Ash Craig

Musician. Photographer. Software Designer.

Ash Creative

We go where the story take us...



Photography has always been a part of me. I love capturing moments and working with people who are passionate about what they do. I am available for onsite and studio projects.



I've been building commercial software and web applications for more than 25 years. I specialize in mobile and web technologies with a strong focus on end user experience.



Music is a universal language. It has the unique ability to move us. As we embrace it, we get emotional currency that connects us to something greater than ourselves.


Smooth flavor. No calories.

There are moments in the creative process where something unseen flows through you like a rushing stream. You learn to embrace these moments.

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This is your day. A beautiful new canvas of possibility. 

What will you paint?

May you find joy in every moment as you discover new ways to paint your masterpiece. May you find happiness with each color you choose and take the moment to experience each layer you add.

May you find your voice in each and every stroke of the brush. May you gain strength as you contribute the movement and energy to your creation.

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Ash 2 hours ago

There is no one like me. And if there is, I'm so sorry. lol

Ash 2 days ago

We go where the story takes us.

Ash 3 days ago

Just playing around with some drums, a guitar and a little improv. I call it "The Three Piece" - The vinyl is a goof and should come with a dry martini. lol

Check the video out on my Instagram page 

I loved this session. I just hit record and starting playing some drums. The strat and tweed jazz amp made this sound you could feel. 

Ash 4 days ago

Once we realize which thoughts are possible and which are fantasy; we get this beautiful new ability to deeply embrace both.

Ash 9 days ago

Backbeat Performance mode. Lots of options to control playback. Huge buttons. Keyboard hotkeys. It can 'count you in' before a song starts. Feature planning a smart click that calculates BPM through the track and can be automated to appear in hard to hear places or in spots with odd timings. More soon.. :-)

Ash 11 days ago

Introducing Backbeat. Lossless audio software for today's drummer. It's the first app by me... for me in a while. (I was so overdue)

It took a couple weeks to complete but the change of scenery was a welcome distraction. Really liking the new dark mode look over the default light version.

Check out my Backbeat development gallery for more featured images as things progress!

Learn. Play along. Slow it down. Ramp it up. Loop it. Create unique remixes. Count in. Big buttons. Keyboard control. Dark/Light. One touch. Easily build playlists in Performance mode. Open source. MacOS & Windows. 

I have some new features (like a smart click you can automate) on the way with the open source headed to Github. A friend pointed out the many players that might find this app useful but don't want to mess with source code. For them, I was thinking we may release some pre-built retail versions for a nominal licensing fee.

Who knows... maybe I will enjoy it all by myself :-)

Ash 19 days ago

The dude on the commercial said I should forget everything I think I know about carpeting.

So I did.

Ash 1 month ago

I only like the pink ones.... 🤷‍♂️

Ash 2 months ago

Elise Trouw sticks! They play great, feel balanced and of course... the perfect color :-) #eliseTrouw #iLoveThese #pinkIsForDudes

Ash 2 months ago

I'm upgrading my music experience.