Kyle Kirkpatrick

Composer | Cellist | Engineer

35 Reviews (27 Verified)
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Elevate your film with an ultramodern score featuring cinematic textures, cutting edge techniques and story driven melody. As a classically trained cellist, electronic musician, and engineer, my music is a perfect match for your sci-fi, fantasy, and art films.

Drawn to experimental sounds and musical textures, my approach to composition marries these elements with my love for modern orchestral scoring.

Recently I created music for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Final Draw (FS1/Telemundo) and was a part of the team creating music for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Opening Ceremonies. Additionally, I co-composed the score for the official Welcome to Qatar water and fireworks show, a viral multi-act spectacle produced by BWS. I also recently completed music for the travel TV series The Traveler (Al Jazeera) and scored, mixed, and was sound designer for The Journey (Omnispace360), a 220Β° immersive film experience I composed and mixed in 7.1 surround. Recent film credits include the anticipated feature film 2020 (Netflix/Prime Video), A Frame of Mind (Katara Studios/Luna Films) along with shorts Another Day (Theophile Mur), Awakening (Vaikunta Films), Night Visit (SSZ Film), Fade Out (Luna Films), and many more. Additional clients and credits include FIFA, 3M, PGA, Qatar Airways, etc.

I am also a classically trained cellist with almost two decades of experience performing classical and modern repertoire. I've recently found a foothold as a solo cellist with featured performances in many trailers, short films, and commercials and most notably the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Opening Ceremonies.

Contact me through the green button above and let's get to work.

35 Reviews - 5 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Forrest R.

    I worked with Kyle under a weird set of circumstances on my part. on Kyle's part, what i got from him was passion, willingness, and excellence. If anyone asks me if I know of any good composers, my complete and immediate answer is Kyle. His services are quick, punctual, and absolutely outstanding. He has a burning desire to elevate your product with his craft, and is very professional. in terms of communication Kyle is fantastic. He's quick to reply and eager to listen to your ideas.

  2. Review by Trevor H.

    Kyle is an absolute wizard. Easy communication, lightning quick, detail oriented, and so creative. I really look forward to working with Kyle again soon.

  3. Review by Sean
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    Perfect experience. I couldn't have been happier with the work Kyle did, not to mention how fast he did it. Would highly recommend.

  4. Review by Nathaniel Wolkstein
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    Kyle is such a pleasure to work with - a wonderful musician and collaborator!

  5. Review by Stephen C.

    Kyle is just the best!! He jumped in on an existing project so quickly and incorporated the teams’s notes at lightening speed and with the highest quality and attention to detail. He’s also a great communicator and just a really nice guy. Highly recommend Kyle for your next project!! πŸ™ŒπŸΎπŸ™ŒπŸΎπŸ™ŒπŸΎ

  6. Review by Theophile Mur

    Kyle mixed and composed my short movie "Another Day" and he absolutely killed it!

    He really got what I was looking for and went beyond the references I gave him to create a unique touch.

    If you're looking to get the best score for your project, this is the guy!

  7. Review by Stephen C.

    Working with Kyle was an absolute joy! He was a great communicator with thoughtful questions, quick turnaround times, and a wonderful ear. He was patient throughout the whole mix process and instinctively understand all of our notes. Our post team even had a hiccup during the homestretch of the project with an oversight from our editor and he worked with us to get the job done to still meet our deadline. Kyle was super-friendly and extremely easy to work with. Highly recommend!! Thanks, Kyle!!!

  8. Review by Kristel L.

    It was great working with Kyle. He is a very talented music composer and did a great job in composing the music for my short film. He is responsive and delivers work quickly and always on time. I will definitely reach out to him again in the future.

  9. Review by vaikunta L.

    I have recently worked with Kyle for my short film titled "Awakening". Kyle is a phenomenal composer and he came up with an outstanding score for my film. He is very easy to work with and he listens to your feedback and he comes up with a score that will exceed your expectations. He finished the score way before the deadline. He is very good at communication and keeps you constantly updated about your project. If you are looking for a composer who can compose original score, look no further.

  10. Review by Ryan L.

    Kyle was incredibly professional, responsive and created a stunning score that elevated my film drastically. He guided me through the process and translated my jumbled thoughts into beautiful music. Anyone would be lucky to collaborate with him.

