Inspiration for every musician.

That's our motto. To us, this means creating music software - sample libraries, virtual instruments, and plugins - of high enough quality to meet the needs of discerning professional composers while still being accessible to hobbyists. We do this by designing intuitive user interfaces, setting affordable prices, and providing tutorials and educational resources.

We also always strive for authenticity with everything we do. This can mean an open and transparent development process (as with flagship products like Tokyo Scoring Strings), working with experts to accurately capture instruments from other cultures, and representing our products accurately without boasting, exaggeration, or name-dropping.

Andrew at NAMM 2020

What we offer

Instruments built for composers

By composers: easy-to-use with lots of depth and control.

Affordable pricing

We believe great music tools should be within everyone's reach.

Excellent, courteous support

365 days a year. We're here for you!

Permanent access

Permanent access to all of your purchases. Re-download as many times as you need.

Free updates

Which often include new features, content, and engine overhauls.


Exclusive crossgrade & upgrade discounts to new products as they are released.


Discounts for students & teachers: K-12, universities, & private institutions.

Generous license

Generous license agreement: use our instruments for almost any purpose.

Our History

Impact Soundworks was founded in 2008 by composers Andrew Aversa (also known as Zircon) and Wilbert Roget, II (known for his work on Mortal Kombat and Lara Croft). Since the beginning, we've focused on creating affordable, in-depth, easy-to-use sample libraries. We try to offer something new in every library, whether it's a classic instrument in unprecedented detail or an entirely new sound.

We create beautiful, simple designs and inviting user interfaces, and we offer a generous selection of easy-to-use presets so users can dive right into making music (though you can customize everything if you're like us and enjoy looking under the hood). And we're happy to answer your questions, listen to your suggestions, and just talk shop about virtual instruments with our fellow musicians!

We believe great music and interesting sounds can come from anyone, anywhere - and so to make great music software, we strongly value diverse backgrounds and perspectives. The members of our growing, globally-distributed team reflect this philosophy. By keeping our eyes and ears open to new sounds & approaches around the world, we've collaborated with musicians and sound designers outside of our regular staff to create critically-acclaimed projects like Pedal Steel, Koron, inSIDious, Kageyama Taikos, Tokyo Scoring Strings and many others.