Delta Music Institute

Recording Studios

The DMI recording studios, constructed inside of what was the old Whitfield Gymnasium on Delta State’s campus, are the centerpiece of the DMI Entertainment Industry Studies program.  In addition to four recording spaces, a kitchen/lounge on the first floor of the DMI studios provides a comfortable meeting space and private greenroom.

Studio A

Studio A, featuring a 48-channel SSL Duality Delta console, is a large format studio able to accommodate orchestras, concert bands, choirs, and wind ensembles and includes a pair of Barefoot MicroMain27 and Yamaha NS10 monitors for referencing. The design for the studios was created by veteran engineer/producer Norbert Putnam who remarked, “When I first entered the old Whitfield Gym, I was struck by the amazing reverb being generated by the hard reflective surfaces. It reminded me of Abbey Road’s Studio 2 in London.” Putnam continues, “The symphonic room at DMI may well be the largest studio of this type in the academic world.”

Studio Measurements

Tracking Room

  • Width: 50 feet
  • Length: 83 feet 4 inches
  • Height: 25 feet

Control Room

  • Width: 24 feet
  • Length: 27 feet
  • Height: 9 feet 4 inches

ISO Booths

  • Width: 15 feet 2 inches
  • Length: 7 feet 7 inches
  • Height: 8 feet
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Studio B

DMI Studio B can comfortably accommodate multiple musicians and provides the perfect tracking room for various types of ensembles. The control room features 24 channels of Neve 1073 preamps, 4 channels each of API and John Hardy M-1 preamps, Pro Tools Ultimate HD, with a 40-channel AVID S6 M40 modular control surface and JBL LSR4328 monitoring for 5.1 surround sound or stereo mixing.

Studio Measurements

Tracking Room

  • Width: 22 feet 6 Inches
  • Length: 31 feet
  • Height: 16 feet

Control Room

  • Width: 22 feet 6 Inches
  • Length: 22 feet
  • Height: 16 inches

ISO Booths

  • Width: 11 feet 3 inches
  • Length: 13 feet 10 inches
  • Height: 16 feet

Studio C

DMI Studio C doubles as a project studio and classroom. The control room has a Pro Tools Ultimate system with AVID and Focusrite interfaces, an AVID Artist Mix control surface, Slate Raven MTi2 multi-touch production console, Avantone CLA10 monitors, Hear Technologies monitoring system, on an Argosy Halo desk. The studio is ideal for mixing, tracking bands, and recording small ensembles and is often used for student projects.

Studio Measurements

Tracking Room

  • Width: 24 feet 7 inches
  • Length: 28 feet
  • Height: 9 feet 2 inches

Control Room

  • Width: 24 feet 7 inches
  • Length: 13 feet
  • Height: 9 feet 2 inches

Sandbox

The DMI Sandbox is a small studio space designed for ‘in the box’ recording and mixing. The suite is equipped with an Apple Mac Mini computer, Pro Tools Ultimate, Logic X, Roland electronic drum set, MIDI keyboards, and JBL monitors.

The Sandbox is a favorite of students who like to utilize studio walk-in hours during the day for class assignments or solo projects.

2016 Sandbox and Studio C-8

Keyboards

  • Hammond B3 Organ w/Leslie 122
  • Korg Triton
  • Kurzweil K2000
  • Nord Electro 5 HP73
  • Roland Fantom X8
  • Roland RD-700
  • Steinway Model M Piano
  • Yamaha S90

Amplifiers

  • Ampeg SVT-7Pro w/410
  • EBS Classic 500 w/410
  • Peavey Classic 30 (2)
  • Peavey Special 212

Percussion

  • DW Collectors 13/16/24
  • Pearl Congas
  • Tama Imperialstar 10/12/16/22
  • Taye Studio Maple  10/12/16/22
  • Zildjian Cymbals

