Intelligent solutions for a better sound


Here you will find audio plugins with unique features that make mixing and mastering much easier.


We constantly keep our plugins up to date and don't replace them by new products - that's good for compatibilty and your purse.


If you're looking for convincing tools that lead you to your goal better, faster and with more fun, you are absolutely right here.

Peter McCabe about HOFA-Plugins

Top engineer Peter McCabe about HOFA-Plugins

Peter McCabe at console

Peter McCabe worked as recording and mixing engineer on more than 100 Platinum & Gold recordings for artists such as Kiss, Puff Daddy, Ricky Martin and many more.

"I just finished working on “The Art of McCartney” record and HOFA tools really served me well on this project ..."

Peter McCabe, Los Angeles

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Peter McCabe at console

I discovered HOFA-Plugins when I switch over to Protools 11HDX. Many plugins I had used for ever had yet to port over to aax format. So the lack of familiar tools opened me up to find new ones.

I was intrigued when I found HOFA’s plugins and downloaded demos and wow I was very excited how they had designed these. I found them to be very intuitive and sonically up to my standards. The IQ-EQ with compression became an immediate favorite. The IQ-COMP really helps glue things together.

I just finished working on “The Art of McCartney” record and HOFA tools really served me well on this project. I used the IQ-Reverb for certain sounds and I found the IQ-Analyser a great way to assess a track that was giving me some trouble.
I just started using the new IQ-Limiter and I have yet to find anything else that is so easy and sonically satisfying.

Peter McCabe, Los Angeles

Charlie Bauerfeind

"... in more than 20 years of working with DAWs and plugins, I've never encountered a limiter, that sounds so precise and transparent in the low end as the HOFA IQ-Limiter. A real "weapon"."

Karl "Charlie" Bauerfeind

Sound engineer and producer for bands such as Blind Guardian, Gamma Ray, Gotthard, HammerFall, Helloween, Motörhead, Rage, Saxon, Van Canto, Venom, Inlegend and many more

Angus Davidson | Davidson Sound Design

IQ-Analyser | Angus Davidson

"This suite of plugins from HOFA have become my go-to tools for live sound.
On a recent tour which included this show at the Sydney Opera House with the Sydney Symphony, I used the IQ-Analyser V2 for all of my measurement, both for the live sound and in Pro Tools for the record.
It is flexible, fast and incredibly powerful. A standout plugin in a very crowded marketplace."

Angus Davidson | Davidson Sound Design | Australia

Florian Sitzmann

Producer Florian Sitzmann about HOFA IQ-EQ:

Florian Sitzmann


"... the sound is so convincing, always puts a smile on my face!"

Florian Sitzmann
Producer, songwriter and arranger for artists such as Nena, Xavier Naidoo, Allison Paige, Andru Donalds, Wallis Bird, Sarah Brightman and many more

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Florian Sitzmann

Since 1990, Florian Sitzmann is a successful producer, songwriter and arranger for both newcomers and established artists such as Nena, Sasha, Xavier Naidoo, Edo Zanki, André Heller, Die Söhne Mannheims, Allison Paige, Cae Gauntt, Andru Donalds, Nino de Angelo, Joris, Audiodamn, Mine, Johannes Falk, Wallis Bird, Christina Stürmer, Sarah Brightman and many more. In addition to gold and platin records, the musician was prized with the "ECHO" and the "Radio Regenbogen Award", the highly treasured awards of the German music industry.

Since 1988, he is also playing piano, keyboards and cello in countless studio productions for various artists and producers and is at times one of the most requested studio musicians on these instruments. As a live musician, he is a permanent member of the "Söhne Mannheims" live ensemble since 1999.

He also teaches at the Popakademie Mannheim and investigates the wide and fascinating array of popular music production together with his students.

"Whenever you're in need of a dynamic EQ and not a multiband compressor, the IQ-EQ fills the gap that was present for so long. The fact that it's doing this in such a genious and comprehensive way, that really everything was thought of and, on top of it all, that the sound is so convincing, always puts a smile on my face! Like this, a digital EQ is a real treat!"

Florian Sitzmann, Sherwood Forest Recorders

Reader Award 2015 BEST PLUGIN: HOFA IQ-Limiter

Reader Award 2015 BEST PLUGIN: HOFA IQ-Limiter


Thousands of audio-journal readers take part in the annual election of the best music equipment.

The prize was awarded on April 15 by Musikmesse Frankfurt and PPV Medien.

We are happy and proud to be the winner in the category Audio Plugins.

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HOFA Super-Bundle


No compromise on the sound

Get all(!) products by HOFA-Plugins in the Super-Bundle and save more than 600 €.

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Incredible possibilites

Premium plugin suite made of 32 high end modules that you can use separately or combine by drag’n’drop.

IQ-Series Analyser

Actually The Best Analyzer

This indispensable tool for frequency and sound analysis defines the standards in terms of workflow, possibilities and precision.

IQ-Series DeEsser

Voice Recognition Makes the Difference

The integrated voice recognition is able to control all kinds of sibilants (s, sh, ts, …) completely smooth and effective.

IQ-Series Limiter

Just make it LOUD!

If you’re looking for the (mastering) limiter, that simply makes your productions maximally loud, you’ve finally found it.

4U+ BlindTest

Finally fair comparisons

Freeware tool that allows an objective comparison of equipment inside your DAW.

HOFA 4U+ DynamicTiltEQ4U+ DynamicTiltEQ

The First Dynamic TiltEQ

With this freeware tool, you are able to optimize the balancing of low and high frequencies with just one knob.

Optionally, you can unlock dynamics & analyzer.

IQ-Series Comp

Colour Your Compression

Everyone who is looking for new tone colours and the best compression for vocals, drums, bass and mastering won’t get around this plugin.

IQ-Series EQ

Intelligent, dynamic, sexy

This plugin lifts your works to a new level ...

IQ-Series Reverb

The first vintage convolution reverb

The IQ-Series Reverb combines the most innovative convolution technology with the “retro” features of classical reverb processors from the golden age.


The all-in-one app for (pre-)mastering!

The ultimate tool for all mastering and pre-mastering tasks.

DDP Player Maker

Create DDP Players for your clients

Deliver DDP images to your clients with a matching player software

HOFA-Plugins News
  1. 01.02.18 | PhaserChorusFlanger OUT NOW! 
  2. 30.12.17 | Editors Choice 2017 for HOFA SYSTEM
  3. 04.12.17 | 9. HOFA XMAS MIX CONTEST open
  4. 30.11.17 | Release: All products of HOFA DDP series in version 2
  5. 09.11.17 | General update for all HOFA Plugins
  6. 16.10.17 | Release: HOFA SYSTEM 2
  7. 31.01.17 | Free Update: HOFA SYSTEM 1.5 - introductory period ends on August, 31 >>
  8. 31.01.17 | Release: HOFA SYSTEM incl. AlgoVerb
  9. 09.12.16 | Cubase 9: Better wait for the next update from Steinberg >>
  10. 14.09.16 | Our software is now compatible with macOS Sierra.
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