About Our Recording Studio
Guilford Sound is a newly-constructed recording facility located in the foothills of the Green Mountains in Guilford, Vermont. We devoted ourselves to building Guilford Sound as a one-studio, energy efficient facility to make it your own private haven when you come here to record.
Guilford Sound sports a spacious 500+ square foot control room (designed to comfortably accommodate everyone involved in the session) housing a 64 input API Legacy console with an integrated 12 channel Neve Melbourne, both fitted with Flying Faders. The front wall of the control room is built around a pair of Griffin Audio G1 speakers powered by custom Griffin Audio amplifiers. The stellar sound quality of the performance rooms and the control room accuracy was realized by the venerable design team at Francis Manzella Design.
The gear list will give an idea of what lives in our five bay credenza, as well as the rolling pods that sidle next to the engineer at the helm for easy access to the more regularly used pieces.
Recording Studios are notorious energy hogs, so we made a concerted effort to build an energy efficient building to lessen our footprint. Our building was eco-sited to allow nature to aid us in saving energy, and we installed a 12 kilowatt photovoltaic solar array system for efficiency and six ground-source heat pumps for air conditioning. The studio boasts high-performance windows, radiant heat and LED lighting throughout, a passive solar hallway that keeps our space warm in the winter and cool in the summer, and even a forty-foot kiwi trellis that provides natural summer shade for our floor-to-ceiling windows and bears edible fruit.
The facility offers a fully equipped kitchen where you can bring in your own food supplies or have your meals catered by a local chef using fresh ingredients from the many farms here in southern Vermont. Our common room has several couches, TV and wireless internet access, and two bathrooms (one with a shower). Off the kitchen is a large deck surrounded by over 300 acres of beautiful woodlands with beckoning foot-trails in every direction. A quick hop down one of the paths lands our guests at our recently restored historic 5-bedroom farmhouse, which can house artists in the warmer months. Right next door is the site of our state-of-the-art, modern design artists’ house. This 5-bedroom facility is currently under construction and should be ready for artists by 2014. Check out renderings of the new building here.