Round Up: Best Black Friday Deals for Musicians, 2014

Unless you've been living under a rock for years, aren't connected to the web, or don't live in the US, you'll know that on Black Friday you can find special money-off deals. Here's our top picks.  

1. AskVideo 

AskVideo Black Friday Sale
Black Friday traditionally kicks off the Holiday Shopping Season. we're thrilledthe AskVideo Black Friday Mega Blowout is back! Until Monday, December 1st you can save 50% off the cover price of ALL video courses at AskVideo. If you want to learn Logic, Ableton, Cubase, Studio One, Pro Tools, Native Instruments from beginner to advanced levels, this is the place to be.
50% Off HD Downloads
Coupon Code: 14BF50
Click this link to add the coupon '14BF50' to your cart:

2. Propellerhead

Propellerhead 2014 Black Friday
Buy Reason, get €369 of Synth and Effect Rack Extensions free! 
Propellerhead and UK distributor Sound Technology Ltd announce Reason Holiday Offer
Buy Propellerhead Reason (full version) between November 28th and December 31st, and receive €369 (approx. £290) worth of best selling instrument and effect Rack Extension plug-ins for free!
  • Reason is the legendary music production software studio. Easy to get started with, yet as deep as you want it to be.
  • Buy Reason 8 now - get all of this for free:
  • Korg MonoPoly (€39)
  • The analogue tweaker’s favourite synth!
  • Korg Polysix (€39)
  • Korg’s legendary analogue poly synth, now as a Rack Extension.
  • Propellerhead PX7 FM Synthesizer (€79) 
  • An 80s classic FM synth now in the Reason Rack.
  • Propellerhead Radical Keys (€79) 
  • Classic electric pianos in a great-sounding package.
  • Propellerhead Polar (€55)
  • Old school harmonizing and pitch-shifter effect with a host of modern tricks added.
  • Propellerhead Rotor (€39)
  • Rotor brings the sound of the classic rotary speaker design from the 1940’s to the Reason rack.
  • Propellerhead Pulsar (€39)
  • Pulsar LGM-1 is a dual channel modulation powerhouse for the Reason rack.
How this works
Any customer who purchases and registers a qualifying Reason product* before the offer ends, will get the included Rack Extension instruments automatically added to their Propellerhead account. To download the Rack Extensions, they just go to their account page, locate their Rack Extensions tab and click ’sync all’.
*Offer applies to Full version and Student/Teacher purchased new from an authorized dealer. Upgrade versions not eligible. 
For more information and to find a UK retailer please visit: 

3. Native Instruments

Native Instruments Launches Half Price Thanksgiving Sales Special
Native Instruments Black Friday offer.

Native Instruments Black Friday offer.

Berlin, November 27, 2014 – Native Instruments today launched a Thanksgiving sales special. From November 27 until December 1, selected KOMPLETE Instruments and Effects, the MASCHINE 2 software, and TRAKTOR PRO DJ software are on sale for 50% off their original price.
Products on offer from the KOMPLETE range include KONTAKT instruments such as the pristinely sampled SESSION HORNS PRO, the orchestral percussion instrument ACTION STRIKES, the innovative cinematic build-up instrument RISE & HIT, and the surreal and inspiring KINETIC METAL. A selection of synthesizers such as MASSIVE, REAKTOR, and RAZOR provide electronic musicians with NI’s cutting-edge synthesis technology. Powerful studio and creative effects such as the compressor SUPERCHARGER GT and the modular effect system MOLEKULAR provide additional sonic versatility for all stages of the production process. All KOMPLETE Instruments and Effects integrate seamlessly with MASCHINE, providing direct access to instrument parameters from within the MASCHINE browser.
MASCHINE users who haven’t updated to the MASCHINE 2 software can get the MASCHINE 2 software for $49.50 / 49.50 € / ¥ 5,900.00 / £44.50  / AU$ 74.50 during the Thanksgiving sales special. MASCHINE 2 includes the sonically-outstanding MASCHINE Drum Synths, new mixer, plug-in strip, and much more. The latest update adds a new scale and chord engine, a powerful arpeggiator, and KOMPLETE KONTROL S-Series keyboard integration. It also unlocks the touch-sensitive knobs on MASCHINE STUDIO for an accelerated, touch-and-see workflow.
Customers also get TRAKTOR PRO 2 for $49.50 / 49.50 € / ¥ 5,900.00 / £44.50  / AU$ 74.50 during the sales special. TRAKTOR PRO 2 is the industry-leading DJ software, offering DJs up to four virtual decks, intuitive looping and cueing functionality, and a wide range of over 30 effects. Integrated Remix Decks technology allows instant looping and sampling for on-the-fly remixes.
From November 27 until December 1, 2014, KOMPLETE Instruments and Effects, the MASCHINE 2 software, and TRAKTOR PRO are available for 50% off.
This special offer is valid from 11:00 (CET) on November 27, 2014 to 24:00 (CET) December 1, 2014. The special offer is only valid on full software versions of selected individual KOMPLETE Instruments and Effects, the MASCHINE 2 software update, and TRAKTOR PRO 2 software. Software collections such as KOMPLETE 10, hardware, updates, upgrades, and crossgrades are not included. These recent products are also not included: ROUNDS, KONTOUR, POLYPLEX, THE GRANDEUR, THE MAVERICK, THE GENTLEMEN, and THE DEFINITIVE PIANO COLLECTION bundle. All offers apply to the NI Online Shop only, and only while stocks last. Note that according to our terms and conditions, e-vouchers cannot be used in conjunction with special offers.
Additional information on this offer is available at:

