Jim Morris

Founder | Chief Engineer

Jim Morris began playing guitar in high school and soon developed a great passion for all things musical. Coming from a musical family, this wasn’t a big stretch. After attending The University of South Florida to study Electrical Engineering, Jim began playing professionally, traveling throughout Florida until he landed a job at Thoroughbred Music, eventually as the keyboard salesman.

In 1981, Jim and his brother Tom opened Morrisound Recording in Tampa. Early on they both realized that recording engineering and production were an excellent match to their various talents. Among Jim’s first national releases were bands such as Savatage, Crimson Glory, Nasty Savage and others.

In 1986 Morrisound moved into its 56th Street location and projects began to diversify to a large degree.  Jim has earned Gold records for engineering and/or producing artists such as Iced Earth, Warrant and Trans-Siberian Orchestra.  He is involved with many recording projects on many levels, but still keeps his hand in performing, both live and on multiple recordings.

Jim Morris in front of a brick wall