Machines with Magnets is a world-class recording studio, art gallery and performance space in Pawtucket, Rhode Island––minutes from Providence and conveniently situated between New York and Boston. In our uniquely designed space, local, national and international artists find an inspiring environment for art and music exhibition and performance, as well as professional sound recording. Our two recording studios and two galleries/venues can be used in conjunction or independently. An integral part of the New England music and art community for over a decade, Machines with Magnets continues to expand creative and sonic possibilities for artists from diverse backgrounds.

Operated by Producers / Engineers Keith Souza and Seth Manchester, the studio specializes in recording, mixing, mastering, post production for film and video, voice-over and audiobook production. The main recording studio is a five-room acoustically designed and sound-proofed recording facility. It includes a variety of carefully chosen analog and digital gear. Equipped with Pro Tools HDX, 32 channels of Apogee Symphony I/O, an Otari 2″ 16 track tape machine, a Yamaha Grand Piano, an Echoplate I Plate reverb and an extensive collection of new and vintage equipment, microphones and instruments, Machines with Magnets can accommodate the needs of the most demanding recording situations. Additionally, the studio is connected to the gallery/venue via 32 audio channels. This fully integrates the gallery into the studio environment, allowing the studio to record live performances, large ensembles, or simply use the space as an echo chamber.

Click the “Streampad” music player below to hear some of our work. Or, click here for a partial discography.

The Studio