Brandon J. Bagby

Producer | Instrumentalist

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Brandon J. Bagby on SoundBetter

Having worked with many Grammy® Award winning artists over the last decade, I am a producer & multi-instrumentalist available to record acoustic guitar, electric guitar, ukulele, mandolin, banjo, dobro, and/or lap steel on your next song. Also available to create arrangements and produce songs, jingles, EP's, or albums! Visit www.brandonjbagby.com

I am not the least expensive provider here on SoundBetter, but you definitely get what you pay for. With my services, you will receive professional level quality tracks that are edited / time aligned to the grid.

PRODUCING / FULL INSTRUMENTAL PRODUCTION (CONTACT FOR PRICING)
Pricing includes pre-production & programming, vocal editing, vocal comping, vocal tuning, general edits, session musicians, mixing, mastering. I have a production team of industry professionals.

ELECTRIC GUITAR ($300):
Doubled Rhythm Tracks, Single Strum Whole Note Tracks, & Doubled Hook Track (intros, turnarounds, and outros), and, if requested, other Lead & Color Parts, Bowed Guitar, Reverse Swells, Slide Guitar and Solos for panning Left & Right.

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

UKULELE (Concert, 6-string Tenor, 8-string Tenor, and/or Baritone) ($250):
Doubled Rhythm Tracks & Single Strum Whole Note Tracks for panning Left & Right.

MANDOLIN ($250):
Doubled Rhythm Tracks and/or Picked Style, & Single Strum Whole Note Tracks for panning Left & Right.

BANJO ($250):
Doubled Picking and/or Finger Style, & Single Strum Whole Note Tracks for panning Left & Right

DOBRO ($250)
Slide Tracks

LAP STEEL ($250)
Slide Tracks

Tell me about your project and how I can help, through the 'Contact' button above.

113 Reviews - 26 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Sergio F. Barrero
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    I was so glad to have had the opportunity to work with Brandon and to have had him produce my song. He is very professional, and communicates very well at each step in the process. He took my simple song recording, ideas, reference track and took to a whole other level. He is an extremely talented guitarist/instrumentalist. As the producer, he organized a top quality team of industry professionals and musicians to contribute to the song, delivering an incredible finished master. Thank you!

  2. Review by Leon Lieffijn
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    Awesome work and great communication. Looking forward to working together again soon!

  3. Review by Bailey B.
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    4th time working with Brandon, do I need to say more? Great guitarist who understands every song I need guitars for and recording quality is amazing!

  4. Review by Kitt W.
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    I couldn’t be happier with what Brandon did for me! His tracks and production were amazing. He’s extremely talented and very professional! And, a really nice guy! One of the best connections on SB! I’m eager to work with him more in the future!

  5. Review by Bailey B.
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    This my 3rd time working with Brandon, he is an incredible guitarist and his knowledge is incredible. Every-time I give a brief of what sort of gtrs I'm looking for he completely nails what I'm looking for. I highly recommend Brandon!

  6. Review by Carlos L.
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    One more time, Brandon put the special sauce in one of our songs with amazing guitars and mandolin!

    Looking forward for the next one.

  7. Review by Carlos L.
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    Brandon created a beautiful track from a guitar demo.

    That’s talent and creativity at its best!

    I am looking forward to working with him very soon!

  8. Review by Felipe S.
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    Working with Brandon has been amazing, his sound is really top notch and he's a great guy.. his ideas filled my track.

    Highly recommended...

  9. Review by Jason C.
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    This is not my first collaboration with Brandon and I hope won't be my last. He is detailed, attentive and brings professionalism, excellence and creativity to your project. Whatever you need, I'm confident that Brandon can and will deliver above your expectations. Class act through and through!

  10. Review by Dennis Sheperd
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    Awesome working with Brandon again. And he has delivered, as always! Will definitely come back if I need more guitar lines in the future.

  11. Review by Israel Slaughter
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    Brandon is the man! So talented.

  12. Review by Nina M.
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    It was such an amazing experience working with Brandon. He is an amazing artist. I love the ukulele you created. 100% of perfection.

  13. Review by Andrew Clarke
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    Keep coming back to Brandon, has the variety, skill and experience!

  14. Review by Brent
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    Wow, Brandon is the real deal!! He took a simple track and added some awesome mandolin parts that brought it to a whole new level. Highly recommend!!

  15. Review by João F.
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    Great musician and professional. I recommend it to everyone!

