Sefi Carmel is an award winning London based composer, sound designer, producer and mixer. He has been creating soundtracks for films, TV, commercials and games for over a decade.
His diverse credits range from work on A list Hollywood feature films with the likes of Ridley Scott, John Woo, Chris Columbus and Kevin Reynolds; to mixing, remixing and mastering tracks for David Bowie, Phil Collins, Bruno Mars, Michael Bublé, Massive Attack, BB king and many more.
He has enjoyed success creating scores and soundtracks for Disney, Universal, Buena Vista Miramax, Scott Free, BBC, MTV, ITV, National Geographic, Discovery, Sky, Five, Channel 4, BskyB’s cross platform gaming channels and many more.
Advertising clients include top agencies such as Publicist and M&C Saatchi, and top brands such as Mercedes, BMW, Samsung, and many more.
For the past 5 years Sefi has been mixing all the audio for Steam Motion and Sound. Steam is a high end creative agency with offices in London, New York and Sydney.
Sefi has mixed hundreds of cinema and TV commercials and trailers for Steam, working for A list clients such as Cameron Macintosh, Warner Bros, Decca, Universal, Vodafone and many more.
His soundtracks are an exciting hybrid of epic, cinematic orchestral and cutting edge electronic music, using superb live musicians coupled with larger than life sound design, mixed in earth shattering 5.1 surround, to create that big cinema experience.
“The team at Soundtrack Creation consistently delivered both in terms of artistic and technical quality at the highest professional standard. Their Staff are very professional with great communication skills. Sefi Carmel and his team were highly dedicated and proactive throughout the entire filmmaking process”
Director – Skin Traffik
“Dear Sefi, I just wanted to say a big thank you for your recording and production of the 12 songs for Disney’s High School Musical. The client was so delighted with the result that you made me a hero! Thanks again and I can’t wait to work with you again.”
Producer/Director – HSM English Version
“I wanted to drop you a brief but sincere couple of lines of thanks for all the hard work you put into making the music behind Economy Gastronomy such a success. Despite having a new brief thrown at you seemingly every other week you behaved always with courtesy and professionalism. And you really nailed it. The music is outstanding. It was wonderful to have your talents on the team. It goes without saying, that when I next need the right tunes, you will be the first person I will call.”
Series Producer – Outline Productions for BBC2
“The music and sound design that you did for the EEA idents are absolutely Brilliant! We were very impressed with the quality and speed of your work. Your professionalism is exemplary. The clients are happy, and will no doubt we will work with you again soon. Thank you U.P.I.A!”
Account Manager – N1 creative
“The music that you’ve composed for this game is amazing! It adds just the right amount of tension and supports the action. The sound design work that you did here enhances the user experience and creates a powerful and “Larger than life” yet realistic soundscape. We are looking forward to working with you again. Well done!”
VP Sales Europe – Double Fusion
“This is the best music this channel has ever had!”
Director – Sky Poker
“The feedback has been very positive and the Channel 4 execs really like your treatment. Your music seems to be exactly what they are looking for so well done and thank you very much!”
Producer – IWC Media
“I am over the moon with the music you have written for “The Shadow”. It adds a million dollars of production value to the film.”
Director – Kulture Vulture
“Sefi Carmel – the most intelligent pair of ears around.”
Director – Keshet TV
“Sefi is not only a experienced and reliable Sound Supervisor, he is also a talented composer and musician outside of it and a good team member to boot.”
Freelance Television Director & Producer
“Having worked with Sefi over many years, I would like to express my admiration for his professionalism, talent and attitude. It has been and remains a pleasure to work with Sefi. Personally, he has become a true friend who I appreciate very much. Top qualities: Great Results, Personable, High Integrity.”
Professional Sound People
“Sefi is both a terrific supplier of original scores for television and a reliable and inventive sound engineer. I would happily work with Sefi again in the future. He delivers on time and the work is always of a high quality. Top qualities: Great Results, Personable, Good Value.”
Executive Producer – BSkyB
“Sefi did an exceptional job on my Brazil 5000 project. He is a a fantastic person to work with, a talented composer and efficient engineer with lots of knowledge in his field. Top qualities: Great Results, Expert Creative.”
“Sefi is a soundman of the first order.He pays attention to details that others might miss, as his priority is to design the sound that best compliments the job at hand. His intuitive sense brought out the best in my voice work. I always found him a pleasure to work with, and I look forward to working with him again. Try him – you’ll understand why.”
“Sefi – Great pair of ears, fantastic job as usual. Lets do it again soon.”
Up 4 Loud Productions
“As a producer, I have had the privilege of working with Sefi Carmel in the role of Sound supervisor for the past four years. Throughout this time we have worked on a number of projects, both live and pre recorded. I have found Sefi to be diligent to the extreme, with a willingness to work long and irregular hours whilst ensuring precise attention to detail. His creativity knows no bounds and his ability to work within programme briefs and budgets should be commended. Sefi’s diplomacy, strong leadership and excellent communication skills ensure that work is completed logically and on time. He has also demonstrated an extensive knowledge of equipment and emerging technologies, which have helped maintain the highest broadcast standards and proven invaluable in emergency situations.If you need a Sound Supervisor, who is eminently capable, a pleasure to work with and a creative tour de force – then Sefi Carmel should be your first call.”
Producer – Sky TV
“In my roll as a Senior Technical Director at BSkyB I have had the pleasure of working with Sefi Carmel for the past five years. Over that time Sefi has demonstrated his exacting skills with live sound production, audio QC, sound editing, music bed creation and sound effects building. Through out this time his level of professionalism has been one of the corner stones of our Sound Dept. His knowledge and ‘ear’ have enabled us to push forward with our programmes and sound design. It has been a pleasure to work along side him on the numerous programmes and projects commissioned here. Sefi would be an incredibly strong asset for any live or post production company and have no hesitation in giving him the very highest recommendation.”
Senior Technical Director – BSkyB
“Sefi Carmel is an artist of sound. A person who truly knows his craft and is able through the sound design to capture the essence and the heart of a film. His integrity and commitment to projects is second to none whilst his deep knowledge and understanding of sound makes his work masterpieces. Sefi is a humble and enjoyable person to work closely with and I would hope to work with him on my future projects as he won 2 awards for the work he did on Ahlaam. A true maverick in Sound Design.”
Mohamed El Daradji
Director – Human Films
“I’ve worked with several mix engineers but Sefi really stands out from the crowd and… will make your music better too.”
“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.”
“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.”
“Sefi lives sound design. The key elements Sefi uses are harmony, feeling and quality of sound, supported by high technical knowledge and experience. Sefi is very reliable and working with him is always a fast yet peaceful experience. His kindness and good sense of humour brings atmosphere to even the coldest of studios.”
Director – Bacardi Commercial
“Sefi is a master of all things audio. I have had the pleasure of working with Sefi for over five years at Steam Motion & Sound. His musical knowledge is second-to-none and his ability to create beautiful scores and design immersive soundscapes never ceases to amaze. As well as his technical and musical skills, he’s also great fun to work and socialise with and he’s a good friend who will always go out of his way to help you. Highly recommended.”
Video Editor – Steam Motion and sound