4. WaveDNA

Save up to 30% on Liquid Rhythm products this weekend!
WaveDNA deals
Skip the lines this Black Friday and save up to 30% on all Liquid Rhythm products until Cyber Monday. 
From November 28th to December 1st, Liquid Rhythm will be $89 USD, Liquid Rhythm Intro will be $44 USD, and Liquid Rhythm Upgrade will be $54 USD. 
Don't miss out! Visit the WaveDNA Store: http://shop.wavedna.com

5. Wave Alchemy

Wave Alchemy Black Friday sale
We are happy to announce our Black Friday Sale with a huge 40% off our Deep House & Garage sample pack for a limited time!
Sale ends midnight, Monday 1st December (GMT)
Expect to find jackin’ drum loops, filthy analogue & bouncy FM bass, lush chords & stabs, powerful synths & organs, dusty top loops, creative vocal lines, punchy drum hits & FX as well as accompanying MIDI files for each melodic loop!
Head over to the Deep House & Garage page now to grab an absolute bargain...

6. XLN Audio

XLN Audio
BLACK FRIDAY SALE!
50% OFF EVERYTHING IN OUR WEBSHOP
DISCOUNT CODE:
BF2014
Add any product to your cart at xlnaudio.com and proceed to checkout. Enter the code to get your discount. 
Hurry, this code expires Sunday, November 30th, 2014! 
Black Friday is here! That means the BEST SALE OF THE YEAR! 
To celebrate Black Friday, we'd like to offer you a code to save 50% OFF EVERYTHING in our webshop. That's right - everything! ADpaks. MIDIpaks. Kitpieces. Addictive Keys Instruments. All Bundles. Even the AD2 Upgrade. All 50% off. 
No limit. Use this code as many times as you like! Share it with friends and colleagues. Act fast, this code expires Sunday, November 30, 2014!

7. Elektron

Elektron Black Friday
Elektron "Black Weeks" campaign
Swedish instrument maker Elektron announces the ”Black Weeks” campaign. During the campaign, all Elektron machines are discounted by 15%. The campaign starts Nov 28 and ends Dec 14.
Get Elektron machines from the Elektron Online Shop: 
Or from your favorite Elektron dealer: http://www.elektron.se/find-a-store

8. Sonokinetic

Sonokinetic Black Friday
Their Cyber Weekend sale includes 33% off! Use this code:
CYBERSONO2014
until December 1st 09:00 CET

9. Soundtoys

Soundtoys Black Friday
Sounds ominous, but the only scary part is the low prices - and the very special bonus.
Pretty much everything is on special from Nov 27th through Dec 1st, including bundles, single plug-ins, and even upgrades*.
BONUS: Every Soundtoys Native Effects purchase comes with a free upgrade to Soundtoys 5. Not only do you get to bathe in the warmth of EchoBoy, Decapitator, and the rest of the Native Effects bundle right now, you'll get even more effects goodness in the future. When we release Soundtoys 5 you'll get 4 more plug-ins - Radiator, MicroShift, Devil-Loc, and the new PrimalTap. And finally, you'll get the beautiful and powerful new Effect Rack to keep them all neat and tidy. (oh, and you CAN still use all the plug-ins individually, just like you're used to).
So here are the deals:
  • Soundtoys Native Effects: Only $379 Reg $495
  • Includes EchoBoy, Decapitator, FilterFreak, Crystallizer, PhaseMistress, Tremolator, and PanMan.
  • Individual Plug-ins:
  • EchoBoy: $99. Reg. $179
  • Decapitator: $99. Reg. $179
  • Crystallizer: $99. Reg. $179
  • FilterFreak:  $99. Reg. $179
  • Tremolator: $79. Reg. $179
  • PanMan: $79. Reg. $179
  • MicroShift: $79. Reg. $129
  • Radiator: $79. Reg. $129
  • Devil-Loc: $79. Reg. $129
Don't mess around and miss this offer. Go get your deals NOW.
*Save at least 20% on all upgrades. Must be purchased through your Soundtoys account. Sign in here to see your prices. The Academic Bundle is not included. Individual plug-in purchases will also receive a free upgrade to Version 5 upon its release for that respective product.

10. Sonnox

Sonnox Black Friday
40% off selected bundles, November 26th - December 1st
Yes, for the next five days, grab yourself a bargain and purchase any of the following Sonnox bundles at 40% off:
Sonnox Elite, Essential, Enhance, Broadcast, Post and Restore
Hurry, offer ends midnight Monday 1st December!

