Tag Archives: Ardent Studios

John Fry, Industry pioneer and Past President of SPARS passes

John Fry, founder and owner of legendary Memphis recording facility, Ardent Studios, passed away on December 18, 2014 at Methodist LeBonheur Germantown Hospital, where he was taken after suffering a cardiac arrest at his Germantown home. John was know by so … Continue reading

SPARS member Ardent Studios Debuts Revived Studio C

Memphis, TN (October 3, 2011)—Ardent Studios has completely remodelled the control room of Studio C and installed a Duality console from Solid State Logic. “It was time to bring Ardent into the 21st Century world of recording, yet keep the … Continue reading

SPARS Sound Bite – Mix Magazine | September 2011 – Film is a Sound Idea

SPARS SoundBite | Film Is a Sound Idea By Jonathan Pekar The following article is excerpted from the SPARS Sound Bite column, September 2011 issue of mix Magazine… At Ardent Studios, our job is to create entertainment­—any way possible. While … Continue reading

SPARS member Ardent Studios Guts Studio C

Celebrating its 45th anniversary, Ardent Studios in Memphis is preparing for the installation of a new console.     As an integral part of its 45th Anniversary, Memphis’ venerated Ardent Studios is celebrating with an “Appetite for Construction” and completely … Continue reading

SPARS Member P&E Wing® and Memphis Chapter of the Recording Academy® present GRAMMY GPS – The Resurgence of Vinyl

Industry experts celebrate Record Store Day at SPARS Member, Ardent Studios, with seminar on the Art of Recording for Vinyl Ardent Studios owner John Fry and engineer/producer Jeff Powell demonstrate L. Nix Mastering’s lacquer disc cutting lathe. Photo | Greg … Continue reading