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About XLN Audio

XLN Audio

XLN Audio is a music software company located in Stockholm, Sweden. Since the company was founded in 2005, XLN Audio's main goal has been to develop market leading music creation tools that are inspiring, powerful, and easy to use.

XLN Audio makes the award winning virtual instruments Addictive Drums and Addictive Keys, each with a growing library of expansion products covering every musical need from the smoothest jazz to the hardest metal. XLN Audio's products are the go-to tools for both today's biggest producers and home users just starting out.

The company is co-owned by Max Martin, one of the most successful music producers and song writers in history.


Niklas Möller


Niklas, or Nick, is co-founder of XLN Audio and is the recording & mixing engineer of the original Addictive Drums sounds. His primary focus at XLN Audio is strategic direction, product design and recruiting. As Nick Ellis, he is also a songwriter and recording artist. Listen to his latest New Wave stuff at: www.nickellis.se

Lars Erlandsson

Product Manager

Lars is one of the owners and founders of XLN Audio, and is in charge of product development and strategic direction. He used to make a living writing and producing music, and still tries to find time to play around in the studio. He likes coffee, vegetarian food and beer of course.





Andreas Mood

Content Manager & Project Director

Andreas is in charge of all content related stuff. Andreas previously worked as a Senior Accountant for a Media/Research/Employer Branding company. He also has a background as a songwriter and producer for Warner/Chappell Music. Andreas has been playing drums on and off since he was 3 years old, in bands and in the studio since he was 14. Music plays a central part in his life.

Staffan Gustafsson

Content Project Manager

Staffan joined the XLN team in 2011 as Content Project Manager. He mainly focuses on developing new ADpaks and MIDIpaks. Before joining XLN he ran a music and sound production company. When he needs to clear his mind you'll find him on his deadly fast bike, his snowboard or skateboard, depending on the season.

Leo Der Stepanians

Sales and Marketing Manager

Leo is originally from Los Angeles but has been living in Sweden since 2011. He handles the sales and marketing activities for XLN Audio. When Leo is not at work, he's composing music for TV and games, climbing boulders, or cycling around town too fast for his own good.



Mattias Karlgren

Lead Developer

Mattias has previously worked with an editor for the portable DJ system Pacemaker at Tonium as well as on both Reason and Record at Propellerhead Software. Mattias is lead developer of XLN Audio's products and is interested in music and development in general.

Martin Eklund

Software Developer

Martin joined the XLN Audio team in 2005 to realize the Addictive Drums project. Martin's main task was to create the cross-platform Graphical User Interface system. Martin is involved in many stages of development at XLN. Basically he likes creating stuff, not just software.

Markus Dimdal

Software Developer

Our resident physicist and software developer, working with algorithms, numerical analysis, DSP and audio synthesis. His pastimes include collecting Art Nouveau ceramics, listening to music, microbrewery beer, growing orchids, and building Lego with his son. His prior work can be found at www.fmjsoft.com.



Joakim Wedin

Software Developer

Joakim joined XLN in 2013 as a software developer. He has previously been working as research engineer for a music service company. Likes signal processing and digging in to algorithms. At home you will probably find him playing the strat on his beloved tube amp.

Joachim Ekermann

Content Producer

Adding content to both Addictive Drums and Addictive Keys as well as developing additional ADpaks, MIDI Paks and Kitpieces. Previously worked as a music producer and audio engineer, also written articles for music magazines. In his spare time Joachim likes to play music, occasionally on stage or in a studio.

Kim Lindberger

Content Tech

Kim joined XLN in 2011 and is the perfect mix of audio engineer and computer wiz for his position: keeping the wheels oiled in the XLN content factory. This includes audio editing, keeping track of thousands of files, improving our custom tools and much more. Kim likes Linux, Dvorak and General MIDI.



Markus 'Majken' Höglund

Web & IT

Majken writes specifications for new web features, does web programming, web design and IT. He also helps out on tricky support cases. In his spare time he writes articles for Swedish music magazine Studio and hunts achievements on Xbox 360.

Waqas Rasheed

Web Developer

Waqas joined XLN team in 2013 as a web developer. He mainly works on planning, coordination and development of XLN Web. Other than his obvious love for programming, one of his biggest hobbies is music. In his spare time he likes to practice guitars, watch movies and meet people.

Tore Jarlo

Customer Support & Testing

Tore has worked for XLN Audio since 2007, handling customer support, logistics, software testing and artist relations. If you've ever contacted us, chances are you've spoken to Tore once or twice. When he is not at the XLN Audio office you'll probably find him in the studio making house music.



Nick Hutton

Customer Support & Logistics

Nick handles our customer support and logistics. Nick has been working in the music industry for a number of years running his own production and sound design company. Writing music for the British media industry and also producing and mastering independent artists in the UK and Scandinavia. Nick likes to build synths and drum machines in his spare time.

Gustaf Svenungsson

Customer Support

Gustaf is one of our support techs and has also been involved in testing and manuals as well as assisting the content department. Gustaf is currently working part time for XLN and studies music production at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm. Synthesizers and tight drums are two things that make Gustaf smile.


XLN Audio - Office Address

XLN Audio AB
Hornsbruksgatan 19A
117 34 Stockholm

General Information

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