About the Alliance

Plugin Alliance LLC– based in Jupiter, Florida – is far more than just a web site. Plugin Alliance is a new “Über-standard”, supporting all major plugin formats and uniting some of the best-known international audio companies under one, virtual roof. Plugin Alliance empowers world-renowned analog hardware companies with a digital strategy and provides software developers with services that allow them to develop products with increasing quality and quantity. We do this by providing world-class marketing and distribution as well as platform features like a state of the art authorization system.

In June 2023, Plugin Alliance became part of Native Instruments alongside Brainworx and iZotope. Learn more about it here
We invite all developers, engineers, and artists to join our fast-growing community. Below is a list of our current partner companies, and some valuable information on what makes them unique.

  • Acme Audio Manufacturing Co. is a boutique audio company that prides itself on its high quality hand-built audio gear. Acme founder Al Sutton has been producing, engineering and recording music in Detroit for over three decades with bands like Sponge, The Detroit Cobras, Bob Seger, Uncle Kracker, and Kid Rock. Acme Audio all-tube optical limiters and DI boxes can be found in many top recording studios across the US and worldwide.

  • In early 1978 Dave Tarnowski formed A/DA (Analog Digital Associates) with the mission to provide musicians and sound engineers with better tools to express their creativity. The first product was the A/DA Flanger, which became A/DA’s most successful pedal, shipping more than 50,000 units before it was discontinued in the early 80s.

  • ADPTR AUDIO founder Marc Adamo (Mix Engineer & Developer), created Metric AB as clients were always bringing mix references into mixing sessions hoping to model their own tracks after them. In a clean and easy layout, Metric AB allows users to hear and see the A and B mixes side by side in real-time.

  • AMEK is a brand with its roots firmly rooted in the era of classic studio gear from the 70s, 80s, and onwards. From groundbreaking emulations of some of the most coveted EQs ever designed to classic studio compressors with unparalleled control. AMEK resurrects the legendary sound of studio hardware and brings it to your DAW with expanded, plugin-exclusive features.

  • Originally established in 1946 in Linden, New Jersey by Everitt Hull and Stanley Michaels as "Michaels-Hull Electronic Labs." Ampeg leads the way in the world of bass amplifiers.

  • Ayaicware is a young plugin company that grew from a desire to help facilitate creativity through innovative sound mixing and mastering tools for both professionals and enthusiasts. It was founded in 2018 by Ronald "Menno" Froese when he released Ayaicware's first plugin, Ceilings Of Sound. The plugin garnered attention immediately and gained users rapidly because of its unique approach to the equalization process giving the user the ability to work efficiently in any environment, even…

  • Premium quality analog mastering processing with patented digital recall from your DAW.

    Crafted for professional mastering, mix engineers, and music producers.

    When you need premium sound quality and convenience of fast and precise recall and automation.

  • While most things these days are made over seas in huge factories with the singular goal of maximizing profits by cutting corners and using the cheapest components, Black Box Analog Design does things differently. In fact we take a different approach to most things. We are not interested in creating clones of old gear or building derivatives of popular gear. We are interested in creating gear that does something that hasn’t been done before, addresses a need we come across in the studio…

  • Since 2006, Brainworx Audio has developed a reputation for creating sonically-advanced plugin tools as well as a multi-platform development framework that is second to none. 

    Brainworx highlights include the M/S-standard EQ, bx_digital V3, world-class analog mixing console emulations with patented TMT (Tolerance Modeling Technology, US Patent No. 10,725,727) and modern mastering solutions like bx_masterdesk and the amazing BX Style Creator desktop app.

    Founder Dirk Ulrich…

  • Founded in 1998, Chandler Limited is based out of a small town in Iowa, “in the center of nowhere” according to founder Wade Chandler Goeke. Growing from “just a guy in a garage” to over 35 people lovingly hand building 12 products, Chandler is, and always has been, a labor of audio love. Chandler product designs are inspired by the vintage equipment used to record so many ground breaking bands.

