Though it’s a bigger deal in the US, Black Friday sales are still plenty popular here in Aus. And thanks to the buy-online nature of plug-in sales, we’re able to make the most of the enormous markdowns that accompany the Thanksgiving season each year.
Since all of us could use an extra plug-in (or two, or 17), we’ve taken the liberty of compiling a list of where you can find the best deals. And we’ve thrown in some other software specials that are too good to miss. So pull out your wallet, be thankful for what you’ve got, and treat yourself to some more.
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If you’re on the fence about switching to Studio One, here’s your chance. Punch in promo code PRESONUSBLACK50 at checkout to grab a copy of the DAW at half price. Sale applies to both Artist and Professional versions.
Black Friday specials at the iZotope website bring you the 2016 Mix & Master bundle for just $299, Trash 2 + DDLY Dynamic Delay for $29, and a bunch more markdowns on other individual plugs and bundles.
Eventide has knocked back pricing on lots of its plug-ins, with some going for up to 80% off. Now’s a great time to add some top-quality plugs to your collection for a steal.
If you’re not on Waves’s email list, the company is promising you a free plug-in for signing up. They’re keeping plug-in sales under wraps until the sale goes live but we’re sure you’ll find some bargains.
Also keeping things quiet, Exponential Audio is offering discounts store wide on both purchases and upgrades, with an “unmissable secret plug-in deal.” All will be revealed when the gates open.
Plugin Alliance reckons every Friday is Black Friday. That means each week, a select plugin is offered at $9 for a day only. There’s four of them at the moment, one of which is down from $149. Get on it.
Here’s another great spot to scout some fantastic deals from a variety of plug-in manufacturers including more than 70% off Zynaptiq, up to 62% off Arturia, 50% off Sonnox, and more.
Get your hands on some fine sampled instruments at Spitfire Audio’s Black Friday sale. 25% off all individual products, and up to 50% off collections.
Here’s a good reason to buy Reason — Propellerhead is offering $430 in free plug-ins if you take the plunge into purchasing Reason 9. That includes virtual instruments and effect Rack Extension plug-ins.
If you’re still short on deals after all that, you’re sure to find something at KVR Audio’s Black Friday sale page — a melting pot of dozens of heavily discounted plug-ins from various manufacturers.