Real World Studios in Wiltshire, UK is giving aspiring music producers the opportunity to collaborate in a high-end recording environment with a two-day, immersive music experience in partnership with BeatCamp – provider of collaborative workshops helping producers to finish more music and get signed.
The project will match participants with another music producer and allow them to create a track together which will be released as part of an album on iTunes at the end of the weekend.
Those selected to take part will receive masterclasses and critique from figures including Matt Black, founder of Ninja Tune and half of music duo Coldcut; Chris Hughes, Tears for Fears producer; and David Bates, the A&R behind Dire Straits, Tears for Fears and Wet Wet Wet. They will also have access to professional session musicians and singers as well as getting the chance to hear their mixes through Real World founder Peter Gabriel’s SSL 9000 XL K desk.
The studios are located in a 200-year-old water mill surrounded by stunning countryside, and several world famous artists have chosen the creative freedom of recording in its natural environment of light and water over the years.
Marc Langsman, co-founder of BeatCamp, explained: “Most music producers dream of working in a place like Real World Studios. It’s a chance to escape their home studios and be creatively inspired in a truly rockstar setting.
“Some of the biggest tracks of recent years were the result of artists working together with others. Collaborating shows you a different way of working that can push and inspire you. At BeatCamp, we carefully match producers together based on their music styles and interests, and so many of our past participants have continued working together and have even released tracks together. It’s a long-term investment.”
Tim Oliver from Real World Studios, added: “Our studios offer a unique and inspirational environment allowing absolute freedom for artists to create, perform, record and mix their music. The state-of-the-art facility has played host to many of the world’s leading artists and has produced many a well-known record over the last 30 years and more. As well as being home to WOMAD festivals and Real World Records, we have several specialist producer rooms on site.”
The project will take place during the weekend of 6-8 May. Tickets start from £795 per person with the option of full-board accommodation at the studios.