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XLN Audio
IndustrySoftware Development
FounderNiklas Möller (CEO), Lars Erlandsson (Product Manager)[1]
Stockholm, Sweden
ProductsAddictive Drums, Addictive Drums 2, Addictive Keys, Addictive Trigger, DS-10 Drum Shaper, RC-20 Retro Color

XLN Audio is a developer and supplier of audio effects and digital musical instruments used in DAWs to create or alter sound. The company's headquarter is located in Stockholm, Sweden.[2]


XLN Audio was founded in 2005 by Lars Erlandsson and Niklas Möller.[3] In December 2006 they released Addictive Drums which is a digital drum production studio with the purpose to simulate acoustic drum performances through a digital interface.[4]

During 2012 the company released their first non-drum related product named Addictive Keys Studio Grand, Electric Grand simulating acoustic/electric pianos and Mark One simulating the MKI.[5]

Addictive drums were in 2014 replaced with Addictive Drums 2, containing new features and letting the users record MIDI from their host into the program itself.[6]

In 2015 XLN announced two new products, Addictive Trigger which is a digital drum trigger and the DS-10 Drum Shaper which is a transient shaper.[7]

The companies latest product "RC-20 Retro Color" which was released in 2016 is a Sound effect module emulating different types of recording media such as VHS tapes and Vinyl and was used on Ariana Grande's single Thank u, next, which was revealed during a deconstruction video of the song in 2019.[8][9]


  • Addictive Drums
  • Addictive Keys
  • Addictive Trigger
  • DS-10 Drum Shaper
  • RC-20 Retro Color


  1. ^ [1], https://www.allabolag.se/5566801444/befattningar. Retrieved 2019-02-13.
  2. ^ [2], https://www.allabolag.se/5566801444/xln-audio-ab. Retrieved 2019-02-13.
  3. ^ [3],"Meet the programmers: XLN Audio". Music Radar. 2016-02-08. Retrieved 2019-02-13.
  4. ^ [4],"XLN Audio releases Addictive Drums acoustic drum studio plug-in". Futuremusic. 2006-12-08. Retrieved 2019-02-13.
  5. ^ [5],"XLN Audio releases Addictive Keys and a free version". Protoolerblog. 2012-08-28. Retrieved 2019-02-13.
  6. ^ [6],"XLN Audio releases Addictive Drums 2". KVR Audio. 2014-05-16. Retrieved 2019-02-13.
  7. ^ [7], "XLN Audio announces 2 new drum plug-ins, Addictive Trigger and DS-10 Drum Shaper". B&H Photo Video Digital Cameras. Retrieved 2019-02-13.
  8. ^ [8],"XLN RC-20 Retro Color Aims to bring life and texture to your audio". Sound On Sound. 2016-12-09. Retrieved 2019-02-13.
  9. ^ [9],"The Making Of Ariana Grande's "thank u, next" With Social House & TBHits | Deconstructed". Genius. 2019-01-07. Retrieved 2019-02-13.

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