Drums & Percussion recording

29 Reviews (22 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 Drum Tracks and I want to play on your songs!

I´m a professional drummer, percussionist and studio owner. I have been nominated three times for a Latin Grammy Award and once for a Grammy Award. 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, Aquarian drumheads, I have three 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 one or two days! All I need is some instructions (vibe, type of sound you are looking for, BPM and sample rate), 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 (11-15 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.

Contact me through the green button above and lets get to work.

29 Reviews - 4 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Ryan L.

    Absolutely fantastic percussion performance- congas, timbales, guiro, bongo.... Cosobatero went above and beyond anything I could've hoped for, made the track impossible not to dance to. Fast communication, open to input and revisions, and great turnaround time. Cannot recommend enough.

  2. Review by Peter B.

    Fantastic job and extremely helpful! Multiple file options and super back and forth messaging. I will certainly be back.

  3. Review by Christopher S.

    This was my first experience working remotely, and this man knocked it out of the park! I asked if he could play a rather unconventional part (percussion with pens), we shot a few messages back and fourth, and in under a week I had several options provided to me which were edited exactly how I requested. Excellent communicator and an absolute blast to work with -- highly recommended!

  4. Review by Phil Karis

    Quick to respond, fast in delivery, great performance and sound, and willing to take the time to get the best take (until Inwas happy). He picked up my feedback after the first take and step by step we managed to finish the percussion recording to one of my songs. Would work with Cosobatero again!

  5. Review by Philippe W.

    Once again, great work from Cosobatero.
    Awesome playing, very musical and a very nice person too, making it very pleasant to work with.

  6. Review by Marcos R.

    Trabajar con Cosobatero ha sido una de las experiencias más gratificantes de los últimos años.
    Rapidez, profesionalidad y sobretodo conexión con el track al 200%.
    No lo duden, si quieren que sus percusiones tengan vida propia, Cosobatero es su hombre.

  7. Review by Philippe W.

    Awesome work by Cosobatero, as per always so professional.
    Great drums, great sound with a bounty of percus which give a fantastic groove to the song.
    Once again, a big thank to Cosobatero !

  8. Review by Jed B.

    Need drums? Then you need Juan. Period. Juan is a fantastic player with great feel, great musicality, and incredibly easy to work with. Cannot recommend highly enough!!

  9. Review by Philippe W.

    Great work from Cosobatero, very professional, with total engagement to make things possible in order to get the very specific sound I wished, and also to get the best groove for the song. (Very patient too, as I badly prepared my things before calling him).
    I have got now the perfect drums for this song, and the perfect sound.
    What else ? A fantastic percu section to enchance the song, as Cosobatero is unbeatable for this !

  10. Review by Philippe W.

    Awesome drums and percu work by Cosobatero... once more time.
    Wonderful groove, very good sound, a bunch of fantastic percu tracks which make the song sound beautifully, I have no words.
    Cosobatero is a brilliant musician, always with great engagement in his work, very willing to help, and coming with ideas which give life to the mix. Don't miss the chance to work with him!

  11. Review by Philippe W.

    Wonderful drums track from Cosobatero.
    As per always, completely engaged in the project, having great ideas and willing to bring the best to the song. Fantastic percussionist also, he came with a bunch of brilliant percussion tracks which gave frehsness and dynamism to the mix. Great person, great musician, great job.

  12. Review by Philippe W.

    Beautiful percussion tracks, which contribute so well to embellish the song. Everything being absolutely perfect. Thanks so much !

  13. Review by Philippe W.

    Amazing performance, exactly the perfect drums in the first shot.
    Exactly the right style, adding percu just to embellish the song.
    I insist, Cosobareto is wonderful. An awesome musician and a great person.

  14. Review by Philippe W.

    Once again Cosobatero has been wonderful.
    A lot of engagement in the project, finding good ideas for getting the perfect sound in regards of the style, and of course a perfect playing.
    All this in the speed of light, and always a very nice person.
    A great pleasure to work with.

  15. Review by Philippe W.

    How wonderful is Cosobatero !
    I asked for a single percussion on my track and I received a bounty of beautiful percussions, all what it takes to complement nicely the song, and right in the perfect style. All this in a very fast delivery time. Further more, a very nice and friendly person. I can't wait for the next project with him on my music!

  16. Review by Steven F.

    Terrific and energetic performance! Very pleased!! I needed a mashup of different genres and he pulled it off without breaking a sweat. Excellent communication and he delivered professionally engineered recordings. I very much hope we have another opportunity to work together again soon.

  17. Review by Israel M.

    Wow! What a knock-out job and super nice guy! Not only did he provide me with the timbale part I had asked for but a great mix of additional percussion for me to chose from. I'll be back in touch for the next track for sure! Thank you!!

  18. Review by Jade A.

    Fantastic drummer. Stays in contact throughout the process and delivers quality stems for mixing. He is able to listen to a song and figure out the best solution. Highly recommended.

  19. Review by Nick D.

    Juan did an amazing job for us and went above and beyond!

  20. Review by Jed B.

    Juan is an incredibly talented percussionist, with an expertly-honed ear for how to build and propel a song forward. Very highly recommended.

  21. Review by Scott B.

    Juan is an amazing percussionist and an extremely talented musician, it was a pleasure working with him!

  22. Review by Alan B.

    I honestly can not say enough about Juan's work!! The musicianship he displays along with the quality of his recordings were really great. This was my first time hiring someone on Sound better and I was really not sure what to expect but Juan far exceeded my expectations!!!

  23. Review by Leon Velez

    One of the biggest musicians of my country, also he´s a warm person who can traduce your ideas on beats and songs. We did a session and we had a really nice time.

  24. Review by Jose Juvinao

    If you want to get a very deep and groovy drums in your song, don't hesitate a second to do with Juan. He is a very professional and versatile drums & percussion player. All my recordings sessions have been and will be with him.

  25. Review by Daniel Uribe Colorado

    Coso Batero is one of my best drummers that I´ve worked with, we have worked together in many different projects, Like we played together for NICKY JAM in his world tour and he is so professional and really passionate with his instrument and his music. Also we have worked inside the studio recording for so many artists so I really recommend him, he will just prove I am not wrong. I know his studio and is just overwhelming, incredible sound, really beautiful place and HD quality for your projects.

  26. Review by Santiago Torres

    Juan is not only a GREAT drummer and a great Percussionist, He´s a creative musician that fits on each track he does, making the song comes to live so deep! Nice guy, so friendly and easy to work with, I highly recommend Juan for future Drum and percussion session Work!

  27. Review by Andrés F Quiroga

    Great and versatile drummer! Amazing punch and sound, one of the best drummers I've heard and recorded!
    Jazz, Reggae, Rock, Latin, Pop.... pretty much any genre!
    If you need Drum Tracks, Juan is the right for the job!

  28. Review by Diego Gómez B.

    An amazing environment to record not only live drums but percussion tracks from world music to latin music for a great price, and the human talent there is incredible! Don´t hesitate to contact Juan Aguilar for all your drums & percussion recordings.

  29. Review by Sensus Estudio

    Juan is the best drummer with whom I have worked. Great sound, clean and also he's a great person.

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

  8. 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.

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

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

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

  12. A: Camilo Silva

  13. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  14. A: Digital

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  24. 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?

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

  26. A: Be clear on what you want.

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

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

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

  30. 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.

  31. Q: How would you describe your style?

  32. A: Modern, creative and tasteful.

  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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Gear Highlights
  • Yamaha drums
  • Meinl cymbals
  • Earthworks DK7 mics
  • AKG414
  • Solid State Logic-Joemeek-GoldMike preamps
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