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Introducing the studio's new engine - a Trident console, state-of-the-art and legendary.
Also, the iconic AMS-Neve RMX-16 Reverb/FX system, as used by (Radiohead/U2/Peter Gabriel/Phil Collins)
and a pair of the world-class Empirical Labs Distressors, heard on countless hit records.

Your music deserves it.

"come to the hills where the air is sweet and so are the sounds"

located in Wakefield, Québec (just 25 min. from Ottawa)

production | recording | mixing | mastering
good coffee | cool vibes | great rates | world-class results

Anchor Sound is owned and operated by composer/producer/engineer Ray Montford, with the purpose of providing a relaxed space for musicians to thrive in, utilizing high quality gear to create great sounding recordings.  Including the control room, there are three rooms to record tracks in, on two separate floors.  There also some nooks with closed doors, to mic up guitar amps.  The space is ideal for small to medium size ensembles and suitable for roots, folk, country, singer-songwriter, jazz, classical and acoustic music of any kind. 

Outside there is deck with a BBQ and hummingbirds.  There's also the beautiful Gatineau river, located a one minute walk away, for those hot days when you need a quick dip, or just a nice walk.  Full kitchen, two bathrooms, lounge space, WI-FI. 

With an education in music at Humber and recording engineering and production at Fanshawe, Ray has been making records for over 30 years.  His love for composition, sound, arranging and production, is further enhanced by his years of dedicated listening to over 2,000 LPs, spanning all genres, that he's been collecting since the age of 14.  

Since opening his first studio in 1995 in Toronto, and in addition to recording and producing his own albums, he has hosted sessions for various artists, singer-songwriters and producers such as, Terry Brown, Chris Hall, Lynn Moffatt, Autorickshaw, David Bradstreet, Jason Fowler, Ron Sexsmith, Mary-Jane Lamond, Ravi Naimpally, Lorraine Seggato, Danny Greenspoon, Oliver Schroer (RIP), Katherine Wheatley, Cookie Rankin, David Woodhead, Phil Jenkins, Ian Tamblyn and great guest musicians like, drummers Gary Craig & Ben Riley; bass players John Dymond, Russ Boswell, Tom Lewis; and keyboardist Steve O'Connor.    

Recording | Mixing Equipment

  • Trident 68-16 recording/mixing analog console
  • AMS-Neve RMX-16 Reverb/FX
  • Pro Tools  11.2
  • Black Lion Audio Signature Series Audio Interface
  • Harbeth SLH5 (BBC reference) monitors
  • Beyer, Grado, AKG, Sennheiser, Sony & Tascam Headphones
  • Neve 2264 ALB comp/lim (pair)
  • Manley Vari-Mu Mastering Tube comp/lim
  • API 2500 stereo buss compressor
  • LaChapelle 583 tube mic pre
  • Black Lion Audio 173 mic pres (pair)
  • Drawmer stereo comp/lim
  • Lexicon MXP-1 Multi Processor FX
  • Lexicon PCM 60 plate/room reverb
  • Ibanez SRV-1000 reverb
  • Roland SRV-330 reverb
  • NAD power amp (tracking)
  • Marantz 8b 1964 tube amp (mixing
  • Rel Q108 passive sub (mixing)
  • Mogami with gold-plated connectors throughout 80 channels


  • Royer R-121 ribbon
  • Neumann KM-84 vintage condenser
  • Peluso P-12 tube vocal mic
  • Warm Audio U-67 tube mic
  • AKG 414 condenser
  • AKG 4051 condenser
  • Audio-Technica 4040 condenser (pair)
  • Audio-technica 4031
  • Kel HD-1 condenser
  • Kel MH-1 condensers (pair)
  • Beyer M88 dynamic
  • Sennheiser e906 dynamic
  • Shure SM7 dynamic
  • Shure 57 dynamic (3)
  • Shure 58 dynamic

Analog Mastering Gear

  • Manley Massive Passive Tube Mastering EQ
  • Manley Vari-Mu Mastering Tube comp/lim
  • API 2500 stereo buss compressor
  • Empirical Labs Distressors (pair)
  • Mytek Stereo 96 ADC
  • Focus Rite D/A
  • Harbeth SLH5 Reference Monitors
  • LFD NCSE MK11 Amp
  • Rel Q108 passive sub
  • LFD SpiroFlex high resolution bi-wired speaker cables