    Working directly with EMI and Abbey Road studios, Chandler has reintroduced some…

  • The company’s mission is to solve the problems of the ‘hybrid studio’ by leveraging the best of both worlds: seamless integration of analog and digital equipment’s strengths and eliminating their weaknesses. Since product designer Chris Muth’s time has been spent almost exclusively designing custom equipment for many of the world’s preeminent mastering engineers and facilities, the combination of a mastering quality audio path with an intuitive feature set became the company’s…

  • DDMF was founded in 2006 by Christian Siedschlag (PhD), a physicist and musician, with the goal to create affordable, high-quality, no-nonsense audio software. Since that time, DDMF has grown to become a well-known name in the audio industry and is routinely named as one of the most innovative small companies around. Initially focusing on equalizers, the spectrum of available effects has grown over the years, covering standard studio effects as well as cutting-edge products.

  • True three-dimensional sound is the future of audio production. It opens up a new world of possibilities, like the ability to create a full sense of presence and immersion.

    Dear Reality is a German software company that specializes in spatial audio technology and Virtual Acoustics. With a strong background in sound engineering, the founders of Dear Reality have delivered on their vision to provide the best sounding 3-D audio technology to all kinds of next-generation audio production…

  • Diezel Amplification GmbH, founded by Peter Diezel and Peter Stapfer, is known for its high-end guitar amplifiers as the iconic Diezel VH4 amp. Established in 1994 the company focus on the future development of state-of-the-art amplifiers for today and tomorrow with a passion for quality and sound.

  • Dmitry Sches owner and head developer of DS Audio Software founded his company in 2010, with a passion for creating top class virtual audio instruments and effects.

  • Founded in Nettetal Germany in 2005 by Ruben Tilgner and Dominik Klaßen, elysia began as an obsession: Would it actually be possible to really build the special machine they had in mind, with all the features and sound characteristics they dreamed of? The answer, in the form of their first and still flagship product, the alpha compressor, was yes!

    Since then, elysia has become a union of creative audio enthusiasts who have a clearly defined objective: The development and…

  • An upstart group of musicians, artists, and engineers dedicated to the advancement of spatial audio technology for all media. An international team of entrepreneurs and experts with diverse multidisciplinary backgrounds brought together by passion for creative innovation. A bunch of half-crazed brain wizards on a mission to spread the joy of immersive sound to everyone by harnessing the power of AI.

    They are Embody, and they’re more than just ear-picture collecting technophiles.…

  • ENGL has been a hurricane force amp builder for rock and metal guitarists and producers for 4 decades. Beginning back in the ’80s, with a mean machine of an amp called the Straight—now a legend in hard rock and heavy metal circles—ENGL upped the ante in the ’90s with the SAVAGE line of amps, which raised the bar for performance, power, and tone for axe-wielders who like to punctuate their musical statements with a mighty roar. Now, in the 21st century's second decade, ENGL has become…

  • Fiedler Audio was founded 2013, with the goal of delivering the highest quality products for sound and sound design. We are dedicated to the creation of professional music and audio software that expands the horizons of musicians, DJs, audio engineers and producers. Our greatest desire is to enable amateurs and professionals alike to realize their dreams and ideas at the highest level, wherever they may be – whether in the studio, at a gig, in the comfort of their living room or in the…

  • Dave Friedman is the man behind the signature tones of rock icons Eddie Van Halen, Steve Stevens and Jerry Cantrell. Dave has been building, modding and repairing amplifiers for many of the world’s biggest stars for the past 25 years. Friedman’s innovative designs and meticulous construction have made him legendary in the world of professional touring musicians while earning him a loyal clientele from all over the world. One of Friedman’s mainstays has been modifying amps to each…

  • The products of Fuchs Audio Technology embody many technical and circuit innovations combined with time-honored circuits executed with the sole goal of providing a unique sonic experience that not only sounds great, but feels great to play!

