Seattle's Best Recording, Mixing and Mastering Studio

The Best in the Northwest


We like to think we are one of the best recording, mixing and mastering studios in Seattle but we all know that rooms and gear are just a small part of a recording studio, our people make it what it is and we have some mighty fine folks here to help you. No matter where you are on your musical journey, you are always welcome here with respect and appreciation.

Established in 1995, we have been home to a community of producers, engineers and musicians that have defined the Seattle sound for many years. In 2014, we received a multi-Platinum record for our work on Macklemore’s Grammy winning album, The Heist. In 2018, we received another Platinum award for our contribution to Vance Joy’s album, Dream Your Life Away.

Best friend to everyone

Loves to wiggle and kiss

Studio Manager

Loves being in the studio and helping clients

Really loves our studio dog Domino!

Brian Raffuel
Producer, engineer

Loves to work on music

Musician, Producer, Engineer and Pro Tools Certified Instructor

Joe Reineke
Owner, Producer, Engineer

Loves Art and Animals

Musician, Artist and Writer

Karyn Gold-Reineke
Co-founder Seattle Recording Arts


You’re in good experienced hands here.

Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything.

Music is proof that someone out there has felt the exact same way you do.

Our mixing console is a SSL 4056 G+ housed in a acoustically designed control room.

Mixing is one of the most important things you’ll do in the studio.

With all the vintage hardware and modern software your mixes are certain to stand out from the crowd.

Professional Mastering

Take your mix to heights you never thought possible with our professional mastering services.

Mastering is like dessert, when its really good its REALLY GOOD!

Full Music Production

We offer full production here from pre-production, tracking to mixing. Production is never a one size fits all because every artist is different and every song has diverse needs. The benefit of having a experienced producer is where the value is, many say it has been invaluable.

Building on the strengths of the artist and knowing when to stay out of the way is a true art form, one that only comes with experience. Other times my job as a producer is just to be a good documentarian of the project and capture the artist in a moment that represents them, communication prior to the record starting is the best way to achieve the level of production that each artist is looking for.

We specialize in high quality Podcasts and Voice-overs from all over the country.

Quick turnaround, professional Podcast recording, editing and mixing including phone patches.

Call us today for your next Podcast or Voice-over needs.

Our sister company Seattle Recording Arts

Seattle Recording Arts offers year long advanced programs in music/studio production and sound design for video games, find out more at SeattleRecordingArts.com

Seattle Recording Arts features small class sizes, hands-on learning in the real world, find out more at SeattleRecordingArts.com

Vance Joy

“We are having so much fun here, I’m so happy”

James Keogh (Vance Joy)


“We love it here”

Macklemore and Ryan Lewis

Gil Norton

“This place is fantastic”

Gil Norton (Producer: The Pixies, Foo Fighters, Counting Crows, The Meices)

Andre 3000

“The track sounds exactly like I want, thank you”

Andre 3000 (Outkast)

T-Bone Burnett

“Oh man this studio is really great”

T-Bone Burnett (Producer: Elton John, Robert Plant, Elvis Costello, Roy Orbison)

Grant Mullen

“Joe constantly fostered my vision for the entire project, and always put it first, the quality of the end product blew my expectations away”

Grant Mullen (The Naked Giants)

Sammy J Riddle

“I didn’t know that it would be the greatest recording experience I’ve had.  Joe really helped me turn good moments into great moments”

Sammy J Riddle (The New Futures)

Mike Anderson

“There are few individuals who demonstrate the level of patience, understanding and compassion that Joe does, thank you for your invaluable contribution”

Mike Anderson (Catharine Blaine Rock School Program)

Ken Stringfellow

“I can’t believe how great it sounds in here, I’ll be back”

Ken Stringfellow (R.E.M, The Posies, Big Star)

Jason Sees

“Joe’s inputs are pure gold, every song I have brought into Orbit come’s out the other end 10x better”

Jason Sees Band

Timmy Sunshine

“The mix sounds amazing man, you know me all too well”

Timmy Sunshine (The Mountain Flowers)

Jeff Hamel

“Joe’s approach of humility and grace stands in stark contrast to what I’ve found in most corners of the music industry”

Jeff Hamel (SweetKiss Mama)

Why Choose Us?

A Space To Be Creative

Orbit features a multitude of amazing vintage and modern recording equipment all ready for you to be creative. It has remained musician-owned and operated since 1995.

We're Punctual

We show up on-time, the right way. We also deliver on-time and either on or under budget.

We Have Magic

Why did Macklemore and Ryan Lewis record their albums at Orbit Audio? Why have hundreds of artists claimed Orbit Audio as their top recording location in Seattle? We wouldn’t claim to use real magic. That would be silly. Or is it…?

We Love Our Artists


We Listen

We humbly listen to our clients in order to better understand what they want and need from each project.

We're Friendly

We are easygoing, down to earth, music loving folks who genuinely care about every recording we help to create.


Willow Smith
Joe | 10, September

Willow Smith in the studio for a couple of days working on some new material!

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Alice In Chains in the studio
Joe | 22, August

So great recording Alice in Chains tonight at the studio, these guys are super nice, great job fellas and good luck with

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Seattle Recording Arts – Fall Applications
Joe | 07, July

Now enrolling for our Fall 2018 Audio Engineering program at Seattle Recording Arts. Find out more info here. Seattlerecordingarts.com

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Check out this ADAM Audio video at the studio with yours truly and Domino!
Joe | 01, June
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