Mastering music and sound worldwide for artists, labels and production companies in all sizes!
Transparent or colourful mastering?
It depends on your wishes and what's best for your music.
Gold certified mastering engineer Jimmi "Papa" Branca has been mastering music and sounds for artist, labels and production companies for the last 13 years. He listens to You and your music and makes sure, that everything plays and translates clearly on all platforms.
He works on a hybrid setup that includes an up to date digitally setup combined with the best from the analog realm. So a dirty analog mastering is an option and so is a clean digitally mastering or an combination of both.
No matter what your wishes are, he will deliver fast and professionally.
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Interview with Papa Branca Mastering
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: A lot can be done and fixed in the mastering process, but a good mix gives You a good mastering and a great mix gives You an awesome mastering.
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: There is a couple of gold certified project, that Im really proud of..
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: You trust me with your music, so my promise is that I will do all I can to get the best out of your mix.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: All the music. I do mastering on all kinds of music for big labels and small labels to independent artist. And I get a bit addicted to that energy and love, that all of them put in to the music.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: "Can You make my song sound more finished and balanced?" and the answer is always Yes!
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: Do You want a colourful or a transparent mastering? Do You wish for a limited sound or do You want a more open and dynamic mastering? Are there any references, that I should give a listen, when mastering your song?
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: My Barefoots, Trinnov ST2 Pro, Imperium Monitor Controller, a laptop and Lynx Hilo
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: Started playing music in 3rd grade. Got signed when I was 15 years old and found my call in mixing and then mastering. I've been mastering and mixing for 15 years now
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: My style is what suits the song. Dirty´n´Gritty, Clean´n´Transparent or a bit of both
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Less is often more.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: EDM, Hip Hop, Rock, Pop and Electro Pop
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: That depends on the mix and the song. Sometimes almost nothing is the best and sometimes a lot of colour does the job.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I listen, write down my thoughts and the listen again. After that I start working.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: My current setup is this.. Monitors: Barefoot MM27 ( Neumann kh420-kh870 will be installed i February 2021 ) Converters: Lynx Hilo Rostec AD + DA Hardware: Bettermaker Mastering Limiter Bettermaker Mastering Compressor EMI TG12345 Mastering EQ Black Box HG-2 Gyraf 14 Passive Mastering EQ Dangerous Music BAX EQ Maag EQ4 Mastering EQ Neumann W941 EQ API 5500 Dual EQ Gyraf G3 Opto Compressor Computer: Marius Mainframe v5 Additional: Trinnov ST2 Pro 2400 Audio Imperium Monitorcontroller