Need a full band track built for a song that you believe in? Have a vocal track that just lacks that “wow-factor”? Today's radio-ready sound requires a lot of behind-the-scenes processing, and if you want your song to compete you need to work with someone who knows ALL the tricks.
I'm a professional producer, mix engineer and vocal editor from Nashville who has 5+ years of experience building tracks for top country and pop songwriters. My clients pitch their songs to A&R heads at major record labels in Nashville, L.A. and beyond. I'm new to this website, but I typically spend my days taking freshly written songs from iPhone voice memos to a full scale production ready to impress a publisher or record label in just a matter of hours. When you walk into a meeting, you need to feel confident that your song sounds just as good as what's on the charts today, and a full-band production with guitars, bass, drums, acoustic instruments and a professionally edited vocal can give you that Top 40 sound that gets attention.
I've produced and mixed tracks that have appeared in TV shows -- “Switched At Birth” (Freeform Network), "Greek" (ABC Family), "Ten Things I Hate About You" (ABC Family), "Make It Or Break It" (ABC Family), and "The City" (MTV) as well as the feature film The Darkest Hour (Fox).
Are you a Country Artist? I can tweak a raw singer songwriter vocal to sound polished, but still honest and natural.
Are you a Pop Artist? I can give you those long reverb hits, delay layers, and vocoder tracks to take your production to the next level.
I'd love to hear about your project. Click the 'Contact' button above to get in touch.
12 Reviews - 3 Repeat ClientsEndorse Kate L. Malone
Kate is incredible to work with! This was my first time putting out a song and I needed a mixed and mastered track which Kate made and did a fantastic job on. I'm so happy I chose to work with Kate :)
Kate really understood what we wanted from the get go! She brought our track to the highest high possible and we couldn’t be happier with it :)
Kate was the bomb.com. I came to her with a rough idea for a song and some general direction and she knocked it out of the park on the first try. 11/10 would recommend
Kate is absolutely amazing! She captured everything I wanted so quickly and her turn around time is unreal! I'm so, so happy with my final product and I will definitely be using her for my next projects!
Kate was extremely easy to work with. relaxed, prompt and produced an awesome product! She took the direction and feedback I gave extremely well and helped to create something that was really special to us. Would definitely work with Kate again again in the future, and you should too!
Kate was incredibly professional and creative. Her vocal production work was top-notch and she captured the vibe we were going after perfectly while also demonstrating a great sense of creativity and imagination that made the project shine. I'd love to work with her again on future projects and would recommend her to those looking for creative and hyper-detailed vocal production.
Kate was great to work with, easy communication & fast turnaround times, will definitely be working with her again.
Excellent work!! I will be back for more! Great communication and professionalism. Hope to work with her again.
Kate did a fantastic job comping this vocal for me with a quick turnaround. Really, really sped up my demo process and improved my results dramatically. Thank you!
Kate is awesome. I was on a super-tight deadline, plus I am very demanding, and Kate came came thru in the clutch. She produced and mixed a couple of tracks for me very quickly, and my client is very happy.
I love working with Kate - she rocks! Kate is an excellent listener and she is great at understanding the sonic direction of the vocal and vision of the song overall, and she provides awesome feedback and creative ideas. Kate keeps your own authentic & original sound foremost, while enhancing everything delicately around it. Her mixes & tracks are superb!
Kate is amazing! She makes my demos sound great and her production ideas are always perfect! I highly recommend her!
Interview with Kate L. Malone
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: The biggest misconception about what I do is that an automatic pitch correction tool can replace targeted pitch adjustment by a professional.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Never stop learning.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I work on country artists, pop artists, and singer/songwriter music.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: I would say my strongest skill is understanding how to edit vocals from a singer's point of view. I am a vocalist myself, and that helps me to know the difference between what is a stylistic choice on a singer's part and what's just a weak note. Anyone can just lock everything to a pitch or time grid, but that would destroy a lot of what makes a performance unique. "Artistic Correction" is key.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I clean up the vocal performance while maintaining the magic that's already there. Many vocal performances you hear on the radio are actually demo vocals that captured a special energy that could not be recreated on another recording day.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I create demos of songs written by pop and country songwriters to pitch to labels and publishers. In Nashville, your demo has to sound just as good as what's already on the radio to prove that it can be successful at radio. People want to hear a track that competes at the highest level with what's already out.