About the Alliance

Plugin Alliance LLC– based in Wilmington, Delaware with offices in Santa Cruz, California– 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. Plugin Alliance invites 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. But Plugin Alliance is more than just a group of companies; check out our contributors page to meet some of the artists, engineers, producers and industry luminaries who have joined the Alliance community to share what they’ve learned.

  • 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.

  • ADPTR 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 see the A and B mixes side by side in Playback.

  • 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 Germany 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 V2, and world-class guitar amp simulations. Founder & CEO Dirk Ulrich started Brainworx to develop tools that would solve problems and improve workflows for his own production and mastering projects. The ethos of “built by professionals for…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • ELITE PROFESSIONAL AUDIO GEAR TO COMPLIMENT THE AUDIO 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…