Rami is a producer, sound designer, engineer, and DJ. He began his career in 2013, utilizing various DAWs and analogue outboard gear. Rami studied audio engineering and production in London, specializing in music production, sound engineering, as well as film music and sound design for various media.
Some achievements include participation and victories in remix competitions organized by Universal Music New York, Olafur Arnalds, and Indaba music (now Splice). He was awarded best popular remix for a track by Olafur Arnalds called Only The Winds. Although the remix wasn't officially released, it was recognised and awarded a price and a gift (Listen here). Additionally, his film sound design and music have been featured in various film festivals, including the Trinidad & Tobago Animation Film Festival, NFFTY USA, London Film Festival and more. This also includes works winning Best Feature Documentary at the Copenhagen International Documentary Festival and the Ouchy Film Awards in Switzerland. One notable horror animation film Rami has created music and sound design for called "One Of Two Evils" was featured and highly rated in Chroniques court magazine (Article)
In the UK, Rami had recordings broadcasted on BBC radio introducing. Also, dj radio mixes under his dj name; Cai FX on NTS radio. He hosts a regular weekly electronic music radio show on Data Transmission radio called Dance Around The Globe.
Rami worked with various international singers, producers and artists (list of artists) based in the UK, Egypt and Poland. He also produced sample packs and field recordings for French company looplounge that were sold on various stores including the Native Instruments sounds.com store.
Rami was awarded a degree in Audio Engineering in London at both Westminster University and Pointblank music school.
Interview Q & A:
1. What's your favorite DAW?
When it comes to producing and creating sounds, I've been primarily using Ableton Live for the past decade. It's the most comfortable DAW environment for me. Additionally, I enjoy working with Pro Tools for film mixing and large recording sessions. Occasionally, I turn to Logic if the situation calls for it.
2. What's your favorite music genre?
When producing music for artists, my goal is to help them achieve a sound that is uniquely their own. I consider myself a multi-genre producer, having worked with and recorded various genres, including jazz, rock, dance, and pop. Personally, I have a preference for electronic and dance music, with a love for UKG, groovy minimal techno, acid, 140 BPM soft melancholic dubstep, light groovy drum and bass, and jungle.
3. Analog or digital?
In the realm of synthesizers, drum machines, outboard gear, and plugins, I would say that digital is excellent for obtaining quick results, thanks to the impressive simulations available today. However, analog elements bring a realness and variability to the table, often leading to delightful surprises. I typically use a combination of both to achieve the best sonic results. It's worth noting that a successful track is primarily about the groove, melodies, and the song itself. While quality gear can enhance the sound, achieving successful results is ultimately about skill and understanding, regardless of the equipment used.
4. How did you get started in music production?
I started my journey as a bedroom producer during my teenage years, experimenting with various software and hardware. I remember starting with a software called E-Jay studio and sony acid. I later moved to Fruity loops then to Ableton. Over time, I honed my skills and developed a passion for creating unique sounds and compositions. Studing a degree in Audio Engineering and music composition helped push my skills forward.
5. What is your approach to collaboration with artists?
When collaborating with artists, I believe in fostering open communication and understanding their vision. I aim to complement their style while bringing my own creativity to the table. It's essential to create a collaborative environment where everyone feels heard and valued.
6. What role does inspiration play in your creative process, and how do you find it?
Inspiration serves as the heartbeat of my creative process. I discover it in the tapestry of everyday life, whether it be the melodic whispers of nature, the rhythmic cadence of conversations, or the unexpected beauty woven into random experiences. Additionally, drawing from my rich Egyptian/Polish roots and immersing myself in diverse cultures through travel continuously shapes and enriches my creative perspective.