I will forever be grateful that we met and got to work together. There are many reasons/excuses as to why it took me so long to record in a studio but going into the session I had a lot of excitement, anxiety and doubt. I can say without a shadow of a doubt you put me at ease immediately and as result we now have Fiction. You knew when to produce and when not to produce. You encouraged and allowed us to be ourselves and I think that translated extremely well on the recording. I love the EP and I hope others will love it too.

Craig Garland (https://themsthatwait.bandcamp.com/releases)


"Working with Andy was one of the best recording experiences I've ever had. Skilled, professional, and with no shortage of ideas, Andy brought to the table an indispensable element that allowed my music to truly sing. The experience with him was not only easy and enjoyable but he also had the patience to play with ideas, try different things, and allowed the process to become a dialogue of what did and didn't work. The end result was beyond my expectations and I couldn't be happier with the finished product. If you're in the market for a quality recording and looking to elevate your sound, Black Cat Sounds is the place for you."

Nick Perlman (http://www.nickperlman.com)


“The experience working with Andy was unlike any other. There’s a gentle balance between his creative input and knowledge in audio that makes his sessions invaluable. I would definitely recommend him to many others who are trying to make timeless music!”

Paul Bennett (Digs Deep)


"Andy Porta is a master of his craft.  He is always striving to make things sound as good as they possibly can. When walking into the studio for the first time I was hesitant about the quality of recordings we could expect. However, I was reassured and the results were so beyond my expectations.  The studio is run in the basement of his parents home.  (Bless them)  The homeyness adds to an already positive environment, which makes the recording process so much easier and enjoyable.  On top of that Andy is one of the most patient, hard working and talented people I know.  His strong desire for perfection and his flexible willingness to get you to that point are first rate.  You would be hard pressed to find a better choice for your recording needs. Black Cat Sounds rocks!

Derith Klein (Harrington)


"Pitch perfect sound in home environment.  We go there because we know Porta will understand whatever style of music we feel like playing.  Recording is a sensitive thing, and you need to do it with someone who makes you feel relaxed, comfortable, confident.  He 's always there to offer help or give us the space we need to work things out on our own.  You can trust this guy!"

Jesse Cooper Levy