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Ardent is a world class recording facility founded in Memphis in 1966 by John Fry, John King, and Fred Smith. In its more than 50 year history there has been over 80 Gold, Platinum and Multi-Platinum records recorded here garnering many Grammy Awards and Nominations. Led Zeppelin, ZZ Top, Issac Hayes, Big Star, The White Strips, Justin Timberlake, Keith Sykes, R.E.M., North Mississippi Allstars, Jack White, Yo-Gotti, and many, many more have found a home in the studios of Ardent.

Ardent is composed of four distinct studios. Studio A, Ardent's largest, is the Neve Room, with a Neve VR 3 console, 60 x 48 w/ Flying Faders. Studio B, often used as a mixing room, has a 56 x 32 SSL 6000 E console. Studio C has a 48 input SSL Duality console. The Audio Production Suite, or APS Studio, is the smallest of the four, is a computer based studio with a Spectra Sonics 16 channel "sidecar".

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Early 1970's 16 Track Ampex
Stax President Al Bell and Ardent's John Fry, early '70's
ZZ Top's Billy Gibbons and Dusty Hill with engineer Joe Hardy
Members of Train at Ardent, 1990's
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Ardent Studios

2000 Madison Avenue
Memphis, TN 38104

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