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New Order

In 2016, I received an invitation that sent waves of exhilaration through every fiber of my being. It was an invitation to rejoin forces with the legendary New Order. This band had become an inseparable thread woven into the tapestry of my professional life over several decades. Memories of the countless hours spent in the hallowed halls of Strawberry Studios, meticulously editing their iconic Technique album, and the unforgettable moments managing Hooky's studio during his groundbreaking collaboration with Dave Pots on the Monaco project, came rushing back to me like a tidal wave of nostalgia.

The mere thought of being in the presence of New Order once again filled me with a sense of awe and wonder. Their music had become the lifeblood of my journey, shaping my early days in the vibrant Manchester music scene and etching indelible memories from nights spent immersed in the pulsating energy of the legendary Hacienda nightclub. To have the opportunity to collaborate with such iconic pioneers of sound was nothing short of a dream come true, a testament to the enduring influence they had on my life and career.

As the gigs with New Order unfolded, I immersed myself in a symphony of Electronic Splendor.  Each performance was an epic spectacle, radiating with electrifying energy that could only be summoned by a band of their caliber, whose talent and experience had been honed over years of musical mastery. From the infectious beats that reverberated through the crowd to the ethereal melodies that danced upon the air, every note was infused with a profound depth and resonance that spoke directly to the souls of their devoted fans.


Working alongside New Order once again was a thrilling odyssey, an adventure that bridged the gap between past and present, forging a timeless connection that defied time constraints. They continued to be the lighthouse guiding my journey as a sound engineer, illuminating the path ahead with their unwavering commitment to sonic innovation and artistic excellence.

To stand in the presence of New Order, to witness their musical genius firsthand, was an indescribable honor. Their unwavering passion and creative vision remain a constant source of inspiration, propelling me forward on my artistic pilgrimage. The journey we shared, from the halcyon days of Manchester's musical renaissance to the present, has enriched my life in ways I could never have imagined.

Reflecting upon my time with New Order, I am filled with boundless gratitude for the privilege of being part of their sonic legacy. 

John Pennington Sound Engineering Services has been a trusted name in the industry since 1991. With over 33 years of experience, John has amassed a wealth of knowledge and expertise in sound engineering. His services range from music recording to production, sequencing, and sample manipulation. He specializes in live sound, system setup, and alignment, ensuring every performance is a sonic masterpiece. Whether you're a musician, producer, or event planner, John Pennington Sound Engineering Services can help take your sound to the next level. With a commitment to excellence and a passion for innovation, John Pennington is the sound engineer you can trust to make your music sound its best.
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John Pennington Has been a sound engineer for 34 years, bringing the techniques he learned within the recording studio to the "Live Music" scene to create effects that no one had heard before. 

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