Brandon J. Bagby

Producer | Guitarist | Mandisa

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Brandon J. Bagby on SoundBetter

I am a session musician and producer currently touring with former American Idol contestant & Grammy Award winning gospel music artist Mandisa. Prior to Mandisa, I was a member and lead guitarist for the 2-time Grammy Award winning rock group Audio Adrenaline. I can cover electric & acoustic guitar, ukulele, mandolin, banjo, some bass.

With my services, you will receive professional level quality tracks. I take the extra step for my clients by editing to the grid and removing unwanted noises. By your preference, I will send files recorded dry or with printed effects.

AVERAGE PRICING & DESCRIPTIONS PER SONG:

ELECTRIC GUITAR ($250):
Doubled Rhythm Tracks, Single Strum Whole Note Tracks, & Doubled Hook Instrumental Track (intros, turnarounds, and outros), and other Color Parts, Reverse Swells, and Solos if needed or requested for panning Left & Right

ACOUSTIC GUITAR (6-string and/or 12-string) ($250):
Doubled Rhythm Tracks, Finger Style Tracks, Single Strum Whole Notes Tracks for panning Left & Right

UKULELE ($200):
Doubled Rhythm Tracks, Finger Style Tracks, Single Strum Whole Notes Tracks for panning Left & Right

BASS GUITAR ($150)
Typically 3 passes for 3 options

MANDOLIN ($150):
Doubled Rhythm Tracks, Picked Style Tracks, Single Strum Whole Notes Tracks for panning Left & Right

BANJO ($150):
Doubled Rhythm Tracks, Finger Style Tracks, Single Strum Whole Notes Tracks for panning Left & Right

PRODUCING ($3,000)
Pricing includes pre-production & programming, vocal editing, vocal comping, vocal tuning, general edits, session musicians, mixing, mastering. I have a production team of professionals to assist me on productions.

I'd love to hear about your project. Click the 'Contact' button above to get in touch.

59 Reviews - 13 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Caleb A.
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    Brandon is the man! Great feel and very creative. Awesome communication and turn around time. Would highly recommend to anyone who needs a talented musician.

  2. Review by Roman S.
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    Incredible work as usual! Love his sound and feeling!

  3. Review by Moises E.
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    Great work.!
    First time working with Brandon and I was very happy. Fast, responsible and efficient. Highly recommended.

  4. Review by Roman S.
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    4th time working with Brandon!
    AWESOME! AWESOME AWESOME!

  5. Review by Roman S.
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    Third time with Brandon and he nailed it again. I love the way he plays and the sound is exactly what I need! Great guy to work with!

  6. Review by Roman S.
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    After my second song with Brandon I'm sure to work with him for many more songs... He is not only very soulful, musically and fast, but also perfect in sound and ideas. GREAT WORK!

  7. Review by Roman S.
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    Awesome work, very soulful.... love it.

  8. Review by Sebastian A.
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    I worked with Brandon on a lot songs now. Working with Brandon is easy. He is a real professional. If I need someone on a Guitar he is my first choice and I know why. He's a talent! Great Work.

  9. Review by Tim A.
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    Brandon is great! He always delivers and with a very quick turnaround.

  10. Review by Ian Storm
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    Excellent service. Knows how to give you exactly what you want!

  11. Review by Tim A.
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    Very easy to work with and super high quality guitar tone and playing.

  12. Review by Han Z.
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    Great collaboration with Brandon again! Wonderful work by him as always!!

  13. Review by Xenia G.
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    Anything I say about Brandon is simply not enough.. Hands down the only guitarist and musician I trust blindly! Every single project I present Brandon he not only does what I was in the brief but he also provides his own suggestions which honestly are even better than what was asked! You rock Brandon!

  14. Review by Aaron F.
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    Brandon is a true pro and a pleasure to work with. Not only did he come up great musical ideas, the sound quality of the tracks I recieved where top notch. I would love to work with him again.

  15. Review by Sebastian A.
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    Brandon is a big part of my music. We work very good together and he understand every thing fast. He know what to do. Great guy and great talent!

  16. Review by AK
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    Top Guitarist I would only use Brandon on my tracks. I can’t wait to work on more tracks together Thank you

  17. Review by Han Z.
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    Second time of collaboration with Brandon and outstanding quality as usual. Very joyful experience with this great musician!

  18. Review by Dennis Sheperd
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    Blown away by Brandon’s work! He was extremely enthusiastic about my project & absolutely delivered with his guitar recordings!
    Would recommend him any time!

