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“Real World have managed to embrace modern technology while maintaining a fantastic, creative and old school working environment. I can’t think of any other studio that has done this so successfully. I love it.” – Enda Walsh (Engineer to Van Morrison)

Welcome to Real World Studios

Set in stunning rural surroundings near the city of Bath in South West England, Real World Studios is a unique residential recording facility, where artists, producers and engineers can escape their daily distractions and focus solely on making music.

Real World’s versatile recording and mixing, post-production and rehearsal rooms are some of the best sounding and most acclaimed in the world. They house an array of the finest audio equipment ever made, operated by a dedicated team of professional recording, mixing and mastering engineers.

Embraced in its breath-taking natural environment, Real World inspires creativity. Conceived by Peter Gabriel as both a paragon of technical excellence and an idyllic artistic retreat, it’s been the source of many landmark albums by musicians from all over the globe, and is also home to world music festival WOMAD and Real World Records.

Latest News

Location Recording – Stornoway

Over the last few months, our engineers have been recording more and more 'on location', in various [...]

Staff Mixtape: Real World Studios

Here are some of the songs our engineers and staff have been listening too.

Staff Mixtape: Real World Records

The Real World Records team have been busy building their Staff Mixtape. Check out what [...]

New Website

We are pleased to announce our new website is now live; we hope you enjoy browsing [...]

Lisa on maternity leave

Our bookings co-ordinator, Lisa, is on maternity leave from today. We welcome Emma to the team [...]

Eliza Carthy & The Wayward Band – Big Machine

Recorded at Real World in the Big Room, Wood Room and even the stairwell, Eliza [...]