Gus Dudgeon
Gus Dudgeon

The Mill
Recording Studio

Moonlight Logo
Gallery
Gallery
Phils Tapes
Phil's Tapes

April 2017
A lot of updates have been done to the site, with a major addition being Gus's engineer Phil Dunne's archive of old tapes - over eighty reels of tapes from his recording sessions in the sixties and seventies. We could do with some help identifying a few of the tracks. Click on the gold disc to see the listings and listen to samples.

Some high quality photographs have been added to the Gallery courtesy of The Mill acoustic designer Eddie Veale (http://www.va-studiodesign.com/)

Recording session history
Recording
Sessions
People
People
Control Room

The Mill was one of the world's finest recording studios, built at the very peak of the recording industry's success in the mid 1970's. It was built and privately owned by the late Gus Dudgeon, whose attention to fine detail produced a beautiful recording environment and a legendary sound quality from the superb MCI equipment.

Gus bought the property in 1975 with the purpose of building his own recording studio in order to re-mix Elton John's albums for quadraphonic vinyl album release.

The property is an old watermill that straddles a quiet backwater of the River Thames near Maidenhead in the Berkshire countryside, which had a studio and control room with access over the weir to a residential wheelhouse on its own small island with the river flowing underneath the two bedrooms and visible from large picture windows.

Due to local planning regulations, the studio was never credited directly on album sleeves, instead the text "recorded by Moonlight" accompanied by the logo were added to credit the location.

Subsequent owners included Jimmy Page (when the studio reverted to its old name "The Sol") and Chris Rea.

This website contains details of the people, equipment and music that were involved with this great studio, including a photo gallery. If you have any information or material that could help build this website, then please feel free to contact me.

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Technical
Technical
Interviews
Interviews
losing the mill
How The Mill was Lost
IMPORTANT!
This is a historical website for the memory of a great studio, it however no longer exists as a studio and is currently a private residence.