Candyland Recording Studio

Recording. Mixing. Mastering

Candyland Recording Studio on SoundBetter

Recording, mixing and mastering engineer with decades of experience and hundreds of commercial releases

Candyland Recording Studio is a full service audio production facility located in Dayton,KY , just minutes from downtown Cincinnati, OH. It is owned and operated by Mike Montgomery. For a gear list, client list , to see the rooms or book a session, visit

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Interview with Candyland Recording Studio

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

  2. A: The Breeders ‘All Nerve’ Pre production and album engineering. Why? I love the band.

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

  4. A: Multiple mixing projects ranging from orchestral to heavy rock

  5. Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?

  6. A: Not yet. I’m new here.

  7. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  8. A: Both. I like both mediums and I have clients that like both.

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

  10. A: You will be satisfied and you will return.

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

  12. A: Meeting new people and being invited to share in their art and creative process.

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

  14. A: How long does it take to record an album? Me: I will work as quickly as you work to capture the performances. It will take however long it takes you to perform your songs to your own satisfaction.

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

  16. A: That bands ‘record’ finished albums by standing in the room and playing it once from beginning to end. That a 45 minute album takes 45 minutes to make.

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

  18. A: What type of recording are you hoping to make? What are your expectations? How can I best help you reach your goals?

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

  20. A: Check out my website, look at my client list or listen to recordings I’ve made. Write to me or talk to me to make sure we’re a great fit so we can work together to bring your vision to life.

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

  22. A: Akg 414, neve 1272 or amek 9098, fatso distressor, genelec 1020 As… can I bring my console? Do they hve mic stands and cables on this island?

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

  24. A: I interned at a studio in the mid 90s then got hired on, worked my way up from studio B to studio A, then eventually opened my own studio

  25. Q: How would you describe your style?

  26. A: Patient. Attentive. Interested.

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

  28. A: Anyone who is willing to invest the time to make a great album

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

  30. A: Spend time on the arrangements of your songs. It always pays off

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

  32. A: Indie rock, rock n roll, heavy rock, folk, country

  33. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  34. A: Listening.

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

  36. A: Decades of experience as an audio engineer, multi instrumentalist and songwriter.

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

  38. A: Meet client’s needs and exceed their expectations at every turn.

  39. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  40. A: Analog 24 track 2” tape machine. Harrison SM5 32 input x 32 output analog console. Full digital production capabilities with Logic Pro X, antelope and universal audio interfaces

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

  42. A: Jeff Lynn, Geoff Emerick

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

  44. A: Recording, Mixing, Mastering

Terms Of Service

$60/ hr. We can make as many revisions as you like until you’re happy with the song.

GenresSounds Like
  • The Breeders
  • Lung
  • Protomartyr
Gear Highlights
  • Harrison sm5 analog console
  • otari mtr90 mk 2
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SoundBetter Deal

Recording, mixing or mastering $55/hr