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."  

Formerly known as Audio Images, the studio was first opened in 1992 and has been running ever since.  Set in an unassuming warehouse, you will find a warm, cozy space filled with beautiful handmade wooden diffusers and a mix of boutique and vintage recording gear.  Our live room has enough space to accommodate a full band while housing our custom Yamaha C7.  We also have two isolation booths perfect for recording isolated vocals, podcasts, and audiobooks. 

Book a tour today and check out this hidden gem.  Tours are complementary and by appointment only.