My name is Joe, I’m a husband, producer, engineer, songwriter, guitarist, singer, educator and occasional bass player. I have nearly 20 years experience as a professional producer/engineer, but my journey began as a musician in the early 80’s punk scene. By 1990, I formed The Meices (San Francisco) and went on to form Alien Crime Syndicate (Seattle) two great bands which I was the primary guitarist and songwriter. I’ve had 3 different major label recording contracts. My music has also aired in over 1,000 film and television broadcasts internationally and I received a certified Gold sales award for my song on the Empire Records soundtrack.
I have many years of touring experience and played with many great bands along the way – The Pixies, Green Day, Offspring, Cracker, Whiskey Town, No Doubt, Garbage, Deftones, Sugar Ray, Weezer, Superdrag, Nada Surf, The Killers plus many others. One of most memorable was playing guitar with Tommy Stinson (Replacements/Guns and Roses) for his US and European tour.
I opened the studio commercially in 2002 with a dream, a unstoppable passion and a lot of hard work, slowly I built up the studio to what it is today. I’ve been asked before what is the best thing about my job and the first thing that comes to mind is the life long relationships that I’ve made making records with some of the artists here. My journey is still unfolding but I’ll close with this, I would like to personally thank all the artists and friends that I’ve recorded, mixed and produced, it sure has been a pleasure working with you all, and a heartfelt welcome to new artists here at the studio. Sincerely Joe Reineke