.: Welcome to Orbit Audio :.
Seattle, WA | 206.381.1244
About the studio:
The primary purpose is to help you become or continue to be successful, helping each artist navigate the road of musical freedom. Every piece of gear, equipment and instrument is hand selected from the best of the best, to make YOUR records sound fantastic. Coveted classics procured over decades - available for use for free - every day, all here to make your records sound better - the way you want them.
Orbit Audio is one of the premiere studios on the West Coast and the crown jewel of the Emerald City. With the SSL 4056 G/G+ console (64 moving faders), a real acoustic chamber (drums here sound as large as Ocean Way), a great sounding control room (the most accurate listening environment in the NW), amazing sounding tracking rooms plus 3 iso rooms it truly makes Orbit Audio one of the best recording and mixing studios in Seattle if not the whole nation. We are happy to announce that Mix magazine featured Orbit Audio in their August 2011 issue.
All are welcome here from freelancer producers and engineers to the seasoned pro or the new artist that has yet to play a gig. The whole studio has a fun atmosphere to create music in, we leave the stuffy dental office to the dentist who wants to pull a tooth. Because your comfort is important, Orbit Audio has a relaxing chill out lounge with a couple of comfy couches and super cool tracking and control rooms. Contact us today. Lets make a record!
Doing this everyday is a true gift. Here at Orbit Audio we haven't forgot that. We feel the obligation to pay this forward so we give 10% of our gross income to charity. These are 2 of the charity organizations that we give to and feel passionate about.
MusiCares They provide a safety net of critical assistance for music people in times of need.
Northwest Harvest They collect and distributes food to approximately 300 hunger programs in Washington State.
About the owner:
Hi, My name is Joe Reineke.
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 been fortunate enough to land three major label record deals, plus more than a few indies totaling nine full length albums plus numerous EPs and singles. I've made records from London to New York to LA. My music has also aired in over 1,000 film and television shows internationally and continues to this day.
For many years I toured the world. From underground clubs in a beat up 70's Dodge van to arenas filled with thousands in super slick tour buses across Europe. Yes, I have got my "road on", many times. One of my finest moments (although there are many) was backing Tommy Stinson (Replacements/Guns and Roses) for his US and European tour, we even did a late night television appearance in LA.
I started my career recording on analog tape and was early on the digital frontier. Orbit Audio was actually the first studio in Seattle to have Pro Tools HD. I also deeply enjoy the experience and textures of making "all analog" records, I still do it to this day. I'm here to help every way possible from providing everything you need to make a amazing record, there are also a number of very talented house engineers here that can help you with your project. We are always reinvesting in OUR community and the equipment here to make YOUR records sound better.
No matter where you are on your musical journey, you are always welcome here with respect and appreciation. I've been on both sides of the studio glass many times and I know what it is like. After all, I'm a musician first. Hidden fees have become standard in this industry for many years, but I believe that everything should be included when you walk in the studio door. The extensive collection of instruments and equipment at Orbit Audio is always available to you for free - every day.
Experience, I have some and its one of the things that's not for sale at guitar center, there isn't a shortcut. Making a record can be a challenging task at times, what to do, what not to do - its always a collaborative effort. It requires the ability to communicate vision without getting in the way of the message, a combination of attention to detail and reckless abandon. Building on the strengths of the artist, time management and knowing when to stay out of the way is a true art, one that only comes with experience.
Give me a ring, I'm ready to help. 206-381-1244
Photo credits: Christopher Nelson