Seattle's Best Recording, Mixing and Mastering Studio - Acoustics and Studio Design

About the Studio

Welcome to Orbit Audio, Seattle’s premier recording studio for recording, mixing, and mastering. With over 30 years of experience in the music industry, and 20 years in the same location, we have established ourselves as one of the city’s best. Our track record of excellence includes working with some of the biggest names in the business, but we’re not just about catering to established artists – we love working with up-and-coming talent and first-time musicians too. Regardless of your experience level, we are here to help you bring your creative vision to life.

At Orbit Audio, we are not just a recording studio; we are musicians ourselves. Our team of experienced engineers and producers brings a unique perspective to every project. We understand the nuances of music creation because we’ve been in your shoes. Whether you’re looking to record a full album, mix a single, or master a track, we will be your dedicated creative partner, working closely with you every step of the way to ensure your vision becomes a reality.

We pride ourselves on offering personalized services tailored to meet the specific needs of each client. Our state-of-the-art equipment and meticulously acoustically treated rooms guarantee that your recordings will sound their absolute best. Moreover, our expertise in mixing and mastering will elevate your music to the next level, giving it the professional polish it deserves.

We’ve had the pleasure of working with some of the biggest names in the industry, including multi-platinum award-winning artists. 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. But no matter how big or small the project, we approach every recording project with the same care, attention, and respect, regardless of its size or scope.

So whether you’re a seasoned professional or a first-time artist, we welcome you to join our community and experience the difference that passion, expertise, and care can make. At Orbit Audio, we believe that every artist deserves a chance to make their mark in the industry, and we’re here to help you do just that.

At Orbit Audio, we believe that every artist deserves a chance to make their mark in the industry, and we are dedicated to helping you achieve that.

We take the time to listen, understand your goals, and provide guidance and support throughout the entire process. With a legacy spanning over two decades, we have earned our reputation as a trusted destination for musicians of all levels. Our seamless blend of artistry, technical expertise, and a warm, welcoming environment sets the stage for your musical aspirations to flourish.

Your music deserves to be heard in its purest form, and we are here to make that a reality. Join the ranks of Seattle’s top recording, mixing, and mastering studio and let us help you unleash your musical potential.


We are one of Seattle’s best recording studios

For the past two decades, Orbit Audio has proudly held its place as one of Seattle’s most trusted and sought-after recording, mixing and mastering studios.

Contact us today to discover how we can assist you with your next project.

We are one of the best mixing studios in Seattle

Mixing is one of the most important things you’ll do in the studio, its all about the listening space. Our Trident TSM is housed in a acoustically designed control room.

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

We are one of Seattle’s best mastering studios

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

Affordable mastering with quick turn arounds.

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.

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.

Learn audio engineering at Seattle Recording Arts

Want to learn audio engineering or music production? Seattle Recording Arts offers advanced programs in both audio engineering and music production, find out more at SeattleRecordingArts.com

Seattle Recording Arts audio engineering program features small class sizes, hands-on learning, find out more at SeattleRecordingArts.com

From acoustically designing a whole studio down to a garage remodel we have you “covered”.

We provide solutions so that you can hear only what you should hear. That includes eliminating and controlling sound when the environment is intended to maintain privacy. By designing solutions through noise & vibration control, you can be confident the sound coming in and out of a given space is controlled and contained.


Our acoustical consultant provides recommendations to improve the acoustical qualities (including noise level, sound isolation, room acoustics, or vibration) of a space to the client (who may be an architect, building owner, building tenant, or resident). Spaces in need of treatment can include existing rooms, new construction or renovation projects.

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)

New York Times

“Joe!  Just wanted to let you know that the audio sounded GREAT.  Thank you so much!”

Neena P

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)

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 and is a excellent Hiphop engineer.

Brian Raffuel
Producer, engineer

Loves to work on music

Musician, Producer, Engineer and all around good guy!

Joe Reineke
Owner, Producer, Engineer

Loves Art and Animals

Musician, Artist, Writer and amazing person.

Karyn Gold-Reineke
Co-founder Seattle Recording Arts

Specializing in Indie, Hiphop and all around good guy!

Super easy to work with and is a extremely talented engineer.

Robbie Houston
Producer, engineer, musician

Why Choose Us?

A Space To Be Creative

At Orbit, you’ll find an impressive collection of vintage and modern recording equipment, meticulously curated to ignite your creativity. Since 1995, our studio has remained proudly musician-owned and operated, dedicated to providing artists like you with the tools and environment necessary to bring your musical vision to life.

We're Punctual

We believe in the importance of professionalism and accountability. We pride ourselves on showing up on-time, ready to work, ensuring that every session runs smoothly and efficiently. We understand the value of your time and strive to provide a seamless experience from start to finish. Moreover, we are committed to delivering your project on-time and within your budgetary expectations. Our goal is to exceed your expectations and provide you with exceptional results while respecting your time and resources.

We Have Magic

Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, along with a multitude of other artists, have selected Orbit Audio as their recording destination for a multitude of compelling reasons. Our studio has built a stellar reputation for consistently delivering exceptional results, thanks to our team’s unwavering commitment to excellence. Although we don’t make the claim to possess actual magic, we believe in the transformative power of music, which has the remarkable ability to captivate the soul and ignite a bit of magic within us all.

We Love Our Artists


We Listen

We prioritize listening to our clients, aiming to fully understand their requirements for each project. By actively engaging with our clients’ input, we ensure a collaborative process that delivers results aligned with their vision.

We're Friendly

At Orbit, we are a team of easygoing, down-to-earth individuals who share a genuine love for music. We approach each recording with care and dedication, treating every project as if it were our own, because we sincerely care about the music we help bring to life.


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