Microphones

  • ADK  Z-67
  • ADK Berlin 47-T-FET
  • ADK Odin (matched pair)
  • ADK Zigma HA-FX Cardioid (2)
  • ADK Zigma HA-FX Hyper-cardioid
  • AKG C4000 B
  • AKG C414 (2)
  • AKG C414 XLII (2)
  • AKG C418
  • AKG C451 B
  • AKG D112 MKII
  • AKG D12 VR
  • Aston Stealth
  • Audio Technica AT4047 (2)
  • Audio-Technica AT4041 (2)
  • Audix Fusion drum package
  • Avantone CV-12
  • Beyerdynamic CK704
  • Beyerdynamic CK706
  • Beyerdynamic M160
  • CAD M179
  • Cascade Fathead II (2)
  • Coles 4038 (2)
  • DPA Core 4099 (3)
  • DPA ST4011A (2)
  • Electro-Voice RE20 (2)
  • Gefell M930 (2)
  • Golden Age Project GA-800G
  • Movo LV4-O
  • Neumann KM183 (2)
  • Neumann KM184 (matched pair)
  • Neumann TLM 170 (2)
  • Neumann U67
  • Neumann U87 (2)
  • Oktava MK-012-01
  • Rode NT4
  • Rode NTG (4)
  • Royer R-121 (2)
  • Schoeps CMC5-U (2)
  • Schoeps GVC
  • Sennheiser e604 (4)
  • Sennheiser e609 (2)
  • Sennheiser MD 421 (6)
  • Sennheiser MD 441
  • Sennheiser MKH
  • Shure Beta 181
  • Shure Beta 56
  • Shure Beta 52 (2)
  • Shure Beta 57A
  • Shure Beta 91 (2)
  • Shure KSM32 (2)
  • Shure KSM44 (2)
  • Shure KSM8
  • Shure SM27 (4)
  • Shure SM7B (2)
  • Shure SM81 (2)
  • SM57 (8)
  • SM58 (6)
  • Sony ECM-50PS
  • Studio Projects TB1
  • Telefunken ELA M 251

Studio A Gear

Console:

  • Solid State Logic Duality Delta 48 channel

Monitors:

  • Avantone Mix Cube
  • Barefoot Sound MicroMain 27
  • Yamaha NS10m

Outboard:

  • Aphex Compellor
  • Aphex Expander Gate
  • Avid HD I/O (3)
  • Drawmer Dual Gate
  • Drawmer Spectral Compressor DL251
  • Empirical Labs EL8-X Distressor (2)
  • Manley Massive Passive EQ
  • Otari MX 5050 4 track tape deck
  • Retro Instruments Sta-Level Compressor
  • Tube-Tech LCA 2B
  • Universal Audio 1176LN

Studio B Gear

Console:

  • Avid S6 M40

Monitors:

  • ATC SCM150ASL
  • Avantone CLA-10

Outboard:

  • API 3124 preamp (4 ch)
  • Avid HD I/O (3)
  • Empirical Labs EL8-S Distressor (2)
  • Hardy M1 preamp (4 ch)
  • Millennia HV-3D preamp (8 ch)
  • Neve 1073OPX preamp (24 ch)
  • Otari MX 5050 2 track tape deck
  • Teletronix LA-2A
  • Tree Audio Valve Channel Strip
  • Tube-Tech LCA 2B Compressor
  • Warm Audio EQP-WA Tube EQ

Studio C Gear

Console:

  • Avid Artist Mix Control Surface
  • Slate Raven MTi

Monitors:

  • Avantone CLA-10

Outboard:

  • Avid HD Omni
  • Black Lion Audio Micro Clock MkII
  • DigiDesign 192 I/O
  • Focusrite Clarett
  • OctoPre MK II
  • ReVox 2 track tape deck

500 Series Modules

  • API 512c (2)
  • BAE 73MPL (6)
  • Chandier Limited Little Devil
  • Daking Mic Pre 500 (2)
  • DBX 560A (2)
  • DBX 902 De-Esser (3)
  • DBX 903 Compressor/Limiter (3)
  • DBX 904 Noise Gate (3)
  • Focusrite Red 1 Preamp
  • Maag Audio EQ2 (2)
  • Maag EQ4 (2)
  • Meris Mercury7 Reverb (2)
  • Pultec EQP-500x/500 series
  • Retro Double Wide
  • Shadow Hill Stereo Compressor
  • Smart Research C1LA Compressor
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