    P.S.: Brandon’s prices are slightly higher than most of the other guitarists here on SoundBetter. Just wanna say that quality has its price & if you want the BEST recordings, here you are.

  19. Review by AK
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    Fantastic and incredible. Thank you so much your are making my dreams come alive. I wouldn’t use any other guitarist. Al

  20. Review by Jeff S.
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    Brandon is a very hard working guitarist as well as an artist. He is not only technical but also very creative.
    It was a simple request, and I've only worked with him for a short time, but I enjoyed the co-op.
    Highly recommended.

  21. Review by Makenzie M.
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    Brandon was awesome to work with. He is professional, easy to communicate with and knowledgable. I would work with him again in the future.

  22. Review by Sebastian A.
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    It's so much fun working with Brandon. He is always very professional. This guy is a real talent.

  23. Review by Han Z.
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    Thank you Brandon! It's an amazing work! Quick response and high quality! Hope to work again in the future!

  24. Review by Sebastian A.
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    We worked on one more project and it's like always very easy to work with him. One of my favorites here. One of the best. I'll work with him again.

  25. Review by Tim B.
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    Brandon is too easy to work with! I asked for too many options and he provided them all to me, while busy on tour. I can't wait to work with him again.

  26. Review by Tim B.
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    Brandon is solid on each song we've done. I feel like I've asked him to go a little outside his tone area, and yet when I have, he takes it on with enthusiasm and delivers - evben while on tour. This is the third track I've done with him in about a month and he will get more work from me.

  27. Review by AK
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    Amazing, brilliant and awesome.Thank you

  28. Review by Roshan R.
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    It's my privilege to work with a guitarist with so much expertise and experience in his craft of guitar playing. I had provided a chord chart to Brandon and he put together an accurate translation from paper to acoustic guitars .Provided a very smooth revision as well. Given that our time zones varied a lot, I was helped by his very prompt replies

  29. Review by Tim B.
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    I was hoping that Brandon would go in one direction on this solo, but I avoided giving too much direction. He came back with two options on the solo that were different than I was hoping, but his solos revealed a side of the song that needed to be brought out more. His intuition is spot on and his speed and professionalism are perfect.

  30. Review by Dano C.
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    I've really enjoyed working with Brandon. I've found him attentive to the brief as well as our feedback. His really fast turn-arounds got us scrambling to keeping up with him. He's very attentive to feel and colour of the song and I look forward to working with him again.

  31. Review by anastasia
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    Brandon is an absolute gem to work with. It is always a lovely experience. Extremely talented/professional/responsive. Work with him!

  32. Review by Sebastian A.
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    That is our 4th song together. I can only say he is great. It is really easy work with him. He understand the song and the Ideas. He is high professional and talented. Very friendly person. I love work with him. Thank you.

  33. Review by anastasia
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    I am an extreme perfectionist/control-freak...I often get nervous to hand off ANYTHING to another musician. But Brandon is ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC. He is professional, approachable, and extremely talented. He is great to work with, he listens, and he EXCEEDS expectations (and trust me, my expectations are high). Work with him!

  34. Review by Sebastian A.
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    Brandon and me did 2 songs in this job. I did one with him before. He is a real professional. I like our songs really much. He understand what I want. I don't need say much. He know what to do. Really nice person. Thanks

  35. Review by Ian Storm
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    Real professional! He gets you exactly the sound that you're looking for! Fast and good service!

  36. Review by Xenia G.
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    There aren't words accurate enough to describe how impressed and blown away I am by working with Brandon. Absolutely outstanding delivery of a few guitar parts I needed. I work with a lot of musicians and being a producer I have a very specific vision for the tracks I produce. Brandon literally nailed it and went above and beyond!

  37. Review by Greg M.
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    2nd project with him, and again he goes above and beyond. I'm so happy to find that rare mix of terrific work ethic plus creativity. :) Looking forward to more great projects together!

  38. Review by B G.
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    Brandon is a true professional. He has professionally made a metronome for my songs in a very professional way. A good friend and colleague.

  39. Review by Greg M.
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    This guy is an awesome and precise musician. And he went the extra mile on a project, which only happens when someone loves what they do. The audio quality was also fantastic. Communicates well. Keeps his schedule. Highly recommended!

  40. Review by Anders O.
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    The tracks sound good in the mix, well done Brandon!

  41. Review by Cove Music Studio
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    Brandon performed some acoustic guitar tracks for me and he had quick turn around time and revisions happened the day of. Communication was smooth and timely as well.

