Studio A is one of the original two studios built at Ardent’s Madison Avenue location. The room is the largest recording space at Ardent, measuring 25ft by 40ft. With three isolation booths and a classic Neve VR600-60x48 console (featuring Flying Faders Automation), Studio A has served some of Ardent’s most famed clientele – stars like Jack White , Montgomery Gentry and most famously, Big Star. Studio A is suitable for large ensembles and big groups of artists because of the roomy studio floor.
Tom Dowd, legendary engineer and producer, collaborated with John Fry in modifying Studio A to suit his preferences on the recording floor, a transformation that perfected Studio A’s sound and facilitated the production of innumerable renowned recordings.
- ProTools 10 HD3 Accell system running on a Mac Pro with dual 2.4 GHz processors, 6 GB of RAM and a 26″ HD display
- 1 – Sync I/O
- 4 x 192 I/O with 1 Digital to Analog expansion card
- Analog Recorder: Studer 827 24 Track (16 track head assembly available by advance reservation)
- 2 X DBX 165
- Lucas Limiting Amplifier
- AMS RMX16 Digital Reverberation System
- 2 X Yamaha Rev 5
- Cue System: Hear Back Personal Monitor System by Hear Technologies, Inc. Allows up to 8 individual mixes of up to 8 channels.
- 2 X DBX 263 X De-Esser
- Quantec Room Simulator
- Yamaha SPX 90 II
- Roland SDE 1000