.: Welcome to Orbit Audio :.
Seattle, WA | 206.381.1244
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About the studio:
I'm a life long musician and I believe that music chose me rather than me choosing music. I believe that there are no short cuts for experience even though there have been times in my journey that I'd wished there had been.
There is a common misconception that recording is about the gear. On the outside this may appear to be true, but I believe that music is about people made by people and very little about gear. That being said when talent, experience and top notch gear meet you have a recipe for excellence. After all, excellence is what we as artists all strive for. The primary purpose here is to help you become or continue to be successful, helping each artist navigate the road of musical freedom.
Orbit Audio is one of the premiere recording and mixing studios in Seattle. Our control room has the most accurate listening environment in the NW. We also offer a real acoustic chamber, reverb plate and fantastic coffee. Orbit Audio is a great choice for your next project. We are happy to announce that Mix magazine featured Orbit Audio in their August 2011 issue.
We now are offering free analog 2" tape from our gently used lending library for artists that want to discover the magic of analog recording.
650 per full 10 hour day or 400 per half 5 hour day including engineer. Multi-day discounts are available for 4 or more consecutive days booked. *Piano Tuning* We have our lovely grand piano tuned here almost monthly. If you need a "special" tuning before your session the fee is $85, please contact us in advance. Thanks!
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.
YOUR MUSIC matters at Orbit Audio!
Photo credits: Christopher Nelson
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. Yes, I have got my "road on", many times. I've had the pleasure of touring and playing with many great bands - The Pixies, Green Day, Offspring, No Doubt, Garbage, Deftones, Sugar Ray, Weezer, Superdrag, Nada Surf, The Killers plus many others. 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