  42. Review by Sebastian A.
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    Brandon is high professional and high talented. It was really eazy to work with him he understand every thing really fast. One of my best experience on Soundbetter. I will work with him again.

  43. Review by Patrick Alden Kicklighter
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    Brandon knows what he's doing. He gave me exactly what my production needed 24 hours within sending him anything to work from because my schedule was tight. I will definitely hire Brandon the next time I need guitar work done!

  44. Review by RaefMusic
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    Brandon was prompt, creative, and gave me exactly what I was looking for - professional acoustic guitar tracks for my song. Will def. be coming back!

  45. Review by Ben A.
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    How can I ask anybody else to play guitar when Brandon nails it every time. Highly recommend!

  46. Review by Ben A.
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    Brandon is going to give you amazing tracks! He takes direction well and had awesome improvisational skills. Have worked with him twice now and he is now my go to guitar player because he delivers great tracks!

  47. Review by Hugo H.
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    Brandon is an awesome guitar player ! Ik definitely recommend working with him. Fantastic performance. Great sounding recordings that even fit high end studio recordings.
    I will definitely work with Brandon again. As a matter of fact we are working on new songs with him already again :-))

  48. Review by Casper Stang
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    Brandon was such a pleasure to work with. Good communication, quick turnaround, great guitar tracks, plus he recorded some extra creative ear candy as well. I definitely want to work with him again!

  49. Review by Tobias
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    Brandon is extremely easy to work with and most important he is very talented and a high performer. This guy is a must have for your next project!

  50. Review by Caleb A.
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    I really enjoyed working with Brandon. Very professional and talented musician! He is very creative and takes direction well. Communication was fast, delivery was fast, tones and sounds were perfect. Couldn't ask for more... would definitely recommend!

  51. Review by Ben A.
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    Brandon is an amazing guitar player who knocked it so far out of the box with my project. I would highly recommend you using him as you session guitarist. Very intuitive because he gave me awesome tracks with very little input. Would work with him again in heartbeat!

  52. Review by Ryan A.
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    "Sir" Brandon lol It's actually my favorite guitarist on soundbetter we really had fun this week recording 3 songs in a row ..He understands me and he never tried to show off I'm more than satisfied .I can just sit down grab a guitar write hundreds of song and send it to him he'll always find something to do ! U MUST Give Him a try

  53. Review by Ryan A.
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    Two songs done in less than a week !
    Brandon is a very talented and dedicated artist ..You just got to explain him what you feel about the tune and He will know what to do with it, he's very creative ! DO NOT HESITATE TO CONTACT HIM !

  54. Review by Ryan A.
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    I can say with no doubts that Brandon is a world class Guitar player , he only had one night(one shot) and he found the right melody and guitar lines for my song ....
    then sent me the 1st roughed mix for revision but i immediately liked it.. Conclusion !
    Brandon is Worth it , Efficient and Brilliant...You Should give him a try !!!

  55. Review by David D.
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    This was my first time using soundbetter and fortunately I found Brandon's listing immediately. Brandon is a true professional, he communicated and delivered everything that was needed, on time and on budget. His playing is world-class and the end results are terrific. Thank you Brandon!

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    Very friendly, professional, and responsive. He heard what the song needed and delivered quickly. I will work with him again.

  57. Review by Andrew Clarke
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    Brian's work is exceptional. You not only get professional recorded and edited tracks but you get warm communication and timely response. Even the reason and song examples of why he is using certain options on the project. True professional! Will definitely be getting my work from now on.

  58. Review by Nick Baumhardt
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    I've worked with Brandon many times and he never fails to deliver. He has great gear, great tone, and he's quick to come up with some incredible ideas that not only fit the part, but bring life to the track that I had never imagined. He's a good guy to work with and always gives me plenty of options and ideas to work with. Will def hire again

  59. Review by Nick Baumhardt
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    I've worked with Brandon many times and he never fails to deliver. He has great gear, great tone, and he's quick to come up with some incredible ideas that not only fit the part, but bring life to the track that I had never imagined. He's a good guy to work with and always gives me plenty of options and ideas to work with. Will def hire again

Interview with Brandon J. Bagby

  1. Q: What are you working on at the moment?

  2. A: Just finished tracking ukulele yesterday for a producer based in Dallas, TX. The week before, I did electric guitars for a rockin' song for a client in Jacksonville, FL. The day before that, I did electric guitar, acoustic guitar, and ukulele for a client's soulful project out of Dallas, TX. When I joined SoundBetter in April, I tracked electric & acoustic guitars for a producer / composer in New York for a CBS television production! Shortly after that project, I wrapped up arranging music and tracking acoustic guitars on 3 songs for a songwriter's first EP who lives in France! SoundBetter has been an amazing experience and innovative in connecting musicians to artists to producers!

