Best Black Friday 2018 Deals For Musicians And Producers

Black Friday is the time to give thanks for some super discounts on software and hardware that'll fill your music studio with happy sounds. Here's our roundup of all the best Black Friday 2018 deals.

Every year in the month of November we compile the very best Black Friday & Cyber Monday deals for musicians, producers, engineers, sound designers and DJs in one place, just for you! And this year, 2018, is no different!

We’ll be updating this article as new deals are revealed until the end of Cyber Monday… so keep checking back. (These deals are NOT arranged alphabetically)!  


AskAudio Academy—$72 for 12 Months / $9 a Month of Expert Audio Training 

All the gear in the world won't make good music unless you know how to use it. Give yourself the quality training you deserve and become a better producer with the expert video courses in the AskAudio Academy. You learn all the major audio software and hardware, tips, tricks and techniques from the pros.

Save between 40–60% off membership and get monthly access from as little as $6! (Normally $15).


From November 8 to November 30, Output is offering 25% off ALL software (including an extra 25% off the Output Bundle).

Every engine and expansion pack is 25% off across the board...and for the first time ever, the entire Output Bundle (originally discounted at over 60% off) is an extra 25% for all 8 engines & 19 expansion packs (listed below). Existing customers also have an option to upgrade their arsenal with a personal upgrade discount by logging on to their accounts at

Vengeance Sound

Vengeance Sound Offers 50% Black Friday Discount on Avenger Synth Bundle at Sweetwater. Holiday Sweetwater Deals Also Include 25% Off All Vengeance Expansions. The bundle packages Vengeance’s groundbreaking soft synthesizer Avenger with 30 expertly curated preset sound packs for just $1,160 — 50% off the list price. For those wanting to dip into the Avenger platform more gradually, the synth and all of its expansions will also be available individually for 25% off list price. The offer runs from November 15 until December 31st and is available exclusively in the USA through Sweetwater.


Native Instruments

For a limited time, 175 products are 50% off including the recently released TRAKTOR PRO 3 and KONTAKT 6.

This special offer is valid from November 14 to December 2, 2018. The special offer is valid only on the products listed on the promotion webpage. It is not valid on KOMPLETE 12, KOMPLETE 12 SELECT, KOMPLETE 12 ULTIMATE, KOMPLETE 12 ULTIMATE COLLECTOR’S EDITION, MALLET FLUX, hardware, iOS apps, accessories, or NI merchandise. All offers apply to the NI Online Shop only. Note that according to our terms and conditions, e-vouchers cannot be used in conjunction with special offers.



Get up to 50% Off Heavyocity's award-winnng line of virtual instruments & effects. PLUS: Get an additional 10% off your order with purchase of 3 OR MORE products. Eligible orders will discount automatically in cart. All offers end 12/6.



Get the fabulous V Collection from Arturia for up to 50% off.

  • For new customers, V Collection will be available for half price its regular price.
  • For owners of Arturia hardware and software, V Collection will be available for a very special offer crossgrade price.
  • For legacy V Collection owners, an exclusive upgrade will be available for just for them.

To make sure no one misses out on this amazing deal, Arturia will run their Black Friday promotion from November 15th to December 5th, 2018.



Save up to 75% on ALL Eventide plug-ins from now until 30th November 2018! For example, Blackhole is 75% off (normally $199, now $49). And Anthology X is available for just $699 (normally $1,799).


Zen Audio

Save 33% on ALK2 sequenced looper. Live looper DAW ALK2 cut to €99 for Black Friday sale. is offering their arranged-live-looping DAW ALK2 for only €99 (reg. €149) Friday, November 16th through Monday 26th. This offer also allows upgrades from ALK2 Solo to ALK2 for only €60. Don't miss this opportunity to save 33%!

