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Recording & Mixing
“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 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.

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