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Real World Studios boasts a huge collection of vintage and modern audio equipment, and we’re immensely proud of the pristine condition in which it’s kept by our in-house technician. As well as each studio’s resident gear, a supplementary collection, including an incredible array of microphones, moves between rooms.

A further roster of instruments and gear is available for hire, and if you’re after a specific item that we don’t have on site, we can usually source it from somewhere.

Equipment is shared around, so it may not all be available at all times. Please let us know us in advance if there’s anything specific you need for your session.

For rehearsal room equipment, see the rehearsal room page.

3 AKG D112
1 AKG D12
4 AKG C451
3 AKG C414 B-ULS
2 AKG C414 B-XLS
2 Apple Computer Squash Mic
1 Audio Technica AT5047
2 Audio Technica AT4050/CM5
4 Audio Technica 831B
2 Audio Technica AT4060
2 Audio Technica 4041
1 Audix D6
1 Audix OM7
4 B&K 4011
1 B&K 4022
2 BeyerDynamic M88
2 BeyerDynamic M201
3 BeyerDynamic TOA
1 BeyerDynamic M700
1 Blue The Ball
4 Coles 4038
2 DPA 4006A
1 ElectroVoice RE20
1 Earthworks M30
2 Extinct Audio BM9
5 Neumann U87
2 Neumann U47 Fet
1 Neumann/Telefunken U47
1 Neumann U67
1 Neumann M49
2 Neumann KM85
1 Neumann KU100 (binaural head)
1 Neumann Round Binaural Head
3 Schoeps CMC6U with MK4 or MK2
2 SE SE3
2 SE 2200a
1 Sennheiser MD509
1 Sennheiser MD403
10 Sennheiser MD421
2 Sennheiser MD441
1 Sennheiser e825s
1 Sennheiser e818s II
1 Sennheiser MKH40
2 Shure KSM 32
6 Shure SM58
4 Shure SM58a (Beta)
16 Shure SM57
4 Shure SM57a (Beta)
1 Shure SM7
2 Shure VP88
2 Shure SM81
1 Shure 553
1 Shure SM91
1 Soundfield SPS422 system
1 Soundfield CM4050 system
2 Yamaha NS10 Sub
2 BSS AR-416 4 Way DI Box
2 Real World Custom 16/24 Way DI Box
8 BSS Active DI Box
1 ART Stereo DI Box

Please note, microphones are shared between studios and although we keep this list up-to-date, occasionally microphones are unavailable.

Additionally, 2x Triton Audio FetHeads are available, which provide 27dB of gain at the microphone.

The following microphones may also be available on request. Please check when booking and give as much notice as possible if required:

5 Brauner VMA
5 Brauner Phanthera
4 Coles 4038
6 DPA 4099
2 DPA 4022
1 Earthworks Piano Microphone System
2 Korby Audio KAT4
1 Royer SF24
2 Royer R122-v
28 Schoeps CMC6U/MK4
4 Shure 87A (Beta)
7 Shure 98A (Beta)
3 Sony 800G
2 Telefunken ELA-M 251 E
1 Telefunken U47

Plugins are the same in the Big Room and the Wood Room. Last updated 6 May 2019.

Audio Ease Altiverb 7
Avid All ProTools Plugins + Heat
Avid BF Fairchild Bundle
Avid BF Moogerfooger Bundle
Arturia V Collection 5
Antares Auto-Tune EFX AAX (And Auto-Tune 8.1 full, Big Room Only)
Celemony Melodyne 4 Studio
Eventide 2016 Stereo Room
Eventide Blackhole
Eventide H3000 Factory
Eventide Omnipressor
Izotope Ozone 8&9/RX7/Stutter Edit/VocalSynth/Vinyl
Joey Sturgis Tones Transify/Finality/Gain Reduction Deluxe
McDSP CompressorBank HD v5
McDSP FilterBank HD v5
McDSP MC2000 HD v5
MoreVox ReMatrix
Native Instruments Komplete Ultimate
Softube AB All Plugins
SSL Duende Native Bundle
Sonnox Dynamics/Inflator/R3/Transmod/EQ
Soundtoys All plugins
UAD All Plugins: with Octo Card and additional satellite units
Valhalla Shimmer/UberMod/VintageVerb/Room/Delay
Waves Audio Platinum Collection + L3 Maximiser
WaveMachine Labs Drumagog 5 Platinum
Syncrho Arts Revoice Pro and Vocalign Project 3
Output Substance, Movement, Signal, Exhale, REV

For installed outboard, please use the links on the left of the page for the Big Room and Wood Room’s installed equipment list.


Sidecar console:

Neve BCM-10 with 8x Neve 1073 and 2x BAE 1073 modules (on request).
1073 modules can also be placed in a custom built rack in the Big Room.


