Our Story


ARC recording studio is located on an acreage surrounded by forest in Hamilton, ON. The studio is owned by producer Julius Butty and studio manager Andrea Leslie. Our goal was to build a high-quality recording space that was welcoming, inspiring and approachable. The studio has a large live room built for tracking drums and to accommodate a full band. To utilize all the space, there are tie lines to the bathroom, the kitchen, the lounge and the garage. And then there’s the forest. Creative opportunities abound.

The Build


We had a simple idea. Renovate the old work shop behind our house for a small recording space. After discovering the building was beyond repair, we embarked on a two year adventure to build a dream studio with the help of one brilliant studio designer and a group of very talented tradespeople. We will be forever grateful for their vision, skill, professionalism and attention to detail. And crucial for a long project, being genuinely good people that never lost their patience or sense of humour.

The Team

Paul and Chris (and crew) – PJK Construction Inc.
Mark Hunziker (and James) – Audiospace Ltd.
Sean, Trevor and Rich – Eco Electrical Solutions.
James Rowell – Sound Service Electronics.
Neil and Justin – Homeline Painting.
Tom Anema – Anema Group.
Balazs and Andre – Traditional Hardwood Flooring Ltd.
Jon Halma (and crew) – Halma Stone Masonry.
Pat Leslie – Shortwall Construction.