Sefi Carmel

Production|Atmos Mix|Mastering

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300,000,000+ Streams, DOLBY ATMOS MIXING, Over 20 Years Of Experience, Unlimited Revisions, Apple Digital Masters Certified Engineer. Sefi Carmel is an award winning London-based composer, mixing / mastering engineer, producer and sound designer. He has been working with 'A-List' music artists and film productions for many years.

Mixing music has been one of Sefi's great passions for over 20 years.

During the course of this time he has been fortunate enough to mix the music of some real icons such as David Bowie, Phil Collins, Michael Bublé, Bruno Mars, Ed Sheeran, Jethro Sheeran, BB King, Massive Attack, Birdy and many more. Sefi was sound supervisor for the Eurovision song contest, broadcast to all members of the EBU, and has mixed music for MTV’s Stayin’ Alive hosted by Beyonce and then broadcast on all MTV channels worldwide. He has previously mixed the music of over forty bands for Channel 4‘s mobile act unsigned. Sefi has also worked with film producers and directors such as Ridley Scott, John Woo, Chris Columbus, Kevin Reynolds and many more, creating soundtracks (Composing, sound design, foley, ADR and mixing), for A list feature films, high profile documentaries, trailers, commercials and games.

Sefi mixes and masters music and films in stereo, 5.1 and 7.1 surround, as well as Dolby Atmos.

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Credits

Discogs verified credits for Sefi Carmel
  • Fred A. Staire Feat. Alex Larke
  • Various
  • Louie Austen
  • Fred A. Staire
  • Various
  • כריס*
  • G13 (4)
  • Flash
  • Koby Israelite
  • No Alarms
  • Taco
  • Cecilie*
  • Dinny Skip
  • Johanna Kuvaja
  • Ori Kawa & The Entals
  • Ori Kawa & The Entals
  • Cyberjam (2)
  • ורדה קריספין
  • גידי גוב* = Gidi Gov
  • כריס*
  • ורדה קריספין
  • Various
  • Flash
  • מאור כהן*
  • Sepoy
  • Jason G Eastwood*
  • No Alarms
  • Cecilie*
  • Johanna Kuvaja
  • Limber De Coco
  • Aaxyn
  • Ori Kawa & The Entals
  • Ori Kawa & The Entals
  • Ori Kawa & The Entals

1135 Reviews - 279 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Dieter S.
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    Very happy with the mix/master result. Nice collaboration.

  2. Review by Eve Christina
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    Sefi was the perfect person to mix and master my project. He was so speedy with his replies, responding to my revisions and notes so efficiently and each time meeting my requests perfectly. I was never left waiting. He really brought my tracks to life, I can't express how much I love what he's done for them. Highly recommend working with Sefi. Thank you!

  3. Review by Michael M.
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    Not only did Sefi do a great job on the song, he was super professional and super patient throughout the entire process. A real gentleman. I now have a renewed love for the song. Thank you!

  4. Review by Paul F.
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    I've worked with quite a few producers/mixers over the years and Sefi stands out as one of the very best,I'm extremely happy with the mix/remix that he did for me.
    If you need a top pro who will bring out the very best in your song then Sefi is your man.

  5. Review by Patrick Perry
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    Very Professional, delivered a 10/10 mix.

  6. Review by Benjamin D.
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    Sefi is so professional, he works very efficiently and always treats the music with care. Very pleased with the track as always!

  7. Review by Anastasia A.
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    Sefi is a treasure. I worked with him before several times and hope cooperate again in the future. He is the best.

  8. Review by Carlos L.
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    Sefi is the real deal; you rarely find this kind of talent and good taste mixing.

    I will work with Sefi again very soon!

  9. Review by Geoff
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    Sefi did an excellent job on the mix and master and was a pleasure to work with!

  10. Review by Michal G.
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    Incredible mixer. Fantastic communication. Thank you Sefi!

  11. Review by J.R. D.
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    I've worked with Sefi now on multiple projects, and there hasn't been a time I wasn't fully satisfied. I will continue to work with Sefi as long as he'll have me. Very clear, easy to work with, and refines any request promptly. He definitely is a master at his craft and takes my art from amateur to a professional level. Thanks for reading and hope this helps you to make the best decision for your projects.

  12. Review by Lamar D.
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    I've been using this service for quite a while, spending tens of thousands of dollars trying to find a good mixing engineer and I must say, Sefi is the one that can deliver as promised, he gets my recommendation.

  13. Review by Dom POlito
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    Sefi is a true Pro. I can't wait to continue with my other songs.
    Rest assured you will be takin care of.
    And Im am one picky guy when it comes to what I want to hear, and Sefi delivered.

