Drums & Percussion recording

120 Reviews (107 Verified)
Cosobatero on SoundBetter

Most of my life has been spent on tour or in the studio. I am a versatile, experienced drummer and percussionist. I provide high quality tracks and I want to play on your songs!

I´m a professional drummer, percussionist and studio owner. I won 6 Latin Grammy with Carlos Vives, Rubén, Blades, Kany García and Andrés Cepeda Big Band. I got my own qualified big room, It sounds great and is very adaptable for a wide range from tight & dry to fat & huge drum sounds. I'm endorsed by Yamaha drums, Meinl cymbals-percussion, Aquarian drumheads, BoutiqueProAudio gear and Gama drumsticks. I have 4 drumsets, many snares and a lot of percussion instruments, all this is ready to take your song to the next level!

I´ll be able to record your song in 1 or 2 days! All I need is some instructions (vibe, type of sound you are looking for, BPM and sample rate info), then send me two files starting from 00.0 (1. Stereo rough mix of your song without drums. 2. Programmed drum track if you have it.). After I've done the recording I'll send you an mp3 with my drums, so you can listen and give me some feedback. If you consider it necessary I will record again until you are happy. After that I´ll send you each individual mic channel (12-20 total, It depends on how many toms and snares the song needs). Also if you need percussion (mainly latin: timbales, congas, bongó, maracas, güiro, colombian percussion) I will send the tracks separately.

I'd love to hear about your project. Click the 'Contact' button above to get in touch.


Discogs verified credits for Juan Guillermo Aguilar
  • Banda La Republica
  • Kany García
  • Carlos Vives
  • Camilo (7)
  • Carlos Vives
  • David Bisbal

120 Reviews - 28 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Chris C.

    It is such a pleasure working with such a talented musician. He took my notes and played what I was looking for and had the perfect feel for the song. His fills and creativity are A+. Once again, 1000% satisfied

  2. Review by James Grover

    Amazing drum part - thank you Juan.

  3. Review by Chris C.

    Amazing. What else can I say! He tended to my every need and followed the direction perfectly. Musicianship is 💯 ! I am 1000% satisfied

  4. Review by Don K.
    by Don K.

    This is the third time working with Cosobatero and it has been an absolute pleasure once again! Great communication, great attitude, turnaround time, and results!! Very versatile and a true professional!

  5. Review by Chris C.

    What a great musician. Performed exactly what I was looking for and enhanced the song with brilliant input. Tailored to what I asked for and response time was immediate. 1000% satisfied.

  6. Review by Jesse S.

    Once again Cosobatero rocks the house. Plus Juan is great to work with, goes the extra mile, and manages to take my crazy ramblings for what I envision for the song, and give me something super.

  7. Review by James G.

    Did an amazing job - one of the best drummers you'll find. Cheers!

  8. Review by Erin W.

    I was introduced to Cosobatero as the best drummer, turns out HE IS THE BEST!!!

  9. Review by Juan Cruz Viotti

    Cosobatero completely transformed my song. Super fast turnaround and totally mind-blowing drums and percussions. He delivered exactly what the song needed in one shot. Very, very recommended.

  10. Review by James Grover

    Took the project to another level was incredible as expected - thank you!

  11. Review by El p.
    by El p.

    Easy to work with. Professional. Extremely talented and very creative. Looking forward to work on new project with him.

  12. Review by James G.

    Awesome job, exactly what we wanted - amazing work!

  13. Review by Ronny Smith

    Definitely a 5 star musician. Super quick turnaround and spot on playing!!

  14. Review by Ronny Smith

    Excellent musician! Does a super job with a short tunaround

  15. Review by Jason H.

    Very professional, responsive, and a pleasure to communicate with. He's willing to go the extra mile to get sounds and grooves tuned just right. Sound quality is top notch, and playing is spot on. Highly recommend!

  16. Review by Ronny Smith

    Excellent drummer and percussionist! Provided just what I was looking for and then some. Completed tracks in a timely manner with minimal takes.

  17. Review by Jed B.
    by Jed B.

    Juan is the go-to drummer and percussionist for the biggest artists in the world. And it's no wonder: his arrangement work is stellar, his playing is incredible, and he's a genuinely kind person.

    Do yourself a favor. Hire Juan for your tracks.

  18. Review by Justin D.

    Cosobatero is a great percussionist, a nice guy and has a quick turnaround time,. I highly recommend!!

  19. Review by Sebastian

    Extraordinary drummer, with a great sounding drumkit! Is prepared to put in the work to get it done!

  20. Review by Lorenzo W.

    Amazing drummer, very communicative, fast completion!
    Beyond expectations!

Interview with Cosobatero

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

  2. A: Energy, pocket, sabor

  3. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  4. A: The studio is equipped with a variety of percussion instruments, excellent gear for professional recording, three high-end drum kits that allow multiple configurations, and a versatile cymbals set that enables the recording of different musical genres.

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

  6. A: Lee Levine

  7. Q: How would you describe your style?

  8. A: Modern, creative and tasteful.

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

  10. A: I´m so proud about everything I've done, but mostly the work of my own bands, where I participated as a composer, drummer, percussionist and producer.

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

  12. A: mostly in my studio, recording for people in Colombia and other countries in the world.

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

  14. A: Camilo Silva

  15. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  16. A: Digital

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

  18. A: If they and I are not happy, we must record again.

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

  20. A: Help people to achieve the dream of having a good song.

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

  22. A: ¿How much is a drum recording? Well, usually around 100.

  23. Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?

  24. A: People think I'm too busy playing, but I´m really at my studio creating.

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

  26. A: ¿What kind of sound are you looking for? ¿Do you want me to record as you programmed or do you want me to be creative?

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

  28. A: Be clear on what you want.

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

  30. A: Kick, snare, hat, drumsticks, stool.

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

  32. A: I started when I was 11 in Colombia. Then I went to study in Cuba for three years and returned to my country to study the Colombian rhythms. I played with many artists and I've touring 60 times around America, Europe and Asia. As a session drummer I recorded for artists as Ricky Martin.

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

  34. A: sometimes I record with the stick backwards to get a big snare sound.

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

  36. A: Latin (salsa, bolero, bachata, reggaetón), Pop, Rock, Funk, Country, Fusion, World.

  37. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  38. A: versatility, creativity.

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

  40. A: SEND US 1. The pre-production or demo (complete track), the minus drum track, and the programmed drum. 2. References of the sound you’d like in the track (mp3, youtube, Spotify, etc.) 3. Information about the session (tempo BPM, sample rate, bit rate). 4. Specifications about the percussion instruments you want. WE SEND YOU (within an estimated time of two days you’ll receive) -A Protools session with edited drums, pre-mixed and recorded in 13 channels (kick in, kick out, Subkick, snare up 1, snare up 2, snare bottom, hi hat, three toms, two over heads, room). -If you request the recording of other percussion instruments you’ll also received them in their corresponding channels. -In case you use another platform different to Protools, we’ll send you the audio files. -If you need: advice about the rhythms, sounds, instruments or style to be used in the recording. You’d have the chance to follow the recording sessions via Skype or Google Hangouts, so that you can help out with ideas, give us your opinion or just enjoy watching live from where you are.

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

  42. A: I record drums and percussion for many genres.

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  • Marc Anthony
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Gear Highlights
  • Yamaha Hybrid Maple drums
  • Rogers Vintage drums"
  • Meinl cymbals
  • Earthworks DK7
  • AEA
  • R84
  • AKG414
  • Audient interface and preamps
  • Focal Shape65 monitors.
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drums + percussion: 120