Samer Sami

Production, Mixing, Mastering

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Classically trained musician a graduate of Helwan University in Egypt. Studied Middle Eastern and Western music composition and sound engineering. I've Established Digital Harmony studios since 1997, providing services to clients / artists / producers and also to brands including but not limited to voice over, IVR (Interactive Voice Response) recording, editing and formatting (credits with Orange S.A (Orange) since 2000), documentaries, music, movie soundtracks.

One way or another and through my massive experience and passion in folk music worldwide. I was able to formulate a new genre creating an untraditional fusions of folk styles and bend it around to come up with a new conclusion... Now, that's something i'm very proud of creating.

It's worth mentioning that I play the Piano, Accordion and Oud. Additionally, I can provide (with my studio In_House affiliate musicians) live instruments such as Egyptian Violin sections, Saz, Balalaika, Qanun, Bass guitar, Guitar (acoustic and classic ) Percussions including drums ( all styles ) Oriental Duff, Tablah, Duhula, Clarinet, Saxophone, Duduk, Kawala, Nay, All mentioned above can be played in an East/ Western European & Middle Eastern style.

Generally, I would love you being around in the studio for many reasons; Yet, with having the absolute capabilities, we can still make a big mess ONLINE and REAL-TIME.

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

Interview with Samer Sami

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

  2. A: Proud of many… Yet, Taking studio quality recording to an equivalent stage sound experience … that was something else.. ı’ve successfully accomplished it with Jeff Gutt and mohamed mounir in many Concerts.

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

  4. A: There are many significant projects on my plate.

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

  6. A: personally... I'm new here, hopefully its the right way to go.

  7. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  8. A: Digital can never beat analog, I trust analog more than digital in most cases ( depending on the style ) simply because when one using a fully digital equipments, then most probably you will lose allot of natural harmonics ( 1 million harmonics) which will add a lot more life to your music.

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

  10. A: You will have original ideas which sounds like nothing to be compared with.

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

  12. A: When the client is more than happy.

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

  14. A: when this project will finish ?,,,my answer is... If the idea is there, then it will take 1 week or so to process ( depending on how huge the project is ) and if the idea isn't there, then it might take more time.

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

  16. A: i only deal with analogue equipments : )

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

  18. A: look for something practical and original.

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

  20. A: After having my degree in music and had worked in Egyptian studios, as well as renowned musicians; i've opened my own studio in Jordan and currently working with musicians/artists from all over the world since 1997.

  21. Q: How would you describe your style?

  22. A: I always tend to bring forward unique ideas in any song that makes it sound deferent and inspirational .

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

  24. A: World folk music ( Latin ,Irish, Circassian, African, medieval European, Persian ) Middle Eastern, Rock, pop, Reggae, Rai music, movie tracks. Let me say as a studio owner and through the past 23 years, i've had to work with all such various styles... and many more to come.

  25. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  26. A: Playing it by the rules is not my kind of thing, I like to bring forth and transform ideas from deferent styles and techniques to make it become something called ORIGINAL.

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

  28. A: Many in the industry, yet doc dre is on top of my list, i suggest i can add new taste to his style.

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

  30. A: Other than nailing down the technical stuff, I like to introduce new blood and taste to any forthcoming styles that contribute to the song.

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

  32. A: Every project has its own process, depending on the idea.

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

  34. A: Dire Straits, Pink Floyd, The Doors, Hans Zimmer ,Bob Marley ,Cheb Chaled, Niyaz, Mariza, Sona, baligh hamdi.

  35. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  36. A: 80 analogue channels Amek console, a collections of out board gears including saturators, compressors, finalizer, DeEsser ,hush remover ,multi effects ,16 analogue Tascam 1 inch multi-track, 2 tracks Tascam reel to reel, Tascam da88/da98 24 tracks as well as a collection of mics including AKG, Neumann, audio technica, Shure, a collection of interfaces including x32 Behringer, Motu 24 I/O x3, Motu 828 Mk ii ,Apollo x8, UAD 2 plugins, Alesis electric drums dm10 pro studio, Yamaha ns10 / msp10 studio monitors, AKAI s-6000, a multi diverse samples including custom made, synths and various instruments such as multiple kind of guitars (acoustic, classic and electric) authentic accordions,,wind instruments and more.

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

  38. A: your ears.

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

  40. A: composing/arranging,,mixing, mastering and producing.

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

  42. A: what do you have in mind.

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

  44. A: 1 -computer 2- inter face 3- headphone,4- small keyboard 5- samples hard drive.


Terms Of Service

Unlimited Revisions ( within the project timeline agreed upon ) 50% deposit (Non-Refundable)

Gear Highlights
  • Amek console 80 Channels
  • Behringer X32
  • Tascam (Mutlitrack and 1/4 inch reel) and Digital Multitrack
  • variety of digital equipments (Audio interfaces
  • universal Audio (UAD 2))
  • outboard equipments (samplers
  • saturators
  • compressors...etc).
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