ALK2 was released on the Mac platform earlier this year to much appraise, including a number of awards and nominations. For the first time, musicians can control what gets looped, and when -- all within the familiar DAW timeline paradigm. During a gig, ALK2 follows your rehearsed arrangement, pressing the necessary virtual pedals to arm channels, trigger effects, record and play loops at the right time -- allowing the musician to focus on the performance, rather than on a pedal. ALK2 runs on macOS 10.10 (Yosemite) or higher, on any Mac. A PC version is scheduled for release early next year.


Sonnox's Black Friday sale is running through all of November and finishes on November 30th 2018. They'll be discounting almost all their range of audio plugins by 50%.


Serato are offering Serato Sample, their powerful and intuitive new sampler plugin for producers that allows you to quickly find, chop, key shift and time-stretch samples, for 50% off through Plugin Boutique.

List price is $115. You save $57.47!



There's some good deals on over at Toontrack. Possibly the world’s largest vault of mix-ready drum sounds – now at 35% off... and Buy EZDrummer 2 and get one EZX for free. You can create your own bundles and save too.



Get 50% off all the Kontakt virtual instruments from Scarbee. Some are already very affordable and this Black Friday sale makes them even more so.


IK Multimedia

Starting November 13th take 50% off all IK software and apps through the rest of 2018.

You can save up to 50% off their range of virtual instruments like Syntronik, MODO BASS, and Miroslav Philharmonik 2, plus save big on other IK music software titles such as Lurssen Mastering Console, T-RackS 5 and IK’s range of AmpliTube titles for Mac/PC.

You can also save on select IK mobile music apps and in-apps for iOS. You can get up to 50% off AmpliTube apps, SampleTank iOS, Syntronik, iGrand Piano, iLectric Piano, Lurssen Mastering Console, VocaLive, and more.


Universal Audio

Leading manufacturer of professional audio hardware and software has announced the Apollo X Holiday Promotion from now through December 31st 2018. Those who purchase a new Apollo X interface are eligible to receive exclusive UAD plug-ins from Helios, SSL, Lexicon, and Empirical Labs — absolutely free.

  • Buy an Apollo x16 or Apollo x8p Audio Interface & Get: SSL 4000 E Channel Strip Collection, Lexicon 224 Digital Reverb, Empirical Labs EL8 Distressor Compressor, Helios Type 69 Preamp and EQ Collection.
  • Buy an Apollo x8 or Apollo x6 Audio Interface & Get: SSL 4000 E Channel Strip Collection, Lexicon 224 Digital Reverb.



Great news for anyone based in the U.S and looking to enhance their studio setup. From now until December 15th, Korg USA is offering a free Electribe with every purchase of the company's Prologue synth! It's a great opportunity to get into Korg's world and save some money at the same time. Here's what they say about the deal.



Sweetwater are offering $100 off the Roland SE-02, a very capable and excellent-sounding monophonic analog synthesizer module with 3 VCOs, 1 VCF, and a 16-step sequencer.

From now until 31 December 2018 the Roland SE-02 is available for $399 USD.

Applied Acoustics Systems (AAS)

You can now get 80% off AAS Ultra Analog Session synth plugin for Mac and Windows courtsey of Plugin Boutique.

It's just £6.95 GBP / $8.92 USD / €7.99.


Devious Machines

From the 19th Nov to 4th Dec 2018, Devious Machines are offering their new plugin, Texture, with a sweet 35% off discount. This new plugin lets you layer existing sounds with a one of over 340 sources, then modulate them, gate them and change their properties.


Whether you're into audio repair, beat making, or drum mixing, Accusonus have something for you. You may know some of their innovative plugins like Regroover Pro, Drumatom, and the ERA noise remover. Well, there's up to 65% off many of the bundles and individual plugins. And if you want every single plugin from the Accusonus catalogue you can save a massive $957 USD!

Krotos Audio

Krotos Audio are currently offering a massive 50% OFF Dehumaniser 2, Simple Monsters, Reformer Pro and Weaponiser until 7th December.

