For the most up-to-date news on Cato’s process and work, please feel free to check out her Spotify Playlist above, or view her Youtube Channel. She often shares works-in-progress and glimpses into the recording, mixing, and sound design process on her Youtube channel (only with artist permission, of course!).
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Producing, Tracking, Mixing & Mastering:
Cato recently started a pop duo called Clance + Imes with the amazing singer/songwriter, Evan Diamond. Cato created the beat and produced the music for this track. She also engineered all the tracking, mixing, and mastering. Lyrics, singing, and additional production by Evan Diamond.
Producing, Tracking, & Mixing:
Cato recently recently worked with an amazing group of women on Monse’s newest album, “Withdrawal Symptoms of a Toxic Love.” Cato engineered the EP, helping with production, tracking, and mixing the album.
Listen to the Mixes:
Listen to the EP on Spotify:
Recording, Mixing, Sound Design, & Backing Vocals Example
In 2021, Cato completed an album project for Evan Diamond & The Library (Evan Diamond is a 2x San Diego Music Awards winner, including the 2022 SDMA for Best Pop Artist). For this album, Cato was the recording engineer, mixing engineer, and supplied sound design and backing vocals services. This album also featured Dave Depper on keyboard. To listen to this album, visit: https://tinyurl.com/WDYSD
Mixing Music – Before and After Examples:
Below is an example of a remix done for a client on a live performance video. The client was given the raw video and audio files, and we were able to polish it up and make the mix pop a bit more than the original livestream quick edit. We cleaned up some noise the artist didn’t want, and changed some things to match the artists’ vision and personal preferences a bit more:
BEFORE (MIX SUPPLIED BY STUDIO):
AFTER CATO’S MIX:
Cato recently completed a mix for a mixing competition on MixChecks.com. Since the raw audio files were posted publicly, we figured this would be a good opportunity to show a before and after mixing comparison.
Here is the raw / unmixed version alongside Cato’s mix of the track. For best effect, toggle back and forth between the two to compare the same segments of the song, mixed and unmixed:
Pop Folk Tracking:
EDM Production, Mixing, & Mastering:
Symphony Recording & Mixing:
Working with Kids with Music 4 Peace San Diego, Tracking & Mixing:
➤ Click Here For Non-Music Portfolio Content: Sound Design & Post Production
Video Logo / Short Intro Video Sound Design:
Cato loves sound design projects! Here are a couple of examples of short sound design work she has done.
Sound Design & Sound Effect Creation:
Through The Blinds Film:
Here is an example of film post production and sound design work that Cato did for a film short called Through The Blinds. Click here to view more information about the film on IMDb.
Cato has also written blog posts and hosted/produced videos as part of her content creation work.