Who are MagicBeans?

The MagicBeans founding team is:

Gareth Llewellyn, Founder CEO

Gareth Llewellyn began his sound career in film audio post before moving to Galaxy Studios, Belgium where he was heavily involved with the pioneering 3D audio work that led to the Auro-3D sound format.

Gareth helped mix the world’s first commercial 3D audio feature (Red Tails, Lucasfilm) with a team from Skywalker Sound, and went on to remix dozens of Hollywood features - pioneering new creative and technical approaches to deliver audience immersion through channel and object based sound systems.

Gareth has since helped showcase new kinds of audience immersion through sound - delivering interactive 3D audio to brands, immersive theatre and artists.

Gareth has co-written (with Prof Justin Paterson) the ‘3D-Audio’ chapter in Routledge’s upcoming Perspectives on Music Production (available April 2019).


Jon Olive AMIOA AMPS; Founder CTO

Jon Olive began his career in classical music recording and post-production, later moving to sound design for film via various audio-industry roles in sales, product development and customer support.

He has numerous Hollywood feature credits - including work on both the Mummy and Harry Potter franchises.

A qualified acoustician, Jon brings his unique combination of creative and technical expertise to bear in developing new techniques and approaches to unlock the full potential of spatial audio.


Gareth Llewellyn