It’s Black Friday again. As the cost of living bites, now is the best time to get a plugin/hardware bargain and spend all your time at home making beats. There are some massive deals on offer including Ableton, Landr and Eventide. There are free plugins from Spitfire and Soundtoys to think about too. Happy browsing.
Ableton – 20% Off Across The Board
As the pic suggests, there’s not much to guess here.
Ableton is offering 20% off Live, Push and Packs. This offer applies to Live 11 (Suite, Standard and Intro), Push, upgrades to Live 11 (Suite or Standard), Max for Live, all Packs and crossgrades to Max 8. Nothing to add here. You all know we use it every day so fill your boots.
Landr – Save $1000s
How does $99 vs up to $3,160 sound to you? Yup, thought so. Same here.
Landr is offering the first subscription of its kind. For $99 you get everything you need to create, release, and master your music. Buying them individually would cost you 35x more. 35x! Here’s a quick peak at what’s inside:
- Plugins: Access to LANDR’s 9 plugins, as well as 20+ bonus plugins from brands like IK Multimedia, Baby Audio, Arturia and others
- Mastering: Unlimited Mastering
- Distribution: Unlimited music distribution in 150+ platforms and keep 100% of your royalties
- Samples: 1200 credits for use on our library of over 2 million royalty-free samples
- Collaboration Tools: Text and video messaging for creators.
- Service marketplace for musicians and unlimited cloud space
- Courses: Berklee, Melodics, Groove3, Hit Songs Deconstructed
Spitfire – Get A Free Library With The Pro Bundle!
This is a great deal from a great company. Spitfire is offering the Black Weekend Professional Bundle for £499. What does that get you?
BLACK WEEKEND PROFESSIONAL – £499
- BT Phobos
- Spitfire Symphonic Strings Evolutions
- Hauschka Composer Toolkit
- Woodwind Evolutions
Plus you get a Free Aperture Cassette Symphony when you purchase the bundle in full. You can see that here.
A FREE LIBRARY FROM SPITFIRE! YES PLEASE!
Soundtoys – Get Little Radiator For Free!
Soundtoys has announced another massive Black Friday Feast. While there are some huge savings to be had on simply brilliant products, it’s the FREE Little Radiator that is likely to get a lot of producers excited. Get it for FREE, get into Soundtoys, and then take advantage of all the other amazing offers they have right now.
- Soundtoys 5
- Effect Rack
- Individual Plug-ins
- Little Radiator –
$79> FREE (with code HOLIDAYHEAT)
Arturia – A Huge Catalogue At A Small Price
The French sound giants find their way into most peoples’ catalogue for obvious reasons. From excellent hardware to excellent emulations, they cover various bases. Anyone who loves a good synth will love Pigments also. It’s a beast. Get it for 50% off this November and huge other savings too.
V Collection 9: 33 music instruments from hybrid softsynths to reimagined keyboard icons.
599 > $299.
FX Collection 3: 26 expertly engineered plugins with modern music character.
399 > $199
Pigments: the darling of the soft synth world.
199 > $99
Loopcloud – 2 Months For £2 Plus A Free Copy Of Sublab XL
Loopcloud is coming down from the sky with some huge offers PLUS a free copy of SubLab XL.
Running until 6th December, get two months of Loopcloud for just $2/£2/€2 and receive a free copy of the revolutionary SubLab synthesizer, worth $70..
New Fangled Audio – Invigorate
Newfangled Audio has released Invigorate, a bus compressor like no other. Invigorate can smoothly morph from compression through limiting to overdrive, making it fast and easy to mix in just the right amount of character and make your mixes, busses, and tracks sound HUGE.
The Invigorate user interface features a unique radar display and intelligent gain compensation engine that make it easy to hear and see exactly what you’re doing. Three-tone controls—Sensitivity, Input Exciter, and Output Tone—give you unprecedented control over the tone of your compressed signal. Invigorate also includes over 200 presets, including some developed by renowned artists, curated for a variety of audio sources, whole mixes, and mastering.
Invigorate is available from Eventide Audio with an introductory sale price of $49 ($99 MSRP).
Crossgrade discounts are available for owners of other Newfangled Audio products.
Kush Audio – Get High…But With Tube Saturation
LG Drive is an elegantly simple device and it’s new.
It’s a 2-Stage Tube Saturation colorbox whose thick, creamy distortions are pulled straight from the AR-1 variable-mµ compressor. When those distortions are coupled with a simple but powerful set of filters, then blended with the unprocessed signal, the result is a deceptively powerful tone-shaping tool that rivals (and often surpasses) eq.
Plus it’s from Kush Audio – a constant winner in the YouTube Thumbnail wars! Comedy aside, Kush is synonymous with quality so it’s really worth a look. And if you’re looking for the other kush, you may be disappointed but perhaps then pleasantly surprised? In any case, do dealers even do Black Friday deals?
Beat Scholar – The Most Interesting Drum Sequencer We’ve Seen This Year
We love this plugin from Beat Scholar. It looks like nothing we’ve seen and despite the overwhelming GUI, it’s actually dead easy to use.
It’s particularly suitable for musicians looking for an awesome drum sequencer accompanist (808 anyone!?) and gives you so many options to program, easily, simple but incredibly complex things.
Question: What do you get if Roland and Dominoes Pizza, marry and produce a baby?
Answer: Modalics ‘Beat Scholar’.
Universal Audio – Last But Not Least
Last but not least is Universal Audio. There are very few lists where UA would be bottom but this list is not in any order. It’s UA after all a company with amazing sounding software and hardware and some of the most desirable gear around.
As a special Black Friday offer, first‑time UAD Spark subscribers will be able to get an extended 3‑month trial for just 99¢. UA’s native plug‑in subscription for Mac and Windows PCs, UAD Spark features an expanding collection of plug‑ins and instruments, with titles from Neve, Moog, API, Lexicon, Studer and UA.