11. Livid Instruments

Livid Instruments RIOT sale
30% OFF EVERYTHING!
Nothing brings us together like trampling family, friends, and neighbors in an attempt to save as much money possible on as much stuff as possible.  We understand, and Livid is here to help you do exactly that.
Buy a Guitar Wing!  Buy an Alias!  Buy a DS1!  We'll ship any of our fine products to the continental US for FREE.  The sale runs until Monday, so gear up now!
Use "BF30" during checkout

12. Heavyocity

Heavyocity Black Friday Sale
NEW YORK, November 27, 2014 – Heavyocity Media is offering up to 50% off award-winning virtual instruments storewide beginning on November 27, 2014 and ending on December 4, 2014.
For one week only, customers can save 50% on Damage, Evolve, Evolve Mutations 1, 2 & Bundle, as well as $150 off AEON Collection, $150 off AEON Melodic, $100 off AEON Rhythmic, $100 off DM-307: Modern Groove Designer, and $50 off DM-307 for Ableton - Collection.
Heavyocity’s instruments are “powered-by-Kontakt” and DM-307 for Ableton is offered in Ableton Live Pack format (Live 9 Suite required). 
THANKSGIVING SALE 2014 discounts are as follows:
  • DAMAGE, EVOLVE, EVOLVE MUTATIONS 1, EVOLVE MUTATIONS 2, EVOLVE MUTATIONS BUNDLE - 50% OFF
  • AEON Collection - $249 USD (reg. price $399 USD)
  • AEON Melodic - $149 USD (reg. price $299 USD)
  • AEON Rhythmic - $99 USD (reg. price $199 USD)
  • DM-307: Modern Groove Designer - $199 USD (reg. price $299 USD)
  • DM-307 for Ableton Collection - $99 USD (reg. price $149 USD)
Sale period: November 27, 2014 – December 4, 2014
All discounted products can be purchased directly via the Heavyocity website (Discounts applied at checkout.) : http://www.heavyocity.com/products

13. Waves Audio

Waves Pumper Plug-in
Waves Audio Unveils the OneKnob Pumper Plugin 
TEL AVIV, ISRAEL, November 27, 2014 — Waves Audio announces the new Pumper plugin, the newest addition to the successful Waves OneKnob Series. Designed for achieving an instant ducking effect, OneKnob Pumper simulates sidechain compression, saving users the need to route the kick track to the sidechain input of a compressor. This extremely handy and easy-to-use plugin is ideal for making either an entire mix or individual tracks pump with the beat. This effect is widely used in modern dance music—for example, to make space for four-on-the-floor kicks—and is considered an essential component of EDM production. This great-sounding plugin features the best of Waves’ award-winning audio processors, coupled with the simplest, most intuitive interface ever. 
In the control room, in the DJ booth, or when mixing a live show, OneKnob plugins are just what users need when they don’t feel like tweaking loads of parameters. The simplicity of OneKnob enables them to stay focused on the music and simply dial up some great-sounding effects. Mixing has never been this fast—or this much fun.  
Waves OneKnob Pumper is Native only (U.S. MSRP Native $80) and is being given away for free during Waves’ Black Friday sale. It is also part of the Waves OneKnob Series, covered under the Waves Update Plan.  
For more information, please visit: http://www.waves.com/plugins/oneknob-pumper.

14. FXpansion

FXpansion Black Friday
It's Black Friday... take advantage of our insane bundles and special offers before 31 December 2014!
• Electronic Production Bundle ($349 / €272 / £235 - save 66%)
• BFD3 + BFD Percussion ($349 / €269 / £229 - save $149)
• DCAM Synth Squad ($99 / €79 / £69 - save $150)
All offers are valid from the FXpansion webshop and participating retailers from 24 November to 31 December 2014!

15. ModeAudio

ModeAudio Black Friday Sale
I'm delighted to announce our biggest ever sale is now live for Black Friday, where users can save a massive 50% off all our sound packs. Please find press release copy below and I hope your readers enjoy the news!
Christmas is almost upon us and to celebrate, we've launched our biggest EVER sale in time for Black Friday, where you can save a massive 50% off every last one of our sounds!
That's right - every sound we've ever made is now available for you at half the normal price, from drum samples, bass loops, percussion patches, synth presets, SFX, field recordings, MIDI loops & so very much more!
Our biggest ever sale is live right now but ends this Sunday, 30th November, so to take advantage of the Black Friday madness and save 50% off everything you better get moving quick! Enjoy!
Sale Details: 
  • all 50+ sound packs included in our biggest ever sale!
  • all loops, samples, sampler patches, MIDI files, synth presets & field recordings half-price now!
  • sale ends Sunday (30/11/14)
  • all packs are 100% royalty-free

16. Isotonik Studios

Isotonik Studios Black Friday deal
The good folks at Isotonik Studios create impressive Max4Live devices which, if you use Ableton Live and a range of popular controllers, are more than worth checking out. And being Black Friday they're offering a cool 30% discount on all their products.
Simply enter BLACK30 at checkout.



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