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

My credits include

Gear highlights

  • Avid Digidesign ProTools 12 HD
  • 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 TLM 193
  • 5.1 surround Genelc monitoring

Genres I specialize in

Reviews of Sefi Carmel

  • Listing_thumb_img_17556 days agoby Verified Review

    Once again, absolutely fantastic!!! Highest quality, amazing sound, and perfection, perfection, perfection in each and every tiny detail... It´s a kind of magic... Thank you, Sefi!

  • Listing_thumb_image6 days agoby Verified Review

    Sefi is an awesome producer! The tracks that he sends back sound of the highest quality. Everything about the sound of his mixes is professional level down to the last little detail. Just recently, with one my tracks, he took the recordings and basically set a benchmark for Shanghai's Heavy Metal music scene to follow. I highly recommend this guy

  • Listing_thumb_10551480_269320899933480_6030311883489938956_oabout 1 month agoby Verified Review

    Sefi has delivered me exactly what he promised: wonderful sounds, powerful and perfectly fitting for my track. Thank you Sefi! Can't wait to work again with you in the future!

  • Listing_thumb_11053208_10205117897159440_6779141617993135121_n2 months agoby Verified Review

    Sefi Carmel is a studio genius; he creates an amazing mix of amplifying your band's natural strengths, while incorporating his creative production ideas and techniques. His mastering quality is immaculate. Perhaps most important, Sefi takes the time to listen and understand client musical goals, and completely exceeds expectations. Thank you Sefi!

  • Listing_thumb_image2 months agoby Verified Review

    This guy took my broken song and turned it into a powerful heavy metal masterpiece. Everything was perfect from the drums to the vocals. The offer price seemed high at first, but it was absolutely worth the money in the end. All of my label's most important songs will go to this guy in the future. No questions asked.

  • Listing_thumb_10551480_269320899933480_6030311883489938956_o2 months agoby Verified Review

    Working with Sefi on my new remix has been fantastic, as usual! Extremely well mixed and mastered. Sefi perfectly understood what I had in mind! Thank You Sefi! Can't wait to work with him again in the future!

  • Default-avatar3 months agoby Verified Review

    Don't think, just do. Sefi is a professional of the highest order. Friendly, positive, responsive to changes, punctual with communication, and keeps a perfect balance of injecting his own ideas and keeping the vibe you were going for originally. Took my tracks to a new level!

  • Listing_thumb_10478525_10154506848295427_6785755898727679665_n3 months agoby Verified Review

    Sefi is AMAZING!! Very fast and talented!! Thanks man!
    All the best

  • Default-avatar3 months agoby Verified Review

    Sefi is fantastic.

  • Listing_thumb_profile_pic_pe3 months agoby Verified Review

    Yet another brilliant master for one of my originals. Fantastic Producer to work with!! x.o.x #reliable

  • Listing_thumb_image3 months agoby Verified Review

    Great to work with Sefi always makes the best catchy tunes ! Can't wait to work on anothet project with him

  • Listing_thumb_20160520_1307303 months agoby Verified Review

    Got a song done from two other sources but Sefi nailed it like no other ! YOU will not be disappointed I assure you, thanks Mr Carmel, stay blessed !

  • Default-avatar4 months agoby Verified Review

    A pleasure to work with Sefi. He’s a very talented mix and mastering engineer, but you can also sense that he’s a gifted musician and producer as well, as he also made some minor tweaks which require an ear for tiny details.

    Fast as well and has a great understanding where you want to go with your track.

    I can only agree with the 5* reviews

  • Listing_thumb_profile_pic_pe4 months agoby Verified Review

    Sefi Carmel is such an amazing professional to work with. Forever highly recommended!! ((: x.o,x

  • Listing_thumb_img_24404 months agoby Verified Review

    Sefi was very professional and delivered a high quality mix & master. I'd highly recommend to hire him for any job. The communication was great and we look forward to working with him in the near future.

  • Listing_thumb_head_in_the_can_s_5 months agoby Verified Review

    Five stars for Sefi!

  • Default-avatar5 months agoby Verified Review

    Excellent, they took a complex mix of sounds and made it pop. The sound is amazing and we look forward to working with Sefi in the near future.

  • Listing_thumb_10551480_269320899933480_6030311883489938956_o5 months agoby Verified Review

    Working with Sefi for the second time was great! He delivered exactly what he promised, and also helped me with the intro of my track, thank you! Sefi has been professional, kind and patient as always, and I can't wait to work with him again in the future! Once again, thank you Sefi!

