November 22, 2023

The 12 best Black Friday deals for music producers (2023)

It’s that time of the year again – Black Friday is here, and everything is on sale. Here’s why it’s one of the most important events for music producers.

No matter if you’re looking to get some high-quality sample packs, presets, a new synth plugin, a new effect plugin, or upgrade your DAW – as a music producer, you know that these things add up quickly and can cost you quite a bit.

That said, it’s an absolute no-brainer to take advantage of deals whenever possible — and now, during Black Friday and Cyber season, you typically get the best deals. That’s why we went ahead and compiled 12 of the best Black Friday deals we found for 2023!

1. Stickz (Sample Packs & Serum Presets)

Image of the Stickz online-shop with Black Friday sale prices

Yes, we know, that’s us! However, during Black Friday, you can save 40% on all of our incredible sample packs and high-quality Serum presets. So, if you’re looking for some of the best artist-inspired soundbanks, new inspiring presets and loops, or just some fresh sounds to add new flavor to your productions, our packs have got you covered!

All Stickz packs →

Discount: 40% OFF Everything
Time: Ends Nov 27th, 2023

2. Soundtheory (Gullfoss)

Image of Soundtheory's Gullfoss and Gullfoss Master plugin

Gullfoss is one of those magic plugins that automatically shapes and balances any sound, bus, or even mix you throw it on. It’s been a plugin we’ve been using on our productions as well as when making our samples and loops. It can really add that last 2% sometimes. It’s a plugin we highly recommend!


Discount: 40% OFF Gullfoss
Time: Ends Nov 30th, 2023

3. FabFilter

Image of FabFilter's Pro Q3 EQ and Saturn 2 saturation plugin

If you’re a producer, FabFilter is probably no stranger to you. Their industry-leading effect plugins are simply some of the best and are recommended by top-tier producers, mixing, and mastering engineers. They rarely put their products on sale, so if you ever wanted to get your hands on that shiny Pro-Q3 EQ or the powerful Pro-L2 limiter, now is the time.

Our favorite & must-have FabFilter plugins:

FabFilter Pro-Q 3 (EQ)

FabFilter Pro-L 2 (Limiter)

FabFilter Pro-C 2 (Compressor)

FabFilter Pro-R2 (Reverb) [NEW]

FabFilter Saturn 2 (Multiband distortion)

All FabFilter plugins

Discount: 25% OFF All Plugins
Time: Ends Nov 27th, 2023

4. Soundtoys

Image of Soundtoys' Little Alterboy & Decapitator plugin

Soundtoys makes some of the best plugins for music production, which is why their effects are legendary and used in countless major releases. So, if you’re looking to spice up your sounds and add some depth and power to your productions, don’t miss out on this one!

Our favorite & must-have Soundtoys plugins:

Decapitator (Saturation) [Absolute must!]

Little AlterBoy (Pitch & Formant Shifter)

EchoBoy (Delay)

MicroShift (Stereo-widening)

All Soundtoys Plugins & Bundles

Discount: Up to 80% OFF
Time: Ends Dec 1st, 2023

5. XLN Audio (RC-20 & more)

Image of XLN Audio's RC-20 and DS-10 plugin

XLN Audio is one of the top developers of virtual instruments and sample libraries. Some of their products have become industry standards, so now is a great time to get your hands on some of their products. If you haven’t heard of XLN Audio, you have definitely heard of RC-20, their vintage multi-effect plugin — which, like all other products, is 50% off thanks to the Black Friday sale.

Our favorite & must-have XLN Audio plugins:

RC-20 (Vintage multi-effect) [Absolute must!]

DS-10 (Transient shaper)

XO (Creative sample manager)

All XLN Audio Plugins & Expansions

Discount: 50% OFF Everything
Time: Ends Dec 1st, 2023

6. Image-Line (FL Studio)

Image of FL Studio

Image-Line has long been the leader in the DAW space, and FL Studio is one of the most popular DAWs around. So, if you’ve been looking to upgrade your production suite or just get started in music production, take advantage of the Black Friday deal.

All FL Studio 21 versions →

If you’re already part of the FL Gang, log in to see your upgrade prices.

• 25% OFF Selected FL Studio Editions
• Up to 50% OFF FL Studio Upgrades
Time: Ends Nov 30th, 2023

7. Ableton (Live 11 & Live 12)

Image of Ableton Live

Like FL Studio, Ableton Live is no stranger in the DAW space. It’s extremely versatile and super popular among some of the biggest music producers. So whether you want to upgrade your version of Live 11 or discover it as a new user, you can get Live at a 20% discount during the current Black Friday sale.

Also, Ableton just announced Live 12. So, if you upgrade or buy Live 11 new, you get the Live 12 update for free!

All Live 11 versions →

If you own Live already, log in to see your upgrade prices.

Discount: 20% OFF All Versions & Upgrades
Time: No end date specified, but likely only til Nov 30th, 2023

8. Cableguys (Shaperbox)

Image of Cybleguys' ShaperBox 3 plugin

Cableguys is a plugin developer that specializes in tools for music production and sound design. Their flagship product, Shaperbox, is one of the most feature-packed multi-effect plugins out there. A few weeks ago, they even dropped a new module called Reverbshaper for ShaperBox.

ShaperBox 3 (Multi-effect envelope shaper)

Discount: 10% OFF
Time: Ends Nov 28th, 2023

9. Output

Image of Output's Thermal and Portal plugin

Output is nowadays known for their subscription-based Arcade plugin, but we can’t recommend their effect plugins enough. You can save a massive 50% on them right now. They even have some great Kontakt libraries like Exhale, which are also all 50% off.

Our favorite & must-have Output plugins:

Portal (Granular FX)

Thermal (Distortion)

All Output Plugins & Expansions

Discount: 50% OFF All Plugins & Expansions
Time: Ends Jan 2nd, 2024

10. Arturia

Image of Arturia's OP-XA V and JUN-6 V plugin

Arturia is a leader in the world of software emulation and virtual instruments. The flagship plugins in their famous V Collection give you access to thousands of expansive sounds and presets — all at an incredible 50% discount for Black Friday!

Our favorite & must-have Arturia plugins:

V Collection 9 (Analog Synth Emulations)

FX Collection 4 (Analog FX Emulations)

Pigments 4 (Synth)

Discount: 50% OFF Everything
Time: Ends Dec 5th, 2023

11. iZotope

Image of iZotope's VocalSynth 2 and Ozone 11 plugin

As a producer, iZotope is another name that’s probably no stranger either. While they are probably most famous for the all-in-one mastering suite known as Ozone, they make lots of amazing plugins. Since they aren’t necessarily known to make affordable plugins, now is the best to get your hands on them since you can save up to 90%.

Our favorite & must-have iZotope plugins:

Ozone 11 (Mastering suite)

VocalSynth 2 (Vocoder effect plugin)

All iZotope Plugins & Bundles

Discount: Up to 90% OFF
Time: Ends Dec 3rd, 2023

12. Antares (Auto-Tune)

Image of Antares' Auto-Tune Pro plugin

If you are a vocalist or a producer who frequently works with vocalists, you already know that Antares makes the legendary Auto-Tune plugins. Since they can get a bit pricey, saving 50% during Black Friday is massive. Again, if you work with vocals frequently, Auto-Tune is pretty much a must.

Our favorite & must-have iZotope plugins:

Auto-Tune Pro X (Full suite)

Auto-Tune Access 10 (Cheaper and more basic version)

All Antares Plugins & Bundles

Discount: 50% OFF
Time: Ends Dec 11th, 2023

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