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.

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Quiet on the outside, The Big Room awaits a Friday night recording session.

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“Peter wanted contact with the outside world, which was quite a challenge acoustically for Neil Grant and ourselves...The solution was very expensive acoustic windows between the studios and the outside world.” Peter Clegg of architects @fcbstudios who worked on the development of Real World Studios.

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"From very early on it was decided that we would convert the existing building into studios, but we needed a large acoustically isolated control room that would plug into the back of the building… It was driven by Peter's and our idea of doing something radically different to sit against the mill building” Peter Clegg of architects @fcbstudios 

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A Bosendorfer 170CS piano features in The Wood Room.

“Walking around the site with Peter Gabriel, we talked about the strength of the industrial nature of the site and the importance of it being a working place as well as a beautiful place. He liked the idea of it having been a working place that had developed from the sixteenth century…This would be yet one more phase of its life.” Peter Clegg of architects @fcbstudios who worked on the development of Real World Studios.

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Acoustic designer Neil Grant of Harris Grant Associates won the competition to design the recording spaces at Real World. He nailed his flag to the sound diffusion mast in the early eighties and his diffusers are a feature of Real World's rooms. 

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A cold crisp start to the day @realworldstudios

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Chilly morning 🥶
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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 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.