Nowadays the sales on audio software come and go all year long. Every season has its own batch of deals and many holiday promotions and introductory sales are on offer throughout the year.
But when it comes to the best deals, Black Friday is still king.
The list of current deals spans hundreds of offers, and it’s far from complete as I’m struggling to keep up. To help you find the best deals available, here’s a round-up of some of my favorites.
When it comes to plugins and virtual instruments, Plugin Boutique is your best one-stop shop that will save you time looking for deals. Some highlights include:
- Soundtoys: Save up to 70% on Decapitator, Little Alterboy, Effect Rack, Soundtoys 5 Bundle and more.
- XLN Audio: Up to 50% off including the RC-20 Retro Color vintage effect.
- iZotope: Breaktweaker Expanded and Iris 2 for $9.99 USD each, and many other products are on sale including exclusive offers.
- Glitchmachines: Unique audio plugins and sound packs are available at deep discounts.
- Heavyocity: Up to 75% on modern scoring tools, effects, Kontakt instruments and Reaktor ensembles.
- Sonivox: Savings of 90% off a selection of inspiring virtual instruments.
- AIR Music Technology: Save on instruments and sound packs, from $4.99 USD.
- Sugar Bytes: Get some creative synths and effects at up to 67% off.
- FabFilter: Save 25% on all plugins & bundles, including the excellent Pro-Q 3.
Another great place you should not miss is Audio Plugin Deals. This shop has a collection of twelve Lightening Black Deals lined up with deep discounts on various plugins and sample libraries.
Furthermore, all products in the APD Shop are available at discounted “base” prices, including brands such as Impact Soundworks, Sample Logic, Sonuscore, Audiomodern, Best Service, Keepforest, Soundiron, Ueberschall, and many more.
Now before I start building a list very similar to the deals, deals, deals one… let me highlight just a few more promotions that I think are worth checking out:
- Applied Acoustics Systems: Up to 60% off, including bundles and upgrades.
- Image-Line: FL Studio ALL Plugins Edition for $399 USD, my choice of DAW.
- Impact Soundworks: Up to 30% off, the more you buy the higher the discount + Free Gift of up to $149 USD with a purchase.
- Kilohearts: Up to 40% off Phase Plant and Toolbox Bundles.
- Loopcloud: 3 months for $3 USD and FREE Loopmasters Bass Master plugin (new users only).
- Loopmasters: Thousands of sample packs on sale and even bigger discounts on bundles.
- Native Instruments: 50% off on 190+ products, 35% off Output engines.
- Sample Logic: Up to 83% off on sample libraries and bundles.
- Samples From Mars: Get ALL Samples From Mars sample packs for $39 USD. That’s 58 packs of samples of vintage drum machines and synths!
- Spitfire Audio: Up to 40% off individual products, up to 80% off collections and free Aperture Orchestra with order of $349 USD or more.
- UVI: Get 30% off on virtual instruments, audio plugins and bundles.
- Waves Audio: 60% off plugins + free bonus plugins. If you hurry you can get CLA EchoSphere for free.
There are a lot more great deals out there, and there will be more coming in over the “Cyber Weekend”, so do head on over to the BIG LIST and see if you can find something that tickles your fancy.
Also, an obligatory warning: Don’t forget to take a good look at what you already have before you buy something new, and make sure to check the recent freebies as well ☺️