Compressors and Gates:

4 Drawmer Dual Gate DS201
2 BSS DPR-901 Compressor
1 Orban Co-Operator Compressor
1 DBX 160x
1 SSL 10 channel custom build compressor rack
1 BSS DPR-502 MIDI Noise Gate



1 WEM Copicat IC400
1 Roland RE-201 Space Echo
1 Roland DC-50 Digital Chorus
2 Yamaha REV 5
1 Yamaha SPX1000
1 Ibanez DM1000
1 Lexicon Jam Man



1 SansAmp



1 Klark-Technik DN360
2 TC1140 Parametric EQ
1 Sutera 73 EQ



2 Focusrite ISA115 HD – 2 channels
1 Sutera Pre-Amplifier – 4 channels
1 Focusrite Platinum TwinTrak Pro – 2 channels



1  Aphex Aural Exciter
1  Avid MIDI Interface
1  Sony Plasma TV

Please check when booking if you require items marked with *



1 1981 Fender Twin Reverb
1 Gibson Goldtone GA-15RV
1 Roland Jazz Chorus
1 Tech 21 Trademark 60
1 1990 Vox AC 30
1 1967 Ampeg B15 (Bass)
1 Trace Elliot AH600SMX + Cab (Bass)
1 Fender Super Reverb
1 1960s Selmer Zodiac Twin 30*
1 Fender Vibrolux*
2 Marshall 4×12” Cab with Head (1976 JMP & 1991 JCM900)


Guitar Pedals:

1 Red Witch Ivy Distortion
1 Chase Bliss Audio Brothers (+MIDI Control)
1 Chase Bliss Audio Gravitas (+MIDI Control)
1 Chase Bliss Audio Tonal Recall (+MIDI Control)
1 Chase Bliss Audio Thermae Analog Delay/Pitch Shifter (+MIDI Control)
1 Chase Bliss Audio Condor Analog EQ/Pre/Filter (+MIDI Control)
1 Chase Bliss Audio Wombtone Mk2 (+MIDI Control)
1 Ibanez stereo chorus
1 Moog Moogerfooger MF-102
1 Strymon Deco
1 Strymon Bigsky
1 Boss Superoctave OC-3
1 Fuzzface
1 Guyatone PS001
1 Electroharmonix Big Muff
1 Electroharmonix Octave Multiplexer
1 Deluxe Flanger
1 Roger Mayer Voodoo Vibe
1 Korg Mini KP
1 SansAmp Classic
1 SansAmp Bass
1 Dunlop Cry Baby 353 Q
1 Line 6 POD 2



Additional Keyboards are available for hire from local suppliers. Please get in touch for a list.

The Big Room contains a Yamaha C3 grand piano; The Wood Room contains a Bosendorfer 170CS grand piano.

1 Baldwin Fun Machine
1 Casiotone MT-68
1 Kurzweil K2500
1 Fender Rhodes
1 Hohner Organa
1 Roland Juno 60
1 Alesis Q49
1 M Audio Keystation Pro 88
1 M Audio Oxygen 49
1 Akai Advance 61
1 Korg Oasys
1 Alesis Q49
1 Korg Kronos
1 Hammond C3 with Leslie 122RV



1 Gibson ES335
1 Martin Golden Era*
1 Selection of classical guitars
1 Fender Mustang
1 Fender American Standard Stratocaster
1 MusicMan 5 String
1 Charvel Acoustic


Vintage Drum Kits – Incur additional hire charge of £30/day, 4-day week, per kit and are subject to change. With wide range of Zildjian cymbals:

Premier Early 1970s in Blue Pearl – 20”, 16”, 12”
Slingerland Radio King: 22″, 16″, 13″
2 B&W CM5
5 B&W 805
2 Focal Twin 6Be
2 KRK Exposé 8
2 KRK 7000
2 KS Digital SubWoofer
4 KRK E8
4 Mackie HR824 Mk1
6 Yamaha NS10
2 Aurotone 5C
1 Panasonic RX-FT530

For The Big Room install monitoring system, please see big room section.


30x Audio-Technica ATH M50x
18 x Bowers and Wilkins P7
6x Beyerdynamic DT770
4x Beyerdynamic single-sided

We also have a selection of headphone splitters, amplifiers etc.

For ProTools systems installed in the studios, please click the studio’s individual equipment list, on the left of the page.

Additional floating recording systems:

1 Mac Mini 2.6gHz i7 16GB RAM running ProTools HD11 with Focusrite Red 8 (additional hire cost)
2 Studer A820 24-track (on request)
1 Studer A820 2-track with ½” or ¼” headblock (on request)
1 Studer A807 2-track (on request)
1 Ampex ATR-100 2-track (on request)