving the track new life

  92. Review by Milutin K.
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    Marcelo is the king of beat! I'm serious. He's very communicative, very professional and, again, delivers top quality work. Gonna stick with this drummer for the rest of my new project.

  93. Review by Jazzyd A.
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    Wow this is around the 10th project Marcelo has worked on for me,and he still manages to deliver unique outstanding quality work on each project. He is a pure genius .
    Thank you
    JazzyD

  94. Review by Joe Kelly Jr.
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    Marcelo just keeps on delivering. No matter what needs to happen he get's you there. 1 million stars!

  95. Review by Eric Sheffield
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    Marcelo is a world-class talent! Great work.

  96. Review by Joe Kelly Jr.
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    Many praises! amazing groove

  97. Review by Jazzyd A.
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    Yet another truly superb job completed by Marcelo he is the master percussionist one of a kind!
    Professional always on time & above all a world class musician.
    Don't hesitate to book Marcelo for your next track. You won't be disappointed.
    Jazzy

  98. Review by Joe Kelly Jr.
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    He's my go to guy!

  99. Review by OBSCUR8
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    Excellent drums, percussion and background vocals. Good punch, mix and performance. Another solid project complete!

  100. Review by Pavlos V.
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    Another steady performance by a seasoned drummer - percussionist .
    Thank you Marcelo !

  101. Review by Peter K.
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    He's amazing! His playing is so tight, groovy and singular, and he's a super nice guy. I can't wait to work with him again!

  102. Review by Pavlos V.
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    A versatile drummer / percussionist with a deep knowledge of rhythm
    patterns , adds character to my simple tunes . It is such a pleasant time when I receive the live tracks he has recorded . Thank you Marcelo !

  103. Review by Jazzyd A.
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    Yet another superb percussion from the master. Marcelo is a pure genius and super friendly musician / Arranger.
    Until next time Sir
    Jazzy

  104. Review by Milutin K.
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    Thanks a lot, Marcelo! That was awesome drumming that added the required punch to the mix to make my song stand out. I can only say WOW...

  105. Review by James G.
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    This is your guy! Professional, efficient, detailed, talented and transparent.

  106. Review by Pavlos V.
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    One more excellent drumming performance ! Thank you Marcelo !

  107. Review by Pavlos V.
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    Another steady performance by Marcelo using brushes on the snare drum. The files were delivered promptly and he gave me alternative options to chose from .

  108. Review by James PP
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    Marcelo is a joy to work with . His timing is immaculate and his playing is faultless. I asked him to replicate note for note a piece that was originally played by legendary LA session drummer Rick Marotta and he nailed it. He is also super positive and easy to work with. A true artist.

  109. Review by Milutin K.
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    Always a pleasure working with Marcelo. Excellent performance, professionalism an reliability. Can't think of a better drummer!

  110. Review by Pavlos V.
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    One more rewarding experience in recording with Marcelo .

  111. Review by Pavlos V.
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    Another excellent performance by Marcelo Effori on drums . I will keep going back to him for my drum and percussion tracks in the future.

  112. Review by Milutin K.
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    You can always count on Marcelo to deliver exactly what you want. This man has an excellent intuition... Thanks and hope to collaborate again!

  113. Review by James PP
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    Superb attention to detail and swift response which was exactly what i wanted. Will be using again soon.

  114. Review by Juan Y.
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    Another amazing job from Marcelo! he knows how to do a profesional work with your song, added amazing drums and percussion to mine. I will be contacting Marcelo for percs and drums in the future for sure. i highly recommend him!
    Thanks again Marcelo!
    Juan

  115. Review by Pavlos V.
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    A wonderful drummer and percussion specialist . It was a great experience to work with him , I learned quite a lot ! Thank you Mr. Effori !

  116. Review by Milutin K.
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    Marcelo blew me away with this performance. If you're looking for a professional drummer with an excellent feeling for the customer's needs, Marcelo is the Man.

  117. Review by Pavlos V.
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    Excellent drummer and percussionist with attention to detail.

  118. Review by OBSCUR8
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    High quality, great performances and speed. Well done

  119. Review by Joe Kelly Jr.
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    20 STARS!!

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    Marcelo is my go to guy! He brought my music to life in a big way. Professional as they come.

  121. 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.

  122. 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!!

  123. 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

  124. 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

  125. 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!

  126. 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!

  127. 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.

  128. 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

  129. 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

  130. Review by Joe Kelly Jr.
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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!!

  131. 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.

  132. 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

  133. 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!

  134. 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

  135. 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.

  136. 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.

  137. 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!

  138. 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.

  139. 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

  140. 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

  141. 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

  142. Review by OBSCUR8
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    Another high quality session delivered by Loco. The creativity and attention to detail is solid!

  143. 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?

  144. 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

  145. Review by OBSCUR8
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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!

  146. 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!

  147. Review by OBSCUR8
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    Loco is a master on the drums. Goes above and behind. Would definitely work with him in the future.

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

  149. 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!

  150. 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

  151. 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.

  152. 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

  153. 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

  154. 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

  155. 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!

  156. 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.

  157. 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 !
    ; )

  158. 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

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

  160. 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.

  161. Review by irene b.
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    Yes !

  162. 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

  163. 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

  164. 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.

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

  166. Review by Cuca Ferreira
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    By far the best drummer I've ever worked with.
    Super solid drumming, studio expertise and extreme professionalism. I'm really fortunate to work with Marcelo in many projects.
    Couldn't ask for more... Strongly recommend!

  167. Review by Fabio Sá
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    Besides being a great drummer, both technically and creatively, Marcelo knows how to take an amazing sound in his studio. I had the pleasure of working with him in a lot of diferent musical scenarios and I hope we can play a lot more in the future.

  168. Review by André Lima
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    Marcelo is an amazing drummer, his beats are so "punchy" and creative! He knows how to get a great drum sound. We worked together in many projects here in Brazil, he is so musical and professional.

  169. 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 are you working on at the moment?

  2. A: I'm working as a drummer, percussionist and music producer on Lu Horta's new album, playing live with Chico Salem, Fabio Goes, Vanguart, and Meno Del Picchia. I'm also recording drums and percussion as a freelancer :)

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

  4. 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.

  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/140170-fabio-sá 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: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?

  16. 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.

  17. Q: How would you describe your style?

  18. 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.

  19. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  20. A: BOTH. I love both.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  33. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  34. 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.

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

  36. A: PJ Harvey

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GenresSounds Like
  • The Police
  • Foo Fighters
  • Peter Gabriel
Gear Highlights
  • Universal Audio 4-710
  • Apollo Twin Duo
  • Focusrite Tone Factory
  • Istanbul Mehmet Cymbals
  • Luthier brazilian drumset (1982)
  • Tama piccolo steel snare
  • Ludwig Acrolite 70's snare
  • Odery custon made wood snare 90's 14" x 8"
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