Empty Sea Studios

Americana, Roots & World Music

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My passion and primary area of work is acoustic, world and roots music as a musician and engineer. I have engineered or produced almost 100 full-length albums and played on more than 50 across the singer-songwriter, Americana, roots and world music genres. Whether you're recoding here, mixing or mastering with us, we'll make it sound real.

Since opening in 2009, Empty Sea has been a destination spot in the Pacific Northwest for acoustic, Americana and world music recording. From Cuban 'son' music to Nyckelharpa to down-home Southern rock, we've done it all, informed by owner Michael Thomas Connolly's deep love for the genres as a musician and engineer.

We span the range from singer/songwriters to traditional music from a number of cultures to acoustic jazz, a cappella, blues, Americana, and almost anything where capturing the true acoustic sound of instruments and voices is a priority.

Offering engineering and producing in the Seattle area, and remote mixing and mastering for clients everywhere. Experience what 20 years of recording experience and a fully analog mixing environment can do for your next record.​

Click the 'Contact' above to get in touch. Looking forward to hearing from you.

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Gear Highlights
  • SSL AWS900+SE analog console
  • Millennia
  • Universal Audio
  • analog tape
  • Bricasti and Lexicon reverbs
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