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The Real World Recording Week

2018-07-03T13:55:35+00:00

A global gathering of musicians and producers.

For one week in the summer of 1991, some of the world’s finest musicians and record producers came together in the Wiltshire valley which houses Real World Studios, to live, work and play in a stimulating, creative environment, quite unlike anything ever previously attempted.

“I always imagined Real World would be like it has been this week.” Peter Gabriel, tired but elated, was seated at a table in the converted barn known, for just one week in the summer of 1991, as Lulu’s Café. “It’s a meeting place where musicians and technologists can drop in and work together, without the barriers and hassles of the music business.”

Read the full story over at Real World Records here

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The Breath – Let The Cards Fall

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Check out The Breath’s new video for ‘Let The Cards Fall’. The album was recorded and mixed at Real World by Patrick Phillips and is out 14 September on Real World Records.

Pre-order here

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Producer Kevin Killen remembers the birth of Real World Studios

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Award-winning producer and engineer Kevin Killen has had a long relationship with Peter Gabriel and Real World. He worked on Peter’s seminal 1986 album ‘So’, as well as subsequent projects during the early years of Real World Studios, and has returned to Box many times to engineer projects for a wide range of artists. In this piece written to mark the 25th anniversary of Real World Records, he reflects on his experiences and the impact Real World has made on the music industry.

Read the full story over at Real World Records’ Website

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Blue Lab Beats – The Making Of

2018-06-05T18:56:42+00:00

It’s been a pleasure to have been involved in Blue Lab Beats’ journey. They recorded their album in The Big Room and then went on to perform at WOMAD.

Here’s the story of the making of Xover.

Subscribe to Society of Sound to listen to a live track from their WOMAD performance in the next release.

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Blue Lab Beats -Oooo Lala

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Check out Blue Lab Beats’ video for Oooo Lala, which was a Vimeo staff pick. The track was recorded at Real World and engineered by Patrick Phillips.

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Dom Monks recording I’m With Her

2018-03-01T10:39:14+00:00

Dom Monks is a familiar face at Real World Studios. He began his career here working as an assistant to Peter Gabriel’s engineer Dickie Chappell before moving to become a staff engineer in the studio. He later went freelance to work primarily with producer Ethan Johns (Laura Marling, Tom Jones, Kings of Leon) and still frequently returns to work at Real World, with his own projects and with Ethan.

In this article, Dom speaks to Mix Online about recording and mixing I’m With Her – the acoustic supergroup formed of Sarah Jarosz, Aoife O’Donovan and Sara Watkins. The album was recorded and mixed in the Wood Room.

Read here

If Real World does one thing better than any other studio, it is providing an environment which prevents any creative challenge from appearing insurmountable.” Dom Monks

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Mary Chapin Carpenter – Sometimes Just The Sky

2018-01-24T22:02:13+00:00

Mary Chapin Carpenter has announced the release of her LP, Sometimes Just The Sky, which celebrates 30th years as a recording artist. 

The album was produced by Ethan Johns in the Wood Room. It was engineered by Dom Monks and the assistant engineer was Oli Jacobs. The lead track, Sometimes Just The Sky, is available to listen to here and you can read more over at Billboard.

Sometimes Just The Sky will be released on March 30th.

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Skindred – Big Tings

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2018 got off to a loud start with Skindred putting the finishing touches to their 7th album – BIG TINGS – coming April 27th.

Here’s a teaser of what is to come…

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