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Composer | Sound Designer | VO Casting Director with over 10 years of experience creating audio for games. Open for commissions & freelance work. Member of the NG community since 2005.

John Montoya @JohnMontoya

24, Male

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Round Rock, Texas

Joined on 4/3/14

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Posted by JohnMontoya - 1 day ago

Hey all!

If you didn't know, I have my own Discord Server! I'm trying to create a place where both fans and music producers can hang out. One of the things I'm doing is creating exclusive sample and preset packs with members of the community. I'm happy to say that The first Community Pack is almost ready! I will be releasing a bunch of presets for chipsynthSFC very soon. I'm also hosting a poll on my server regarding the next community pack! I invite you to join & contribute your ideas for the next pack. :)

Join here - https://tinyurl.com/jlmdiscord



Posted by JohnMontoya - 7 days ago

Hey there!

Thank you so much for tuning into our livestream today! My sincerest apologies for the technical difficulties, it was my first stream ever. :D

1ST PLACE: @mdfrankaudio - Kremlings' Game Show of Doom

2ND PLACE: @KungFuFurby - Super Fantastic Journey

3RD PLACE: @Michael-Flaherty - Windy Town


@Rainbowdragoneyes - Pining Forest

@CzySzy - SNES Battle Theme

@ConnorGrail - Streetlight, Sunlight

@KrikIDDQD - Syntheslav - Space Deathmatch '91 (SPC Mix)

@FunkyKarl - The Wonders of the Emerald Woods

Runner-ups will receive 1-year of honorary supporter status on Newgrounds!

Here is a playlist of all of the entries.

Thank you so much for participating! It was very difficult trying to pick a winner because the competition was fierce. Seriously, you blew us all away. Let me know what kind of contest you'd like to see from me next! I'll make sure to feature special guest judges again!

Mathew "tssf" Valente was gracious enough to leave feedback for every entry. I will be DMing everyone who entered their feedback starting on Monday. I appreciate your patience as it's a decent amount of people!

JOIN MY DISCORD SERVER - I'm going to host more contests in the future. I'm also starting on my new podcast series that explores indie game development. I look forward to seeing you there!

SUBSCRIBE TO MY NEWSLETTER - We're only 5 people away from the $25 Steam gift card giveaway!

FOLLOW ME ON TWITTER - I just reached over 1,000 followers, thank you so much! I'm going to tweet more quality content soon. :D

FOLLOW ME ON NEWGROUNDS - You'll be up-to-date with my latest releases, contests, and more!



Posted by JohnMontoya - 9 days ago

We will be announcing the winners LIVE on Twitch this Saturday at 12PM CST (follow me to stay tuned: https://www.twitch.tv/john_montoya)! We're going to talk about the contest, chipsynth SFC, host a mini Q&A, then announce the winners. The entire stream shouldn't last longer than 30 minutes. I'm excited to share this with you all! I look forward to seeing you this Saturday. :)

Who would like to be a moderator for the event? DM me!

Judge's schedule is subject to change. We will let you know if anything changes.



Posted by JohnMontoya - 2 weeks ago

Hi everyone!

I originally was going to debut my new podcast series, Indie United, at Classic Game Fest with Jon St. John (Duke Nukem, Big The Cat) as my first guest. I already have a list of guests lined up, including some iconic voice actors, game development studios, and more. Would the Newgrounds community be interested in something like that? Let me know!




Posted by JohnMontoya - 1 month ago


I love you.

You're doing great.

You got this.


Posted by JohnMontoya - 1 month ago

Update: (if you hate feet or don’t like gross things, scroll along)

I promise I’m fine. I have an in grown toenail that’s cutting rather deep into my skin as it grows. I’m currently taking antibiotics for the infection and nursing my toe. This Thursday I’m going to have about a quarter of my toenail removed and “killed” so it doesn’t grow back in that spot. While it is infected and extremely painful, I’m doing well. 

Why did I go to the ER for a seemingly minor thing? The pain was so intense that it woke me up and hindered my ability to walk properly (I wasn’t able to put any pressure on it). I was hoping they’d get rid of the toenail because my nails naturally curl, but instead I was referred to a podiatrist.

I love you all! Thank you for reaching out. :)

To help cover the expenses of the ER visit, I’m looking for more freelance work! You can also purchase my music on Bandcamp to help me out. 🙂


Earlier this morning, I posted a link to my PayPal asking for help because I had to visit the ER. Unfortunately, the ER didn’t accept Care Credit. 

Instead of just asking for donations, I would rather find freelance work. I’m currently open for audio editing, mixing & mastering, music, voiceover casting, and other services related to audio. If you know someone who needs work done, let me know! My rates have been significantly reduced; prices start at $25. Complexity of the project will also change that price.

I appreciate any leads. Thank you, I love you!


Posted by JohnMontoya - 1 month ago

Hey everyone!

I want to stay connected to my fans, friends, and everyone in between. I would like to invite you to join my very new Discord server. Join here https://discord.gg/M9uY3V5

Let me know what you'd like to see! I'm very excited about this. I can't wait to meet everyone! I'm still a Discord n00b so I appreciate everyone's patience as I figure out how to create an awesome server for yall.

The deadline is approaching for the SNES Music Contest. Make sure you get your entry in by October 9th! This is your chance to have your music heard by legendary game composers Grant Kirkhope, Alexander Brandon, and David Wise! I'm in love with the entries I've heard so far. THANK YOU so much for your interest and participating in my first contest!


WE REACHED OVER 100 FANS ON NEWGROUNDS! That means we just need to reach 25 newsletter subscribers for the giveaway. I will select a random person from each platform to receive a $25 Steam gift card. We're only 10 subscribers away! You can join here for exclusive updates, work-in-progress tracks, and other goodies!

That's it for now! What kind of content would you like to see from me on Discord and Newgrounds? Tomorrow I will be releasing another song so look out for that!




Posted by JohnMontoya - 1 month ago

I really wanted to make a song for Madness Day this year, but I didn't expect to host a contest with my childhood heroes. I just don't have the time right now! Next year, for sure.

Happy Madness Day, everyone! Much love and support!



Posted by JohnMontoya - September 16th, 2020

Hey everyone!

First half of my goal has been met! Thank you to everyone who likes my music and follows me on here. Y'all are the best. :)

We're only 11 newsletter subscribers away from reaching my second fan goal. :) Click here to subscribe to my newsletter!

Remember, when I reach this goal I'll pick 1 person from each platform to receive a $25 Steam gift card!

Thanks again everyone!



Posted by JohnMontoya - September 15th, 2020

Hey there!

I'm hosting the SNES Music Contest for a chance to win goodies, including having your music heard by the composer of Donkey Kong Country!

All of the info you need is included above. :)

I hope you participate and have lots of fun!