  • Listing_thumb_marc_bit_art6 months agoby Verified Review

    Sefi is a highly experienced producer/sound engineer. The quality of the mixing and mastering is superb. He is patient, polite, clear and very quick to respond to revisions. Flawless.

  • Default-avatar6 months agoby Verified Review

    Sefi delivered exactly what he promised, early as well, being very supportive, patient and kind the whole way. I thank him.

  • Default-avatar6 months agoby Verified Review

    Working with Sefi was a game changer for me. Not only was he extremely supportive with my project, he also delivered perfect masters for my new album. I could not be happier! I will definitely work with him for my next albums.

  • Listing_thumb_img_17556 months agoby Verified Review

    To work with Sefi on this album was one of the best experiences in my music career. Just to say that he´s absolutely professional is definitely not enough, because all what he does is magic!!!He worked every tiny detail out and created absolutely fantastic sound. Sefi, thank you for a smile upon my face! Can´t wait to start the next album with you!

  • Listing_thumb_10551480_269320899933480_6030311883489938956_o6 months agoby Verified Review

    Working with Sefi was great. He superbly remixed and mastered my track, making it sound objectively great! I am super enthusiastic about this project we have just concluded, and i really can't wait to work with him again in the future. Thank you Sefi!

  • Listing_thumb_head_in_the_can_s_6 months agoby Verified Review

    I was extremely satisfied with Sefi's services. I will be using him for the remainder of my EP.

  • Listing_thumb_steven-lee2-16 months agoby Verified Review

    Best of the best! I did not expect such a high quality masterpiece in the beginning. Sefi's production is beyond amazing and I've never been so satisfied with any production before. And he is the nicest producer since the beginning of this universe.

  • Default-avatar6 months agoby Verified Review

    Sefi was incredible! Great choice of instruments and understood the feel we were going for immediately. I can't wait to work with him again!

  • Default-avatar7 months agoby Verified Review

    Working with Sefi was such a pleasure, I could not be happier with how my work is sounding! I had been working with other engineers who always changed my music into what they wanted it to be. Sefi made it sound exactly the way I imagined it in my head. I could not recommend him enough and will definitely keep working with him for my next albums.

  • Default-avatar7 months agoby Verified Review

    Brilliant mixing, but more importantly, great creative vision for the mix (always giving you the option to steer.) Pays utmost attention to detail and feedback given to him. Won't shut down if you don't go his direction, truly wants you to be happy. He's way up the mountain, hire him and let him pull you up! I'm very thankful.

  • Default-avatar8 months agoby Verified Review

    Sefi was professional, personal, and very accommodating. He worked to get the precise sound and feel I wanted for my track! Awesome work.

  • Listing_thumb_manoosh_soundbetter_banner9 months agoby Verified Review

    Working with Sefi was awesome! His creative ideas helped best to add what was missing to my track. Maintained good contact throughout the job and was a pleasure to work with! Thank you so much!

  • Default-avatar9 months agoby Verified Review

    Another great work with Sefi. He did such cool mastering for my new remix. Always pleasure working with him!

  • Default-avatar10 months agoby Verified Review

    Sefi was wonderful to work with. Communicated effectively and continuously and most importantly mastered my EP so that it sounded amazing! Definitely would work w/ him again.

  • Listing_thumb_image10 months agoby Verified Review

    great to work with, friendly and knows what hes doing. will definitely love to work with again with sefi.

  • Listing_thumb_11053208_10205117897159440_6779141617993135121_n10 months agoby Verified Review

    Sefi's work is truly amazing, he absolutely exceeded our expectations on the last two Stone Driver songs that we collaborated with him on, and we look forward to working with him again in the future.

  • Listing_thumb_steven-roberts-project10 months agoby Verified Review

    I really enjoyed working with Sefi on my original tune. He poured his heart and soul into this mix, making it much more than I expected. He also provided me a mix of the highest quality, and put a big smile on my face, as well.

    If you're looking for a mix/mastering engineer, that pays attention to detail, look no further..

  • Default-avatar10 months agoby Verified Review

    Song did not receive required attention at the very beginning. Nevertheless, final version was completed very professionally and sounded really great (just as it was promised). Also, I have to say that Sefi was fully committed to make sure that all of my concerns were properly addressed in a timely manner.
    Hope to work with Sefi in the future.

