about us

 

On November 2, 2018, Old Mill Road Recording opened its doors. The new state-of-the-art destination recording studio is available to musicians worldwide who want to record and publish their music. In-house GRAMMY® Award Winning engineer, Ben J. Arrindell has 30+ years of experience recording and mixing for notable artists such as Aretha Franklin, The Temptations, Mary J. Blige, Yolanda Adams, Janet Jackson and Busta Rhymes, to name a few.

The studio has top of the line equipment, including a 48 channel SSL Duality mixing console, Yamaha C7 Grand Piano, and Griffin Speakers. The control room, live room, and isolation booth have been meticulously designed and tuned by world-renowned architectural acoustic designer Francis Manzella.

Founder and in-house producer Joshua Sherman has produced dozens of tracks featuring Broadway’s greatest talent, including TONY® Award Winners Sutton Foster, Elaine Stritch, Donna McKechnie, Judd Hirsch, Judy Kaye, Jim Dale, Dan Fogler, and Lillias White.

Thoughtfully organized for comfort, flow, and versatility, Old Mill Road Recording is unlike any other studio around. It provides the opportunity to record pristine sound while overlooking a breathtaking river view in the heart of the Green Mountains of Vermont. It is available for recording and mixing local talent, advertising work (Jingles/Commercials), post-production work (Digital media/ TV/Film), and as a destination recording studio for top artists.

In addition to its historic location, state of the art equipment, and luxury design; Old Mill Road Recording offers customized packages for creatives that can include a full range of additional service amenities, such as lodging, video services, indoor and outdoor event spaces, and food services, among others.

“Over the years, Ben and I worked in many of NYC’s biggest studios. We dreamed of creating something different – a luxurious and inviting space that would allow artists to relax, rejuvenate and record without the pressures associated with recording in the city. That dream is now a reality, right here in East Arlington, Vermont.” said Sherman.

Fran Manzella added, “We were able to help Josh and Ben realize their vision of a truly inspiring music recording environment in an absolutely beautiful location. Offering world class acoustics and equipment, I’m sure artists from all genres will enjoy the experience of recording at Old Mill Road Recording.”

Located just 3 hours from New York City and Boston, Arlington has been a destination place - and place of inspiration - for generations.

The studio smartly combines the history of the area with its future. The Gristmill of East Arlington, Vermont was built in 1764 by Remember Baker, who was first cousins with Ethan Allen & Seth Warner. The three cousins formed “The Green Mountain Boys.” They were the leaders of the Revolutionary War in Vermont, and The Mill served as a meeting place for them. The area also has a rich artistic legacy. In the mid-20th Century, Arlington, Vermont and its surrounding towns were home to five Saturday Evening Post illustrators (Norman Rockwell, Mead Schaeffer, Gene Pelham, John Atherton, and George Hughes), the cartoonist Don Trachte, Americana icon Grandma Moses, poet Robert Frost, author/influencer Dorothy Canfield Fisher, composer Carl Ruggles, and fine artist Rockwell Kent.

 
 
 
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Spaces

 
 

The recording spaces are bright and welcoming.  They allow musicians to simultaneously enjoy the flowing river view, while maintaining pristine sound isolation.

The studio’s control room, live room, and isolation booth were meticulously designed and tuned by world-renowned architectural acoustic designer Francis Manzella.  

 
 
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THE A SIDE

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THE B SIDE

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Services

 
 
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RECORDING

Enjoy the opportunity to record in a beautiful setting, with pristine audio captured by in-house GRAMMY® Winning Engineer, Benjamin J. Arrindell.

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PRODUCING

Work independently - or have Old Mill Road Recording Producer Joshua Sherman guide your session and enhance your experience. Joshua’s goal is always to help an artist realize his/her potential - and have the artist leave with confidence and a great end-product.

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MIXING

If you have recorded tracks that need to be enhanced, Old Mill Road Recording's experienced staff can mix your work for radio-ready sound.

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custom acoustical treatments

Let our space work for you. Before your session we'll discuss your particular needs to make sure the set-up is optimized for your ideal sound and comfort.

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VIDEO CAPTURE

Most people today watch music. Allow our experienced team to capture your session, creating the opportunity for you to get wider distribution of your music at a faster rate.  If you have your own video team, bring them in.

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EQUIPMENT RENTAL

Have your own studio, but need some gear to complete your sound or capture your session? Ask about our AV equipment rental options. Click here for full list of rental gear.

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MUSIC TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION

Learn music technology from GRAMMY® Award-winning engineer Benjamin Arrindell. Individual sessions and group workshops available.

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HOUSING

Old Mill Road Recording is part of THE MILL, a campus of creativity.  If you’re planning a destination visit with multiple recording sessions, stay in one of a number of private accommodations.

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OUTDOOR CONCERTS

Inspired by the beautiful scenery? With 25+ acres, THE MILL campus offers stunning spaces to hold outdoor concerts and events.