  16. Review by Jason C.
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    Brandon is a pro's pro. The parts, creativity and professionalism he'll bring to your project will take you to a whole other level. EXCELLENT, fast, efficient and thorough would just be the beginning of how I'd describe his work and communication. If you want it done right the first time, Brandon is your man.

  17. Review by yujiro okazaki
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    Brandon is a wonderful artist, and he has a warm heart.
    It's a pleasure to work with him.

  18. Review by Bailey B.
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    2nd time working with Brandon, he is incredible! Completely nailed the references that I gave him. 

  19. Review by Senad A.
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    Second time i am using Brandon, He is amazing and so easy to work with! And works fast!

  20. Review by Bailey B.
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    David was great, easy and fast to work with, I gave him some guitar references of what I was looking for and he nailed the brief! His knowledge on what makes a guitar different in one song vs another song etc is incredible! I look forward to working with him more in the future!

Interview with Brandon J. Bagby

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

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

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

  4. A: Tools so I can get off the desert island. I would be much more worried about survival than playing music. Haha!

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

  6. A: 10+ 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.

  7. Q: How would you describe your style?

  8. A: Ambient - Rock - Country - Pop - Folk... again, my goal is to be a chameleon.

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

  10. A: This isn't as important to me to be honest. I treat every project on a professional level.

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

  12. A: I love to take time lining up my work to the grid. I always want to make it easy for the producer to drop in my tracks into their session. I also label my tracks so the producer knows what they are getting. Also, the grid can be a dangerous place where parts can be over edited. It's ok for parts to not be "dead on" to the grid all the time depending the feel of the song.

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

  14. A: Excellence in serving the song to the best of my abilities and/or my team's abilities.

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

  16. A: If I am producing, I first work with arrangement for the artist. I will take their work tape and generally rework parts of the arrangement at times...chord changes and/or voicings. Once the arrangement is solidified, I will move on to programming. Once we have a good feel for the song, I will move on to real instrumentation to replace programmed drums, bass, and keys. If budget allows, will even replace programming with real strings and/or horn sections. We will then track vocals. After vocals are comped and tuned, I may add more production elements. Then when the artist and I are ready, we will move on to mixing and mastering. I walk with the artist every step of the way through the song production process. When tracking instrumentation or doing overdubs for a producer, 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.

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

  18. A: I primarily work on EDM, Trop House, Country, Pop, Rock, Gospel, Christian, Praise & Worship, and even on projects for commercial and film.

  19. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  20. A: Big picture. I would also say, as a musician, playing the best parts that fit the music as a whole. I love creating parts that talk to one another. Some of my clients compliment me for the "ear candy" I provide throughout my tracks.

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

  22. 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.

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

  24. 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.

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

  26. A: I wear many hats as most of us do in music. I produce, compose, and record instrumentation for singles, jingles, EP's, Albums, and film scores.

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

  28. 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.

  29. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  30. 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.

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

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

  33. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  34. A: In my studio, Apollo Twin Duo Thunderbolt interface, iMac 27", KRK V6 Studio Monitors, UAD plug-ins, SoundToys 5 plug-ins. I have several mic options as well. For many productions, I will rent studio spaces.

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

  36. A: Excellence!

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

  38. A: Dann Huff is one of my favorite producers in country music (Hunter Hayes, Keith Urban, Rascal Flatts, The Band Perry). His work inspired me as a producer and instrumentalist to allow parts to talk to each other. One of my biggest goal as a producer or a session musician is to be like a chameleon with my work. I don't necessarily want my stamp on the work... I want the finished product to be the voice of the artist. My goal is to always create music that will best serve the song and the artist.

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

  40. 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?

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Your first revision is free as you can have several notes for changes. 2nd revision and further is $100 if I am tracking instrumentation or up to $300 if I am producing.

GenresSounds Like
  • The Chainsmokers
  • Dan + Shay
  • Kane Brown
Gear Highlights
  • Electric & Acoustic Guitars
  • Ukuleles
  • Mandolins
  • Banjo
  • Dobro
  • Lap Steel
  • Various Tube Amplifiers
  • Apollo Twin Duo
  • sE RN17's
  • sE8's
  • Royer R10
  • Shure SM57
  • UAD
  • SoundToys 5 Software
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SoundBetter Deal

2 Instruments combined = $400/song. Add a 3rd instrument for $100 extra. Add a 4th instrument for $50 extra. Example: Acoustic Guitar + Electric Guitar + Banjo + Mandolin = $550