  14. Review by Michael K.
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    I have to say I'm impressed with work ethic and a very client oriented approach. I wasn't sure at the begining if my decisions and ideas on tweaking the mix were right, but we just tried a bit and it was OK if I changed my mind in the process. Sefi really wants to make you happy and that's just amazing :) Thanks Sefi!

  15. Review by Richard W.
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    Fantastic mix - many Tnx

  16. Review by grayson pack
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    he is great!! the best I've seen on this platform. total pro

  17. Review by Sacha C.
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    Adoro, sound fantastico..
    Mi ha piaciuto lavorare con sefi, felice e soddisfatto..

  18. Review by Neo Kaay
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    It was a pleasure working with Sefi! very nice guy, very friendly and quick communication. Absolute professional!! More projects with him will follow!

  19. Review by RIICK
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    It was an amazing experience working with Sefi! He was super patient and delivered an amazing master! I really recommend his work!

  20. Review by Nawaf “Ntitled” Alalyan
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    Always choose him

Interview with Sefi Carmel

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

  2. A: I have a fantastically talented assistant. He imports the files into Logic/Pro Tools, cleans up the edits, tunes the vocals, quantizes and replaces/adds drum samples where necessary. Then I come into the picture. When the song is all in time and in tune. In a typical band production (for example) - I will start with the drums - they are the skeleton of the song. The drums need to sound awesome before anything else. Then I mix in the bass, followed by guitars. I have a massive collection of vintage synths (Moog, Roland, Korg, Yamaha, Dave Smith, Nord, Waldorf, Oberheim.....) and a huge library of samples (from Project Sam, Spitfire, East West, Heaviocity….), so where applicable I usually add/enhance/replace synths and samples (e.g. - strings). I will then work on the vocals as the final crowning jewel.

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

  4. A: It’s crazy busy. I am currently producing, mixing and mastering tracks for clients from Tokyo, Milan, Miami, London, Toronto…. Its an exciting time!

  5. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  6. A: Both. Some music just sounds better analog and alternatively some music, especially bass heavy music like hip hop or dubstep, can benefit from digital processing. It’s a question of having the choice of both worlds. My workflow allows me to make that decision at a relatively late stage - I can decide right at the end of the process whether to present the client with either an analog or digital mix.

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

  8. A: That I will mix their song, as if it were my own.

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

  10. A: The music and client satisfaction.

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

  12. A: What I think of their song. I tell them the truth.

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

  14. A: That anyone with a laptop can do it.

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

  16. A: How the song was recorded, what daw etc. What is your vision for the song/project?

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

  18. A: My Moog modular, Prophet 8, Avalon 737, Neumann 87 and my DAW (Logic).

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

  20. A: One particular highlight was working on the Remix of the track ‘Papa Was A Rolling Stone’ by the incredible Phil Collins (which can be found/heard on my SoundBetter profile). My role included programming, playing the keys and mixing the song, which was a very exciting experience personally, having been a fan of Phil Collin’s music for many years.

  21. Q: How would you describe your style?

  22. A: Contemporary. Powerful.

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

  24. A: Nile Rodgers. He is an amazing songwriter and producer.

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

  26. A: If everything is in time and in tune, mixing is easy.

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

  28. A: I most regularly work on Pop, Rnb, EDM, Rock, Singer songwriter, Indie. However, over the past 20 plus years, I have had the pleasure of working on a huge and diverse array of differing genres of music.

  29. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  30. A: Listening

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

  32. A: Objectivity, an experienced pair of ears and ultimately, whatever supports the vision of the artist. And most importantly, I make it sound great!

  33. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  34. A: Logic Pro X, PT 11 HD, Waves Mercury, Slate Digital, LOTS of analog synths, 5.1 Genelec monitors, Neumann mics, Avalon preamps, TL Audio analog summing mixer....

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

  36. A: David Bowie, Nile Rodgers, Pharrell Williams, Butch Vig, Hans Zimmer, Tony Visconti, Rick Rubin, Vince Clarke.

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

  38. A: Production, Mixing and Mastering.

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  • David Bowie
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Gear Highlights
  • Avid ProTools Ultimate
  • Logic Pro X
  • Avalon VT 747 SP
  • Avalon VT 737 SP
  • Roland Juno-60
  • Roland SH-101
  • Roland RD-600
  • Roland Jupiter-6
  • Roland JX-8P
  • Korg MS20
  • Moog Voyager
  • Neumann U87
  • 5.1
  • 7.1 and Atmos surround Genelec monitoring
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