Brainspawn is the creator of the Forte™ line of live performance software products. The company focuses on optimizing the live performance experience of musicians at all skill levels, offering a growth path from novice to seasoned professional. Brainspawn products are Windows-based and provide an affordable solution for PC users – all backed by world-class service and support.

Brainspawn is incorporated in the United States (Texas).

Brainspawn, Inc.
13121 Louetta Road #1480
Cypress, TX 77429-5155

This address is only for administrative purposes.  The best way to reach us is via the support form at

History & Philosophy

Brainspawn was founded in 1998 to publish a series of DirectX audio plugins, including a spectrum analyzer and other test-oriented plugins.  In 2002, the company introduced Forte™ 1.0 as the world’s first audio application designed specifically for live performance of virtual instruments (VST plugins).  Over the years, Forte™ users have grown to include touring rock bands, TV and film score composers, Broadway shows, circuses, and classrooms.  Brainspawn has progressed by learning from customers and striving to make forte™ the trusted choice for live performance.

A Short history of Forte

  • March 25, 2003:  Forte 1 Public Beta
  • April 16, 2003:  Forte 1 Released (called Ensemble and Quartet)
  • March 1, 2004:  Forte 1.4 Released
  • April 5, 2005:  Forte 1.5 Released – Set Lists/Songs
  • March 8, 2006:  EHCo Released
  • July 14, 2006:  Forte 1.6 Released – Rack Editor
  • January 27, 2009:  Forte 2 Released – Control Surface support
  • March 28, 2012:  Forte 3 Released – 64 bit, multi-output VSTs
  • December 1, 2014:  Forte 4 Released