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HOUSE CONCERT & EVENT SPACE

If you want to test out some new music with a House Concert while you’re in town recording, we can arrange a small group of invited guests to enjoy your work and offer feedback. 

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ON-SITE HOSPITALITY

Don't worry about a thing.  The entire complex has been thoughtfully designed from start to finish considering everything you'll need, including: meals, accommodations, handicap-accessibility, and parking.

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MUSIC PUBLISHING, MARKETING & DISTRIBUTION

Need help getting your music out there? We are equipped and ready to give artists the tools to get their work promoted and distributed.

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OTHER ON-SITE CONCIERGE SERVICES 

By appointment only:
Massage / Beauty Treatments
Food Services
Formal gardens with life-size chess board & putting green

 
 

 
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STUDIO EQUIPMENT

 
 

CONSOLE

SSL Duality 48 Channel Analog Console

 

speakers

Griffin Audio G15s
Yamaha NS10 N
KRK 7000B/S
JBL EON612


 

 

computer & interfaces & daw

Apple MacPro 8 core Intel         
Pro Ultimate 2018 HDX
Logic Pro X
Reason 4
Final Cut Pro
Lynx Aurora(n) 32 HD
Digidesign 192io
 

 

COMPUTeR HARDWARE

Sonnet Echo Express III-D

 

 

PLUGINS

Waves Mercury Bundle
Antares Auto Tune Pro
Antares Auto Tune EFX
Celemony Melodyne Studio
McDSP Emerald Pack
SSL Delta Control
Universal Audio PCIe card
Soundtoys 5
Waves Platinum
Waves API Collection
 

 

OUT BOARD GEAR

API 500 VPR
6 API 512 Mic/Line Pre
4 Rupert Neve 511 Mic Pre
Vitalizer SX2
Vitalizer MK 2-T
Vitalizer MK 2
DBX 120 XP
SPC Transient Designer
Lexicon PCM 91 Digital Reverb



 

 

 

microphones

Josephson C42MP (Factory Matched Stereo Pair)
NEUMAN u47fet i P48
Sennheiser M 149-SET-117
Electro-Voice RE20
SURE SM57 LC Cardio Dynamic Mics
Granelli Audio G5790 Mod-Sm57
SURE SM58 Vocal Mic
NEUMAN U87 Ai (Stereo Set)
NEUMAN U87
Sennheiser MD421-II
AKG D12 VR
AKG C451B Matched Pair
RCA 44 Ribbon
AKG Perception HT 45 Wireless Vocal Mics
AKG Perception SR 45 Stationary Receivers

 

Power Conditioner

Zilla Power Distribution Center
2 Monster Power Pro 3500 Power Center

HARD DRIVES

2 G-Technology 12TB G-RAID with Thunderbolt 3

DIRECT BOXes

Countryman Type 85 Direct Boxes
Cloud CloudLifter CL-1 Mic Activator

 

 

POWER AMPS

Yamaha P-2500 POWER AMP
Alesis RA_100 Reference Amplifer
2 Griffin Audio 1000W Multi Channel power amplifiers
XD-4080 High Pro DSP Processor/Crossover

 

GUITAR AMPS

Fender Princeton Reverb Amp

 

 

COMPRESSORS/EQ

Avalon AD2044 Stereo Compressor
Chandler LTD-2 Mastering Pair
TUBE TECH PE-1A Equalizer
 

 

HEADPHONES SYSTEM

Aviom A16II Personal Monitor Mixers
Aviom AN-16I A-Net Cue input module
Direct Sound EX-29 Extreme Isolation Headphones
AKG K240'S Studio
 

 

 

video accessories

2 Yunboa Aperture Zoom Controler for Panasonic
2 Sennheiser ENG SET EW112-P G3-A Mics
2 GLS AUDIO PATCH CORDS- 2FT
2 VILTROX VX-18M VIDEO CAMCORDER TRIPODS
2 BAT MAX VW-VBD58 DUEL BATT CHARGERS
2 Sennheiser EW112P G3 A-Band Dual Wireless Lav Mics TX
2 Sennheiser EW112P G3 A-Band Dual Wireless Lav Mics RX

 

Video Gear

2 Panasonic HC-X1 4K VIDEO CAMERAS
Westcott 130 Wrinkle-Resistant 9 x 10' Green Screen
Impact Background Support System - 12' Wide
Neewer 3 Pieces Bi-color 660 LED Video Light and Stand Kit

 

 

 

Pianos / midi controllers

2 Yamaha C7 Grand Pianos
Baldwin Upright 234178
M-Audio Hammer 88

 

INSTRUMENTS

Yamaha F310 Acoustic Guitar
Fender Playmate Electric Guitar
PEARL 5-Piece Studio Drum Kit with 22 in. Bass Drum, Cymbal and Hardware
PEARL S1330B Piccolo Snare - 3" x 13"

 

 

Our Gear List is constantly evolving. Please check with us for any specific requests and availability.

 
 
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CONTACT US

 

316 Old Mill Road
East Arlington, VT 05252
802-430-7398

For more information about Old Mill Road Recording send us a message.