  11. Review by Marie P.

    Thank you once again for delivering Kyle! So glad we got a thoughtful, professional and super talented artist to build our tracks for us. Thanks again Kyle!πŸ™πŸ‘πŸ‘Œβ€οΈ

  12. Review by Marie P.

    Thanks again Kyle for your timeliness, professionalism and excellent service!! You don't disappoint! 5 stars all the way! See you again for future projects!πŸ˜ŠπŸ™

  13. Review by Marie P.

    Third time working working with Kyle and he is always on point with professionalism, quality, timeliness, reliability and communication. Service is above and beyond. Thank you so much Kyle, keep up the great workπŸ‘πŸ‘

  14. Review by Marie P.

    This is the second time I have worked with Kyle. Kyle is before anything else an incredible musical artist and works intuitively with what would go well with what you want. He has a great work ethic and works in a timely and professional manner. The end product was amazing, gave me goosebumps on the first listen. Highly recommended and definitely my go to for quality music. Thanks again for your amazing work Kyle!

  15. Review by Boy de Winter

    It was realy a pleaser Working with Kyle!
    My very high demendings where totaly forfilled!
    Every reply was quick!
    And the adjustments where done before I could blink with my eyes.
    A realy Professional that i can recommend to EACH project!
    Kyle will NAIL it with vst's AND real Instruments!
    Gr Boy de Winter

  16. Review by Marie P.

    I'm so glad I got Kyle to create these pieces for me. Professional, work of high quality and very responsive compared to other people I'd dealt with. Engaing and offered helpful advice in the most appropriate direction to take the music. It's important to be working with someone you can trust, and Kyle was that! Thanks again Kyle, keep up the great work!

  17. Review by Leon R.

    Kyle worked his magic as orchestrator as well as doing modern pop production on three tracks. Set up a string quartet to record and layered synths/beats with equal enthusiasm and skill, tight communication. I'm so happy with how this project has turned out.

  18. Review by Tyree M.

    Kyle was a breeze to work with. If you know what you want he'll get you what you need in no time.

  19. Review by Leon R.

    I love working with Kyle - great string arranger, producer and beat maker. Always has great ideas and is flexible, friendly!!! above and beyond.

  20. Review by Leon R.

    Kyle is simply a first rate contemporary orchestrator, arranger, sound designer & producer and able to employ all that in the service of pop (in the case of my song). Im so happy with this song and booked another four songs this Spring, using a combination of physical rock instruments, synths beats and sound design with a pop sensibility, and a live string quartet. It is not common to find someone with all of these skills.

Interview with Kyle Kirkpatrick

  1. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  2. A: My ability to collaborate and also make edits. While I strive to nail it on the first go, sometimes there are a few things that need to be adjusted. While I work very hard to create top-notch scores, I also hold loosely to them.

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

  4. A: Usually, I start with a sketch which is either piano or some synths, and then I fill things out from there. The sketch essentially represents my first ideas and emotions when viewing or listening to a track and often times are the strongest ideas that I come up with. I also lean into templates that I have carefully created that allow me to work faster and deliver the best sounding music possible!

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

  6. A: Original scores and custom commercial work.

  7. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  8. A: I work in my professionally designed and calibrated studio to compose and mix in 5.1 surround sound. While I primarily compose and mix in Nuendo 11, I also use Pro Tools for mixing as well depending on the project. I have 6 guitars, including a 60's reissue Tele, Custom Warmoth P-Bass, Taylor acoustic guitar to name a few. One of my favorite pieces of gear the moment is my Moog Subsequent 37 analog synth. My sample library catalog is quite extensive including 29 Spitfire Audio libraries, NI Ultimate 13, Slate & Ash, Output, Omnisphere, Keyscape, EW Composer Cloud X, and many more. All the usual for plugins – Fab Filter, Waves, Izotope, Melodyne, Auto-Tune etc.

  9. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  10. A: Unpopular opinion here, but Digital. For one, there are less AD/DA conversions when you're not using outboard gear. If you're recording through outboard gear or a console, I get that. If you are sending your signal out of your converter, into gear and back into your gear that's two instances of AD/DA you're doing which degrades your quality unless you have amazing converters. Plugins these days are so good at emulating analog gear, it's honestly more worth it to just keep things in the box.

  11. Q: How would you describe your style?

  12. A: Stylistically I'm a bit of a chameleon but I always tend towards dark cinematic and textural music. Basically, anything that will put you in a mood.

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

  14. A: Ryan Lott. That man is a legend and his music and the sounds that he captures and comes up with are so insanely creative. Let's collaborate bro!

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  • Yamaha HS8s and HS5 surrounds
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