New York, NY (November 21, 2018)—This weekend kicks off the holiday buying season, and while maybe you can’t fit a plug-in or a PA into a stocking, that never stopped pro-audio manufacturers and retailers from jumping into the fray. With that in mind, here’s a run-down of every pro-audio Black Friday sale we’ve run across or heard about as of Wednesday morning, November 21.
For the record, we’re listing everyone alphabetically (no favoritism); we didn’t get paid to list anyone; we’re not in referral programs; we’re not responsible if any companies have been overlooked; and we’re not responsible if you go crazy and spend way too much.
Apogee has various factory refurbished interfaces (Element, Quartet, Duet, Symphony, Ensemble) as well as other products like Groove, One, Jam, GiO, etc. for sale directly from the Apogee Electronics Web Store for U.S.-based customers through November 27, 2018.
Celestion has a Black Friday weekend discount running on its line of Impulse Responses, digital representations of the company’s guitar speaker tones. Different Impulses are on sale each day.
EastWest Sounds is offering more htan 30% off a year of a ComposerCloud X subscription, as well as up to 60% off select individual titles as part of its Black Friday Event.
Focusrite hardware owners who register their gear before January 10, 2019 can get the Plug-in Collective Holiday Bundle, serving up plugs from plug-ins from AAS, AudioThing, Positive Grid and D16. If you have previously registered some Focusrite gear, then you will find the plug-ins and discount codes waiting for you within your account.
Full Compass has a variety of deals available on pro audio, mics, instruments, software downloads, lighting, video and more.
Running through Monday, November 26, 2018, iZotope is offering 50% off select products and $50 off its Spire Studio unit.
Use the coupon code PRE40 to save 40% sitewide.
All Metric Halo software is up to 89% off through Friday, November 30, 2018.
Through December 2, 2018, 175 Native Instruments products are available at 50% off their original price.
Plugin Boutique is offering discounts on Scaler, EZMix 2, Singomakers, FabFilter, Reveal Sound Spire, Accusonus, Mastering The Mix, Animate Grow Module, TrackSpacer, Spectre and more.
Running through Tuesday, November 27, 2018, ROLI is offering 20% off on the following: Lightpad Block M, Seaboard Block, Beatmaker Kit, Seaboard Block Bundle (non-Equator version), Songmaker Kit (including GB Edition), and Seaboard RISE 49; and 25% off Seaboard RISE 25.
Running from 12:00am Friday, November 23 (PST) through 11:59pm Sunday, November 25 (PST), 64 Audio will have 15-20 percent discounts on custom and universal IEMs and accessories (excludes A2e and Chord Mojo Amplifier). Use the coupon code BlackFriday64.
Ending on Monday, November 26, Slate currently has deals on VMS ML-1 Classic Tubes 3 Bundle (55% off); Trigger 2 Platinum (60% off); SSD and Trigger Expansion Packs (50% off); Virtual Buss Compressors (60% off); and Everything Bundle annual plan (two months free).
Sweetwater already has a Black Friday sale going on for pro audio gear, instruments, DJ, recording, live sound, software, accessories and more.
Through November 27, Toon Track has EZmix 2 at 73% off; four selected EZmix pack expansions at 61% off; The Metal Foundry SDX at 67% off; EZkeys String Machine at 80% off; and four selected EZkeys MIDI packs at 65% off.
At Universal Audio, through December 31, 2018, customers who purchase a new Apollo X interface are eligible to receive free exclusive UAD plug-ins from Helios, SSL, Lexicon, and Empirical Labs — absolutely free.
Warm Audio is offering 15% off on all Warm Audio gear (except WA-87 BLACK) through December 31, from any participating authorized Warm Audio worldwide.
Waves is releasing a brand-new—and so far unknown—plug-in which you can get for free if you sign up for it in advance at https://www.waves.com/lpn/black-friday-2018/free-plugin-signup
ZYLIA has its PRO Set and ZYLIA PRO Software packages on sale at https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/zylia-a-revolution-in-audio-recording#/