Mission Statement

Arktos Recordings Limited provides professional “on location” recording services dedicated to the faithful reproduction of acoustic music, utilizing state of the art technology in a responsible, cost effective manner. Arktos is committed to sonic excellence and utilizes natural acoustics and minimal stereo microphone techniques whenever possible to faithfully preserve the sonic integrity of the performance, while simultaneously providing a comfortable working environment for the artists. Already well established with a reputation for acoustic faithfulness and critically-praised sound reproduction, Arktos is also committed to the presentation of new and unique acoustic music, providing the sophisticated music lover and audio enthusiast with something unique in the Classical, Folk, or World genres.


Arktos Recordings Limited provides location recording services for acoustic music recordings, using numerous venues in Edmonton and Calgary (Alberta). Arktos Recordings Limited provides complete services for independent commercial publications, including recording, editing, mastering, graphic artists, mechanical rights licensing, manufacturing, and domestic distribution for Arktos products. We pride ourselves on providing conscientious, personalized service to our clients.


Garth Hobden

Bachelor of Music (specializing in electroacoustic composition), University of Alberta,1981
Studied at the Aspen Audio recording Institute in Aspen, Colorado, with John Eargle and Dan Craik
Studied jazz at GMCC
Audio technician, University of Alberta, Department of Music, 1982-1992
Professor of Electroacoustic Music, University of Alberta, Department of Music, 1988-1994

John Mahon

MBA, University of Alberta, 1984
B. Mus, University of Alberta, 1976
Associate, Royal College of Music, London, England, 1973

D.T. Baker

Writer, specializing in music, with particular emphasis on classical music.
Studied English at the University of Alberta, classical writer for The Edmonton Journal 1993-2002
Currently on staff at the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra and Francis Winspear Centre for Music

Mark Ellestad

Master of Music, University of Victoria, specializing in composition, 1984
Owner/operator of Hexagon Studio in Calgary (Arktos South)