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Governor’s Recording Studio Opens at The MAX

The state-of-the-art facility is intended to inspire the next generation of Mississippi artists

MERIDIAN, Miss. (August 12, 2019) – A new state-of-the-art recording studio has opened at The Mississippi Arts + Entertainment Experience in Meridian, MS. The studio, available for booking, is intended to help inspire and nurture the next generation of musical artists.

Named the Governor’s Recording Studio, the on-site facility is equipped with the latest technology for recording, music rehearsals, tracking and session work, long form audio recording for documentaries, podcasts and audio beds for commercials.

“Mississippi is a state with a rich musical heritage and we are proud at The MAX to open this studio for the next generation of musicians,” said Mark Tullos, Executive Director of The MAX. “Visitors to The MAX enjoy learning about so many famous Mississippi musicians of the past, but we must also look to all the great music yet to be created in this great state.”

The studio is equipped with a full Yamaha drum set with Zildjian cymbals, and a Yamaha baby grand piano. Peavey, Audix and Shure preamps paired with a multitude of studio microphones are also available. Two ISO booths and a tracking room are used for recording artists and engineers, and a green room is available as well.

Mississippi musician and Greenville-native Steve Azar recently recorded his new song “One Mississippi” at the new Governor’s Recording Studio. That song, and recording session can be seen on YouTube. Azar had been asked by Governor Phil Bryant to write the song, which is the Official Mississippi Bicentennial song to celebrate Mississippi, and its history.

Musicians interested in booking a session at the Governor’s Recording Studio can do so online at The MAX web site.

About The MAX

The MAX showcases Mississippi’s arts and entertainment experience in one immersive destination. Here, visitors of all ages explore the global impact of Mississippians on music, books, art, entertainment and cuisine. The MAX honors our state’s creative legacy and inspires the next generation of creators through a unique experience of interactive exhibits. Come discover the Mississippi roots of some of the world’s greatest arts and entertainment icons — like Elvis Presley, Oprah Winfrey, B.B. King, Faith Hill, Sela Ward and Kermit the Frog, just to name a few.

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