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Giving Back To Stax

Read Mix news article about Ardent Studios Donating Audiotronics Console to Stax Museum

Stax Museum curator Carol Drake and Fry

Ardent Studios’ founder John Fry has donated the studio’s Audiotronics-designed 20-input/8-output console — which is identical to the one formerly housed at the Stax label and recording studios — to the Stax Museum of American Soul Music, known as Soulsville. The museum was erected on the corner where the Stax label once operated, and visitors can stand in a re-created Stax Studio A, on the exact spot where so many legendary soul recordings by the likes of Otis Redding, Isaac Hayes, Aretha Franklin, the Bar Kays and Booker T. & the MGs were made. For more about Soulsville and the Stax Museum, visit