To get the discount, your readers just need to input the code ‘NOVSALE’ when purchasing any of those products at the check-out after purchasing.

Sound Ideas

You can save up to 50% off the price of almost all of our proprietary libraries - including our newest releases found in our General libraries ( ), our Specialty libraries ( ) and Production Elements ( ).

Also on sale are Royalty Free Music Collections
( ) and Single albums (

EastWest Sounds

For their Black Friday sale EastWest are offering everyone 30% off ComposerCloud subscriptions and up to 60% off select individual titles.

These Black Friday deals will be ending soon so don’t miss out! Start saving today!

D16 Group

All products from D16 are available with a 40% discount at their online shop until November 26th.This includes instruments and effects like Lush-101, Punchbox, Tekturon, Devastor 2, and Toraverb 2.

Just enter the coupon code BLACK2018 during checkout.


As of this week, Goodhertz has been selling plugins for four years, so they’ve cut prices across the board to celebrate. All this week, save 25% on all Goodhertz plugins (including the new, good/bad reverb, Megaverb) — no coupon necessary.



That means that right now there’s a whopping 40% OFF absolutely everything, on every platform, for everyone! Get 40% off LK, TKFX, and DRC straight away for iOS, Android and desktop.


If you've been considering Studio One or Notion—or if you're a longtime user and you've been waiting to upgrade—there is NO better time than Black Friday! Get Studio One Artist or Professional for half price, including upgrades.
This offer includes upgrades, but excludes crossgrades and EDU licensing—offer ends November 26!




We're giving you up to 70% off these vocal libraries from Zero-G! Including some of our bestselling vocal instruments, you'll always find an excuse to fit these into your projects.


Via KontaktHub you can save 70% off the price of the powerhouse samplerbank, Abuser V2.

Abuser is an extremely powerful hybrid analog virtual instrument for NI Kontakt. It features 1738 pristine audio samples, direct from the Sherman filterbank, a filter effect box with unique tube sound overdrive. A pure analog machine which is not based on processor calculation speed. It’s a 24dB/octave 4-pole dual filter module, a genuine analog circuitry with serious overdrive for the grungiest of sounds!



On Friday Nov 23rd ONLY, all items in the K-Devices shop will be 50%OFF (including bundles!). No code needed.

From Nov 24 until Nov 30: Add 2 devices in the cart for an automatic 20%OFF! Add 3 or more devices in the cart for an automatic 30%OFF! OOG Bundle and K the Pack (19 MFL devices!!) bundles will be 50%OFF. No code needed.



Save up to 89% on must-have recording and music production gear for musicians, beat makers, sound designers, music producers, and more. Plus, save on the newest additions to the iZotope family: Nectar 3 and Music Production Suite 2!

And save a cool $50 on the iZotope Spire Studio audio interface.



The most famous music software company from Sweden are bringing some wallet-friendly savings:

  • Reason 10: Customers who purchase Reason 10 full version between Nov 14-Dec 31 can save $100 and get the Drum Sequencer plugin free (valued at $69).
  • Reason 10 Upgrade (For Reason 1-9 owners): Customers who purchase the Reason 10 Upgrade between Nov 21-Nov 26 can save $30 and get the Drum Sequencer plugin free (valued at $69).
  • Europa by Reason: Europa by Reason VST will be 99 (USD / EUR) from Nov 21-Dec 31 (which is down from 149 USD / EUR).

 Isotonik Studios

Get 20% off of Carts £20.00 or more! Simply visit and buy up to £20 of products to qualify.

To qualify for this year's Black Friday discount simply add more than £20.00's worth of product to your cart and then at the checkout stage (don't use the PayPal Buy Now Button) enter the code BLACK to have 20% deducted from your bill.

Please note products already marked as in the Sale will not be discounted further. The sale will end at Midnight on Friday night UK time and that'll be it for 2018!



