Black Friday week is the best time to get plugins or even a new DAW as everything has biggest discounts: from $1 deals on Plugin Boutique to 60% off UAD plugins.
Here’s my ranking of top deals and some of the plugins I just got during sales launch.
Best offer: Plugin Deals at Plugin Boutique (plugins from $3, up to 90%
CYBER MONDAY SPECIAL OFFER FROM WAVES
Waves offer FREE Plugin and special bundle of new saturation/distortion plugins that they have released today – Abbey Road Saturation (Classic analog saturation & distortion from the legendary Abbey Road Studios) and MDMX Distortion (3 plugins based on musicians’ all-time favorites: Screamer, Overdrive, Fuzz)
DAWs on Sale
Not many DAWs have joined Black Friday so far. I expect Ableton and Bitwig to jump in but for now we have offer for Reason 11 (which now is also available as ReasonRack VST plugin):
Reason Studios 11 – 30% OFF. Reason 11 is a great update that opened Reason Rack to users of other DAWs. And just few days ago they dropped an update that supported AU plugins – so you can now open Reason Rack in Logic.
VST Plugins on Sale – synths, effects (updated November 27th 2019)
Sonarworks Reference 4 – 40% off
Waves – FREE New Distortion plugin and 50% off everything
Vengeance Sound VPS Avenger Black Friday Mega Sale – 50% off! Totally inspiring, utterly absorbing, ridiculously versatile and sounding phenomenal. VPS Avenger is quite unlike any other synth out there! Don’t miss out on this Black Friday Sale.
Addictive Drums 2 and other XLN Audio plugins and AdPacks
Soundtoys plugins up to 80% off. Most of the plugins are just $29 (inc.Crystallizer, PrimalTap, PhaseMistress, FilterFreak and others)
Arturia Collection 7 – 40% OFF – one of the most sophisticated vintage synth emulations collection from Arturia is on sale.
Sonnox plugins – 50% off. Probably not the sexiest thing but these are tools I use every day. This time I’ve got Sonnox Envolution – it is the most clear and great sounding transient shaper. Don’t miss Sonnox Limiter, a new Drum Gate, Dynamic EQ and classic Inflator saturation effect (please note there’re two different versions – VST or “native” and HDX – for ProTools hardware).
Modular Synths by Softube and Cherry Audio – up to 50% off:
- Softube Modular and Add Ons by Buchla, Intellijel, Doepfer and Mutable Instruments
- 50% off all Cherry Audio Voltage Modular and the PSP Ultimate Modular Collection (prices should be updated on Monday 25th Nov)
iZotope Black Friday Bundle Sale – 93% OFF. Great bundle of 7 tools by iZotope (not advanced versions, but advanced and pro versions are on sale too). And if you own one of the previous versions – there’re great offers for upgrades.
Serato Sample Black Friday Sale – 50% OFF. There are not so many third party samplers in VST world. But Serato one is the most powerful one.
If you work with vocals or pitch correction you know Melodyne. Upgrades are on sale too.
KHORDS by Plugin Boutique – 40% OFF – A great synth/rompler made around an idea of sampled chord transposition – great for House tracks or Drum’n’bass.
Scaler – 40% OFF – great MIDI plugin that helps you create interesting chord progressions.
Native Instruments – almost all the plugins and Maschine Extensions are 50% OFF.
Universal Audio UAD – 60 plugins 60% off
Toontrack products (EZDrummer, Superrior Drummer, EZMix, EZKeys) up to 90% off