Black Friday 2023 is still a few weeks away, but hundreds of deals for music producers are already live! Follow BPB’s daily Black Friday coverage for the latest deals, discounts, and freebie offers on VST plugins, soundware, Kontakt libraries, and studio gear.
We review and handpick the best Black Friday deals and freebies for music producers so you don’t get overwhelmed with thousands of unnecessary options.
Our curated Black Friday 2023 deals page is updated daily with new offers and discounts until the end of November.
You can also enter our Black Friday Giveaway with over $2,000 worth of music production prizes.
The Black Friday deals page is organized into three sections:
- Software Deals (featuring discounted VST plugins and digital audio workstations);
- Soundware Deals (featuring discounted sample packs and Kontakt libraries);
- Hardware Deals (featuring discounted studio gear);
- Freebies (featuring free plugins and sample libraries).
The no-brainer deals are highlighted in red, and deals on recommended products are highlighted in yellow. Expired deals are
crossed out. Look for the 🆕 icon to find the latest Black Friday deals.
We invite you to share your favorite deals and offers in the comments below (thank you! ❤️). The best suggestions will be added to the article.
Also, we recently surveyed over 900 music producers about Black Friday. Check out the survey results on this page.
Let the Black Friday 2023 season on BPB officially begin!
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Black Friday Deals 🔥
Find the best Black Friday audio software and soundware deals in the section below.
Top 5 Best Black Friday Deals For Music Producers
If you’re in a hurry, here is the TL;DR version of our Black Friday discount list. These are the five absolutely best Black Friday music production deals in 2023.
Scroll down the page to find all the latest deals and Black Friday freebies.
$29 Black Friday Bundle Sale (95% OFF)
The bundle contains a variety of virtual instruments and effects, including the Super 8 synthesizer by Native Instruments and the bx_masterdesk mastering effect by Brainworx.
You also get the Lifeline Expanse Lite multi-effect, the amazing Rift Filter Lite by Minimal Audio and more.
Soundtoys Black Friday Sale (80% OFF)
Soundtoys makes some of the best audio effects on the plugin market, and you can get them for 80% off during the Black Friday sale.
Prices start at $29 for legendary Soundtoys plugins like Radiator, MicroShift, and Devil-Loc Deluxe (so good on drums!).
You can also grab the entire Soundtoys collection for $249 for a limited time. It’s one of my go-to sets of audio plugins for sound design and mixing.
And don’t forget that the Little Plate reverb plugin by Soundtoys is FREE until December!
UAD Studio Edition Bundle (50% OFF)
UAD doesn’t need an introduction. One of the leading plugin companies recently published native versions of its plugins, meaning that you don’t need UAD hardware to run them in your DAW.
So, now is the perfect time to upgrade your audio toolkit with the UAD Studio Edition bundle. The bundle costs $249.50 while on sale and includes 33 plugins (you will pay $7.50 per plugin).
Get legendary plugins like the Moog Minimoog (the UAD plugin version sounds incredibly close to the original), Lexicon 244 Digital Reverb, Teletronix LA-3A Audio Leveler, and many more.
Also, UAD recently released their LUNA DAW for free on macOS.
Emergent Drums AI Drum Plugin (80% OFF)
Get 80% off the groundbreaking Emergent Drums plugin by Audialab.
Emergent Drums uses AI technology to generate unlimited new drum sounds. You can tweak and shape the generated drums and export them as WAV samples for further processing in your favorite DAW.
It’s a superb tool for developing new and unusual percussion in seconds.
Softube Black Friday Sale (80% OFF)
You can get your hands on some of Softube’s top-notch plugins at unbeatable prices during the Black Friday sale.
Save up to 80% on essential tools like the Bus Processor, a must-have for your mixing needs, the Model 82 for authentic analog synth recreation, and the American Class A console mixing channel.
Softube’s renowned Tape plugin is priced at just $35 during the sale, and it’s one of the best saturation plugins on the market.
Software Deals – Black Friday 2023 💻
- Plugin Boutique offers numerous early Black Friday deals on plugins. Get a free bonus with any purchase until November 20th.