The good folks over at Polyverse (yes the same plugin company that collaborated with Infected Mushroom to create I Wish, Manipulator, and Wider) are giving a discount of 60% off on all our plugins from Nov 21st until Nov 30th.

Session Keys

All Session Keys Kontakt pianos are offered for the best price ever, meaning 30% off for single piano library, 39% off for the bundles!


Umlaut Audio

Up to 30% off all sound packs and instrument bundles from the goo folks over at Umlaut Audio!

Q Up Arts

A tidy 50% off all sound packs from Q Up Arts are on offer this Thanksgiving. But you'll need to use the code:


... between November 20 - 25, 2018.


Apogee is offering up to 55% off many of its factory refurbished hardware units, and new Apogee plugins free with select gear! Offers include:

  • Element 24 10x12 Thunderbolt interface 33% off
  • Ensemble 30x34 Thunderbolt audio interface 20% off  with FX Rack Plugins included
  • Duet 2x4 USB audio interface 23% off
  • ONE 2x2 audio interface 34% off
  • JAM 96K 47% off
  • GiO USB guitar interface and software controller 55% off

... And much more!

 Supplies are limited and the sale ends Tuesday Nov 27th at 11.59 PM.

Audio Damage

The Audio Damage Black Friday Sale starts today, and goes until Tuesday, November 27th. Everything in your cart is 35% off using the code "YOLO" at checkout!

In addition, all of our iOS apps are US$1.99 until the 27th! (Requires separate purchase in the Apple App Store.) Happy holidays -- make some music!


ZYLIA is the world’s first Portable Recording Studio that allows you to record entire sound scenes with only one microphone and then separate the individual sound sources from the recording.


$799  USD + Shipping $1,199 (33% Off)

You will receive one ZYLIA ZM-1 microphone, ZYLIA Studio, ZYLIA Studio Pro, ZYLIA Ambisonics Converter and ZYLIA Ambisonics Converter Plugin for an amazing price of $799 ($400 off MSRP). Additional tax and customs may be applicable in some countries. All our software is download only - no physical copies will be provided.

Items included:


Estimated delivery December 2018.


Black Friday has arrived on, and this year we're offering our best ever site-wide savings! Buy before November 28 to get 20% off Seaboards and BLOCKS.

Get 20% off the Lightpad Block, Seaboard Block, Seaboard Block Bundle, Beatmaker Kit, Songmaker Kit, Songmaker Kit GarageBand Edition and Seaboard RISE 49 for one week only!

Plus save a terrific 25% on the award-winning Seaboard RISE 25


Starting today, all MoMinstrument apps are on 50% sale now, for one week until the end of the month:

Elastic Drums: 10,99€ -> 5,49€, $9.99 -> $4.99
Elastic FX: 10,99€ -> 5,49€, $9.99 -> $4.99
fluXpad: 8,99€ -> 3,99, $7.99 -> $4.49

WretchUp: 4,49€ -> 2,29€, $3.99 -> $1.99


Choose any $29 plugins as your free ones!
You will receive an email after you check out to choose your free plugins.

Waves are also offering a totally FREE plugin - Sibilance - that you can download today from

XLN Audio

Black Friday Sale - all products 50% off!

Use the discount code BF2018 at checkout to get 50% off all XLN Audio products!

Addictive Drums 2 and all expansions. All Addictive Keys instruments. The lifesaver that is Addictive Trigger and its inspiring expansion, Drum Vault. The amazing DS-10 Drum Shaper. The praised RC-20 Retro Color. All half off!

Act fast! This offer expires Tuesday, November 28th, 2018.

Loop Lords

LoopLords has announced its annual Black Friday Sale, with discount on its two most popular plugins: Modalities and Genetix! Both plugins are available half priced until Sunday, November 25 (North American eastern time).

In Session Audio

For those planning on adding an In Session Audio instrument to their collection this weekend there's good news. Yo can save between $40 - $90 per title!

