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.

Bike shed

Casual dress

Flexible hours

Flexible working

Free parking permit

Team outings

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Additional Company Overview

Real World Studios was conceived by Peter Gabriel in 1986 as nothing less than the recording and mixing facility of his dreams. He had strong and, at the time, radical views on what a studio session should be. The traditional paradigm of separating performers from each other and the engineer by putting them in isolated rooms felt restrictive, a hindrance to the creative process. Peter envisioned a space without such divisions, and the idea behind Real World was born – an idea that’s not only stood the test of time for over 25 years, but also played a major part in defining the sound of innumerable records.