Founded in 1959 next to a barber shop on First Avenue in Grandview, John joined Magnetic Studios  just 10-years later.  After an ownership change, a relocation, and a stint in the  Army, John took ownership in 1981.  With business partner Robin Gulcher,  the studios relocated to Olentangy River Road shortly thereafter, and finally to it’s current location in 2010.  At it’s peak, Magnetic boasted three production suites replete with big mixing consoles and a wall of tape recorders, an original music division, full-service duplication for reel-to-reel, cassette and CD, and, arguably, the coolest annual Christmas Party in town.  

As mixing consoles and tape recorders gave way to ProTools in the early 90’s, Magnetic was the first locally to embrace digital, and have never looked back.  Despite a smaller footprint, but more toys in the toolbox than ever before, Magnetic’s core mission is unchanged:  to support our advertising, education, corporate communication and visual arts clients with fast, flawless and friendly audio excellence that only a half-century of experience can provide.


ProTools Ultimate with D-Command, Genelec 5.1 Monitoring, 50” Sony TV, Source-Connect Pro (with Replace), VO booths with video monitors, Focusrite preamps, mics by Neumann, Sennheiser and Schoeps, bi-directional 50 Mb fiber internet with secure Wi-Fi.

Remote supervision via VOIP-based phone patch, ADR to picture via Source-Connect (timecode or RTS), or ISDN (bridged).

Downtown Arena District location with on-site parking and a deli in the building.


Abbott Nutrition, ABC Entertainment, Bath & Body Works, Cincinnati Bell, Columbus Crew, Fahlgren Mortine, Fechtor Advertising, Grange Insurance, Highlights, IBM, KMI, McGraw-Hill, Nationwide Insurance, NISOURCE, OneAmerica, Root Insurance, SBC Advertising, Sony Studios, Spacejunk Media, The Ohio State University, The Scotts Miracle Grow Company, Three Dog Films, Weber Associates, Wendy’s, Zaner Bloser


Magnetic Studios Inc

330 W Spring St - Suite 365

Columbus OH 43215

614 291-9641

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