  3. Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?

  4. A: Nick Baumhardt if you would like to work with an excellent producer. We actually work on projects together at his studio in downtown Nashville, TN from time to time.

  5. Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?

  6. A: I recorded the guitars on Audio Adrenaline's song "Move" in 2015. The song has been featured on American sports networks such as NFL, MLB, WWE, & the PGA Tour. It was also picked up by the SONY PSG conference in 2015.

  7. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  8. A: I love using analog because of the warmth of the sound that is produced. I also like using digital for ease of use. When tracking electric guitars, I usually prefer recording with a mic'd up tube amp.

  9. Q: What do you like most about your job?

  10. A: It's different everyday and I get to travel the world. Also, with SoundBetter, I am able to work with clients from all over the world.

  11. Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?

  12. A: What are your rates? I typically answer by asking them what their budget is. Depending on the project, the rate will also be affected by the amount of tracks that need to be created to make the project sound best.

  13. Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?

  14. A: 5-6 years professionally. I moved to Nashville in May 2009 to begin working in the industry. It took a year and a half to get really connected into the industry. At the beginning of 2011, I was able to begin working in music as a full-time profession.

  15. Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?

  16. A: If I were given an opportunity for a pop artist... it would be Katy Perry or Kelly Clarkson. I have always loved the guitar parts on these projects. I would love to work with producer Dann Huff because I love how he uses acoustics, mandolins, banjos, and so many instruments to create a rhythmic landscape.

  17. Q: What type of music do you usually work on?

  18. A: I primarily work on Christian & Contemporary Worship, Country, Pop, Rock, and even projects for commercial and film.

  19. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  20. A: I would say playing the best parts that fit the music as a whole.

  21. Q: What do you bring to a song?

  22. A: Options. I will give a producer multiple tracks to pick and choose from.

  23. Q: What's your typical work process?

  24. A: I provide multiple parts for the producer to pick and choose from. I will typically start with a rough track that has drums, bass, possibly keys, possibly programming, and a rough vocal. Having a rough vocal is important so that I don't write parts that could step on the vocal.

  25. Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?

  26. A: Excellence!

  27. Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?

  28. A: That you have to have the most expensive gear to create the best sounds.

  29. Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?

  30. A: What style would you like the project to be, reference other artists/groups. What instruments would you like on the project... what is dominant and secondary? BPM of the project?

  31. Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

  32. A: I love to work with references. Give me an idea of what artist/group you would like the project to sound similar to.

  33. Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?

  34. A: acoustic guitar, ukulele, electric guitar, tuner, amp

  35. Q: How would you describe your style?

  36. A: Ambient - Rock - Country - Pop

  37. Q: Can you share one music production tip?

  38. A: I mic speaker cabinets with 2 SM57's. One mic is on axis. The other is off axis.

  39. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  40. A: I work remotely with an Apollo Twin Duo interface, Apple Macbook Pro, UAD Pluggins, a couple of SM57's for electric guitar tracking and a C214 mic for acoustical instrument tracking. I also use a Kemper Amp Profiler sometimes.

  41. Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?

  42. A: Dann Huff is my favorite producer in country music (Hunter Hayes, Keith Urban, Rascal Flatts, The Band Perry). I love the music of Katy Perry, Kelly Clarkson, and Maroon 5 as far as pop music goes. John Mayer is also an inspiration as to many.

  43. Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.

  44. A: Electric guitar, acoustic guitar, ukulele, mandolin, and banjo tracks.

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Terms Of Service

Revision costs vary from project to project. I typically do one revision free per song and $75 for each additional revision per song. My typical turn-around time ranges from 24 -72 hours.

GenresSounds Like
  • Colbie Caillat
  • Ed Sheeran
  • Katy Perry
Gear Highlights
  • Electric & Acoustic Guitars
  • Ukulele
  • Mandolin
  • Ganjo
  • Kemper
  • 3rd Power CSR40 (EL34)
  • Sovtek Mig50 (6L6)
  • TopHat VibraTrem (EL84)
  • Apollo Twin Duo
  • Neumann
  • Shure
  • AKG
  • Neve 1073
  • 1176LN Compressor
  • 610 Tube Pre
  • Pultec EQ
  • Logic Pro X
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