Plugin Boutique has started the new year with a bunch of deals on synths, audio effects, and music theory software.

In an exclusive sale on Syntorial by Audible Genius you can save 40% on this synthesizer tutorial which includes an actual software synth.

The tutorial helps you learn how to program a synth and design sounds through interactive challenges.

This isn’t your ordinary synth tutorial. This is Syntorial. A video game-like training software, that will teach you how to program synth patches by ear. With almost 200 lessons, combining video demonstrations with interactive challenges, you’ll get hands-on experience programming patches on a built-in soft synth, and learn everything you need to know to start making your own sounds with ease.

Available for Windows, Mac and iOS, Syntorial is priced £69.95 GBP / $77 USD until January 3rd.

Other offers include up to 77% off on Cherry Audio‘s flagship Voltage Modular and module collections, with prices from $25 USD, and over 60% off on the Gatey Watey lightweight gate plugin, which is just $19 USD until January 15th.

Plugin Boutique has also added two more deals to its 12 Days of Christmas promotion:

  • VirtualCZ phase distortion synthesizer for £9.95 GBP / $13 USD.
  • zplane deCoda software for decoding songs in seconds so you can learn to play it fast, offered at $29 USD (40% savings).

These offers expire January 13th.

Visit the deals page at Plugin Boutique for many more ongoing promotions, including XLN Audio’s XO drum sample explorer and beat maker, the Portal granular effect by Output, and lots more.

Sounds, tutorials & extended sales

Looking for some fresh sounds? Prime Loops is already taking up to 75% off on all its sample packs, and you can get an additional 10% off any order by using coupon code WELCOME10 at checkout. You’ll find some great sounds for Hip Hop, Lo-Fi Chill, Downtempo, and related genres there.

Or perhaps you are eager to learn something new this year?

Udemy has just launched a sale where you can get its top courses as low as $9.99 YSD and download our free learning guide with a purchase through January 7th. They have many music released courses, from learning how to play instruments to music production software, sound design, and much more.

Some companies have announced extensions to the Holiday sales as well.

Acustica Audio has extended its Christmas sale until January 6th, so you can still get its products at up to 45% off for a few more days. And don’t forget you can grab the Cerise ‘new vintage’ British-style channel strip for free until February 14th.

Waves Audio’s Year-End Sale has also been held over. Save 60% on plugins and bundles and get Cash Back Rewards with a purchase until January 5th. And if you’ve missed Plugin Alliance‘s recent sale, they’re offering a $21 USD discount on any purchase of $39 USD or more until January 4th. Just use coupon code WELCOME-21 at the checkout to get the discount.

If any more sales come in over the weekend, I will add them to the list of deals and mention them early next week.

Have a great weekend!