IK Multimedia is a Musicians First Company. They make a diverse range of affordable & easy-to-use music creation tools and software.
Way back in 1996 — around the time electricity was discovered and cell phones were the size of your average 4-slot toaster — two Italian engineers got together to solve a problem in a recording studio. Could you get the sound of classic analog gear from a computer? One of them said (in Italian, of course) "Could we emulate electronic circuits using DSP algorithms and feed an audio signal through the computer and get the same sound?" The answer was yes, the piece of gear they emulated was a vintage Abbey Road console, and a company was born.
Although that's a pretty simplified version of how IK came to be, it reflects the driving philosophy behind all of their products: give musicians the tools they want/need to be creative and productive.