We live audio

Founded in 1988 as a recording studio, HOFA is now one of the
largest providers of audio services and products in the German-speaking area.
It’s our ambition to make your life as an audio enthusiast easier and more successful.



Intelligent audio plugins
for PC & Mac



The patent remedy for
optimum acoustics



German language courses for
recording, mixing & music production



Recording, mixing & mastering studios


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Spotlight on HOFA-Media

Concerning CD and DVD duplication, the team of HOFA-Media is your professional partner with decades of experience.

Whether cardboard pocket or fancy wrapper – together we’ll find the perfect solution for your production.

All info
Our specials


CD-Burn.DDP.Master: the Highlights in a Video

HOFA software developer Gregor presents the fantastic possibilities of our new mastering software in this (German-language) Video.

Learn more about the new functions for …
… creating DDPs
… mastering for vinyl
… high end mastering with integrated plugins
and much more!

Watch the video


Acoustic Measurement by the Tonmeister

Let us help you with all your acoustical problems:

Acoustic measurement – the best basis for acoustical optimisation of rooms
Noise level metering – measurement of occupational noise exposure
Noise transmission metering – measurement of airborne sound insulation between two rooms

More info


HOFA SYSTEM PhaserChorusFlanger Suite

Whether as single plugins or modules in HOFA SYSTEM – the name says it all for the PhaserChorusFlanger suite:
funky phaser FX, super-phat chorus sounds and various flanger tools (including tape flanger!) packed in one bundle – still at the introductory price of only € 44,90 🙂

Buy now!

Of course, PhaserChorusFlanger is included in the extremely affordable SYSTEM ALL Bundle!

All info about HOFA SYSTEM


And the Winners are …

Out of more than 700 submissions the jury detected the best mix and remix. Besides the two Main Prizes there are several Special Awards.
All awardees and their mixes are presented on one page – and it’s worth a visit: there are fantastic versions of our contest song!

Contest Blog


HOFA-Akustik Donation Campaign
10 000 € for Charity Project

Dr. Racke from the charity project “Relief for little ears” is visibly moved: HOFA CEO Jochen Sachse presents a cheque for 10 000 €.
We say thank you to all clients of HOFA-Akustik who bought acoustic modules in the HOFA-Shop during the campaign and thus made a contribution to this donation.
HOFA-Plugins and College rounded up the sum, by the way 🙂

Donation Campaign


MIX CONTEST: Closing Date is January 22!

Hundreds of audio enthusiasts are mixing the same song.
Cast your vote at the international HOFA XMAS MIX CONTEST.

Upload & Vote

Use the remaining time: Mix the contest song better than anyone else and get the prize of 1000 € for the best mix/remix!

Download the tracks


Video with Platinum Award Winner IRKO

We had an exceptional guest tutor last week: IRKO. He has recorded and mixed the big names Jay Z, Jennifer Lopez, David Guetta (and many more) and gave exclusive insights into his work.

This free video shows excerpts from his workshop in the HOFA-Studios.

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Jochen Sachse gives detailed insights into his mix of this year’s contest song “Wahrheit”.
This free video shows excerpts about the EQing of the bassdrum, sidechain compression and the perfect reverb.

The complete 2-hour tutorial will be available to all HOFA-College students in the Online-Campus after the contest (in German language only).

Watch the Tutorial


HOFA CD-Burn.DDP.MasterOut Now!
You can buy it now at the introductory price of only 59,90 €
– also as LE version in the Mac App Store!
More info about the new version, the upgrade and the grace period:

CD-Burn.DDP.Master info

Extra long trial period for all HOFA Plugins!
Check out our plugins for free until March 31, 2018 – even if you tested them before!

Test now




2 Jochens and 1 Fabian from HOFA were hosted by Non Eric in his German online tv-show “Musotalk” and talked about the recordings and the mix of the contest song “Wahrheit”. Even though it’s in German language, you might get some fascinating insights!

Watch the video

The contest started at the beginning of December. Now there are some 100 mixes and remixes online. So you can listen, comment and vote!


HOFA-Akustik Donation Campaign

Relief for little ears

We want to use this Christmas mailing to point again to our donation campaign “Relief for little ears”. Until end of January, every module you buy in the HOFA-Akustik Shop helps financing hearing aids for children in developing countries.

HOFA-Akustik Donation Campaign

Overview HOFA-Akustik Modules


Merry Christmas from HOFA!

HOFA studio-tomcat Kolumbus wishes merry Christmas

We wish you the best for the holidays and a good start into a successful 2018!

Your HOFA team
& studio-tomcat Kolumbus 🐾



Finally the waiting is over! For the ninth time HOFA presents the christmassy MIX CONTEST with prize money of 2x 1000 €. In addition, there are Special Awards for outstanding mixes, donated by our supporters ADAM Audio, Shure, Steinberg and Toontrack. Download the tracks (this time with a 50 singer gospel choir!), spend some blissful hours in your studio – and don’t forget the prize money 🙂

Info & download


Video: Retro Tape Flanging – Perfect for Transitions!

Jochen and Fabian show you how to use the new tape flanger in HOFA SYSTEM to create transition effects that couldn’t be achived like that without real tape machines!

Watch the video

By the way, the tape flanger is part of the PhaserChorusFlanger suite that will be available soon for SYSTEM. Buy the SYSTEM 2 Bundle now and get the suite for free when it’s released!



HOFA SYSTEM 2 out now!

You asked for it – and you get it: this update gives you all modules also as single plugins for your DAW and many more improvements \o/

Buy SYSTEM 2 Bundle now and get the upcoming PhaserChorusFlanger Suite for free! (Will be released in approx. 3 months)

SYSTEM 2: learn more

And with 2.0 there is also a free SYSTEM! Exactly: FREEWARE 👀


Price reduction on Acoustic Pictures!

We could lower the cost of production for Acoustic Pictures and relay this advantage directly to you. Acoustic Pictures improve the sound in your rooms, look great and are now  
particularly favorable!

Save now!


Noise gets on your nerves? We meter the level!

The HOFA specialists measure not only reverberation times, room modes and reflexions, but of late also noise level. These measurements e.g. in office and meeting rooms or production plants as well as of street noise in living rooms are precise and affordable.

Acoustic measurement


HOFA SYSTEM now has a rough compression!
Watch our elaborate video tutorial to see how it works.

Everyone missing the listen mic compressor of a certain well-known Bristish console should not miss out on this 😉

Watch the Video Tutorial


The Produktions & Song Contest invites you to a stroll through (home-)studios from all over the world.

Listen to productions from over 50 different countries now and vote for your favorites until August 20th.

Produktions & Song Contest

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