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"Love this guy. Not only does he excel at the technical side of making music, he loves people and does all he can do to help people - especially when it comes to creating something new."

Wes Leyshon
Avowel Studio

"Knowledgeable and professional."

Hal Hawkins

"I would check all the attribute boxes if I could, John embodies all those qualities! To know him is to love him. I always look forward to opportunities that allow me to work with him. John is supremely knowledgeable and a true joy to work with."

Jenn Grinels
Singer Songwriter, Guitarist & Touring Musician

"I met John years ago when he first started his engineering internship at a studio where I worked. Over the years, I have known John to be dependable, honest, kind, pro-active and many other positive adjectives come to mind. His skills range from engineering, production, live production, PA work, admin, etc. He is fearless about diving in and helping out in any area he can. Anyone who has the pleasure of working with Johnnie D can surely count themselves among the lucky!"

Cameron Mann
Memphis Music Foundation

"I've done three projects with the guy and have nothing but admiration and praise. You do have to ask him to share the hummus though."

Bob Cook

"It's been excellent working with New Recording. Thanks!"

Amber Patterson

"World Class!!!"

Terence F. Clark
Producer at The Undertone Collective, Studio & Touring Drummer

"John is one of the top independent sound engineers in the city. His attention to detail and desire to maintain the natural sound of a person and their instruments only reflects the authenticity of his character. He loves his craft and he wants to help other people discover and love theirs as well."

Kyle Taylor
Graphic Designer & Artist

"John is knowledgeable, creative, and easy to get along with. He has the ability to enhance any project in which he's involved."

Jon Asbell

“Not only is John very capable at the work he does, but he is also someone who can adapt to meet the needs of a situation in flux. Filling in for someone else to help complete a project, his assistance was vital in getting the Memphis Music Foundation's inaugural Music Launch program off the ground.”

John Miller
Music Resource Center Coordinator, Memphis Music Foundation

"John has helped us produce numerous albums at our school, and does so with integrity, humility, and wisdom. I highly recommend him for anyone looking for production services."

J.D. Frizzell
Briarcrest Christian School

"Even though I haven't yet had the privilege of working professionally with John, I have seen him in action. I had the opportunity of being a fly on the wall in the recording studio during a project he worked on. I was incredibly impressed by his focus, patience, attention to detail and his dedication to nothing less than a top quality recording. John works and lives by integrity and that shows in every project that has his name behind it. He is an artist in every sense of the word and his work is far more than a is his joy, his love and his instrument for inspiring the world around him."

Abigail Wadsworth


"John is a great engineer and a great guy to work with! He is on time, friendly, and competent. I wholeheartedly recommend him as an engineer."

Matthew Temple
The Grove Recording Studio

"Working with John New was an absolute pleasure. He was incredibly professional from the very beginning and right through the whole recording process. He had great ideas and suggestions, was patient, helpful and made me feel relaxed and at ease. I felt very reassured of his excellent knowledge of the subject and technical equipment we were using, and he added many creative suggestions as well as constructive feedback which helped to make my finished record as good as it could be. I would highly recommend John to anyone looking for a professional, friendly and expert recording engineer who genuinely cares about making his client 100% happy!"

Anna K. Jarosz
Singer Songwriter & Pianist

"John is an amazing and talented person. You couldn't ask for a more professional and, well, nice person to work with. I have been part of many recordings that John has engineered, and they are all sonically pristine. His ability to capture the natural sound of every instrument is incredible. I truly enjoy his presence in the studio and look forward to working with him again."

Daniel Lynn
Studio Manager at Music+Arts

"Aside from being a great Pro Tools operator with a great ear, John is one of the fastest and friendliest engineers I've ever had the pleasure of working with."

Ted Partin

“John is very easy to work with, and loves to capture the sound in the most natural way possible. I enjoy his desire to cut back on post production editing as much as possible by capturing it right during the tracking process.”

Keith Pounds
Recording Engineer & Bass Player