Quad Studios Nashville

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Quad Studios Nashville is a four-studio recording facility located on Music Row in Nashville, TN. The studio was originally opened in 1971 as Quadrafonic Sound Studio by session musicians David Briggs and Norbert Putnam. The studio immediately became the home of many major recording sessions including Neil Young's Harvest album which included the single "Heart of Gold," Jimmy Buffett's biggest hit "Margaritaville" from his best selling album Changes In Latitudes, Changes In Attitudes, much of Joan Baez' early 1970s work, including her hit recording of "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down" and Dobie Gray's R&B classic "Drift Away." Other artists to record at the studio in the early years include Dan Fogelberg, Grand Funk Railroad, The Jackson Five, The Pointer Sisters, Joe Walsh and The James Gang, Pousette Dart Band[1], and many others.

Quad remains a historic yet viable studio today. More recent high-profile artists recording sessions at the studio include Keith Urban, Taylor Swift, Lady Antebellum, The Fray, Jewel, Phil Vassar, George Strait, Toby Keith, T-Bone Burnett, Colombian Party Cartel, The Dead Daisies and others. "Studio A" features an 80-input SSL 9000J console, the "Neve Room," which was Quadrafonic's original studio, has a vintage Neve 8068 console with Flying Faders automation, and two smaller studio suites each feature Pro Tools HD systems.

In 2014, Quad was purchased by hit songwriter Marti Frederiksen and CEO of Round Hill Music Joshua Carl Gruss. It is currently being renovated and restored.


  1. ^ Pousette-Dart Band. (1978), Pousette Dart Band., Capitol, OCLC 883991702, retrieved 2019-10-13

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Coordinates: 36°8′50.2″N 86°47′43.6″W / 36.147278°N 86.795444°W / 36.147278; -86.795444