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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

The Vamps – Night and Day – #1

The Vamps have released their latest album, Night and Day which was partly recorded and [...]

Alicia Keys

Real World was proud to welcome Alicia Keys and her team, including engineer Ann Mincieli, [...]

Nick Mulvey – Wake Up Now

Nick Mulvey has announced the release of his new album, Wake Up Now. Pre-order here. [...]

The Breath – Carry Your Kin (Live)

Check out The Breath performing 'Carry Your Kin' live in the Big Room. Recorded and [...]

The Vinyl Factory

Our staff engineers - Patrick, Oli and Jamie - met with the team at The Vinyl [...]

Location Recording – Stornoway

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