Black Friday is around the corner! Each year there’s thousands of deals for musicians – especially in the software world! The amount of Black Friday Producer Deals can be overwhelming, so let us help you sift through the offers and handpick the best deals on the best gear this year. We’ll give you all you need to know whether you finally want to go out of the box and pick up a hardware synth and sampler or simply pick up some plugins for your next track.
This Black Friday Producer Deals page will be updated regularly by us in the coming weeks with the best deals, so keep it bookmarked.
The first Pre-Black Friday Deals:
Our own Black Friday 2020 MEGA BUNDLE. Find out more here!
Shameless plug, yes 🙂 We currently offer all of our sample packs (57 of them) coming in at 17GB+ are now only $49 instead of $1077 when purchased individually. That’s a whopping 95% off!
Plugin Boutique. All deals here.
Plugin Boutique is literally offering hundreds of deals on audio plugins – even more than usual! And on top of that you will get a free plugin with every purchase made. The Reason Rack Lite plugin is an easy choice, but also the Eventide Quadravox, D16 Drumazon. and Animate could be a good addition to your arsenal! Here’s our favourite deals:
Arturia V Collection (50% off) is one of our go-to instrument suite. Vintage synths galore with so much versatility. It’s the secret weapon of many sound designers.
The flagship software compendium of 24 perfectly recreated historic synths and keyboards, is now available for a special price: New customers can purchase V Collection 7 for $299. Existing customers, with any registered Arturia product, can purchase V Collection 7 for $199. Customers who own any previous version of V Collection can upgrade to the latest version for just $99.
Air Music Super Bundle (96% off) is an insane value if you are in the Akai and MPC world. They fly a bit under the radar usually, but expect really high quality plugins for fraction of the retail price!
AudioThing Plugins (Up to 68% off) are great sauce plugins with an affordable price tag. In this sale they are even cheaper, so it’s really no reason to not pick up a couple. I have and can recommend Reels, SpaceStrip and VinylStrip!
SubLab Complete Bundle (62% off) gives you that deep 808 sound that perfectly cuts through the mix. The plugin ‘just’ does bass, but if you have this plugin you won’t need to collect 808 samples. There’s loads of great presets from people like Decap to get you started, but you can tweak any parameter to your liking. Must buy!
Serato Sample (50% off). The king of sample plugins. Effortlessly chop and time stretch your samples.
Plugin Boutique VirtualCZ (83% off) is an emulation of one of my favourite digital synths line from Casio. Great for LoFi if you run through some effects!
Soundtoys Black Friday (up to 70% off) gives you some of the most highly regarded mixing plugins in the business for a dirt cheap price. Time to stuff your stockings!
iZotope Mix & Master Bundle (78% off) is another industry standard. Channel the power of Izotope Neutron and Ozone for that perfect mix and radio ready master!
Everything from Output is up to 37% off. They have great Kontakt libraries and effects, including the fantastic PORTAL Granular FX unit!!
Other Black Friday Deals for Music Producers
- Waves Audio always has a good selection of Black Friday Early Deals that change almost daily. There’s also a free mystery plugin waiting for you!
- Native Instruments has it’s Thanksgiving XXL Sale – 50% OFF almost their entire product range!
- Mixed in Key offers a discount. It’s a great tool for finding out the key and tempo of songs and samples. Not just for DJs!
Too strapped for cash even on Black Friday with all these incredible deals? Here’s some cool freebie deals!
- Waves Audio is inviting everyone interested to sign up on their website and receive a free VST plugin on Black Friday. Waves Audio has announced that a brand new audio plugin will be released on November 29th, 2020. The plugin will be free to download for everyone who signs up with a valid email address. There is no information about the plugin itself, apart from the fact that it will be a brand new product.
Black Friday 2020: when is it taking place?
Black Friday always happens after Thanksgiving, so this year it’s scheduled for Friday November 27. While it’s good to mark this day in your calendar, you can expect to start seeing huge Black Friday producer deals popping up much earlier than that. A lot of deals with stretch out beyond Black Friday all the way to the following Monday, which is commonly referred to as Cyber Monday.
Black Friday Producer Deals 2020: What to expect?
For starters, the big retailers like Amazon and Walmart will have massive savings on Black Friday. If you are looking for professional headphones, guitars or studio gadgets, you should check them out. Of course we will look at music retailers like Musician’s Friend, Zzounds and Sweetwater for the best Black Friday music deals. Guitar Center often has some really interesting deals for Black Friday when it comes to DJ and production gear and accessories. If you are looking to upgrade your laptop, then this is probably the best time of the year to pick up bargains for the home studio.
Black Friday 2020 Preparation
If you want to be ready for the flood fo offers it pays off to do your research ahead of time so you know exactly what you’re looking for when the time comes. It’s probably a good idea to explore our previous gear reviews and plugin round up posts. Here’s some of our recommended reading:
- Best LoFi VST Plugins
- Best VST plugins for Hip Hop
- Best Tape Plugins
- Best Reverb VST
- Best Filter VST Plugins
- Best Bitcrusher plugins
- Best Delay plugins
- Best compressor plugins
- Best EQ Plugins
- Best mastering plugins
- Best saturation & distortion vat plugins
- Best Podcast Plugins
- Best Vocoder Plugins
- Best De-Esser Plugins
- Best Flanger VST Plugins
- Best Cassette Plugins
- Best Sonic Enhancer Plugins
- Best Utility Plugins
- Best Creative Effect plugins
- Best VST Effects
External Gear to look out for:
- Best 10 Budget Audio Interfaces
- Ableton Push Midi Controller
- Maschine MK3 Midi Controller
- Akai Fire Midi Controller
- MPC Live Standalone Sampler
- Elektron Analog Heat Effects Unit
- Chroma+ Analog Channel Strip
- Arturia Minibrute 2 Analog Synth
- Audio Technica ATH M50X Headphones
- Bose QuietComfort 35 Headphones
- Sure SE535 Earphones
Aside from the typical Black Friday Producer Deals, there’s obviously lots of other bargains on tech like headphones, iPads, etc.