Our Story

Powered by a motivated, and sometimes over-caffeinated team, KIT Plugins' mission stems from Matthew Kleinman and John McBride's shared passion for audio.

Driven by the search for a better analog emulation experience, KIT strives to innovate the way we perceive the possibilities of digital sound. Headquartered in the heart of Nashville, TN, all of our products are proudly designed and tuned right here in Music City.

KIT Plugins was founded in 2020 by engineer, producer, and entrepreneur Matthew Kleinman, who originally cut his teeth working for some of the industry’s biggest names including, Howard Benson, Aaron Pearce, Big Machine, and Fifth Harmony.

Matthew Kleinman - Founder & CEO

Matthew Kleinman is an audio engineer who's worked for some of the industry’s most prestigious producers, including Howard Benson, Aaron Pearce, and many more.Prior to starting KIT Plugins, Kleinman worked for Writerslist Publishing in Nashville and holds a B.S. in Music Technology and Business from Drexel University. He’s also seen The Who live more than 30 times.

Jim Collett - Chief Operating Officer

Jim Collett’s passion for music led him to pursue a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Business with a minor in Entrepreneurship from Middle Tennessee State University.Prior to KIT Plugins, Jim held various positions with Adams Group Productions, Country Tonight Theatre, and Station West Recording Studio. He dreams of one day sailing the open seas on The Black Pearl.

Kyle Lane Grant - Marketing Director

Kyle Lane Grant hails from Los Angeles, CA and previously served as Marketing Director at Slate Digital, Steven Slate Drums, and Slate Media Technology.A lifelong musician and audio engineer, the Los Angeles, CA native graduated cum laude from UCLA with a B.A., English Literature. He’s literally never seen Star Wars and never intends to.

Michelle Lorge - Publicity Director, Pitch Candy PR

Michelle Lorge is the Owner of Nashville-based publicity firm Pitch Candy PR and has helped launch press campaigns for KIT Plugins, The Mavericks, Sugarland's Kristian Bush, Jake Owen, Barbara Mandrell, War Memorial Auditorium, and more. She is a lifelong musician and is passionate about helping music artists and music-based clients get seen and heard.

Andrew De Loe - Audio Lead

Andrew De Loe is an audio engineer from Atlanta, GA.He spent his formative years cultivating his passion for both music and technology, playing in bands as well as building computers for himself and friends.Before joining KIT, Andrew attended The Blackbird Academy for Studio Recording and has spent his time since honing his skills in some of Nashville’s most premier recording studios.

Cody Uhls - Visual Content Lead

An independent photographer and videographer, Cody Uhls has a B.A. in Media and Entertainment and a minor in Journalism from Middle Tennessee State University.As a photographer, Uhls has worked with the likes of Dolly Parton, The Swon Brothers, and American Idol alum Clark Beckham. He has a ridiculous love for Star Wars and hates that Kyle has never seen it.

Taven Romesser - Marketing Lead

Taven Romesser is a musician, producer, and marketing specialist. Prior to KIT, he worked in event operations at Live Nation. Romesser writes and produces music across all genres and is an accomplished multi-instrumentalist. He often wishes he wrote the theme to The Office.