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Mastering Engineer

Montano Mastering is owned and operated by Kristian Montano in Toronto, Canada.


Kristian’s extensive experience in the music industry and passion for connecting with artists has perfectly situated him for a career in mastering.


As a musician himself, Kristian understands the weight and importance of creating an album, and puts exceptional care and creativity into his mastering process.


Montano also holds a degree in the sciences from McGill University and a diploma from the Ontario Institute for Audio Recording Technology- to this end, Kristian is fascinated by the science of audio technology, and is constantly working to keep his techniques and approaches to mastering fresh.

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Notable Stuff

Kristian has worked with acclaimed artists in every genre including Ciara, St. Paul & the Broken Bones, David Archuleta, BabyJake, Fefe Dobson, Rezz, Finger Eleven, Dear Rouge, Virginia to Vegas, Dragonette, Ruby Waters, Daniel Romano, and Wild Rivers among many others. Montano has worked alongside multiple Juno and Grammy Award winning and nominated artists, engineers mixers and producers.

Kristian worked as an engineer at San Fransisco's Faultline Studios under the guidance of 2x GRAMMY® recognized producer, engineer and artist Michael Starita.

Upon moving back to Canada from San Francisco Kristian worked out of Lacquer Channel Studios A Room, belonging to acclaimed Mastering Engineer Noah Mintz, prior to opening Montano Mastering in 2018.


Work from Montano Mastering has been featured in publications like Rolling Stone Magazine, topped Billboard Charts and been streamed over 200 million times worldwide.

As a musician, Kristian is the frontman and creator of Toronto band Sun K, and has recorded and toured with Jeremie Albino & the Rosehall band, among others. He has shared the stage with acclaimed acts including the Black Pumas, Glass Animals, St. Paul & the Broken Bones, The Sadies, and the Bros. Landreth to name a few.


Studio Manager

An avid music listener with a penchant for customer service, Bailey is now working to hone her skills in the studio.

Her eclectic musical interests and passion for live sound help drive the energy and excitement for audio at Montano Mastering.

From admin, to learning the ropes on all things mastering, Bailey is the one who keeps the studio running smoothly.

If you have any questions regarding scheduling, pricing, general mastering inquiries or how Montano Mastering operates, please reach out to and she will be happy to help!

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