Hi there, I'm Kyle - Composer, Producer, Cellist, and Audio Engineer based in York, Pennsylvania. My work can be best characterized by lush textures and harmony intermixed with electronic elements and sound design.
Pulling from a broad ranges of experiences in both performing and producing, my style has been influenced by years of performing cello in orchestras and playing drums in metal bands as well as producing and composing a wide range of genres. I'm drawn to the complexity, detail and intense emotion that exists within classical music and I strive to include those elements in all of the music that I create. I also don't stray too far from my metal roots and love to create hybrid scores that have rhythmic complexity and aggression baked in.
As an engineer and producer, I have had the opportunity to work with many CCM artists including my work producing, mixing and mastering LCBC Worship's most recent singles as well as Kari King's debut album titled "Glory". As an engineer, I engineered, mixed and mastered live recordings from Paul Baloche's most recent record, "Behold Him".
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Interview with Kyle Kirkpatrick
Q: Analog or digital and why?
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.
Q: How would you describe your style?
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.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
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.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Don't mix with masterbus 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.
Q: What's your typical work process?
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.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Over the past several years I've built my studio almost entirely from scratch in the upstairs of Dutch Colonial style building. 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.