Looking for a producer that will actually listen to your vision? With production credits from indie artists in electronic music to singer-songwriters; My biggest responsibility as your producer is to make sure that you creatively accomplish the goals for your music.
With your vision in mind, I will work with you to help produce your demo from start to finish, including mixing and mastering. I specialize in Electronic music of the downtempo variety, including chillwave, synthwave and future bass sub-genres.
Most recently, I studied music production at the Berklee College of Music from 2015-2016 for my MM degree and in 2009-2013 I studied Music Performance (Violin) at the Florida State University.
My approach to indie musicians looking for a producer is that you don't need the biggest and best gear to make the music that you want. All you really need is to surround yourself with artists who aren't afraid to push the boundaries of what they already have. It shouldn't cost an arm and a leg to make art.
If you want to work with someone who can provide you with creativity and professionalism, that won't break the bank; you know who to contact.
I look forward to hearing from you!
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Kyle is a wonderful person to work with. He is not only a great musician but also an amazing person!!! He really knows how to bring ideas to shine and enhances your project. Musicality, professionalism, promptness, personality, communication skills; he's got it all. :) You won't regret collaborating with him!
Interview with Kyle Tesalona
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I'm currently the Music Supervisor for the up-coming short film "How The Moon Fell From The Sky and No One Even Noticed" It was my first commercial attempt at recording and engineering a movie soundtrack with a live orchestra. I produce my own music as Kaiolyn. My music is a mix of future bass, synthwave, chillwave, and downtempo elements. I have been making music as Kaiolyn for about 2 years and have gained momentum within the electronic music scene with my debut EP release "Kalmado" with support from Artist Intelligence Agency.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Judy Shin: https://soundbetter.com/profiles/39826-judy-shin She is an amazing pianist and very clever arranger within all jazz styles.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: It doesn't matter as long as the music is amazing.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I promise to to be as transparent as possible by keeping an open sense of communication throughout the project.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I like the amount of flexibility it gives me. Through that flexibility I get to meet all kinds of people in the industry and otherwise.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: Do you have any musical references that inspired you? What are you trying to achieve? What emotion do you want to portray?
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Carly Rae Jepsen: Her songwriting is always catchy and punchy Cashmere Cat: HIs musical style and production is just so different and unique Tennyson: Their use of layering and their unique jazz/electronic blend is so focused and clean. Kanye West: He is such a visionary, and I would love to witness how he produces his music Mura Masa: His blend of future bass and tropical elements inspire me daily Galamatias: The music that I produce on my own is inspired by him.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Electronic music, Pop Music, Alternative R&B
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: My strongest skill, is my ability to just listen.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Clients refer me time after time because of my ability to preserve their idea, but bring a sense of new found focus and creativity that would have been difficult if done by themselves.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: It depends on the the project, but it mostly begins by talking to the client to listen to their vision for their project. I'll then begin listening to the clients project to see how I can improve the mix using faders for a static mix. I normally then resort to Plug-Ins to bring out character into your tracks creatively. I'll then go to automation to breathe life into your mix. All of this is done with your vision in mind, and the goals you want to achieve with your project.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: My Studio setup is simple, but works for me and my workflow. I run Logic Pro X on my Macbook Pro through my Mackie Blackjack Interface. The most important part of my setup are my Yamaha HS8 studio monitors for mixing. I will check my mixes through my Focal Spirit Pro headphones, to make sure it translates.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Andrew Scheps, Hans Zimmer, Deadmau5, Rick Rubin, Chris Lord Alge
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I'm currently a full time teacher at the Interlochen Center For the Arts. I teach a Sound Design class about the fundamentals of sound in film including: foley mixing, recording, sound design, and post production editing.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Organized, uncluttered, and focused
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Work with someone that you've had the opportunity to talk to. Don't just hire someone because of their massive list of credentials.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: My Macbook Pro, My Akai MPK49, and my AKG K240 monitor headphones. Nothing Else
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: Ever since I was a child, I always wondered how much got onto the radio or onto a Cassette or CD. I graduated from the Florida State University with my B.M. in Violin Performance. However, I worked on mobile recordings for the school to record audition tapes and recitals within the campus. This got me into the world of audio engineering. I started realizing the demand and began to make more money doing these mobile recordings than violin gigs.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Trust your ears.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I most commonly work with music artists of the independent variety who want to have a personal and professional relationship with an audio engineer they can rely on.