Kyle Cadena is a recording engineer, guitarist, and instructor based out of Madison, New Jersey. Kyle graduated in 2007 with a degree in Music, concentration in Sound Engineering Arts, from William Paterson University. After graduation, he worked at House of Loud Recording Studios in Elmwood Park, NJ, with David Bendeth, Dan Korneff, Kato Khandwala and John Bender, recording bands such as Paramore, Hawk Nelson, Silvertide and Dark New Day. At House of Loud, not only did Kyle learn the tools of the trade, but he learned the invaluable skill of relating with musicians and functioning in a professional environment. Kyle’s calm and positive personality allowed the musicians to stay focused and creative in the studio.
Taking what he learned at William Paterson and House of Loud, Kyle is in the process of expanding his own studio, Cadena Recording Studios, a place where bands can feel truly comfortable to explore and discover their full potential. Kyle comes from a family, who was very active in the music world, and his attitude toward music and recording is rooted in this tradition. His grandfather Ozzie Cadena (Producer & Supervisor for Savoy & Prestige Records) talked of working at Rudy Van Gelder’s studio and how the “musicians always come first.” His grandfather’s ideals have come shining through in Kyle, who truly inspires musicians to reach their full potential and to make the best possible recordings.
Kyle has been working with artists from New Jersey and New York in his home studio in Madison. Here, he records and produces, "The Jazz Capital of the World" with Carla Lillian, on purejazzradio.com (Thursday at 11pm & Sunday at 9pm). Not only has Kyle been active in his home studio, but he was also hired to record and play guitar with producer and multi-instrumentalist Evan Taylor, for CMH Records, based out of Los Angeles. Together, they performed on Gimme Gimmie Gimmie, a Black Flag Tribute album, and a Bernie Worrell Standards record. Kyle has, also assisted on live standup recordings for Louis C.K., Craig Ferguson, Kevin Hart and Bill Burr, with Jon D’Uva, whom he met at House of Loud Studios. Kyle occasionally does live sound for New Jersey bands, and schools in New York City & New Jersey.
Kyle currently performs with the Bernie Worrell Orchestra (Keyboardist/Arranger/Songwriter for Parliament Funkadelic/Talking Heads), Jimmy Destri and the Sound Grenade (Keyboardist/Songwriter for Blondie), Dez Cadena & the Brick City Bats (Vocals/Guitars for Black Flag & The Misfits), Janet LaBelle, the Wet Tropics, and Andrew Kimball. He teaches guitar privately at Elefante Music in New Providence, NJ. He also works out of various recording studios in the Tri-State area.