Sefi Carmel

Production, Mixing, Mastering

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150,000,000+ Streams, DOLBY ATMOS MIXING, 20+ Yrs Experience, Unlimited Revisions 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, 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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707 Reviews - 195 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Mick J.
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    Collaborating with Sefi was a joy. He is world class and has taken my song and made a powerful, elegant and directional record, he’s created a timeless sonic identity for my track.
    His communication is brilliant, and his attention to detail is awesome, not to mention his endless patience.
    Work with him!!
    Thank you Sefi!
    Mick

  2. Review by gaetanbouchard
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    Sufi was absolutely perfect all the way. He approached the project from the right angle, and he took the time it takes to fully understand what it is that I am trying to achieve. His mix and master greatly enhanced my music and my vocals. Sefi could hear the hidden gems and nice bits in my tracks, and he was able to produce the song by choosing what had to stay and what to be left out. He also did a great job on the strings and pads and made sure they fit in perfectly.

  3. Review by Bear W.
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    Sefi is amazing to work with. He has a great ear and mixes and masters to the highest quality, he will deliver you a track at exactly the same standard as what you'll hear from the world's best artists. He always makes time to get the song perfect for you and offers unlimited revisions to ensure the song sounds identical to the vision you had in mind for it. A true professional and the song he's delivered sounds UNBELIEVABLE. Work with this guy.

  4. Review by coynan
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    Working with Sefi is a true pleasure. He takes my work to an extra level that I cannot even hope to achieve. Excellent ! Thank you Sefi.

  5. Review by Karis D.
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    Happy to say that I have a gorgeous mix/master all thanks to Sefi! He added such a wonderful quality and dimension to my track that I can't wait to bring my next project to him. Thanks again!

  6. Review by Michael V.
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    As a master Sefi Carmel is an amazing combination of the immaculate musical ear, taste and highest engineering skills and expertise.
    What else would you need for your job to get done perfectly well?

  7. Review by Udhay G.
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    Sefi created a beautiful mix and master for my track it really grew on me. Would recommend

  8. Review by Law
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    Pleasure working with Sefi. If you need a mix that is radio ready and top quality, he's your man.

  9. Review by Mr V.
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    It was an absolute pleasure working with Sefi. He gave me a very high quality mix....Excellent engineer in every way. Excellent communicator with very wise choices and a true gentleman in every way. I highly recommend working with Sefi. He is not just an excellent engineer but also a great musician which brings an extra level of sophistication to your project. Definitely one of the best.

  10. Review by paul j.
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    What can I say! I have been working with Sefi and co.on and off since 2021 and it has been an absolute pleasure.
    They have elevated all the tracks to another level and beyond all expectations.
    Many thanks,
    Paul.

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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GenresSounds Like
  • David Bowie
  • Bruno Mars
  • Phil Collins
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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