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.

Tell me about your project and how I can help, through the 'Contact' button above.


  • 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!