- Softube Early Black Friday Sale (🔥 up to 89% OFF)
- Heavyocity Black Friday Sale (up to 75% OFF)
- BFD Black Friday Sale (up to 72% OFF)
- Inphonik Black Friday Sale (up to 72% OFF)
- Solid State Logic SSL Fusion Sale (🔥 84% OFF)
- Sonnox Black Friday Sale (🔥 up to 77% OFF)
- W.A. Production Black Friday Sale (🔥 up to 95% OFF)
- Mastering The Mix Complete Collection Black Friday Sale (61% OFF)
- Mastering The Mix Black Friday Sale (50% OFF)
- Baby Audio Smooth Operator Early Black Friday Sale (50% OFF)
- MeldaProduction MAutoDynamicEQ Black Friday Sale (🔥 80% OFF)
- BeatSkillz Black Friday Sale (🔥 up to 81% OFF)
- Tone Empire Black Friday Sale (up to 75% OFF)
- Rhodes Black Friday Sale (50% OFF)
- Audio Blast Black Friday Sale (up to 71% OFF)
- Orb Plugins Black Friday Sale (🔥 up to 93% OFF)
- Glitchmachines Black Friday Sale (🔥 up to 91% OFF)
- Session Loops DrumNet Black Friday Sale (50% OFF)
- SONiVOX Black Friday Sale (up to 75% OFF)
- Audiomodern Black Friday Sale (35% OFF)
- Zynaptiq PITCHMAP Black Friday Sale (40% OFF)
- UrsaDSP Boost Black Friday Sale (27% OFF)
- Brainworx Top 50 Sale (🔥 up to 90% OFF)
- AIR Music Black Friday Sale (🔥 up to 96% OFF)
- Softube Tape Bundle Black Friday Sale (👍 61% OFF)
- Plugin Boutique Plugins Bundle Black Friday Sale (55% OFF)
- Aberrant DSP Black Friday Sale (35% OFF)
- Leapwing Audio UltraVox Black Friday Sale (63% OFF)
- Excite Audio Bundle Black Friday Sale (44% OFF)
- KV331 Audio SynthMaster 2 Player Black Friday Sale (🔥 82% OFF)
- Loopcloud Plugins Black Friday Sale (🔥 up to 84% OFF)
- Kuassa Early Black Friday Sale (up to 63% OFF)
- United Plugins Mastermind Sale (50% OFF)
- Pitch Innovations Black Friday Sale (up to 61% OFF)
- Sampleson Black Friday Sale (50% OFF)
- Cherry Audio Winter Sale (up to 77% OFF)
- Karanyi Sounds Early Black Friday Sale (🔥 up to 84% OFF)
- AKAI Black Friday Sale (up to 67% OFF)
- Kirnu Cream Black Friday Sale (61% OFF)
- Universal Audio UAD Early Black Friday Sale (🔥 up to 90% OFF)
- D16 Group Black Friday Bundle Sale (🔥 81% OFF)
- NEW! AudioThing Early Black Friday Sale (🔥 up to 84% OFF)
- NEW! Resonance Sound Black Friday Sale (🔥 up to 90% OFF)
- NEW! Tokyo Dawn Labs Black Friday Sale (🔥 up to 80% OFF)
- NEW! Black Rooster Audio Black Friday Sale (🔥 up to 75% OFF)
HOT! Black Rooster Audio VTC-2 (🔥🔥🔥 99% OFF 🔥🔥🔥)
- NEW! KV331 Early Black Friday Sale (up to 76% OFF)
- HOT! Plugin Boutique $29 Black Friday Bundle Sale (95% OFF)
- Audio Plugin Deals already offers several Black Friday deals, with new discounts being added each week in November:
- VSTBuzz offers the following software deals for Black Friday (more coming soon):
- PluginFox offers the following software deals in preparation for Black Friday 2023:
- EastWest Cyber Month Sale (50% OFF)
- AIR Music Tech Sale (🔥 up to 90% OFF)
- BBE Sound Inc. Sale (🔥 up to 81% OFF)
- Eventide Immersive Plugins Sale (60% OFF)
- Initial Audio Sale (up to 70% OFF)
- IrcamLAB Sale (👍 75% OFF)
- Kuassa Sale (up to 64% OFF)
- Nomad Factory Sale (🔥 up to 81% OFF)
- Plug and Mix Sale (🔥 up to 80% OFF)
- TOP! 👍 Native Instruments launched the Cyber Season Sale with a 50% discount on Komplete 14 Select and savings on various hardware products.
- Tone Empire offers the Firechild compressor for $29 (typically $99).