Spitfire Audio

Spitfire Audio need no introduction for those into scoring. Get 25% off individual products and bigger savings ( up to 77% off) on bundles.


Now is your chance to save 30% at Celebrate the holidays by treating yourself to the sounds and effects that you’re craving! Offer valid through December 3rd, 2018.


Through Monday, November 26th 2018, you can purchase our great feature-packed Real instrument series with up to 60% discount!


Get into vocal editing with Melodyne now! The Black Friday deal starts from now until Monday, November 26, 2018. You can get Melodyne 4 essential for only 49 instead of 99 EUR/US$. That's a 50% saving!


Softube are offering excellent deals on audio plugins across their store. But there's one in particular we think is very, very cool... In case you haven't heard, Tape is one of their best-selling, best-loved plug-ins of all time, and now for this Black Friday weekend only, they're offering this amazing-sounding analog vibe box at its all-time best price.

Buy Tape now for just $34 – that's 65% off!


the time has come for you to own EVERY SINGLE KILOHEARTS PRODUCT when you buy The Works for just $199! And for those of you that already own Kilohearts products, have no fear. Every plugin you already own contributes to a further discount. Just log in to your account to discover your personal Black Friday offer.


The limited time Black Friday offers from Sonokinetic are seriously good. Get Maximo, a powerful orchestral sampler instrument, for 50% off. The same discount applies to Grosso too.


SampleScience is running a Black Friday Sale, get 40% off discounts on selected plugins including Hexagon Sky, Pastoral Tones, Nostromos v2, Famirom, Famidrums, Thales Model I and Cinematika. The sale is on now and will ends Saturday, November 24th (Eastern Time, North America).

Audio Plugin Deals

Audio Plugin Deals presents the BLACK LIGHTNING DEALS! Featuring 10 hot deals of some of our bestselling products in the past two years as well as some new offerings! Between Friday through Sunday we will be unlocking a new deal every 8 hours! Don’t miss a deal!

Deal 1 and 2 are already live:

Deal 1: Sampletekk 77% off, $89.99

  • Essentials Bundle (You save $308):
  • Black Grand MkII - Steinway D Grand Piano
  • Tubed Keys - Rhodes MkI 73
  • Renaissance Flutes

Deal 2: ISW 83% off, $99

  • Orchestral Bundle (You save $485):
  • Vocalisa: Slavic Women's Choir
  • Rhapsody: Orchestral Colors
  • Rhapsody: Orchestral Percussion
  • Furia Staccato Strings
  • Bravura Scoring Brass: Chords & FX

Lethal Audio

For just $99 this Black Friday you can take home Lethal Complete! Yes, that's Lethal, the massive core library and all 24 expansions. That's over 50 GB of production quality sound for a third of the usual price!


But this deal is only valid for the Black Friday weekend and the first 50 purchases.

TC Electronic

From now thru November 26, TC are offering massive discounts on both individual and bundled plug-ins in their store. Get reverbing with VSS3 Native priced at $109 (reg. $199)... Cover your basic metering with LM2n for $19 (reg. $49)...Or rock the retro with their Vintage Guitar Pedal Bundle for $39 (reg. $149).

The TC Electronic Black Friday offers run until Tuesday, November 27 at noon (CET). All prices are plus VAT where applicable.

Lakeside Audio

If you want to isolate audio tracks from a mixed audio file, Isola Pro FX 2.1 could be a good option for you, especially with this rather nice discount. Isola Pro FX is down from €79 to €59. Only available until November 25th.

A Sound Effect

A Sound Effect - 100s of sound effects libraries at up to 80% off + 1-month access to 10.000+ sound effects with any order.


The great folks over at ModeAudio, creators of excellent preset, loop, sample packs and instruments, have a simple but effective apporach to Black Friday. Everything is discounted by 50%. Yes, everything!


FeelYourSound is running a Black Friday and Cyber Monday sale: From 2018/11/22 until 2018/11/28 you can get a 15% discount on the following products:

Use the discount code "friday18" at the checkout page to get 15% off.


