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

John Montoya @JohnMontoya

Age 28, Male

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Los Angeles, CA

Joined on 4/3/14

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Posted by JohnMontoya - November 9th, 2020

I’m so excited to finally debut my new podcast, Indie United, with legendary voice actor Jon St. John! We talk about his career in voiceover, dildos, and tips for voice actors. Check it out on here and Spotify!



Posted by JohnMontoya - November 6th, 2020

Hey there!

It’s Bandcamp Friday! That means 100% of revenue from music sales goes directly to me. Even though I release majority of my music for free on here, I still offer my music online for purchase. Bandcamp: https://jmontoya.bandcamp.com/

Right now, I’m trying to save up a minimum of $250 to help make a kid’s holiday the best it can be during the pandemic. At the time of writing, we are at $125/$250! We’re almost there! You can also donate directly by buying the little one gifts via his Mom’s Amazon wishlist: https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/2FVP00AZ6GV1T (if you need any help with donations, feel free to DM me).

Thank you for your support!


JOIN MY DISCORD SERVER - We talk about music production, video games, share ideas, and more!

SUBSCRIBE TO MY NEWSLETTER - Join for a chance to win a $25 Steam gift card!

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 - October 30th, 2020

TLDR I am starting a project to help a little kid have the best Christmas he can possibly have. I'm going to release music and waive my commission/freelance fees until we reach $250 for gifts. I will be donating a minimum of $75 for gifts. Donation methods at the bottom.

What is Project: FUCK COVID? - My brother's girlfriend is going through a severe rough patch at the moment. She and her entire family lost their jobs because of COVID. I am sort of a freelance resume writer so I've been offering my services to her and her family for free because I know they need to pay their bills. They are barely making it by with their unemployment checks.

Why I want to help: Her son is around 10 - 11 years old. Christmas is coming around the corner and there's little money for presents. He's a good kid; my older brother plays Fortnite and Roblox with him on voice chat pretty much every single day. In a way, my brother became his older brother.

I grew up LOVING Christmas. While Christmas isn't about just the presents, he's a kid and I don't want that to be taken away from him. I want to raise money to give him a good Christmas like I had. The only way I can do that is through my art. I'm going to create music and ask folks to help make this kid's Christmas.

I want to surprise his mother with this. This is my Christmas gift to her. My goal is to raise at least $250. I am personally donating a minimum of $75 for him.

I am waiving 100% of my fees until our Christmas goal is met. That means I'm offering commission and freelance work in exchange for a donation.

You can donate via:

1. PayPal (also includes Freelance/Commissions) - removed because it wasn't future proofed (I don't want to receive donations after Christmas). DM me if you’d like to make a private donation or commission music/audio work.

2. Amazon Wishlist - https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/2FVP00AZ6GV1T

Special note from Stacey:

“For my son - thank you to all of your precious people that have reached far and wide to make his little boy dreams come true. We are grateful and share love for you all.”

3. Venmo - ask via DM.

Goal (Thank you for donating!!!): $125/$250 (updated October 30th, 2020)

Previous fundraisers:



Posted by JohnMontoya - October 23rd, 2020

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 - October 17th, 2020

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 - October 15th, 2020

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 - October 4th, 2020

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 - September 30th, 2020


I love you.

You're doing great.

You got this.


Posted by JohnMontoya - September 29th, 2020

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 - September 27th, 2020

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!