Nashville-based music producer, engineer, songwriter, and mix engineer.

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My credits include

AllMusic verified credits for Brandon Metcalf:

  • Dan Layus
  • Dan Layus
  • Dan Layus
  • Blues Traveler
  • Blues Traveler
  • Tony Lucca
  • Tony Lucca
  • The Classic Crime
  • Eclectic Approach
  • Eclectic Approach
  • Veronica Ballestrini
  • Veronica Ballestrini
  • Veronica Ballestrini
  • Veronica Ballestrini
  • Veronica Ballestrini
  • Eclectic Approach
  • Secondhand Serenade
  • Secondhand Serenade
  • Secondhand Serenade

Gear highlights

  • Shadow Hills Mastering Compressor
  • Pultec eq's
  • Retro 176
  • Retro Sta-Level
  • (5) 1176's
  • (4) Distressors
  • API 2500
  • Neve 1073's
  • Trident console
  • Barefoot + Augspurger monitors
  • Sony C800G
  • U47
  • C12
  • UAD plugins
  • Pro Tools HD

Genres I specialize in

Endorse Brandon Metcalf || South x Sea


Interview with Brandon Metcalf || South x Sea

Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
Everything we've discovered + developed as a team at South x Sea. Also, writing + producing songs for legendary artists like Jewel and Blues Traveler was especially surreal.
What are you working on at the moment?
Actively developing our South x Sea artist + songwriter roster.
Analog or digital and why?
BOTH! They work perfectly together in my setup, providing the best of both worlds.
What do you like most about your job?
Figuring out what makes each artist/song/project special and unique, and then finding ways to showcase that.
What questions do you ask prospective clients?
As many as I can. What their vision is for their sound. Asking what they've liked/hated about the recording process in the past. We also spend a lot of time listening to great music together and building lists of things to draw inspiration from. We need to be 100% on the same page before we record a single note, so that we know what the vision is for the end product.
What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
Make sure you work with someone you're comfortable with. Vibe is so important for anything creative. Find someone who inspires you and will bring out the best in you. Someone who understands you and what you want. Someone who will spend the time to ask the right questions and LISTEN to what you have to say.
If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
My ears, my monitors, pro tools, uad plugins
What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
Started as a DJ, then recording friends and bands in high school, and a lot of trial and error ever since!
How would you describe your style?
Organic. Vibey.
Which artist would you like to work with and why?
Michael Jackson. Just to have been in the room with him would have been incredible.
Can you share one music production tip?
There are no rules. Once I REALLY figured that out, everything changed.
What type of music do you usually work on?
Previously rock. These days mostly country, singer-songwriter, and indie/pop.
What's your strongest skill?
Vision first and foremost. Then, building the right team and plan to execute.
What do you bring to a song?
What's your typical work process?
Communication. Asking lots of questions. Listening to lots of music. Then getting to work. Being in Nashville, I have the opportunity to work with a lot of studio musicians who can each help to add their creative stamp to the process. Building the right team of musicians, writers, and professionals is an important part of my workflow.
Tell us about your studio setup.
An analog + digital hybrid. Lots of plugins, lots of hardware. 1600 sq ft control room, 1500 sq ft live tracking room, 4 booths. Additional songwriter and mix rooms in the South x Sea complex.
What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
Too many. Dann Huff, CLA, Serban, Reid Shippen, to name a few.
Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
Most commonly, I'm looking at the artist/project as a whole - from making sure we have the right collection of songs, to finding the right sound/production for the artist, and even things like how image/branding/marketing fits in to the picture.