Starting today, all MoMinstrument apps are on 50% sale now, for one week until the end of the month:

  • Elastic Drums: 10,99€ -> 5,49€, $9.99 -> $4.99
  • Elastic FX: 10,99€ -> 5,49€, $9.99 -> $4.99
  • fluXpad: 8,99€ -> 3,99, $7.99 -> $4.49
  • WretchUp: 4,49€ -> 2,29€, $3.99 -> $1.99



Focusrite hardware owners now have the opportunity to access not one, but four of our most popular plug-in offers for free, for a limited time only.

This is your chance to expand your audio toolkit with great plug-ins from AAS, AudioThing, Positive Grid and D16. Register your Focusrite hardware and download the plug-ins before the 10th January 2019 (4pm UK time) to gain access.


Get cutting-edge machine learning devices in Live for free – Magenta Studio is a collection of plugins using machine learning techniques for music generation.
*Live 10 Suite required, Windows compatibility coming soon



Get 50% off selected Digitakt, Digitone, AnalogFour, and AnalogRytm Sound Packs until noon Monday 26th November 2018!


From today until end of Monday Apple are offering Black Friday deals via their sites. As an example, in the US, you can get a $50 Apple Store Gift Card when you buy a selected Beats headphone.

A new Mabook Air ($999), MacBook, MacBook Pro, iMac, iMac Pro or Mac Pro will give you a $200 Apple Store Gift Card.

If you've been eyeing up a 10.5" iPad Pro then this $649 tablet qualifies you for up to $100 Apple Store Gift Card.

FL Studio (ImageLine)

What's better than 40% off FL Studio plugins or FL Studio Mobile? Not much!!


Everything on the website has been discounted: Nexus2, Nexus2 expansions, Vengeance samplepacks, and Vengeance soundsets.

These prices are only available for a limited time, so take advantage of these savings before they disappear!


Sample Logic

MORPHED CINEMATIC ORCHESTRA is a 5,000+ Instruments & Multis / 25+ GB Sample Content from Sample Logic.

Get a massive 70% off this amazing suite of over 5000 morphed cinematic instruments & multis derived entirely from true orchestral recordings.


Treat your music right with Bitwig Studio, the next generation music creation and performance tool. Plus our hoodies will keep you warm AND cool. This is a limited offer valid until December 31, 12pm CET.

Save up to $100 on the excellent DAW, Bitwig Studio.


There's a whopping 70% off all plugins from Audified this Black Friday weekend.

Use the code GOaudifiedGO at checkout and get 70% off on all software products!... that includes u73b Compressor, Synergy R1, MixChecker, MultiDrive Pedal LE, and so many more excellent audio plugins.


Magix Software

The makers of Sound Forge Pro, Acid Pro, and Muisk Maker is holding a Black Friday sale too:

  • Music Maker 2019 Premium Edition: €79.99 (normally €219)
  • MAGIX Audio & Music Lab Premium: €49.99 (normally €99.99)
  • ACID Pro 8 Freedrum Kit: €149.99 (normally €199.99)
  • SOUND FORGE PRO & ACID PRO - Music Production Bundle: €299 (normally €548.99)


Fluffy Audio

Get up to 60% off all Kontkat and Kontakt Player instruments and libraries in the Fluffy Audio catalogue. These include Dominus Choir, Rinascimento, Simple Jazz Bass, Scoring Piano, Aurora, TimeDrops, Solo Violin, Solo Cello, and more.


From November 21st until November 26th, many u-he soundsets will be on special offer, with up to 50% discount!
Included are soundsets for most of our instrument plug-ins: Hive, Diva, Zebra2, Repro, and Bazille.
No discount code required, the discount is automatically applied at checkout.






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Don't forget the awesome ToguAudioLine!

40% discount on all plug-ins. From Black Friday to Cyber Monday!

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