  • Default-avatar11 months agoby Verified Review

    Well, i know, that somebody can think, that $100 for mastering is a little bit expensive, but Sefi's work absolutely worth it. 100$ for 100% satisfaction guaranteed! I'm just loving his work on my track!

  • Listing_thumb_favorite1-00111 months agoby Verified Review

    Sefi is a very talented producer. He maintained a very good sense of communication with me throughout the process and made sure to meet the all the needs of my project to its entirety.

  • Listing_thumb_plusamanagement11 months agoby Verified Review

    Sefi is amazing!!! He not only limits to mixing the song but also provides his creativity and this makes the song take to whole complete other level. This is the guy you want your mixes and mastering done by.

    Will definitely come back.

    Thank You Sefi.

  • Default-avatar11 months agoby Verified Review

    Sefi did a great job mixing and mastering my song!
    I'll definitely work more with him in the future

  • Listing_thumb_pic11 months agoby Verified Review

    Another great mastered track by Sefi. I requested the track to be back within 3 days, and he delivered an excellent mastered track the next day.

  • Default-avatar12 months agoby Verified Review

    Working with Sefi Carmel was an absolute pleasure. He is a very talented producer, with the ability to listen to a given song and really interpret it into a style and sound. The technical equipment and skills are of the highest quality. On top of this, he is a very good communicator, with a great network of studiomusician. For me, Sefi is the best

  • Default-avatar12 months agoby Verified Review

    Sefi is a really talented mix and mastering engineer. He has a really good ear and was able to add feeling and tonality to my remix project. Very patient and willing to get the song right. Will definitely work with him again.

  • Default-avatarabout 1 year agoby Verified Review

    What an incredible master production by Sefi Carmel! It is no wonder he is an award winning producer! Will continue to work with him for the rest of my album!

  • Listing_thumb_10672231_10202060810562383_6584759580099833458_nabout 1 year agoby Verified Review

    Sefi is an amazing person to work with. He's very kind and patient. He helps making my track sounds fantastic. I have tried working with a number of mix/master engineers before but no one is as good as him. I'm grateful to work with Sefi.

  • Listing_thumb_11053208_10205117897159440_6779141617993135121_nabout 1 year agoby Verified Review

    Sefi was outstanding to work with and did an incredible job with our song. Question is not "if" we will work with him again in the future, but "when". Hire with confidence, he is worth it.

  • Listing_thumb_18826_10153296997079670_243492911436244781_nabout 1 year agoby Verified Review

    I loved working with Sefi, he is a true professional and master of his craft. I would definitely recommend working with him. He delivered my vocal tracks quickly, they sounded great, and he is a pleasure to work with. Thank you Sefi for your expertise and I am looking forward to working with you again! :)

  • Listing_thumb_1about 1 year agoby Verified Review

    Outstanding work! Worked until I was satisfied with the project!

  • Listing_thumb_20160215_171205about 1 year agoby Verified Review

    If It's possible to rate this guy more than 5 stars I will definitely give him more, Sefi the man of this job. I hired him to master my song, he really understood what the track needed so he implemented his experience and talent to deliver something even better than what I had in mind. I wanted my track to be better he made away better.

  • Listing_thumb_1about 1 year agoby Verified Review

    It was a pleasure working with Sefi! Very talented, produced an excellent sound quality and explained everything to me well!

  • Default-avatarabout 1 year agoby Verified Review

    Sefi is a great producer with a classic sound and brought my song from a demo to a radio-ready pop throwback anthem. He even brought a guitarist he knew on board at no extra cost. Not to mention he is the kindest, most patient producer I've ever worked with, which I appreciated because I am picky and requested several edits! Everyone, go with Sefi!

  • Listing_thumb_avatar_1443048799559about 1 year agoby Verified Review

    Amazing Amazing Amazing.

    Sefi Carmel was amazing to work with. I recommend everyone to work with him. He is a great producer as well as a nice person to work with.

    If I had any changes, he had no problems and made the song exactly what I was looking for.

    Thank you Sefi.

    best regards
    Avi

  • Default-avatarabout 1 year agoby Verified Review

    Amazing job, he totally understood what I was looking for and gave so much energy to an average song. Perfect.

  • Listing_thumb_img-20150309-wa003about 1 year agoby Verified Review

    Working with Sefi has been an absolute pleasure. He was prompt, understanding, and genuinely interested in my project. I am thoroughly satisfied and look forward to working with Sefi again in the future.

