Founded by artists and creative warriors, Rebel Yell stands erect on one hundred and forty acres of pure, off-the-grid land in the woods of the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont. Offering a retreat into primal beauty, it is a fortress of artistry and musicianship armored with all of the necessary weaponry at the core of the property: a full-featured analog/digital recording studio. Take refuge from entropic social constructs in this stronghold of serenity to write, record, create, or simply exist in a surrounding that demands appreciation. Find the rebel within yourself and let your voice be heard.

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“I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.”

–Henry David Thoreau

Property

In the spirit of seclusion and harmony, the entirety of Rebel Yell is off the grid – powered 100% by renewable solar energy. The main cabin is spacious, yet simple and consists of 3 bedrooms and 2 baths. The excavated basement serves as the master control room for the recording studio with multiple tracking spaces available. Aside from the main cabin, a smaller secondary cabin exists with one bed, a workspace, and a potbelly fire for an even more natural experience. Outside of the living and working areas are 140 acres of Rebel Yell property that can be explored for days on end. There are logging trails, maple groves, ponds, and deep forests to get lost in – all of this is waiting patiently for you to experience and explore in the tranquil wilderness of Craftsbury, Vermont.

News

The History & Future of Rebel Yell in a Feature Article from Destination VT

The History & Future of Rebel Yell in a Feature Article from Destination VT

We sat down with Destination VT‘s Keith Morrill to speak about the ideas and values behind Rebel Yell, its history, and what we look forward to in the future. Thank you to Destination VT for heeding the call of Rebel Yell.

06.07.15 
The Burlington Free Press speaks on the future of Vermont’s Music Industry

The Burlington Free Press speaks on the future of Vermont’s Music Industry

We brought Brent Hallenbeck and the Burlington Free Press into our studios last week to show them what Rebel Yell is all about. They created a fantastic piece of journalism about what’s happening in the music industry around the state and what to look forward to in the future.

05.11.15 
Villanelles Record New EP

Villanelles Record New EP

The members of the Burlington, VT-based indie-rock band Villanelles have been together for 8 years. They recently decided to make their bond even stronger by spending 3 days and nights together at our live-in studios in the wilderness of the Northeast Kingdom.

05.09.15 
A Moment with Vermont Public Radio

A Moment with Vermont Public Radio

Vermont Public Radio learned the truth about what happens deep in the forest of the Northeast Kingdom and recently gave away a few of our secrets in a feature article publication about Rebel Yell Studios.

05.03.15 
Foxing in studio for one month

Foxing in studio for one month

Traveling from St. Louis, Missouri, indie-rock band Foxing has checked into Rebel Yell to write and record material for their newest album in the wickedly beautiful setting of the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont.

02.17.15 
30 days with Chicago’s Into it Over it

30 days with Chicago’s Into it Over it

Chicago musician Evan Thomas Weiss spent 30 days at Rebel Yell recording work that will appear on his next album.

02.10.15 
Raise the Flag

Raise the Flag

After a year of construction, we are proud to announce that we have christened Rebel Yell with an official flag to mark the beginning of many great years to come.

02.01.15 

Studio

CONSOLES

SSL 4000 G+ 8Ch bucket w/ pres/dyn/comp/gates/eq and inserts
Purple Audio Sweet Ten (2)

RECORDERS

MCI JH 24 2″ Analog tape recorder
Apogee Symphony 24×8 Analog I/O
Apogee Thunderbridge
SSL XLogic Alpha-Link MADI AX
BLA Tweakhead 002r

PREAMPLIFICATION

Universal Audio LA610
No Toasters NICE PAIR
TNC ACMP-72 (2)
BAE: 312A (2)
AVEDIS MA5 (2)
No Toasters NICE ONE 500 (8)

AMPS

Ampeg B-15N Heritage Portaflex 100 watt
Ampeg SVT-610HLF
Markbass Little Mark Tube 800
Fender ‘68 Re-Issue Custom Deluxe Reverb
Fender Hotrod Deluxe
Marshall Plexi
Avatar G212
Blackstar Ht 5

MONITORING

PMC TB2+
Urei 809e
JBL LSR4328
JBL LSR4312SP
Coleman MBP2 VU’s
Hear Back System

COMPRESSION

Empirical Labs EL8-X Distressors (2)
Hairball 1176 revD
Hairball 1176 revF
dbx 160a
Retro : Doublewide 500
FMR Audio RNC 500 compressor (2)
FMR Audio RNLA 500 limiter (2)
Empirical Labs Derr-Esser 500

EFFECTS/Misc

Roland Space Echo re-201
Roland SRV 2000
Yamaha R1000
Boss CE300 Super Chorus
Pioneer SR-101 spring reverb

COMPUTING

Mac Pro (early 2014) 3.7 ghz w/12G Ram
Pro Tools 10/11
Black Lion Audio Micro Clock

INSTRUMENTS

Yamaha U3e Upright Piano 1988
Hammond A100 1960 w/ Leslie 122A
Wurlitzer 200A 70’s
Roland JUNO
Warwick Fortress One
Gibson 335
Fender PBass ’92
Harmony Rocket ’61
Jazz bass “Fader Bass”

DRUMS

‘69 Rogers Cleveland era kit 24,13,16
’65 Rogers ‘Holiday’ kit 20,12,14
’62 Ludwig Supersensitive
’74 Ludwig Supraphonic
’76 Ludwig Acrolite
’79 Ludwig Acrolite
DW 14″ Maple Custom

MICROPHONES

Gefell MV692 w/ UM70 (2)
Coles 4038 matched pair (2)
Telefunken M260 matched pair (2)
Josephsons c42 matched pair (2)
TNC ACM 1200 (2)
Royer R-121 (2)
AKG c414 xlii (2)
AKG 451b (2)
Neumann KM85i
Josephson C42MP
Telefunken M80 (4)
Telefunken M81 (4)
Telefunken M82
Shure SM7
Shure Beta 52
Electrovoice RE20
Beyer M55
Sennheiser e609
Shure sm57 (4)
Unidyne III 545 (3)
Sennheiser 421 (2)
Audix OM5 (2)
Shure 58 (4)