Tom Holkenborg (Junkie XL)

Musician, Composer, Producer, Engineer

Hans Zimmer, Nerv

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Tom Holkenborg, a.k.a. Junkie XL, is a Grammy-nominated and multi-platinum producer, musician, and composer whose versatility puts him on the cutting edge of contemporary music, as well as in the vanguard of exciting new film composers.

“This bundle is absolutely fantastic! Many of these plugins I have using from very early on when I was still on ProTools instead of Cubase.”

Tom composes scores for blockbusters. Recently, Holkenborg created music for films such as Deadpool (2016), Mad Max: Fury Road (2015), Kill Your Friends (2015), Run All Night (2015), 300: Rise of an Empire (2014), Divergent (2014), and Paranoia (2013). In collaboration with Hans Zimmer, Tom has worked on scores for Batman vs. Superman (2016), Man Of Steel (2013), The Dark Knight Rises (2012), Madagascar 3 (2012), Megamind (2010), Inception (2010), and The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2004).

“I use Decapitator on a lot of different things, especially on the close mics of strings and brass to give them edge. It’s really great on drums too! Used on Mad max extensively and on all film scores.”

Holkenborg’s illustrious musical career started in the 1993 when he started industrial rock band Nerv and was also producing hardcore and metal bands like Sepultura and Fear Factory. Drawn by electronic breakbeats he started Junkie XL in 1997 debuting with the album Saturday Teenage Kick. Holkenborg went on to produce 5 more albums under the moniker while playing headline shows all over the world. In 2002 the producer remixer scored a number 1 hit in 24 countries with his rework of Elvis’ “A Little Less Conversation”. Following the success, Holkenborg collaborated with celebrated artists like Dave Gahan, Robert Smith, Chuck D, and remixed artists such as Coldplay, Depeche Mode, Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake and many more. In addition, Holkenborg created the music for video games like Need For Speed, The Sims, and SSX, as well as commercials for global campaigns like Nike, Heineken, Adidas, Cadillac, and VISA.

Holkenborg is always working on something new, but you can keep up with his illustrious musical career on his WebsiteIMDBFacebookTwitter, and YouTube.

Artists

Bob Power
Bob Power
Record Producer, Mix Engineer, Educator

A Tribe Called Quest, Erykah Badu, Citizen Cope, D'Angelo, De La Soul

"My professional life can be considered in two periods; life before Decapitator, and life after Decapitator."

Autolux
Autolux
Band

"Soundtoys plug-ins generate all kinds of unexpected melodic disasters at the extremes." – Greg Edwards

Tom Elmhirst
Tom Elmhirst
Mixing Engineer

Adele, Amy Winehouse, Cee Lo Green, Florence & The Machine

"Once you start using all of these plug-ins you find it hard to stop."

Son Lux
Son Lux
Band

Lorde, Woodkid, Sufjan Stevens, Busdriver, Nico Muhly

"In creating Son Lux's music, we make regular use of every Soundtoys plug-in." - Ryan Lott (Son Lux)

Ariel Borujow
Ariel Borujow
Mixing Engineer

Notorious B.I.G., Kanye West, Lucius, Chromeo, Justin Martin, Prinze George

"Soundtoys has helped me to achieve "In-The-Box" what I was used to when mixing on analog desks."

Marc Urselli
Marc Urselli
Engineer, Producer, Mixer, Sound Designer

Lou Reed, Nick Cave, John Zorn, Laurie Anderson, Joss Stone

"Soundtoys plug-ins help me come up with tons of alternate ideas and sonic palettes that I might have not otherwise thought of."

Clean Bandit
Clean Bandit
Band

Sean Paul, Anne-Marie, Marina and the Diamonds, Jess Glynne, Zara Larsson

"I've used Crystallizer, Little AlterBoy and EchoBoy on more or less every track that I've produced in the last three years." – Jack Patterson

Moderat
Moderat
Band

Apparat / Modeselektor

"EchoBoy is not just a delay plug-in - it adds life to your sound."

Scott Hansen
Scott Hansen
Composer, Songwriter, Producer

Tycho

"It's really inspiring as an artist to see developers who are as passionate about true hardware sound as I am."

Fab Dupont
Fab Dupont
Writer, Mixer, Producer

David Crosby, Isaac Hayes, Shakira, The Dø

"Soundtoys plugins bring the vibe to every single one of my mixes. No Soundtoys, no mixing."

Greg Wells
Greg Wells
Musician, Producer, Songwriter

Katy Perry, Adele, Keith Urban, Twenty One Pilots, Pharrell Williams, Rufus Wainwright

"Soundtoys has the most unique and useful color palette out there, and all the plug-ins are suited to my needs as a record maker."

Laurent “Tippy I” Alfred
Laurent “Tippy I” Alfred
Musician, Producer, Engineer

I Grade Dub, Midnite, Pressure, Lutan Fyah, Dezarie

"[Soundtoys] are an integral part of how I create space and manipulate time in my mixes and give me the tweakability that I need as a dub mixer."

