Ashley Shepherd

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Ashley Shepherd is a producer, composer, musician, author and owner of Audio Grotto, a full-service recording studio located in a turn-of-the-century church in Newport, KY.

Raised in the heart of the Midwest, Ashley has played music since early childhood. Starting with trumpet and eventually moving onto guitar and bass, he draws from a wide stylistic palette for writing and producing music.

Ashley’s client list includes Puma, Buffalo Trace, Proctor and Gamble, NFL, Oprah, Seinfeld, Craig Kilborn, and NASCAR. A short list of his film credits include “b-movie,” Three Barbecues, Vino Veritas, Fractured, and 50/50.

He has been able to translate his vast experience into training books for audio professionals. He has written highly successful titles including Pro Tools for Film, Video and Multimedia, Plug-In Power and Nuendo Power.

Ashley is also part owner in PICTUREMUSIC, a three-way partnership with Ben Davis and engineer Matt Hueneman to create complete audio productions (including original music) for agencies, brands, movie trailers and more.  

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Special Mentions:

Audio Grotto, Picturemusic, Roadie Free Radio Merch, Joe Rudge RFR episode, Aron Michalski RFR episode, SK Systems -Long Island, Dave Pate GoFundMe Campaign, Charlie karp Episode, Samson Q2U Handheld Dynamic USB Microphone Recording and Podcasting Pack, ShowPro Beard Co., Northeast Guitar Expo, The Indigo Girls, Napkin Sketch Stage, Event Runner Pro,  3rd Annual Relix Music Conference, Levitate Music Festival,The Fierce Five Percent: Women in the Sound Industry, Over the, StageHands Clothing, Airturn GoStand,