About Ben & the studio.
Hello, I'm Ben Brockett and I run Route 49 Studio. I love to help artists realise their full potential in the studio and turn their ideas and goals into reality. I'm into all kinds of music, but at Route 49 I focus on the following:
Singer-songwriters, folk, alternative indie, alt-country, acoustic etc. Many people don't like to label their music but if any of the above ring a bell with you then I hope to be the one to help you turn your ideas into reality!
I've helped artists create music that's featured on BBC 6 Music, BBC Radio 2, BBC Introducing as well as a whole host of other commercial stations, labels, blogs, websites etc. I've been involved in numerous record releases as an artist and producer and am always happy to talk about the best way to reach your goals.
The purpose built studio is a small but perfectly formed space in Brighton, UK. It is a perfect size for solo artists, duos, overdubs and drums. It's excellent acoustics and fantastic monitoring make it ideal for mixing, which forms a significant proportion of the work I do. I designed it with input from an industry leading speaker designer and acoustician, using the best modern materials as well as lots of beautiful reclaimed wood. It has a relaxing organic feel with natural light and is a perfect space in which to be creative.
I have super-fast fibre as part of a comprehensive system of remote working that ensures I can work seamlessly with artists wherever they are.
I also have a lot of experience composing and creating sound design for film and animation and have worked with some amazing award winning artists. There are examples of my work in the VIDEO section or just SAY HELLO! and tell me about your project, I love chatting to people about their music and their goals.
'The process of working, playing and collaborating with Ben at Route 49 Studio, was just as good as the end result we achieved. As a very active live band, we are always keen to capture the spirit and devotion of our music and at the same time create a recording that the audience will want to return to, time and again. With Ben we feel we have achieved this and we are already planning our next project at Route 49 Studio.'
The Hanuman Project
'THANK YOU BEN!!! You have made our record sound better than we could have ever hoped and we had high hopes! I wouldn't hesitate to recommend your mixing skills to anyone, so easy to work with despite being on a different continent! Hope to meet you in person one day!'
J. P. Shaw
'I'm a singer/songwriter and I was looking for somewhere professional but friendly in Brighton to record a new batch of songs. Route 49 Studio was everything I needed. Ben was really attentive to my goals for the music and the tracks have come out with not only a high quality sound but also the soft 'feel' I was hoping to achieve. Ben is so friendly and welcoming, it's easy to perform well around him. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Route 49 and Ben!'
'Ben made the recording and mixing process so stress free and enjoyable, it was our first real studio session and we never expected we'd get so much done and be so happy with it! Thanks!'
'Recording with Ben at Route 49 was a great experience. He has the right balance of professionalism and humour and makes you feel at ease. He has a good ear, appreciation and understanding for the singer-songwriter, spot on mix, I'm very happy with my tracks, hope to return for more, many thanks.'
'I have just finished recording my EP 'New Horizons" at Route 49 Studio and can highly recommend not just the studio set up - which may be small but is perfectly formed, but also Ben Brockett's laid back but focused approach to the recording sessions. On a small budget he has managed to create a big sound and I am very happy with the end result.'
'Ben did an excellent job mixing and mastering my tracks. He made the tracks flow together smoothly and have a very professional overall sound. He also went the extra mile and identified and fixed some editing issues from the original stems.'
We worked with Ben for our recent project 'A Sense of Place'. He worked collaboratively with our artistic director Conall Gleeson and some members of the New Note Orchestra. He is really hard working and was sensitive to our needs. He was a great fit for our orchestra.
New Note Orchestra
Route 49 Studio is a warm and welcoming environment for the production of music. Ben does a great job in interacting with his customers professionally while allowing for a great producer-musician relationship.
As artists we feel comfortable and respected in our creative journey with Ben in his studio, and cant wait to return in October (2018) for the finalization of our EP!
Jackson and Marilena
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