For everyone—from beginners to pro’s—looking for that big studio sound without the big price.
For everyone—from beginners to pros—looking for that big studio sound without the big price.


From first demos to fourth albums—rock bands to choirs, and even voice over—I can arrange a recording situation suited to virtually any project.  In addition to my own purpose-built home studio, I have access to several pro studios in the area, and my top-of-the-line equipment can go mobile, so I can even come to you.  Let me take on the technical stuff so you can concentrate on creating!

Mixing and Mastering

My acoustically tuned mixing room and efficient workstation allow me to get a great mix without the high cost of a big studio.  I combine the latest powerful software and analog audio hardware for the best of both worlds.  Do you have a recording that needs to be mixed and/or mastered?  I can also mix sound for video and feature length films.


Audio Editing

Editing performances to tighten timing and pitch is a time-consuming process that requires a lot of skill and a good ear, but it is essential in order for a modern recording to be competitive. I have more than a decade of experience editing drums, vocals and other instruments, in addition to cleaning up noisy audio tracks.

Audio Samples

Music recording, mixing, and mastering.


Sound Design, Audiobook, etc.


Hi! I'm Justin,

a freelance audio engineer in Cincinnati, Ohio.


Clients from around the world have been trusting me with their sound for more than a decade. I know it means a lot when you put your project—your art—in my hands.


I started playing with audio recording almost by accident when I was 14, making demos of bands through a PA mixer straight to cassette tape. As time passed and I collected better gear and gained experience, I started to get paid for recording and live sound gigs. It became a clear career path. I graduated from the Art Institute of New England in 2003, one of the best audio production schools in the United States, then spent a couple of years assisting at New Alliance Audio before moving away from Boston and going out on my own. I built my studio to provide top quality audio production at a price modern clients can afford.


I like an organic approach to projects. I like them to sound real and alive, and I’d rather hear the “air” in the room between the instruments than polish it all out in the mix.



Contact Me

I always want to hear from great artists and bands or anyone interested in better audio.
I'm available for recording, editing, mixing, and mastering, both locally and online.

+1 603 781-3003

Justin is not only a sound engineer; he’s also an artist. He has the ear to bring out the best of a song and make the performance shine through.
— Alfonso


Afroman • New Moons • Ruthless • R3D • Riesenwolf • Rock Bottom Resolve • Lennon Cano • Housewives • Matt Bates • Underground Aces • Finished Falling • Avengeance • Angel's Method • Holly DeFazio • Darkness and Light (Film) • LNZNDRF (members of The National and Beirut) • The Diamond Underground • The Folks Around Town • The Happy Maladies • Tim Shelton •  Two Cheers • Sarah Mac Band • Wild Turkey Distillery (Video) • Northside Garage • Cincinnati Heart Ball (Video) • The Almighty Get Down • Procter & Gamble (Video) • Alfonso • Global Asylum • Coda • The Caught Flies • Mark of the Dog Rose (AstroPiano Films) • Rebecca Ruben • Small Brain Curds • Mark and Randy • Forging Reverie • Ricky Reilly • Sunblocked (AstroPiano Films) • Bellasonic • Gentlemen and Scholars (Torque Records) • Cavender • The Speed of Film • ...and many more.

Justin Newton’s production is absolutely stellar. He perfectly captures that quiet/LOUD dynamic…This thing sounds like it was recorded at NASA…
— Ben King, music critic


Service Rates

Prices are negotiable - Contact me for full details

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A deposit is required to hold a date for attended sessions. Deposits go toward studio time and are not refundable if canceled without enough notice to fill the time.
All outstanding balances must be paid before any media will be released. There are no exceptions.

Accepted payments: cash, credit cards, Paypal, Venmo, or check. A 3.25% fee will be charged for credit card payments. If paying by check, checks must clear before any media is released. A fee of $50 will be charged on returned checks.

I do everything I can to keep your files safe while we are working; however, no computer/hard drive is 100% reliable. Even in a professional environment, accidents can and do happen. To best ensure the safety of your project, we invite you to bring your own drive to back up your project, or you can ask about purchasing a drive. During Active sessions, your files will remain on our system until the project has been completed. Projects are only kept in storage for 30 days after completion. It is the responsibility of the client to make arrangements to obtain master files before 30 days have passed.

No refunds are offered on any project that has been completed. In the unlikely event a client is unsatisfied with their experience during a session, the client may end the session, paying only for the time used; if the session was prepaid, a refund will be issued for unused time. We reserve the right to terminate a session for any reason we see fit; if the session was prepaid, a refund will be issued for unused time.

Justin made us feel comfortable and relaxed. We did not have to worry about…how things needed to be set up, so we could focus on performing…I could not recommend him highly enough.
— Jason, The Caught Flies


Associated Studios

For recording sessions that need a bigger space, I have relationships with great Cincinnati studios.
Contact me today to inquire about a tour and book your session at my special rates!


Monastery Studio


A repurposed church in Walnut Hills, a neighborhood in Cincinnati, which is now a studio featuring a large, viby room with an impressive collection of recording gear and guitar amps.



Refraze Recording Studios

A beautiful multi-room studio in Dayton, worthy of orchestras and solo artists alike.


My Purpose-Built Home Studio


Located on the east side of Cincinnati, my studio is perfect for when a larger space isn't needed. Less costly than larger studios but with no compromise in acoustics and equipment quality, it features a comfortable, home atmosphere that fosters creativity, and even comes with a friendly dog!


I tried several other mixing engineers—some of which were much more expensive—and none of them could touch Justin’s mixes…his attitude, musical intuition, and communication style surpassed those of the others as well.
— Bryan A.