Aaron Hellam picked up the guitar at age 11 and has been pursuing his passion for music ever since.

After receiving his Bachelors degree in music production from Expression College in Emeryville, CA, Hellam formed Castle Ultimate Studios in 2002 with former bandmate Zack Ohren. 

Castle Ultimate Studios grew to become one of the most popular and sought after studios in the Bay Area due to their efficiency and unique touch to projects of any size.

After almost 12 years and hundreds of recordings, Aaron and Zack are now splitting on good terms in order to do more of what they love. 

"I wanted to up my availability to more bands per year and also gain more focus with longer projects that tend to go overtime," Aaron explains. 

Hellam Sound takes the standards set by Castle Ultimate - fair prices, awesome results and a no nonsense approach - and opens the door for more artists to work with Aaron on larger, longer and more creative projects. 

For samples from some of these recent projects, head over to the Portfolio.