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

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. We also specialize in room acoustics and studio design.

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 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

Amazing at all things hip-hop and more!

A superstar for our staff, we welcome our newest member of our team!

Zach Barokas
Producer, engineer, musician

Loves Art and Animals

Musician, Artist, Writer and amazing person.

Karyn Gold-Reineke
Co-founder Seattle Recording Arts

Specializing in Rock and Indie and all around good guy!

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

Sam Sergi
Producer, engineer, musician


We are one of Seattle’s best recording studios

For the past 20 years we’ve been one of the trusted go-to recording studios in Seattle.

Contact us today to how we can help 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 SSL 4K 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)

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.


Learn Audio Engineering at Seattle Recording Arts
Joe | 24, December

Want to learn audio engineering and music production? Check out our courses at https://seattlerecordingarts.com/  

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The Fray in the studio
Joe | 16, November

Working with The Fray on a streaming concert today at Orbit, amazing all around!

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Joe | 09, December

We just did the NBC Sports Seahawks intro w/ Macklemore for Sunday night football. Go Hawks!

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Pioneer Square, Seattle WA

Orbit Audio C-19 Client Safety Policies

  1. Upon arrival, everyone, including artists, will have their temperature checked with a no-touch thermometer and we’ll also go over some basic health questions. Those experiencing symptoms will be asked to leave.
  2. Masks are required upon entering the building from the street, (the whole time you are here) with the exception of being in an iso room to begin singing. Please bring your own mask, but we can provide one for you if necessary.
  3. We ask that you wash your hands upon arrival and often throughout the session. Hand sanitizer is strategically placed throughout the studio in every room.
  4. All common areas (especially the lounge and bathrooms) and touchable surfaces (door handles, etc) will be cleaned before sessions, after sessions, and regularly throughout the day by our staff.
  5. Sessions are for artists only, no friends or family, photographers, managers etc are currently allowed, only those absolutely necessary to keep the session going will be present. When booking the session please let your engineer know the exact artist head count that will be attending. Currently we are allowing 2 or less artists at any given time.
  6. Please bring your own beverage, water bottle etc. and like camping, whatever you pack in, pack out when you leave.
  7. A minimum of 6 feet distance between individuals must be maintained at all times all throughout the studio for social distancing purposes.
  8. We encourage vocalists to stay in the iso room during playbacks and listen through headphones. When your vocal takes are complete, you must exit the room (masked up) and close the door behind you immediately. We will be sanitizing the space remotely with a high powered UV light after you have exited the recording room or iso booth.
  9. Please limit the amount of time you spend in the control room, if (remote) mixing can be done without you in the control room, it is highly encouraged.  We’ll send you mixes for your approval and discuss production remotely.  If it is necessary to enter the control room please sit on the couch, there is a line on the floor that is marked as a safety distance of over 6 feet.
  10. Tours of our studios are unavailable for the time being. Please refer to our website photos for now, and we are always happy to talk with you on the phone or through email to answer your questions.
  11. If you have lyrics or a script, please print those out beforehand and bring them with you, we are no longer offering print services.
  12. We have a two week waiting period for anyone who has been traveling – either having traveled outside of WA state, or traveling into the state from somewhere else.
  13. Last, but not least, if you are experiencing any symptoms of illness or have been exposed to anyone else who has been ill, please do not come in. Common C19 symptoms include: fever, cough, shortness of breath, sore throat, loss of smell or taste, chills, muscle aches, fatigue, nausea and/or vomiting.

Thank you for helping us keep everyone safe.

Thank you for visiting Seattle's best recording studio
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