  • Gallien-Krueger is the leading manufacturer in the industry, maintaining uninterrupted U.S. production for over 40 years. Just as our earlier products are still telling their story, the products we create and produce here today will be talking to us for years to come.

  • From Australia's Gold Coast, Harris & Doyle Audio was founded in 2008 by Record producer and mix engineer Govinda Doyle and savant audio electronics technician, and HiFi enthusiast Rod Harris.

    Harris & Doyle Audio pride themselves on building their own intricate and unique circuits. They are an Australian, boutique, artisan audio brand, designing and manufacturing hand built, contemporary, pro audio equipment for the most discerning of ears.

    Quality, simplicity, originality…

  • At Initial Audio they aim to make the best audio plugins for Hip Hop, Trap, Drill and all Urban music genres. From the start they wanted to make the best quality and most affordable audio plugins for professional music producers as well as bedroom beat makers. They produce audio software that is simple to use, at the cutting edge of sound for a fair price. They are a small team of audio software developers, sound designers and music producers from all around the globe with a passion to bring…

  • Inphonik is a small company that releases cool products for musicians. By cool products, we talk about audio software plugins. By small company, we talk about a two-person team.

  • About iZotope:

    Experts in intelligent audio technology whose industry standard products include RX for editing, Neutron for mixing and Ozone for mastering.

  • Joey Sturgis Tones provides streamlined audio products designed to inspire creativity and help musicians, producers, and songwriters to create great music. They believe that the more effortless music creation becomes, the more thoughtful and innovative the creator can be.

  • Kiive Audio is a Canadian plugin company, creating analog modeled plugins with top-of-the-line GUIs so you can have the look and sounds of your favorite analog gear!

  • Knif Audio was founded in 2005 and has gradually built a line of some of the best studio equipment ever made, collectively concentrating on mastering studio-grade units with all-Elma rotary switch controls and highest quality mechanical and electrical components.

  • At Leapwing, they create unique extremely high-quality plugins for production, mixing, and mastering. They don't create tools that already exist but rather look to solve problems found in mixing and mastering, in unique ways, that make them stand out. They have an incredible team of software engineers who are really dedicated to create meaningful tools.

    They love analog and they love digital. They also recognize that there are things you can’t do in the analog domain and understand…

  • Lindell Audio, since its founding in 2010, has quickly gained a reputation for producing high quality analog gear. Record producer Tobias Lindell—resident producer at Bohus Sound Studios—set out to design recording equipment to satisfy his own way of working. Developing functions and user interfaces that he couldn’t find on the market. Now, with the introduction of Lindell’s plugin product line, that same authentic attention to audio quality and efficient workflow can be found inside…

  • Andrzej "Looptrotter" Starzyk's passion about electronic circuits appeared when he was in primary school. Back then of course, the design was very basic. He used to help his dad to solder electronic circuits using surface mount technology. He was fortunate to have access to the printed circuit board building equipment which gave him an opportunity to start designing his own electronic devices. In 1995 he started playing drums and since his band was in need of a…

  • Louder than Liftoff is known for imaginative products that achieve a synergy of sight, sound, and tactile experience. They develop tools that provide palettes of sounds intended to meet the demands of real world applications.

  • Professional Audio gear to compliment the engineer's craft. 

    Mäag Audio was founded by Cliff Maag Sr., a recording engineer by trade with over 35 years of tracking and mixing experience. Cliff’s strong passion for high quality sound is the catalyst behind all Mäag Audio gear. As the inventor of the acclaimed NTI EQ3 and the Nightpro PreQ3 & EQ3D, Cliff introduced the AIR BAND® to the world in the early ’90s. The AIR BAND® is a respected and unsurpassed element of Mäag…

  • SEE. HEAR. FEEL. CREATE. We believe in the power of video and audio. For 25 years, we have been creating cutting-edge software for a global audience. Our award-winning SaaS-solutions help 35 million people and thousands of broadcasting companies all over the world to tell their stories, to promote their brands or to create stunning soundtracks and movies. We place value on outstanding solutions for the creation, design, presentation and archiving of digital photos, graphics, websites, video…

