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Our campus is built on the foundation of Orbit Audio, one of Seattle’s premier recording and mixing studios. 

We believe that an advanced technical education of this importance needs to take place in a real working studio. Here, you’ll have access to our world-class equipment – from our large format SSL console, to the racks of vintage and modern outboard gear plus our wide selection of esoteric microphones. Orbit Audio is the place where professionals come to work and we prepare our students to be a part of this network and beyond. You won’t find a better environment to learn in.

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 Platinum record for our work on Macklemore’s multi-Grammy winning album, The Heist. In 2018, we received another Platinum award for our contribution to Vance Joy’s, Dream Your Life Away. In addition to working with artists big and small, our client base also includes corporations such as Microsoft, Pfizer, NBC, NPR and many others.

Student Lounge

Relax, kick your feet up and hang out with your fellow classmates in our India inspired student lounge.

We offer a complimentary assortment of healthy snacks and beverages everyday, including fresh fruit, bottled water, juice, hot chocolate, tea and of course, some outstanding Seattle coffee. We consider even the smallest details to be important so that you are comfortable and feel at home.


Our academy is located in the historic Pioneer Square district of downtown Seattle. Here, you’ll be center stage in the heart of the Emerald City’s vibrant, thriving music scene, with the right tools, ready to start your own revolution.

The Northwest is known for pushing artistic boundaries, which is reflected in our rich musical heritage. From The Sonics to Soundgarden, from Heart to Nirvana, and Jimi Hendrix to Macklemore, they’ve all called Seattle home. Our spirit of innovation is what separates us from other cities.