The best time to buy software is when it’s on sale. Some of the biggest bargains of the year are going on right now.
Whether you call them Black Friday, Cyber Monday, or Thanksgiving Weekend sales, now is the time to take advantage of deep discounts direct from some of our favorite software and soundware developers.
Get 25% off on all three editions of Ableton Live 10. You can also get 25% off on all Packs and for crossgrades from Max for Live in Live 10 Suite to the full version of Cycling ’74 Max. Act quickly, because this offer expires on Monday.
Take 60% off all bundles and 55% off all pro-series plug-ins from Applied Acoustics Systems, and get all sound packs for just $19 instead of the usual $39. In addition, Ultra VA-3 upgrades are half price, too.
The Black Friday deal from Arturia began early, and it’s going to wrap up on Thursday. If you don’t have V Collection 7 yet, now’s your chance to get it for the best price you’re likely to see. And if you have a previous version, now is the time to upgrade at the greatest discount. You can read our review of V Collection 7 here.
Plug-ins and upgrades from Audio Damage are 40% off for Black Friday with the code BF2019.
Audio Modeling, a leading source of physical-modeled instruments with expressive capabilities suitable for MPE controllers, is offering a 30% discount if you use the code BF2019 before Tuesday.
Audible Genius has subscriptions to their Building Blocks course on composing beats, bass lines, and chord progressions for half price, just $7.49 a month, though Monday.
Save as much as 74% at Audiobro, which specializes in symphonic strings, brass, and drums, along with a 64-voice children’s choir. Existing customers can take an additional discount.
From now until Monday, dozens of products are 40% off from software and soundware distributor Best Service.
Another participant in Black Friday sales is Cherry Audio, whose virtual synth Voltage Modular is going for half price and modules are marked down by varying amounts. Sale prices end on Tuesday.
East West Composer Cloud X, which provides ongoing access to 66 sample collections and all future releases, is 45% off for your first year, or $199 for a full 12 months. In addition, you can save 60% when you purchase individual sample libraries, from now until January 6, 2020.
On Expressive E’s website, take 40% off all sound expansions and plug-ins with the code BlackFriday19.
FabFilter is offering 25% off on all plug-ins and bundles.
FXpansion is having a 40% sale on all their software instruments through Monday. Get BFD3, Cypher2, Strobe2, and Geist at unbeatable prices.
On Monday only, you can save 40% and get moForte’s GeoShred for just $14.99.
Handheld Sound is also having a Cyber Monday sale, with 60% off on all products if you use the code HHSTG19ALL60.
The sampling geniuses at Heavyocity want you to buy their soundware and effects for as much as 75% off until December 9. And if you order three or more products, you can take an additional 10% off.
Software and soundware distributor Ilio is offering some pretty attractive deals this weekend. If you use Spectrasonics Omnisphere 2 or better, you can get any of seven patch libraries for just $25 each or $99 for the entire collection of more than 600 patches. Synthogy’s Ivory Pianos are all $50 off. If orchestral samples are what you need, Vienna Symphonic Library’s sale has your name on it. Save 50% on Symphonic Cube and 50% on VI Special Editions, Volume 1–4. You’ll find big savings on Vienna Ensemble Pro, Vienna Suite, Vienna Suite Pro, and Synchron Concert D-724, too. You can also save $100 on Sonoma Wire Works Drumcore 4 Prime. Sunday is your last day to grab these bargains, so get them while you can.
Another favorite, iZotope, is discounting their software by as much as 60%. Current customers get the best deals, but you’ll still find some great bargains even if you don’t own any isotope software yet. Their deepest discount is on the Black Friday Bundle, which gives you $713 worth of software for $49.
Korg music apps and software are up to half off until December 11. That includes in-app purchases and software upgrades.
Now is the time to save from 55% to 70% on SynthMaster and SynthMaster One upgrades and crossgrades from KV331 Audio.
Now you can sign up for any course from Learning Modular, presented by our very own Chris Meyer, and save when you enter the coupon code 19holiday. This offer is good from now through New Year’s Day 2020.
Audio plug-in maker McDSP has all their plug-ins and bundles on sale for up to 75% off through Sunday.
From now until December 9, save half on all Moog Music apps.
Native Instruments is talking half off on Komplete upgrades and updates, as well as half off on individual instruments and effects, expansions, and special hardware/software bundles.