  • THE OVEN is the first of an entire line of studio gear that is intended to become a game changer in the new generation of creative sonic tools for those involved in every stage of musical production. Imagined, conceptualized and brought to life by the collaboration between mastering engineer Maor Appelbaum and Chris Henderson of Hendyamps, their collective experience which includes decades of recording, mixing, mastering, music production, as well as numerous awards and nominations across…

  • www.mastering.studio was launched in 2021 by Plugin Alliance LLC

    www.mastering.studio is a web service cooperation, based upon innovative Brainworx machine-learning mastering technology. An easy online alternative to the subscription based desktop-application by Brainworx (available va plugin-alliance.com).

  • John La Grou’s passion for audio was sparked when his dad brought home the first stereo reel-to-reel home tape recorder, a ¼ʺ half-track machine made by the Voice of Music Company. John starting playing electric guitar at seven and was building amplifiers and guitar pedals in junior high school. After his first AES Convention – 1974 at the LA Hilton – he was hooked on audio for life.

    John and Cynthia La Grou founded Millennia Media. John began working around…

  • Mixland is a platform that strives to provide innovative tools & solutions for music makers, at an accessible price point. The Mixland dream team is a collab between Grammy Award-Winning mixing engineer, Jesse Ray Ernster, who designs the products, and grandmaster coder Eddie Lucciola, who brings them to life inside your computer and DAW!

    Mixland is passionate about defying the "norms" of audio and record-making. They are obsessed with forging new tools and paths…

  • About Native Instruments:

    A leading manufacturer of highly integrated software and hardware for creative audio production like KOMPLETE, KONTAKT, and MASCHINE.

  • What happens if a small group of audio enthusiasts with 100% complementary interests keeps running into each other time and again? They inevitably start to plot something! In our case, that certain something manifested as digital emulations of excellent analog gear, both new and old.

  • NoiseAsh, Inc. provides professional software audio tools to the entertainment industry. The company was founded by Beyhan Kılıç in 2017 Delaware / USA, the Headquarter is in Turkey. The development team consists of talented and experienced members of the music industry. The mission of The NoiseAsh team is to produce innovative and high-standard solutions of exceptional quality.

  • Noveltech Audio is a business unit of Noveltech Solutions Ltd and focuses on innovative high-quality audio processing technologies. The bases for Noveltech Audio’s processing technologies are innovative signal processing methods originally conceived to improve the spectral resolution in spectrometers. They were later adapted for audio restoration by Noveltech board member, Dr. Ismo Kauppinen.

    Dr. Kauppinen's desire to overcome the disadvantages of conventional sound-shaping tools…

  • PA stands for the industry-leading Plugin Alliance MEGA Bundle Subscriptions! PA offers a NEW type of highly affordable plugin-bundles in cooperation with all of our partner companies. You can now get access to all of our plugins for small monthly fees instead of buying them, and you will even receive a voucher code after paying for one year, so you can keep some of your favorite plugins forever! Even if you should cancel later! This is the easiest and most…

  • Your first PA plugins. On us, 100% FREE!

  • Pro Audio DSP is composed of Paul Frindle and Paul Ryder. 

    Paul Frindle has 40 years of experience in the pro audio and music industries. He has been part of the development of some of the most beloved products in recording history, including the SSL E and G-series analog consoles, the Sony Oxford digital mixing console, and more recently the Oxford Plugins (which later became Sonnox). On leaving Sony Oxford, he co-founded Pro Audio DSP in order to make novel sound-processing…

  • Purple Audio is known for their high quality studio equipment for every scale of music studio. With the release of their MC77 FET Compressor in 1997 they kicked off a business that now creates a wide variety of recording studio products.

  • The company "Schalltechnik Dr.-Ing. SCHOEPS" was founded in June 1948. To this day, the company headquarters remains in its original place of foundation: Durlach, a picturesque town, which was founded as a city in 1196 and today is part of the city of Karlsruhe.

