A musician at heart with a professional edge.

I am a passionate music and audio professional with extensive experience and education in producing, composing, engineering, sound designing, and administration. My recent work can be heard at www.kyletesalona.com. I recently completed a Master’s in Music Production, Technology and Innovation at Berklee College of Music.

I am currently teaching Film Sound Design at the Interlochen Center For The Arts as the 2017 Spring semester Artist-In Resident.

I have composition and production experience as a composer for PremiumBeat, as an artist, through freelance opportunities, and in writing for short films.

I have professional studio experience through my positions at Florida State Unvierstiy as a Recital Tech as well as in Gasoline Aley. I'm fluent in a wide range of music softwares including ProTools, Ableton Live, Logic Pro, and Adobe Creative Cloud programs, and I also proficiently play violin and piano

I'd love to hear about your project. Click the 'Contact' button above to get in touch.

Gear highlights

  • Avid Pro Tools 12
  • Logic Pro X
  • Ableton Live 9 Suite
  • Adobe Audition

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Interview with Kyle Tesalona

Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
My favorite project that I worked on was being selected to to compose music for the 2016 TedXBerkeeValencia event in Valencia, Spain. I was selected to write a 2-3 minute piece using the prompt: "Connecting The Dots".
What are you working on at the moment?
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.
How would you describe your style?
Analog or digital and why?
It doesn't matter as long as the music is amazing
What's your 'promise' to your clients?
I promise to to be as transparent as possible
What do you like most about your job?
I like the amount of flexibility it gives me. Through that flexibility I get to meet all kinds of people in the industry
What questions do you ask prospective clients?
Refrences? What are you trying to achieve? What emotion do you want to portray?
What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
Work with someone that you've had the opportunity to talk to. Don't just hire someone because of their massive list of credentials.
If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
My Macbook Pro, My Akai MPK49, and my AKG K240 monitor headphones. Nothing Else
What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
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.
Which artist would you like to work with and why?
Charlie XCX: Her Songwriting is always catchy and punchy Carly Rae Jepsen: Her Songwriting is always catchy and punchy Cashmere Cat: HIs musical style and production is just so different and unique
Can you share one music production tip?
Trust your ears.
What type of music do you usually work on?
What's your strongest skill?
What do you bring to a song?
What's your typical work process?
It depends on the the project, but it mostly begins by listening to the clients project.
Tell us about your studio setup.
My Studio setup is simple, but works for me and my workflow. I run Logic Pro X
Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
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 .