Black Friday Deals for DJs and Producers 2019
It's that time again! Many years ago someone decided the day after thanksgiving was a good time to do some shopping, and now we get cheap plugins. Not only that, we get cheap hardware, DJ gear and many other music-making accessories. So many in fact, we've decided to round up the best of the rest deals for you to empty your bank balance on studio and DJ goodies.
We'll be updating this post as and when new deals get announced so make sure you keep coming back for more!
Those French fancies Arturia – creators of high-quality soft synths and hardware – are knocking €200 off the price of their full V Collection for new customers. The collection contains 24 total instrument plugins including emulations of the Mimimoog, CS-80, Mellotron, Oberheim SEM and Matrix-12, DX7, Fairlight and many, many more. It also comes with 8,000 presets across all instruments, so you'll never be stuck for a classic sound. No word on any hardware discounts just yet. Get the offer here.
UPDATE: Arturia have since added some hardware to the deals, with up to 50% off their MiniBrute 2, 2S and DrumBrute. Check the deals here.
The Launchpad MKII has been cut in price from £119 to £79, while the Launchpad Mini MKII is now only £49.99. Novation have also cut the price of the Mono Station synth from £479 to £239, a fairly hefty discount. Elsewhere, partner company Focusrite have discounted their Scarlett interfaces starting at £99 for the 2i4 model. Check out all their discounts here.
While it feels like there's always a sale on over at Waves, Black Friday is a good chance to pick up a whole load of their high-quality plugins for hugely reduced prices. Their epic Diamon bundle that features 73 plugins and is usually priced at $2,999 is now a mere $499, while plugs like their API2500 clone, Kramer Tape, NLS and Abbey Road Mastering Chain are all only $29. But there's more! You get a further 25% off every second plugin you buy, 30% off the third and 35% off the fourth. There's also a new free plugin coming to get you in the mood. Get involved here.
The latest version of NI's popular DJ software has just got its price cut in half for the festive season – now coming in at a pretty impressive £44.50. Having redesigned the GUI and FX and added some new harmonic mixing features, as well as adding a brand new range of controllers, you can get it for under £50. Get it here.
Innovative squidgy keyboard makers ROLI are offering up to half-price across a whole load of their impressive hardware and software combos. Their fancy Seaboard RISE 49 is now £879, 20% off the usual RRP, while the more affordable Seaboard Blocks and Lightpad Blocks you might have seen Flume using recently are a cool £179 and £99 respectfully. It's a great chance to get your hands on their revolutionary software and experience the versatile nature of their MPE technology. It's not just for realistic flutes – the potential is almost endless and at that price it's hard to ignore. The sale kicks off on Nov 26.
Plugin Boutique's seemingly endless list of plugs have got their own Black Friday discounts, varying as wildly as their shop's offerings. AIR Music's Xpand 2, for example, is a huge 95% off, while Eventide's Anthology – which includes their Blackhole and H3000 effects plugs – is a respectful 74% off, coming in at £425. There's discounts from iZotope, KV331 and of course Loopmasters themselves – find out more here.
IK Multimedia's instruments, FX plugs and mastering tools are all getting slashed for Black Friday. with their AmpliTube guitar and T-Racks mastering plugs leading the line. AmpliTube 4Max is half price at $249.99, T-Racks Tape Machine Collection is €99, down from €199 with more deals being added all the time. Get involved.
We've said it before and we'll say it again – we love UAD. Their plugins are among the best you can get, their interfaces and their converters are high-end and their zero-latency monitoring and Console software make recording with their emulations a dream. But they don't come cheap – until the 12 Days of UAD of course. The sale end of Nov 29th and until then you can 42% off three-plugin bundles (and you get one free) and 30% off six plugin bundles. There are also discounts on individual plugs like their Neve 1073 clone for £115, Manley Massive Passive for £89 and Fender Deluxe amp for £75. You'll need UAD hardware to run them, but it's worth it. Pick them up here.
Mystical auto-mastering wizards LANDR are offering 35% off their pro subscription for the year. They've come a long way since they launched with AI mastering your tracks for you, they have since improved the algorithms, plus added distribution options so they can put your track on all the major platforms after you've got it sounding up to scratch. The Pro service includes unlimited hi-res mastering and unlimited distribution of tracks and is usually £299 a year. Get it now for £195 with code: 'TRACKFRIDAY35'
Those guys at D16 are well known for their drum machine emulations and effects, with their 808 and 909 instruments and their Decimort bitcrusher two oldie but goodie plugs for dance music producers. They're always releasing now ones too, and now you can pick them all up for almost half price. Definitely worth a browse – do that here.
Creators of top-quality effects plugs, Soundtoys' Black Friday deals have become the stuff of legend, everyone grabbing their plug-ins for up to 80% off. This year, you can get their full bundle for $249, down from $499. There's further discounts on individual plug-ins – find out which ones here.
Wearable bass device Subpac lets you feel the bass and low frequencies in music, or anything else you plug into it. This year, they're offering $75 off their new S2 model, with the first 100 customers getting a free backpack holder, making the S2 portable or some extra sub on the go. The deal will go live on Friday 29th.
Ableton Live - everyone's favourite flexi DAW – is offering 25% off the main software for Black Friday. There's also a whole bunch of discounts on their various packs, which are also reduced by 25%. The discount applies across all iterations of Live including Standard, Suite and Intro. Get involved here, till Dec 2nd.
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