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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Credits

Discogs verified credits for Sefi Carmel
  • Louie Austen
  • כריס*
  • G13 (4)
  • Flash
  • Koby Israelite
  • No Alarms
  • Taco
  • Cecilie*
  • Dinny Skip
  • Johanna Kuvaja
  • Ori Kawa & The Entals
  • Ori Kawa & The Entals
  • 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

798 Reviews - 209 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Simon T.
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    Amazing! Fast and beautifully mixed! Sefi is a guy you can rely on, hope to work with him a lot more in the future.

  2. Review by Gaz/Feralman E.
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    Sefi worked on my first song from the new album. Since then, he has worked on every one, literally my entire album. it's hard to consider working with anyone else once you've worked with Sefi. he is truly excellent.
    He's also a really great bloke. I like him a lot.

  3. Review by Casey M.
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    Amazing work as ever! I'd recommend Sefi to anyone and everyone.

  4. Review by Mark Paul Productions
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    Highly professional in terms of quality and service. Best producer so far

  5. Review by Spencer O.
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    I couldn’t ask for a better person to mix my first song for me. Sefi is extremely professional, knowledgeable, and skilled. However, he is also patient and a nice overall human. I’ve loved working with Sefi.

  6. Review by Paul K.
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    Sefi mastered my tunes to a very high standard again, they sound great! Thanks Sefi

  7. Review by Paul K.
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    Thanks Sefi, another one of my tracks superbly mastered!

  8. Review by Infamously Y.
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    The best.

  9. Review by Pat H.
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    Wow, such an amazing experience working with Sefi !!! To have so much talent combined with a warm personality is rare. We feel blessed !!!!

  10. Review by Caramel J.
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    Besides outstanding professionalism and service Sefi Carmel and his team showed us their fabulous understanding of our musical intention and storytelling and transfered our basic input to an awesome hair-rising result. Thank you so much!

  11. Review by Owlvez
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    Working with Sefi! was a great pleasure Not only did he elevate my songs, but he genuinely listens and cares about your vision as an artist. I am most grateful for the patience he displayed, and the extra push he gave me to improve!

  12. Review by Jett P.
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    always an incredible experience with an amazing result!

  13. Review by coynan
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    Sefi did an amazing job on my track adding a huge amount of value. Could not have done it without him.. Very professional.

  14. Review by Regan B.
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    Sefi is an amazing Mastering Engineer. Delivered a perfect product first time. Highly recommend.

  15. Review by Glenton D.
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    Sefi continues to be an outstanding partner, not only in the quality of his work but also the quality of his character. He was patience and always collaborative with me as I was struggling to balance our project and personal transitions -- I cannot thank him enough for sticking with me and continuing to take my music to the next level!

  16. Review by Sean Hennings
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    Always a pleasure to work with. Sefi is a true professional.

  17. Review by Josephwon
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    Sefi is a professional and friendly
    You'll never regret working with him

  18. Review by Scott D.
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    I’d read other reviews of Sefi from other Soundbetter users and was hopeful and excited. He exceeded my expectations and took my songs to the level I’d hours. I bought in my home recordings, not always clearly marked, and he went through each and every stem and perfected everything. His patience, kindness, willingness and dedication is second to none. Sefi is not satisfied until the artist is satisfied. He understands the vision and doesn’t stop until that’s reached. Incredible.

  19. Review by Eoin P.
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    Top class work from Sefi as usual. Not an easy tune to mix IMO, & he added some good production/structure ideas as well as the usual mixing skills. It's v satisfying to deal with Sefi.

  20. Review by Florian Gruber
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    Sefi is a real gentleman and a real professional! His mixing and mastering skills are simply superb and his patience and effort is incredible! I really enjoy working with Sefi!

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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    I have recently had the pleasure of working with Rainer Regatschnig on his latest Fred Astaire project. Following the success of the last project - an EP of Fred Astaire 'Puttin' on the Ritz' remixes, we now move on to another classic song penned by Irving Berlin 'Cheek to Cheek'.