Etymology: Middle English, from Middle French, from Latin ardent-, ardens, present participle of ardēre to burn, from ardor
Date: 14th century
Definition: Hot, burning, fiery, passionate, spirited,
intense: “an ardent music lover.”
synonyms: see impassioned
In 1959, a 15 year old John Fry wanted a name for his new studio and label. He looked to the dictionary and the answer was given: Ardent!
Located in Memphis, Tennessee’s historic Midtown District, we house 3 studios within our 10,000 square feet with in-house mastering and video editing suites. In our 40+ years, we have hoarded all types of audio gear and now have amassed a sizable collection of vintage equipment
But what make Ardent truly Ardent are our family, friends, and talented local musicians. Our staff and the session players we have are what sets us apart and what brings our clients back, time and time again.