"Ed Has been an indespensible part of our team at Turtle Recording since 2001, and has worked on countless projects as engineer, producer and session drummer / percussionist. Ed has the rare gift of having a great mind for the technical, being extremely musical, and a groove in drumming beyond compare. Everyone loves working with Ed whether he's behind the recording console or the the drum kit".
"It has been my pleasure to have worked with Ed Johnson in a professional capacity for a number of years. My band, Powder blues (powder blues.net), has been touring the world since 1978 and I have had occasion to work with many sound technicians.
In my opinion, Ed Johnson is one of the best. He has technical expertise, the proper musical sense and an excellent people - pleasing manner to compliment his efficient use of equipment and time.
I feel further qualified to render an opinion in that I have owned and operated on of the top recording studios in Vancouver for over 30 years and have worked with countless recording engineers.
Additionally, I am the Director of Pacific Audio Visual Institute, a federally and provincially accredited private post-secondary training institute that has courses specializing in audio engineering".
Blue Wave Productions Ltd.
“Ed Johnson is solid with a groove that is powerful and deep. Nobody lays down a shuffle like Ed does. He’s consistent, has impeccable time and always gives me what I need to rock with pure confidence.”
"Ed simply put is amazing.
In the studio he is one of the most talented drummers I know but that definitely understates his abilities on the studio floor as he is a multi instrument player. His style and creativeness always bring something new and fresh to a track.
As an engineer he is genius at capturing the sound that is required for the project to be a success.
As a producer, this is where he shines brightest with his understanding of the project and the uncanny ability to get the most out the talent being used. I love his direction and insight to make the session come to life.
All his talent aside, Ed is simply a pleasure to work with and fun to be around which makes a studio session so enjoyable".
General Manager of Concertspots Productions, Phoenix AZ.