  • Listing_thumb_picabout 1 year agoby Verified Review

    Have been working with Sefi for several months now, on several different tracks. He delivers outstanding, powerful tracks every single time.

  • Default-avatarabout 1 year agoby Verified Review

    Sefi did an AMAZING job mastering my track and I look forward to working with him again.

  • Default-avatarabout 1 year agoby Verified Review

    Sefi is at the top of the game & truly has the fire burning bright in his heart for music. Not just a lifetime of experience & the typical impressive roster list, but still 110% passionate about his work. He mixed my 150+ track song phenomenally w everything crystal clear across all mediums - can't wait to finish the album with him!!!

  • Default-avatarover 1 year agoby Verified Review

    Sefi did an awesome job mixing / mastering my song. He was patient, kind and new exactly what my vision was for the song. Will definitely use Sefi again!

  • Listing_thumb_soundbetterover 1 year agoby Verified Review

    Working with Sefi Carmel was a great experience, he is excellent and extremely delicate in his work.
    I'm completely satisfied, and very happy with the result. He doesn't change the soul of your sound, he makes it shine and let your music reveals its better aspect.

  • Listing_thumb_58322y97iwjruover 1 year agoby Verified Review

    Fantastic results and great attention to detail ! Work with this man.

  • Default-avatarover 1 year agoby Verified Review

    Absolutely excellent producer. If you need something done to an industry standard, do not hesitate to contact him.

  • Default-avatarover 1 year agoby Verified Review

    Excellent work done by Sefi again.
    Always a Pleasure to work with him.
    The mixing and mastering sounded great !

  • Listing_thumb_gibson_pornover 1 year agoby Verified Review

    Every time when we work with Sefi it is a wonderful experience, he is really interested in making our music sound great, and is always inventive, which results in stunning sound! We are very grateful!

  • Listing_thumb_mixer-349850_1280over 1 year agoby Verified Review

    Absolute perfection. Superbly mastered my track.
    Would work with Sefi in a heartbeat and highly recommend him.

  • Listing_thumb_profile_ppover 1 year agoby Verified Review

    Sefi is a fantastic mix and mastering engineer, also a patient and genuine person to work with. I was very pleased with my song. Thank Sefi!

  • Listing_thumb_imageover 1 year agoby Verified Review

    Amazing talent! He worked with 100% to meet my needs and expectations. When I had changes to be made he listened to what I had to say and followed through amazingly. I will be working with him again for sure!

  • Default-avatarover 1 year agoby Verified Review

    Sefi is a true pro. Quick response time and great ear. Got my track Mastered perfectly!!!

  • Listing_thumb_gibson_pornover 1 year agoby Verified Review

    Sefi did an absolutely wonderful job on our song. He approached the song very creatively and was very dedicated and committed to really turn this song into something special. Also, his way of communicating and dealing with us was very professional and friendly. We will certainly work with Sefi again. He made us very happy customers.

  • Listing_thumb_recordingover 1 year agoby Verified Review

    It was a pleasure working with Sefi Carmel! He is an excellent engineer and I would recommend him highly. He was very understanding of my changes and feedback and implemented my notes with absolute professionalism and expertise. If you are passionate about your song and want the best quality result this is your man!
    Thank you again

  • Default-avatarover 1 year agoby Verified Review

    Working with Sefi has been great! He mixed and mastered my song, and transformed it beyond my original expectations into an exceptionally powerful song. He is also incredibly professional and a very nice guy.

  • Listing_thumb_picover 1 year agoby Verified Review

    Sefi Carmel was great to work with! He has great response time, and is a great mastering engineer.

  • Default-avatarover 1 year agoby Verified Review

    Mastered 2 tracks - good volume, good depth . More importantly when we had feedback , he understood what we were asking for by incorporating the changes in the subsequent iterations till we got pretty close to what we wanted . All in all no complaints , and satisfied .

  • Default-avatarover 1 year agoby Verified Review

    Sefi Carmel was extremely professional , punctual and just an amazing engineer. I've had several bad experiences with engineers not meeting the standards I was looking for but Sefi went above and beyond. I am extremely picky with the sound of my music and I feel like I finally found a high quality engineer that is great to work with.

  • Default-avatarover 1 year agoby Verified Review

    Sefi is the best engineer with whom I had the pleasure to work so far. He can make every song sounds great. Sefi is a professional who really puts his heart into what he's doing. No compromises, only the highest quality.

