Kyle Kirkpatrick

Composer | Cellist | Engineer

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Whether you’re looking for a truly captivating score or to build your song from the ground up, I got you covered. Working out of my purpose built studio, I create and engineer music for artists and clients on a wide spectrum of genres, but specialize in lush, dark cinematic scoring and production as well as mixing and composing in surround.

As a musician, I am a classically trained cellist with 15 years of experience performing and have been featured in many short films and compositions as a recording artist. As a stark contrast to that, I also was a drummer in a metal band which gives me a unique perspective when approaching composition. As a composer, I tend towards the complexity, detail and intense emotion that exists within classical music, but with a modern, textural and moody twist.

As an engineer and producer, I have had the opportunity to work with many CCM artists including my work producing, mixing and mastering all of LCBC Worship’s most recent work as well as Kari King’s debut album titled “Glory” to name a few. As an engineer, I engineered, mixed and mastered live recordings from Paul Baloche’s most record, "Behold Him".

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9 Reviews - 1 Repeat Client

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  1. Review by Vincent R.
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    If your looking for an amazing sound engineer Kyle is the way to go, he did an awesome job at capturing the vision for my song ,thanks again and I will be working with you again in the near future.

  2. Review by Kenneth M.
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    Kyle is amazing! Hard working, and efficient. He gave exactly what I was looking for and I couldn’t be more thrilled!

  3. Review by Ufal P.
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    Thank you very much Kyle.

  4. Review by Mar M.
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    Would give 6 stars if I could! Kyle is a gem of a composer! He listens very closely to your vision and delivers above and beyond. He delivers with work that is so unique and unlike anything your listeners would have heard before yet is still made to gain popularity.

    Kyle is an incredibly professional, patient and passionate producer to work with as well. He is very good at consistently delivering before the deadline with amazing work.

    You should definitely work with him!!

  5. Review by Greg Johnson
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    Kyle is fantastic to work with, he's a pro and he's lightning fast. I would highly recommend him for your next project.

  6. Review by Amr
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    Kyle is a great Cellist he deliverd great quality and performance in really short time will work with him again defenitly

  7. Review by Zachary M.
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    Kyle is extremely professional and completes the service of work in timely manner — quicker than I expect!! He has exceeded my expectations and the quality of work was AMAZING!! I definitely look forward to working with Kyle in the future. His professionalism was great as well!!

  8. Review by Kyle Z.
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    Kyle is a great guy to work with, he is highly recommended. He has a great mind for compositions and can come up with brilliant sound quickly. We will continue to work with Kyle for years to come.

    SSZ Film LLC

  9. Review by Tanner B.
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    Kyle has been great to work with, and I've been really happy with everything he's edited for us so far. He's responds well to feedback, but honestly you don't have to tell him much because he just really knows what he is doing and puts out such a good product to begin with.

Interview with Kyle Kirkpatrick

  1. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  2. A: I work in my purpose-built studio designed and professionally calibrated to compose and mix in 5.1 surround sound. While I primarily compose and mix in Nuendo, I also use Pro Tools for mixing as well depending on the project. My sample library catalog is quite extensive including 15 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. My biggest frustration with other studio setups is them not being intuitive, so the first thing I set out to do is make every piece of gear in my space instantly accessible. From my console, preamps, vocal booth, and microphones, to all of my keyboards and especially my guitars, everything is basically plug and play so that no idea is lost.

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

  4. A: Don't mix with master bus FX active. It will force you to brew the coffee right first before you add your milk and sugar if you know what I mean.

  5. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  6. 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.

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

  8. A: Organization is key for me. I have several templates in ProTools for composing, producing and mixing with all my typical bus routing, FX and sends already mapped so I can get to creating immediately.

  9. Q: How would you describe your style?

  10. A: I tend to be a bit of a chameleon. Generally, I tend to gravitate towards lush, evolving soundscapes intermixed with dark textures. With my metal background, I also love throwing some aggression in my music when I can. Basically anything that will instantly put you in a mood.

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

  12. 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.

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Depending on the project, my typical turnaround time is within one week. Contact for additional pricing details and timeline.

GenresSounds Like
  • Hans Zimmer
  • Ludwig Goransson
  • Elevation Worship
Gear Highlights
  • Avid S3 + Dock
  • WA-273 preamp
  • Antelope Audio Orion HD Studio
  • Miktek CV4
  • Telefunken TF39
  • WA-84s
  • AKG C-214s
  • Native Instruments Komplete Ultimate
  • EastWest Composer Cloud
  • Omnisphere
  • Keyscape
  • Spitfire Audio
  • etc.
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