Memphis, Brazil and Cincinnati: Making Beautiful Music Together

lakinni The muggy midsummer air characteristic of Cincinnati, along with a seemingly apocalyptic amount of thunderstorms, are not cramping anyone’s style at Ambient Studios. Artists have been taking refuge from the heat and the rain to record some decidedly cool music, including the star of last month’s post, Brazilian double-threat Lakinni. The musician and model has formed a new musical act called Stigma de Lis and is currently collaborating with Blues great Noah Wotherspoon on a track titled ‘Don’t Make Me Cry.’ The uber-talented Wotherspoon won first place in last year’s Cincinnati Blues Challenge and was a finalist in the International Blues Challenge in Memphis. You can, and should, check him out here. And while I’m being bossy, make sure to stay tuned to hear what Lakinni, Stigma de Lis and Noah have cooked up!

summer music Summer is happening at Ambient Studios! Brazilian songstress and model Lakinni was in the studio this month, recording a hot EP. You can catch this blues singer putting on a “model” performance (couldn’t resist) at The Blue Wisp and The Greenwich, or right here.

Also in the studio was the band Arcadia Backfire, bringing it this month to complete their EP with a little help from Clint Lowery. The Sevendust guitarist is lending his co-writing skills to some of the material, with highly anticipated results! Check out Arcadia Backfire here.

The Mothership Has Landed…

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…in Pleasant Ridge! As any good funkateer knows, William Earl “Bootsy” Collins was born and still resides in Cincinnati. Also, he is awesome! Ambient Studios recently hosted his awesomeness for a high-energy recording session and video shoot. Bootsy’s lending his notoriety to an L.A. based group called UMIGO, who are borrowing him as a host for a children’s program designed to help children learn through music. Valuable lessons for kids and a great soundtrack for parents to get funky to? Bootsy, we couldn’t love you more!


Spring Revelry, Ambient Style

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Blue skies ahead, folks! The sun is shining and there’s an air of possibility that comes with knowing that the frigid gray awfulness characteristic of Cincy winters is gone until next year. This is lucky for David, who has been keeping plenty busy. Bassist Mike Georgin, of Cincinnati’s legendary Over the Rhine and Plow On Boy, was in the studio laying down some sweet bass lines on a Country Pop track. April also saw the release of Arcadian Backfire’s song “Pain,” featuring an alt-rock sound that’s just perfect for banging your head while stuck in traffic. Shake out any residual winter blues by listening here! And if you’re wondering what else has been going on at the studio, mosey on over to the Ambient Studios website!

Ambient Studios Stays Busy and Awesome!


Ambient Studios is springing into the new season with  a classic rock icon visiting the studio and an Ambient Studios session musician’s television appearance! Tim Goshorn of Pure Prairie League dropped by the studio last week; check back for upcoming posts on just what Tim and David were up to… Last week also saw Ambient Studios session guitarists Guthrie Trapp lay it down with Ashley Monroe on the Tonight Show, representing with a spot-on performance. Visit the studio’s website for more information on artists, recording, lessons and more!

Calling All Musicians!


Looking to finally cut that debut album? Ambient Studios is now taking on bands for live recordings in studio B. It’s an amazing large space that produces great sound, with rooms designed without parallel surfaces (even the ceilings)! Call the studio now to arrange a tour and to let your music be heard at its highest possible quality!

Ritss High School Finishes Production for Aronoff Performance


This month the Ritss High School recorded at Ambient Studios for their February performance at the Aronoff Center.  The students and teachers recorded many popular Broadway classics that will be included in the repetoire for the February concert.

Great New Work From Stories Live Forever!

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With Stories Live Forever, David and Jim Prues specialize in photo and video restoration, turning old mementos and aging film reels into accessible and meaningful custom videos using today’s most advanced digital technology. With Stories Live Forever, it really is possible to turn memories into priceless, personal works of art and palpable pieces of history. New videos are available now; check out some of their amazing work here!

The Gift Of Music…

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The holidays are over, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t still show some love! Present your friends or family with a gift that they’ll never lose: lessons or recording sessions from Ambient Studios! Visit the website or call the studio for more information on Ambient Studios gift certificates-a truly unique way to show that you care!