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Welcome to Memphis Magnetic

a purpose built, classic analog recording studio.

Memphis Magnetic Recording Co. is a purpose built vintage analog recording studio designed for engineer/producer Scott McEwen by Suffolk Studio Design.

Memphis Magnetic Recording is a world class recording studio located in Memphis, Tennessee.  The studio is “analog-centric” and boasts a wide variety of vintage gear and is committed to delivering an authentic analog sound and experience.

See our gear, and read more about why Memphis Magnetic Recording is right for you.

Analog Gear

A few videos from albums Memphis Magnetic’s own, Scott McEwen has Engineered

By |December 2nd, 2019|Categories: Blog|

“Purpose Built Vintage”

By |October 20th, 2017|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , |

We have been focusing on building out our interior, but soon plan on turning the corner on our exterior.  Here are a couple sneak peek concept drawings of Memphis Magnetic Recording Co.    Check back here for new pictures and drawings. Pastel colors design drawing by Bob Suffolk "Arrow design" drawing by Self + Tucker Architects

JD McPherson’s “Undivided Heart & Soul” hits stores today 10.6.2017

By |October 6th, 2017|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , |

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!  

In Session Photos

By |January 8th, 2015|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , |

This is a series of "In Session Photos at Memphis Magnetic Recording":   ...a few moments from Travis Linville's recent session at Memphis Magnetic with JD McPherson producing. ... a photo from the iso booth on a recent Molly Martin session, with the multi talented, Grammy award winning, Scot Sax on bass AND drums! Jason Smay doing tom overdubs with engineer Scott McEwen Above, the fantastic Morgan James conducting the Memphis String Quartet for her new release. Below, a few photos from the recent Talibah Safiya Live in studio concert / recording session [...]

Vintage guitar amplifiers, for you to use.

By |December 23rd, 2014|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , |

Memphis Magnetic Recording Co, Ampeg Gemini 1 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 [...]

A word on our Sphere Console

By |December 18th, 2014|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , |

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 [...]

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