Miles Fulwider and Tricia Walker with the Delta Music Institute's new SSL Duality δelta console. Cleveland, MS (January 26, 2016)—The Delta Music Institute at Mississippi’s Delta State University has upgraded its Studio A control room with a 48-channel SSL Duality δelta console.
The Delta Music Institute (DMI) is an independent Center of Excellence within the Delta State University College of Arts and Sciences, offering a Bachelor of Science degree in Entertainment Industry Studies. The institute has a dedicated music studio complex, which includes the large Studio A live room and control room. The DMI building used to be a gymnasium, but was then transformed into separate studio spaces, with the centerpiece being a large live room designed by producer Norbert Putnam (see the February issue of Pro Sound News for a full profile of the studio).
According to Tricia Walker, director of DMI, "It's rare to have that much space in a university to dedicate to a recording space. And of course, now with that kind of console in the control room, we can really brag that we have the best facilities in the eastern United States."
Miles Fulwider is the coordinator of sound recording technology for the department, and a full time instructor on the Entertainment Industry Studies course. According to Fulwider, "These are the tools that allow students to develop fantastic critical listening skills now," he explains. "Having to work their way up in the industry for 10 years to finally be able to work in a facility that's got great equipment like this—and only then assess their skills—feels backwards. In this institute they have those tools from the beginning... They have the experience and the skills for them to go out and dive in commercially. Hopefully their careers just explode at that point for them.”
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