Black Friday week and Cyber Monday weekend are one of the best times of year to buy music-related gear and software plugins to get the best sound out of your DAW.
In fact some DAWs are on sale as well. Like PreSonus Studio One is 50% off this week and Ableton Live is 20% off, including Push products and Live packs.
Pretty much every plugin company has some good deal or another going on this week/weekend.
Waves is known for giving away a paid plugin for free every Black Friday. Here’s the link to the signup page to get the free plugin.
Early signs are pointing to SuperTap, a delay plugin, as the free Waves offer this year but we’ll have to wait until Friday to find out for sure.
Soundtoys is also giving away a paid plugin. They have a bunch of deals as well and you can get their Tremolator plugin for free that normally sells for $129.
Toontrack is known for having some really good deals for Black Friday. Last year they had EZMix 2 marked down to just $29. This year they have Superior Drummer 2 on sale for $99 from places like Sweetwater. It usually sells for around $299 so that’s a really good price. The deal runs through November.
The only hangup with Superior Drummer 2 is the fact that it’s been on the market forever. People have been waiting for Superior Drummer 3 since like 2013. The graphics look really outdated compared to EZdrummer 2 and I find the UI difficult to read.
Superior Drummer has a really good reputation and offers a lot more features than EZdrummer and it supposedly sounds better, but I’m not sure if I want to get it or not. It might be worth getting just to get a cheaper upgrade path to Superior Drummer 3 if it’s ever released.
You can find other deals on Toontrack products from their Black Friday deals page. Right now they a couple expansion packs marked down for cheap.
If you are looking for some really good deals on some of the best-sounding amp sims on the market, Thermionik and Recabinet are 40% off at the Kazrog Store, and so is KClip and masterDither. Use code C2D5657C at checkout. The sale ends on November 29th.
Plugin Alliance also has their bx_Megasingle Mesa Boogie amp sims on sale for just $9. It normally sells for $149. They have some other really good deals for Black Friday as well: Plugin Alliance Deals.
Amazon Musical Instrument Deals
Sweetwater’s Black Friday Deals
Guitar Center’s Holiday Kickoff
Melda Plugins Eternal Madness Discount
Checkout these forum threads at KVR and Gearslutz for an updated list of deals for Black Friday and Cyber Monday:
Black Friday/Cyber Monday Deals List at Gearslutz
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