A NEWARK ATTRACTION SINCE 2007
ABOUT THE MAGNETIC
The Magnetic is a recording studio specializing in original music. We focus on getting great performances and sounds in a large but comfortable recording environment. With a mix of analog and digital equipment The Magnetic strives to meet each project with the right tools.
The Magnetic boasts three studios. Studio A has three isolation booths, a large tracking room, and control room. Studio B is a small overdub suite great for songwriting sessions, demos, and overdub sessions. Studio C is a vinyl lathe cutting room. The Magnetic is building a tap room in 2025 that is open to the public on weekends providing a unique opportunity to open the doors for in studio performances which can even be cut direct to vinyl.
LATHE CUTTING ROOM
FROM THE OWNER
In 2005 I embarked upon a challenge to re-imagine the purpose of a historic Newark property and two years later Earthwork Recording Studio was born. When the studio announced its opening a palpable community sentiment doubted I would last a year. And why should a recording studio exist in Newark? What began as a personal vision has grown into a bonafide purpose. Newark should be a place where artists live, create, and thrive. This purpose has led to the foundation of Thirty One West, a mid sized performance venue, and Newark Organization for the Creative Arts, an arts education non profit with a focus toward technical and employment skills. Over the past several years these projects taught me how important it is to make the arts accessible to our entire community.
As a result the rebranded studio is a place with doors that are open rather than locked so that everyone in our community can experience a recording session up close.