Will Clarke
Will Clarke
Producer, DJ, Radio Host

Shiba San, Riva Starr, Dirtybird Records

"MicroShift is a secret tool I use for my vocals - it adds an amazing wideness but doesn't lose the vocals in the mix."

Jad Abumrad
Jad Abumrad
Radio Host, Composer, Producer

Radiolab

"FilterFreak's lowpass sort of defines the Radiolab sound."

Qmillion
Qmillion
Producer, Mixer, Composer, Songwriter

Robert Glasper, Derrick Hodge, Chris Dave, Billy Preston, Seun Kuti

“Soundtoys put a wide palette of colors in my hand to paint with!”

Wye Oak
Wye Oak
Band

"Without these tools, we would be a much different sounding band."

ESKMO
ESKMO
Producer, Composer

Brendan Angelides

"Soundtoys have made a wonderful collection of plug-ins that are downright musical."

Scott Jacoby
Scott Jacoby
Writer, Producer, Engineer, Mixer, Multi-Instrumentalist

John Legend, Vampire Weekend, Sia, Cory Henry

"Soundtoys found a way to put soul, feel, grit and warmth into the digital world."

Tim Kelley
Tim Kelley
Producer, Songwriter

Michael Jackson, Madonna, Beyonce, TLC, Boyz II Men, Sia

Zedd
Zedd
Musician, Producer, DJ

Ke$ha, Hayley Williams, Skrillex, Selena Gomez

“The Soundtoys 5 bundle is a must have in my plugin arsenal."

Jack Garratt
Jack Garratt
Songwriter, Producer, Performer

"The Soundtoys Plug-ins were absolutely necessary in the completion of my album, Phase."

Lido
Lido
Producer, Songwriter, Artist

Cashmere Cat, Chance The Rapper, Banks, Halsey

"Soundtoys plug-ins sound absolutely incredible and I use them all the time."

Glass Animals
Glass Animals
Band

"I’m constantly using them in the studio and on stage."

Trent Reznor
Trent Reznor
Producer, Remixer, Artist

Nine Inch Nails, Marilyn Manson, David Bowie

"Calling EchoBoy a delay plug-in is doing it a disservice. It has become the first thing I turn to for treating a wide variety of sources."

Ken Andrews
Ken Andrews
Producer / Engineer / Mixer / Composer / Multi-Instrumentalist

Failure, Paramore, M83, A Perfect Circle, Beck, Nine Inch Nails

"EchoBoy is definitely my echo of choice."

Peter Katis
Peter Katis
Producer, Engineer, Mixer

The National, Interpol, Jonsi, Trey Anastasio

"I love Soundtoys plug-ins. They’re practical, creative, fun and effective. I use them all, and a few…I couldn’t live without."

John Hill
John Hill
Producer, Songwriter, Mixer

Aluna George, BØRNS, Wavves, Rihanna, Santigold, P!nk

"These plug-ins are amazing. They get used on every song I work on."

David Sitek
David Sitek
Guitarist, Producer

TV on the Radio, Jane's Addiction, Yeah Yeah Yeahs

"Decapitator RULES!"

MNDR
MNDR
Artist, Remixer, DJ

"My favorite plug-ins, hands down, are Soundtoys EchoBoy, FilterFreak (1 and 2), and Decapitator."

Dave Tozer
Dave Tozer
Producer, Songwriter, Musician

John Legend, Kanye West, Jay-Z, Justin Timberlake

"Soundtoys plugins are a part of every record that I make.”

Yeasayer
Yeasayer
Elite Middle Eastern-Psych-Snap-Gospel Band

"The Crystallizer and EchoBoy are in constant use, I’m literally obsessed!"

Ade Fenton
Ade Fenton
Producer, Engineer, Remixer

Gary Numan, IAMX, Parralox, Motor

"I’m very, very impressed."

Dave Clarke
Dave Clarke
Remixer, DJ, Producer, Radio Presenter

The Chemical Brothers, Chicks on Speed, Fischerspooner, Moby, Depeche Mode

"Soundtoys are absolutely essential to my production work."

Jamey Scott
Jamey Scott
Sound Designer

Gears of War 1, 2 & 3, Unreal Tournament, Daxter

“I’ve become increasingly dependent on Soundtoys."

John Paterno
John Paterno
Producer, Engineer

Lustra, Soraya, Robben Ford, Eros Ramazzotti, Bonnie Raitt, Badly Drawn Boy

"Soundtoys plug-ins have proven that analog effects can be attained in the digital domain."

Gerald O’Brien
Gerald O’Brien
Songwriter, Composer, Producer

Martina McBride, Hall & Oates, Trace Adkins, Dr Phil, NFL SuperBowl

"They have become my ‘go-to’ plug-ins."