Memphis Magnetic Recording Co. is a purpose built vintage analog recording studio designed for engineer/producer Scott McEwen by Suffolk Studio Design.
Housed in a 1920’s warehouse space in Memphis, Tennessee, the studio boasts a wide variety of vintage analog gear with connections to such places as the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville and RCA Studios in Hollywood and Nashville. We are committed to delivering an authentic analog sound and experience.
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Here is a sneak peek concept drawing of Memphis Magnetic Recording Co. We are under full interior buildout of this "purpose built vintage" recording studio... exterior will be in traditional Memphis 50's colours with respect to this great city... more to come. Check back here for new pictures and drawings. The second image is a layout of our building. Design and drawing by Bob Suffolk
JD McPherson's "Undivided Heart & Soul" hits stores today 10.6.2017. Memphis Magnetic founder, Scott McEwen was super stoked to be the chief engineer on this album. As I write this (10.6.2017), the first single off this album "Lucky Penny" is charting at #1 on Americana radio for it's second week in a row! Just want to add that as of (10.20.2017) the first single off this record is still charting on Americana radio at #1 As of (10.20.2017) this is album is charting at #3 on the Billboard Chart as well!
All of our gear is here for a reason, it is time tested on thousands of recordings, it’s our go-to equipment that we know works in specific applications. Before I even go on, let me just say that there is NO rental fee, ever on this gear. Our collection of vintage guitar amplifiers and drums, is here for you to use, we know these are good sounding examples and record well on tape. This is not to say that we force anybody to use our guitars or amps or drums, it is just to say that, I consider [...]
The Sphere Console. –Our recording console is a Rare and legendary 1970’s Sphere Eclipse A. The Sphere Console was a top of the line custom mixing desk made from the early to mid 1970’s. Sphere made approximately 50 and of those, only 23-25 are known to still exist.... on the planet! These remaining Sphere consoles are Holy Grail mixing consoles...from the stone age of modern console design! Our Sphere features 28 channels of Class A transformer balanced microphone preamps that are well regarded for their clear, warm and punchy sound. This desk has 16 busses and is filled [...]