  • Default-avatarover 1 year agoby Verified Review

    Sefi is a true Professional and produced the best M&M out of anyone I've ever worked with.
    I came to him with a project that needed the right set of ears and musical mind
    to work with a particular up and coming female artist and he delivered !!!
    He is one of the hardest working Professionals that I know.
    Thank You for everything Sefi !

  • Default-avataralmost 2 years agoby Verified Review

    Did an amazing job! Super easy to work with and a real nice guy! Ill be coming back for more!

  • Default-avataralmost 2 years agoby Verified Review

    Music has to be mixed and mastered by a professional engineer.
    Sefi Carmel should be your engineer of choice, no matter what your genre is.
    He took extra good care of my song "When A Man Loves Another"
    Listen for yourself...
    iTunes: http://itunes.apple.com/album/id952029844
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xamnbrAwKqM

  • Default-avatarover 2 years agoby Verified Review

    Prompt, professional, and patient. Sefi is pleasure to work with. He listens to the customer and delivers accordingly. Finally found the mastering engineer I've long searched for.

  • Picture?type=largeover 2 years agoby Verified Review

    This is the great job made by Sefi on my new song WALKING DEAD:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ojAWZdkO2bE

    You know what? I will have remix some of my previous songs too... he's so good!!!

  • Listing_thumb_my-love-has-come-1600_copyover 2 years agoby Verified Review

    Working with Sefi is a pleasure! I love the enthusiasm with which he performs his job and the exceptional skills that he possesses. He just recently mixed/mastered my song Acid Bass (https://soundcloud.com/meresha/meresha-acid-bass) and I have to say, I was very impressed. Definitely recommend!

  • Picture?type=largeover 2 years agoby Verified Review

    I've worked with several mix engineers but Sefi really stands out from the crowd and... will make your music better too!

  • Listing_thumb_profil4 days agoby

    GREAT JOB - Thanks for the perfect mastering!
    Will work with Sefi again very soon and can highly recommend him.

  • Listing_thumb_img_20161024_00135113 days agoby

    Simply powerful producer and composer, just listen.

  • Listing_thumb_mariano__studio6 months agoby

    Sefi did a great job on the mixing and mastering of my songs. I hope to collaborate with him on future projects. He is without a doubt a top level engineer, and I strongly recommend him.

    Mariano Schiavolini

  • Default-avatar9 months agoby

    Wonderful!

  • Default-avatarabout 1 year agoby

    Even though I have never met with Sefi Camel but through charting I have discovered that he is a man of tranquility, honest, principle, and a grate studio professional.

  • Default-avatarover 1 year agoby

    I thoroughly enjoyed working with Sefi. It was a great pleasure to work with him. He mixed and mastered my song. He has great sense in music and he is very professional. I highly recommend Sefi.

  • Listing_thumb_leen_qb_-_shake_the_floorover 1 year agoby

    Sefi will make your music from nothing to something, if you wanna make the new hit of your country go straight to Sefi!
    He is a very nice guy and knows exactly what to do. You should trust him 100%

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Interview with Sefi Carmel

What's your typical work process?
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.
What are you working on at the moment?
It’s crazy busy. I am currently producing, mixing and mastering tracks for clients from Tokyo, Milan, Miami, London, Toronto…. Its an exciting time!
Analog or digital and why?
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.
What's your 'promise' to your clients?
That I will mix their song, as if it were my own.
What do you like most about your job?
The music and client satisfaction.
What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
What I think of their song. I tell them the truth.
What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
That anyone with a laptop can do it.
What questions do you ask prospective clients?
How the song was recorded, what daw etc. What is your vision for the song/project?
If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
My Moog modular, Prophet 8, Avalon 737, Neumann 87 and my DAW (Logic).
Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
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.
How would you describe your style?
Contemporary. Powerful.
Which artist would you like to work with and why?
Nile Rodgers. He is an amazing songwriter and producer.
Can you share one music production tip?
If everything is in time and in tune, mixing is easy.
What type of music do you usually work on?
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.
What's your strongest skill?
Listening
What do you bring to a song?
Objectivity, an experienced pair of ears and ultimately, whatever supports the vision of the artist. And most importantly, I make it sound great!
Tell us about your studio setup.
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....
What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
David Bowie, Nile Rodgers, Pharrell Williams, Butch Vig, Hans Zimmer, Tony Visconti, Rick Rubin, Vince Clarke.
Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
Production, Mixing and Mastering.