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DMI Recording Studios

 Studio A     Studio B     Studio C    Sandbox


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.


Studio A is a large format studio, able to accommodate symphony orchestras, concert bands, and mass choirs, while Studio B meets the recording needs of contemporary ensembles and solo performers. Studio C functions primarily as a classroom and as a demo project studio. 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 in London.” Putnam continues, “The symphonic room at DMI may well be the largest studio of this type in the academic world. DMI students will have the opportunity to learn the different recording techniques used in a live reverberant space, as well as the generic absorbing design of the smaller studio.”


Students in the DMI program pursue career aspirations through a unique entertainment industry studies degree offering two concentrations of study in either audio engineering technology (AET) or entertainment industry entrepreneurship (EIE). The result is a broad entrepreneurial approach to the music and entertainment industries.