Welcome to Real World Studios

Real World Studios is a renowned recording facility located in Box, England. Founded by musician Peter Gabriel in the late 1980s, the studio was built with the intention of creating a creative and collaborative space for artists from around the world to come together and make music.

Peter Gabriel felt that traditional recording studios were often sterile and lacked the atmosphere necessary for fostering true artistic originality. Embraced in its breath-taking natural environment, Real World Studios was designed to break away from this mould and provide a unique environment that promoted experimentation and cultural exchange.

We asked our in-house engineer @bobmackenzie_ to show us some cool ways to record drums. Then, you lot asked for a part 2 - so here it is! How does everyone feel about the swinging mics? 🤣 #RealWorldGear

Drums played beautifully by our very own @ben._tate
We asked our in-house engineer @bobmackenzie_ to show us some cool ways to record drums. Which one is your favourite? #RealWorldGear

Drums played beautifully by our very own @ben._tate 🤘🏻
Here are some of our snare drums at Real World. Which one is your favourite? #RealWorldGear 

Drums played beautifully by our very own @ben._tate 🤠
A proud day for all Real Worlders! Today we celebrate the release of the new @itspetergabriel record ‘i/o’. 

Every corner of our studios have had its part to play on this record. From the band tracking in the Big Room and Wood Room, to @buffwerk’s immersive mixes in the Red Room, to Peter’s detailing in the Writing Room. 

From the engineers, to the house staff, to all behind the scenes - this was a real mammoth effort from all of the team. So, happy release day to Peter, and happy listening to the rest of you!

Love from,
The Real World Studios team ❤️
Some of our amps available at Real World Studios. Which one is your favourite? #RealWorldGear 

Guitar beautifully played by our very own @mateykay

Real World’s versatile recording and mixing and post-production studios 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.

Over the years, Real World Studios has hosted numerous musicians and bands, including the likes of Tom Jones, Beyoncé, Harry Styles and The 1975. The studio’s dedication to cutting-edge technology, acoustics, and global music influence has solidified its reputation as one of the premier recording facilities in the world as well as being the home to world music festival WOMAD and Real World Records. Through the creation of Real World Studios, Peter Gabriel has established a lasting legacy that continues to inspire and empower artists to push creative boundaries.