Hi! I'm Kyle. I've been playing drums for 17 years. Rock, pop, punk, singer-songwriter and things of that nature are my go-to styles. Faraday Recordings is my studio. It'd be rad to work on some music with you.

I am a drummer and engineer who was born in Pennsylvania but raised in Atlanta, GA. Since the early 2000s, I've been heavily involved with the Atlanta music scene; toured with bands as a drummer and guitarist, worked as a drum tech, and played on numerous records as a studio session drummer. I brings 15-plus years’ worth of drum and percussion experience to the table, allowing me to see the recording process from a rhythmic point of view. I am able to look at a song as a whole and determine the most effective way to blend its individual parts in order to make the song the best it can be.

I currently work out of my private studio, Faraday Recordings, and collaborate with Banvard Music Group and Mercalli Music.

Gear highlights

  • SJC Drums
  • Daking
  • BBE
  • UA Apollo 16
  • Audix
  • Neumann
  • Blue
  • Pro Tools 11
  • Logic X

Genres I specialize in

Terms of Service

Turn around time depends on scope of project. Contact me for turnaround times and availability.

Reviews of Kyle Troop Faraday Recordings

  • Default-avatar1 minute agoby

    Kyle is one of the most talented drummers and musicians I know. On top of that, he is an outstanding guy. He brings awesome energy and a unique ear to projects. I would recommend Kyle without any hesitation and look forward to doing more work with him in the future!

  • Default-avatar1 day agoby

    Kyle has the kind of positive attitude that is contagious. He elevates & energizes everyone involved. He's a real gear head & know his stuff. I could rave about his technical knowledge & the quality of his recordings but it really all comes down to the vibes & how comfortable you feel in his studio. His wife Tiffany is the greatest too.

  • Default-avatar1 day agoby

    Working with Kyle is a breeze. He makes the whole process of recording very un-intimidating, whether or not you're an experienced musician. He's great at directing a project without taking it over, maintaining the artist's original vision throughout the recording process. Kyle is totally reliable, totally dependable, super-talented and capable.

  • Default-avatar9 months agoby

    I recorded a 3 track EP with my band with Kyle at Faraday Recordings a few months ago. I was blown away by how good the EP sounded from a production standpoint' He is a very talented producer. I will be recording a full length album with the same band in spring with Kyle, because I know he will do an awesome job. I highly recommend recording here!

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Interview with Kyle Troop Faraday Recordings

Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
Evan Andree. He's the dude. We work together often.
Analog or digital and why?
There is a balance between analog and digital. I like using outboard pres and compressors right along with the Apollo 16 and Logic X. It's about the big picture. But I really am a gear junkie. So I'm weighted on the side of analog.
What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
I have always wanted to play drums and record music for a living. I started learning to play the drums 17 years ago. Recording came not long after.
Can you share one music production tip?
Don't be afraid to get weird and try out new ways of recording things. The worst that will happen is it might sound bad. But the flip side is that you might find something really rad that you can keep in your back pocket for another project.
What type of music do you usually work on?
I gravitate to rock & roll, indie, punk, pop punk, alternative and americana.
What's your strongest skill?
My strongest skill is consistency. I know how my drums need to be tuned. I'm very kick and snare pattern oriented to lock in the beat.
What do you bring to a song?
What I bring to a song is the enhancement of the main idea or theme of the song. I love playing drums and beating the crap out of them. But if a song needs something subtle or dynamic, then that's what I bring.
What's your typical work process?
When starting to work on a song I like to listen to the reference tracks a few times. Then play along with it and see what naturally happens. After that I compare what I played to any notes or requests from the client and start getting to work on putting it all together in a way that suits the song best.
Tell us about your studio setup.
My studio, Faraday Recordings, is currently a home studio. My room sounds very rock and roll with the drum sounds I'm capturing. On the front end, I mostly use Daking and BBE pres that go into a UA Apollo 16. I have both Pro Tools 11 and Logic X. I prefer Logic for tracking. I have 2 different SJC kits and an assortment of snares.
What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
I'm inspired by anyone who steps out there to create something. Atom Willard, Derek Grant and Ben Cato are some of my favorite drummers. I look a lot to engineers & producers that are finding the right balance between vintage a modern gear, but care about the song above all else. Laura Jane Grace, Butch Walker, Ryan Adams and Trent Reznor and some of my favorites.
Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
Most of my work is creating and recording music for licensing in all styles of music. I also produce, track and mix songwriters and bands, mostly rock & roll and americana.