Bag some big savings at Output, where everything is 25% off. You can also save 65% off the Output Bundle (vs. buying its components separately) and then take another 25% off that. That means you can get every Kontakt instrument, expansion, and effects plug-in that Output makes for just $599. These discounts are good until December 6.
Save 25% on Peavy ReValver software models of amps, cabinets, stompboxes, effects, instruments, and bundles with the code BLACKFRIDAY. Offer good until December 9.
Software maker Polyverse is offering some major discounts on all their software until noon on December 5. Of special note is Comet, their highly recommended morphing reverb plug-in, marked down from $149 to $59.
Between now and Sunday, get 60% off all software at Positive Grid.
PSPaudioware offers special $19.95 pricing on PSP Nexcellence and PSP Hertzrider if you order before Monday. Registered users of other PSP plug-ins are entitled to additional discounts, as well.
Until the end of Cyber Monday, everything is half off at Puremagnetik if you use the code BLACKFRIDAY19. That includes all their plug-ins, sound packs, music, and Century bundle, which includes all their products for the next 100 years.
Soundware developer Q-Up Arts is having a major week-long sale, with savings on all their samples libraries, loops, and virtual instruments and discounts as great as 90%.
You can save as much as 90% on all Reason Players during Reason Studios’ Rack Friday Sale.
All software instruments from Realitone are currently on sale, with discounts as great as 66%.
Soundware developer Sample Logic is offering deep discounts of 80% off on Xosphere 2, Cinematic Guitars Organic Atmospheres, Trailer Expressions, and Bohemian, or you can get all three for $199.99.
Samples from Mars gives you the biggest discount of all. You can download $1,434 (if purchased separately) worth of samples, instruments, racks, presets, and loops—everything they sell and almost 49GB of content—for just $39.
Take advantage of the half-off sale on all virtual instruments from Scarbee from now until December 10.
Most plug-ins from Softube are discounted up to 55%, with an additional 10% off if you use the voucher code SOFTUBEVIP10. Tuesday is the last day for this special sale.
At soundware developer SoundIron, take 30% off all Kontakt Player and NKS libraries and bundles and 40% off individual non-Player libraries.
For a limited time, all sound packs from Soundtrack Loops are just $5. Just add them to your cart to view your discount.
Tuesday is your last day to save 25% on all individual products and up to 73% off collections from Spitfire Audio, including 40% off on Hans Zimmer Strings. Also, get The Black Edition Aperture Strings for free when you spend $349 or more during the sale.
Sugar Bytes is currently discounting all computer and iOS apps.
Soundware distributor Time & Space has dozens of sample libraries, software instruments, and effects plug-ins on sale from a tremendous variety of companies.
Through Wednesday, you can save between 50% and 65% on software from Tracktion during their Black Friday sale using the code MIX2019. That means you can get MOK Waverazor 2 Editor Edition for just $79.50. If you already own previous versions of their DAW Waveform or virtual instrument Biotek, you can upgrade those for half price, too.
During their Black Friday sale, you can save from 75% to 90% on amp and cabinet simulator bundles from Two Notes Audio Engineering.
Until next Wednesday, you can get Zebra 2.9 from u-he for 139 € instead of the usual 199 €. And if you’ve purchased and registered at least one u-he product before November 21, you can request a personal coupon code for 30% off on any other u-he product.
Save half on all virtual instruments from UJAM. Sale ends next Wednesday.
UnitedPlugins is having a major sale that ends on Monday at noon. Everything is at least 50% off. Synth and Software especially recommends Hyperscape, which we reviewed in September, for 60% off its usual price.
Friday is the last day to save as much as 60% on 60 Powered Plug-Ins from Universal Audio.
UVI is offering 30% off on all products if you make a purchase by Tuesday.
If you use the coupon code blackfried_day19, you can save 40% on all software from Waldorf. This offer expires on Tuesday.
Ending Saturday, you can have any plug-in or bundle from Waves for half price if you use the code BF50. You can also buy selected plug-ins and bundles and save as much as 93%. But wait, there’s more: spend $50 and choose a free plug-in, or spend $100 and choose two free plug-ins.
Take advantage of assorted discounts on most products from XLN Audio. Sale ends on Sunday.
Everything is marked down at soundware developer 8Dio during their Black November sale.
If Synth and Software learns of any more sales and discounts you won’t want to miss, we’ll post them here, so please check back often between now and Cyber Monday.