Ancient Future Studios

Ancient Future Studios handles record production, recording, mixing, and mastering for projects of the band Ancient Future and related artists.

Ancient Future Studios is also available for hire for a limited number of outside projects.

Record Production, Mixing and Mastering by Matthew Montfort

Ancient Future director Matthew Montfort began his studies of Recordings Arts at the University of Colorado at Denver in 1976. In 1977 he was in the first class to utilize their state of the art recording facility at their newly opened Aurora campus. This innovative program was among the first to offer hands-on experience in all aspects of record production and engineering.

Montfort was one of the first wave of musicians to take advantage of computer recording technology, and so has decades of experience with digital workstation technology including Cubase and Pro Tools. In addition to record production, he is also very skilled at engineering, editing, mixing, audio restoration, and mastering. For modal music, he developed a process he calls Tuned Harmonic Mastering to tune the recording adjustments exactly to the tonalities of the music. He is an expert at audio restoration, with years of experience fixing problems in live recordings and restoring archival recordings. Among his favorite software tools for dealing with tape hiss, broadband noise, guitar squeaks, clicks, pops, unwanted ambient noise, and other audio restoration tasks is iZotope RX.

Montfort has been involved in the production of dozens of full length record releases. He has very high standards, yet knows how to capture a musician's best performance quickly. As a record producer, mastering engineer, and audio restoration expert, he accepts a limited number of projects that he feels could benefit the most from his unique skills.

Music Scoring

Ancient Future Studios offers custom music scores for film, video, web sites, and multimedia productions.

Studio Contact

If you have a project that requires record production, simply e-mail your name, postal address, phone, e-mail address, and description of your project to or call 415-459-1892.

Studio Business

Ancient Future Studios accepts credit cards through its business office.

Awards and Reviews

Matthew Montfort's award winning work as a producer has received rave reviews in magazines and web sites such as Audiophile Audition and Good Sound.

Best of Kentfield 2009 Music Recording and Producer