Kjartan Thorkildsen

Beatmaker, Mixing & Mastering

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I take your music to the next level. I am Kjartan Thorkildsen also known as Catnip Cloud, a producer myself with over 2 million streams online. I have a degree in music technology and have worked with dozens of artists. Now it is time to make your music shine.

My website for mixing, mastering and music lessons: https://elevateyourmusic.net

I am ready to elevate your music to the next level! My name is Kjartan Thorkildsen also known as Catnip Cloud, a producer and songwriter myself with over 2 million streams online. I have a degree in music technology and have worked with dozens of artists and students. I know how important getting help from others has been for my own musical development, so I want to give back.

Being a songwriter and producer myself, I know how one can get "blind" to one own songs after listening to it for countless hours. Thats why professional mixing and mastering is so important.

I also create music for film and wrote the soundtrack for the award winning short film "Det Ingen Snakker Om" which is premiered in LA as a finalist for the BAFTA awards (2022). My music has been featured on the Netflix show “twentysomethings: Austin” (2021). I produce custom beats for artists, so if you are looking for something special you have come to the right place.

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


  • English
  • Norwegian

Interview with Kjartan Thorkildsen

  1. Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?

  2. A: The single "Sandy" by artist Coconut Crab. My only role in this was mastering, and the song just sounded so much more alive after the process.

  3. Q: What are you working on at the moment?

  4. A: My debut album for my solo project Catnip Cloud! I am also mastering the debut album for new Pop Punk band ken Guru

  5. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  6. A: Digital! I like to be portable and work anywhere in the world

  7. Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?

  8. A: That you will be completely satisfied or get your money back

  9. Q: What do you like most about your job?

  10. A: Music and creating brings me so much joy in life and it is a blessing to give this to other people

  11. Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?

  12. A: How many revisions they have. My answer is that we are not done until you are completely satisfied.

  13. Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?

  14. A: That it takes a long time, Im actually quite fast

  15. Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?

  16. A: I ask them to send references of music they like in a similar style. This helps me have a reference for the direction Im taking the mix.

  17. Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

  18. A: Be specific about what you are looking for.

  19. Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?

  20. A: Macbook, my akai mpk249 midi keyyboard, my Shure SM7B mic and my nylon string acoustic guitar

  21. Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?

  22. A: I have studied music technology for 3 years and then I moved to Oslo and have been doing this freelance ever since. I am still on my way to doing this full-time.

  23. Q: How would you describe your style?

  24. A: Playful, kind and unique

  25. Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?

  26. A: Bladee! I love his rapping and I think my beats would sound really good with him on it.

  27. Q: Can you share one music production tip?

  28. A: Create something new every day!

  29. Q: What type of music do you usually work on?

  30. A: Ambient electronic music

  31. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  32. A: Sound design - creating an atmosphere that really move the listener

  33. Q: What do you bring to a song?

  34. A: For mixing and mastering I make your music shine and sound loud and clear to compete with other tracks on streaming services like Spotify. I ask the client if he/ she want me to add my creative quirks to the mix or just mix and master it to sound more professional. If I make a beat for somebody else, I usually ask them what kind of vibe and inspiration they are looking for and then let loose and play.

  35. Q: What's your typical work process?

  36. A: I sheldue a time to work on it and make a deadline to get it done.

  37. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  38. A: My studio setup is super simple and portable! I use a M1 Macbook running Ableton and Ozone 7 for mastering. I like to be able to work on projects no matter where I am in the world. I also have KRK monitors and DT770 PRO headphones.

  39. Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?

  40. A: I love Porter Robinson, he has always been a favorite of me! I also love AG Cook, SOPHIE and how they create their own genere. I am also very inspired by Drain Gang members Ecco2K and Bladee.

  41. Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.

  42. A: I mix & master most of the time. My favorite thing to do is to make custom beats for other clients.

Catnip Cloud - Places

I was the Producer, Mix Engineer and Mastering Engineer in this production

Terms Of Service

I allow revisions until you are fully satisfied! Typical turn-around time is 0-3 days.

GenresSounds Like
  • The 1975
  • Yung Lean
  • Porter Robinson
Gear Highlights
  • Izotope Ozone 7
  • M1 Mac
  • Fender Telecaster
  • Sure SM7B
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  • Award winning soundtrackJun 17, 2022

    I wrote the soundtrack for the award winning short film "Det Ingen Snakker Om" which is now premiered in LA as a finalist for the BAFTA awards!