    Company founder was Dr.-Ing. Karl Schoeps, the father of today's owner Ulrich Schoeps. Schoeps' first co-worker was Dr.-Ing. Wilhelm Küsters; both had completed their studies in Information Technology at the Technical College…

  • Shadow Hills Industries, an Industrial Military Contractor, has recently switched to developing fine recording equipment, utilizing proprietary Operative Technologies.

    Some of the non-classified technologies developed by Shadow Hills Industries are The Shadow Hills Mastering Compressor, The Quad Golden Age Microphone Amp, The Equinox, The Mono Gama, The Mono Optograph, The Dual Vandergraph, The Long Range Ionospheric Heater, and The Over the Horizon Mind-Control laser.

  • SPL has been developing and manufacturing analog and digital audio gear for the music, film, multimedia, and broadcasting industries since 1984. SPL products are respected worldwide for their innovative approach and user-friendliness, but most of all for their outstanding performance.

    Among SPL's most celebrated developments are the patented Vitalizer® sound-optimization processing, the first-ever level-independent dynamic processor known as the Transient Designer, the 5.1 microphone…

  • At Suhr, we don’t merely produce some of the finest hand-crafted guitars and amplifiers – we produce dreams that inspire musical passion and artistic creativity. Our fervent dedication to the highest standards of quality possible, our fanatical attention to detail, our ears for tone, and our love for music, are all evident in everything we produce.

    The passion to be the very best possible is the underlying current of what Suhr is all about. The vision of John Suhr is to…

  • Three-Body Technology creates awesome virtual instruments and effects using premium audio equipment and topnotch DSP programming.

    They are an energetic collection of musicians, programmers, and audio engineers brought together by a common love for music, and a desire to create innovative studio technology. Their mission is to empower musicians with high-quality products, while maintaining an affordable and forwardthinking approach.

    VSTs should be intuitive, yet allow for…

  • THX stands as a testament to the relentless pursuit of perfection in audio. Founded by the visionary Lucas studios from the legendary filmmaker George Lucas, THX's mission has always been to push the boundaries of sound. Over the decades, THX has been synonymous with unmatched audio quality, setting industry benchmarks and ensuring that audiences worldwide are treated to a premium sound experience, whether in cinemas, homes, concerts, or on personal devices. Their deep-rooted history and…

  • Can you remember what it feels like to really long for your own recording studio? Even as a kid, there was nothing I wanted more. When I was finally able to buy one in later years, I was eager to learn everything there was to know about audio technology. And right away I was enthralled by all the technical opportunities it opened up for me. But at the same time I was never entirely happy with how a track turned out. I’m a musician myself and wanted my mixes to sound as vibrant as possible.…

  • Unfiltered Audio is a music software company from Southern California. It was founded with one simple idea: music software should be created by musicians. Joshua Dickinson studied composition at Columbia University in New York City. After stumbling into a full-wall RCA Mark II at the Computer Music Center, he became obsessed with signal processing, custom instruments, and computer-aided creativity.

    Michael Hetrick, PhDC, studied digital media at Vanderbilt University in Nashville,…

  • Munich’s Vertigo Sound is a respected manufacturer of products that aspire to integrate the best of modern, hi-tech design with the best sonic qualities of the past.
    Their first hardware product, the hand-built VSC-2 Quad Discrete Compressor, contained four high-quality ’70s-style VCA compressors and a collection of smart features that earned the company credibility as well as customers—Sound On Sound magazine called it “stunningly good.”

    Founder Andreas Eschenwecker…

  • WEDGE FORCE is an innovative company developing musical instruments for high-end users and professional musicians.

    Our mission is to deliver software sound synthesis that enables keyboard players around the world to create the best possible parts for their metal and rock songs with professional sound quality.

    Perfectionists could polish their MIDI clips with mouse-click DAW precision to achieve inhuman solos and riffs but we believe in live…