John E. Mendell


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John E. Mendell on SoundBetter

Hey y'all! My name is John & I've been playing/recording in the South Jersey/Philadelphia area for the past 12 years. I've had the privilege to work with many musicians/artists/bands big & small both live & in the studio. I LOVE engineering and producing music to turn what you hear in your head into reality!

Growing up I was surrounded by musicians & music filled my house constantly. Starting with my parents music of Doo-Wop & Disco, & evolving to Country, Rap, Punk, Rock, Reggae, Ska, Funk etc.

At the age of 13 I started my own band and successfully began performing cover songs & writing my own music as well. A few years in, I got the opportunity to begin learning the art of live sound engineering & I LOVED it! Everyday is a learning experience and no two sessions are the same. I have worked with live strings, horns, choirs & general 4-12 piece bands.

I love what I do and I sincerely look forward to working with anyone who is interested in releasing music and emotions not just because you want to, but because you have to.

Send me an email through 'Contact' button above and I'll get back to you asap.


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7 Reviews

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  1. Review by Matías Reed
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    Super friendly and easy to work with. Would definitely collaborate again in the future.

  2. Review by Phil Madeira
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    John is a stone rock star! Some of the best stuff I’ve worked on thru SB! Good communicator and fabulous artist!

  3. Review by Samuel Glenn Daniel
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    John is a talented song writer who provided me with a beautifully produced track to record along with. Highly recommend working with him to anybody and I look forward to working with him on future projects.

  4. Review by Wil Houchens
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    John was awesome to work for! Looking forward to working with him again!

  5. Review by Brandon Davis
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    Loved working with John! Songwriting is super good and knows exactly what he wants. Super easy to work with!

    Thanks again for having me!

  6. Review by Nicholas Lower
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    I have known John for ten years, played in multiple groups together. The man is nothing short of professional. Talented musician and producer that has time and time again delivered quality products 10/10 looking forward to working with him again

  7. Review by Rob Bulman

    Working with John over the years has been nothing short of incredible. His musical ability, attention to detail, professionalism, and magnetic personality breathes life into any project he comes across. If you’re looking for someone to care about your art as much as you do, then definitely reach out to John.

Interview with John E. Mendell

  1. Q: What are you working on at the moment?

  2. A: I am currently working on: -My own pop-ish album & my own country-ish album -Finishing recording/producing album number 3 for a client -Working with a handful of solo artists -Working on writing & recording dozens of original song ideas.

  3. Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?

  4. A: Rob Bulman- session drummer.

  5. Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

  6. A: It's all about building trust. Please realize that I am here for you both as your biggest supporter & if needed, your biggest critic.

  7. Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?

  8. A: Fender strat, Fender P-bass, laptop, Interface & headphones

  9. Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?

  10. A: I would love to work with Taylor Swift because I would love to hear her process and maybe even hear our voices together...

  11. Q: Can you share one music production tip?

  12. A: If you hear it, add it. You can always subtract from a mix.

  13. Q: What type of music do you usually work on?

  14. A: Lately punk, country & pop.

  15. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  16. A: Listening.

  17. Q: What do you bring to a song?

  18. A: I bring a feeling of confidence and experimentation.

  19. Q: What's your typical work process?

  20. A: I've started with something as simple as a melody sung on a recording and building chords & a vibe around those lyrics.

  21. Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?

  22. A: James Brown, Brian Wilson, Rick Rubin, Dr. Dre

  23. Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.

  24. A: I write and/or record instruments or lyrics to help finish a project.

Sound Check

I was the guitarist, bassist, engineer in this production

Terms Of Service

Revisions till it’s right! One week turn around time. (Sometimes sooner, but never later)

GenresSounds Like
  • Green Day
  • Barry Manilow
  • Motown
Gear Highlights
  • Fender Deluxe Reverb
  • Gibson Falcon
  • Orange AD200b
  • Gibson Les Paul
  • Fender Strat
  • Gretsch G5230
  • Fender Jazz Bass
  • Fender Precision Bass
  • Shure SM7b
  • Neumann U87
  • Sennheiser MD421
  • Yamaha HS8
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