Formerly known as Audio Images, the studio was first opened in 1992 in Bradenton. Set in an unassuming warehouse, you would find a warm, cozy space filled with beautiful handmade wooden diffusers and a mix of boutique and vintage recording gear. In 2015, then studio manager, Matt DeSear, became the studio owner. The name was changed to Burnt Orange Sound Studio as a nod to the infamous smell of burning oranges from the Tropicana Factory.
In 2020, we closed the doors to our Bradenton location and started construction on our new home in Sarasota. The new space, located at 6301 Porter Rd Suite 3 Sarasota FL, was carefully designed to offer a superior set of studios. We now offer a Studio A & Studio B!
Book a tour today and check out this hidden gem. Tours are complementary and by appointment only.
Matt DeSear, CEO/ Engineer
Matt started as an intern at Audio Images, Inc in 2011 working under Mike Badalmenti. In 2012, Matt became the manager and eventually owner. He purchased the studio and changed the name to Burnt Orange Sound Studio.
Over the years, Matt has worked with Stephen King, Brian Johnson (formerly of AC/DC), EA Sports, WWE, CBS, Ringling Brothers, and many others. Matt has been dedicated to pro audio and has experience in all Digital Audio Workstations in the past 15 years. He formally studied music production at Florida State University and earned a Bachelor's in Commercial Music. Matt has produced, recorded, and performed rock, folk music, jazz, r&b, hip hop, pop, classical, and electronic.
Musically, Matt is well versed in several forms of music and has played electric bass and upright bass for countless groups. He formally studied jazz on the upright bass while at FSU. Matt has performed at countless venues and festivals across the county. Festival highlights include Bonnaroo, Hulaween, Springfest, and Gasparilla Music Fest. Matt has music writing credits on a Warner Brothers Film "The Good Lie."