Our Studios


Founded in 1991 by John Schwab (of McGuffey Lane fame), JSR has played host to a variety of local, regional, and national artists, including Slash, Kiss, Styx, Gavin DeGraw, and many, many more. The studio is tucked away on Columbus’ southeast side, away from distractions and within reach of dining, lodging, and downtown entertainment. JSR provides musicians with a comfortable, rustic destination with access to some of the finest equipment and microphones available between Nashville and New York. 
Seven isolated rooms across 2,500 square feet are available to accommodate even the most demanding sessions! Our acoustically treated recording and mixing spaces are equally suited to capture a "live" sound or an acoustically neutral recording. All of our studio spaces are wired with top-of-the-line Mogami cables, ensuring that your signal remains as clean and pure as possible. 
With a 32-channel Raindirk Symphony console from the BBC in London (one of six like it in the country) as a centerpiece, and a collection of vintage preamps and compressors all routed into Pro Tools Ultimate, our acoustically correct control room allows for an incredible amount of sonic versatility in recording, mixing, and mastering your project!

Equipment Overview

  • Microphones: Neumann, AKG, Audio Technica, Blue, Coles, Electro-Voice, Rode, Shure, Sennheiser, Cascade, and more.
  • Console: Vintage, 32-channel Raindirk Symphony LN1 British analog console with preamps from the London BBC
  • External Preamps: Manley, Avalon, Vintech, Drawmer, PreSonus, and more!
  • Compressors: Universal Audio, Avalon, DBX, Drawmer, Urei, Manley, and more!
  • Monitoring: Focal Trio11 BE, Yamaha NS10 with Bryston power amps, Event Opals, Avantone MixCube, Event Precision 8, Mackie HRS120 Subwoofer, Hearback musician monitoring headphone systems
  • Recording / Playback: Pro Tools Ultimate, Otari MTR-90 MKII 2-Inch Tape Machine
  • Automation: Raindirk Console VCA, Slate Raven MTi-2 touch screen, Avid/Euphonix MC Control V2, Softube Console 1
  • Plugins: Waves (Mercury Bundle), Antares, Avid, Celemony, McDSP, Slate Digital, Softube, Sound Toys, Eventide, Native Instruments, Fabfilter, Blue Cat Audio, Boz Digital Labs, Massey Plugins, Sound Radix, Scuffham, Wave Machine Labs, iZotope, Plugin Alliance, SPL, Joey Sturgis, Bias, DMG Audio, SKnote, Hornet, Mercuriall, Eiosis, BDL, Flux, and many, many more.


  • Guitars and basses by Fender, Gibson, Guild, Ibanez, and Jackson.
  • Amplifiers and cabinets by Kemper, Ampeg, Demeter, Egnater, Fender, Roland, Mesa/Boogie, Orange, and more.
  • Yamaha P-60 electric piano with fully weighted professional keyboard.
  • Infinity Drumworks Drum Kit (Used by Imagine Dragons and many others) custom-built and featured at the NAMM Show. 
  • A large variety of Virtual Instruments from Native Instruments, Arturia, AVID, and many more.
  • Various guitar/bass pedals
  • Various MIDI controllers 

    Please let us know in advance if you would like to use studio instruments for your session.