Kyle Kirkpatrick

Composer | Cellist | Engineer

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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 (FS1/BBC/Fubo TV). Additionally, I co-composed the score for the official Welcome to Qatar water and fireworks show, a multi-act spectacle featuring fountains, pyro, lighting and projection, fireworks, and drones. 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 220ยฐ immersive film experience I composed and mixed in 7.1 surround. Recent film credits include the anticipated feature film Tic Tac (Katara Studios/Luna Films) along with short films Awakening (Vaikunta Films), Terran Skies (SSZ Film), Fade Out (Luna Films), and many more. Additional clients and credits include FIFA, 3M, PGA, Qatar Airways, and more.

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.

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

24 Reviews - 3 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by vaikunta L.
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    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.

  2. Review by Ryan L.
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    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.

  3. Review by Marie P.
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    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!๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘Œโค๏ธ

  4. Review by Marie P.
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    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!๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ™

  5. Review by Marie P.
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    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 work๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

  6. Review by Marie P.
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    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!

  7. Review by Boy de Winter
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    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
    Netherlands

  8. Review by Marie P.
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    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!

  9. Review by Leon R.
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    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.

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

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

  12. Review by Leon R.
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    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.

  13. Review by Flavien F.
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    Reactivity, creativity and quality is what you will find while working with Kyle !

  14. 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.

  15. 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 couldnโ€™t be more thrilled!

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

  17. 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!!

  18. 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.

  19. 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

  20. Review by Zachary M.
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    Kyle is extremely professional and completes the service of work in timely manner โ€” 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!!

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 โ€“ 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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  • Avid S3 + Dock
  • WA-273 preamp
  • Antelope Audio Orion HD Studio
  • Yamaha HS8
  • HS8s and HS5 surrounds
  • Telefunken TF39
  • WA-84s
  • AKG C-214s
  • Native Instruments Komplete Ultimate
  • Omnisphere
  • Keyscape
  • Spitfire Audio
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