Real World Studios

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Coordinates: 51°25′08″N 2°15′09″W / 51.4189°N 2.2525°W / 51.4189; -2.2525 Real World Studios is a residential recording studio in Box, Wiltshire, associated with the Real World Records Ltd. record label founded by rock musician Peter Gabriel. It provides a secluded and creative atmosphere in which all musicians can thrive without the distractions of the every-day world.

The studio's famous Big Room is arguably the largest control room in the world and provides a large space with no boundaries between the musicians and the engineers, a feature that gives it a unique appeal to this day. Adjoining the Big Room is the Wood Room. Designed to function as a flexible live room, the Wood Room features a more lively acoustic and a booth, mezzanine floor and movable acoustic screens in order to be able to adapt to the demands of any session.

Artists as diverse as Kanye West, Jay-Z, Beyoncé Knowles, Muse, Laura Marling, Take That, Sade, New Order, Tom Jones, Starsailor, Stereophonics and Kylie Minogue have used the studio complex.[1]

In January 2008 work was completed on the Big Room to provide a multi-purpose facility that could also accommodate final mixdowns for film and television projects. A separate foley recording studio was also created around that time and work to renovate and upgrade the foley studio was completed in Autumn 2010. Real World Studios has been host to such film and TV projects as Quantum of Solace, The Golden Compass, Green Zone and The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency.

Front, showing the original mill building

Side view, showing addition

Rear view


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