In 1986 after the enormous success of the Peter Gabriel So album, it was time to move out of the rented Ashcombe House where So was recorded, and into a a more permanent location. Many studio rooms were setup, along with a new 2000 square foot building called the Big Room overlooking the beautiful surroundings of the property.
The Big Room at Real World Studios is one of the most awe-inspiring writing, recording and mixing spaces in the world, packed with technology, both old and new. Aesthetically, it’s also a far cry from the windowless box of the average studio, as glancing up from the72-channel Solid State Logic 9000K console gives an intoxicating view of the millpond through the giant windows.
Peter Gabriel’s follow up to So, Us, was recorded at Real World Studios naturally and went on to become a huge success too. Many artists since have been through the studio including Seal, Elbow, Amy Winehouse, Alicia keys and many more. No doubt the attraction is the wonderful location and outlook the studio offers, but it also houses a truly massive collection of top end vintage effects.