- Image-Line offers a 25% discount on FL Studio Producer Edition, Signature Bundle & All Plugins Edition. FL Studio 21.2 is now live, and it includes Kepler, a new analog-modeling synth.
- Waves Audio launched the Early Black Friday sale with plugin deals starting at $19.99.
- Mastering The Mix launched a 50% OFF deal on Expose.
- ANWIDA Soft offers a 60% OFF discount on all plugins with coupon code BLACK60.
- IK Multimedia launched the Black Friday Deals with up to 78% off AmpliTube 5 MAX v2, TONEX MAX, and the AmpliTube 5 MAX & TONEX MAX bundle. The company also offers up to 60% off MODO BASS 2, MODO DRUM 1.5, and the MODO MAX bundle.
- Karanyi Sounds launched the Black November sale with up to 80% discounts on select products. The company is also offering Lofi Keys as a FREE add-on with any purchase in November.
- Audiomodern launched a sitewide 35% OFF sale with coupon code BLACK23, ending on December 5th. Get the new Freezr plugin for free with any purchase in Audimodern’s online shop.
- Cableguys offers the ShaperBox 3 Bundle, containing the brand new ReverbShaper plugin and nine more Shaper effects worth $340 for only $89 for Black Friday.
- Pulsar Audio launched the Early Black Friday offer, with prices starting at €25 for the Smasher plugin and €29 for W495.
- ADSR Sounds will launch the Black Friday sale on November 18th, 2023. You can already browse the site for early Black Friday offers and discounts.
- TOP! 👍 Output launched the Black Friday sale with a sitewide 50% OFF sale on its best-selling products, including Arcade and the Output Bundle.
- HoRNet Plugins launched the Pre-Black Friday Sale with an 82% discount on selected individual plugins. Use the code BFELGE82 at checkout to get the discount.
- Plugin Alliance offers the Amek EQ 250 plugin for free with any Brainworx bx_console AMEK 200A purchase (currently on sale for $299).
- Polyverse Music launched the Black Friday sale with a variety of plugin deals. The Comet reverb plugin will be 80% OFF ($29 sale price) in a flash 24-hour sale on November 14th.
- BABY Audio launched the Black Friday sale with up to 76% off its best-selling products.
- Tritik offers a sitewide 50% discount until the end of November with the code BLACK23.
- NEW! Mindful Harmony offers 40% off its Premium plan for a year during Mindful Harmony’s Black Month Deal.
- HOT! 🔥 Polymode by Cherry Audio is currently on sale for only $5 for a limited time!
- HOT! 🔥 impOSCar2 by GForce Software is on discount for only £14.99 during the Black Friday sale!
- NEW! Safari Pedals offers up to 80% off its guitar amplification software. A new spring-like vintage reverb plugin called Rhino is now $4 only! (thanks to BPB reader Mark for the info!)
- NEW! Abletunes offers the new Retrotape plugin at a 35% discount during the Black Friday sale.
- NEW! Audio Comparison WP plugin (for WordPress) perpetual license is 25% off, or you can get 50% off your first subscription year! Also, every second license is free in November, meaning you could have an extra license for your staging site or your second site or give one away.
- HOT! Native Instruments announces a broad assortment of Black Friday deals, with discounts up to 90% off. Also, get 50% off Komplete 14 and collections for vocal production, club-ready dance music, analog-modeled consoles, and more.
- NEW! Modalics launched the new MINDst Drums plugin with a special sale for Black Friday, offering it for $99 instead of $149.
- HOT! United Plugins launched an 82% OFF deal on the QuickMuse randomization plugin.
- NEW! Producer Spot offers 70% off for all sample packs, many great deals on plugins, and a special exclusive bundle from Black Octopus Sound (Ends Dec. 4).
- HOT! Emergent Drums is currently 80% OFF ($49 discounted price).
- NEW! Techivation launched a 75% OFF deal on the Techivation Full Bundle. You can buy all Techivation plugins for $241 during the Black Friday sale.
- NEW! BEAT offers several exclusive deals:
- Beat Workzone 2/22 is available at a 60% discount for 3,99€ with the code BPBFRIDAY, including Waldorf Edition 2 LE and UVI Electro Suite LE. Note: This offer is for the German PDF version only.
- Beat Workzone 1/23 is also offered at a 60% discount for 3,99€ using the code BPBFRIDAY. This package includes a Virtual MPC 2000 XL, Voltage Modular BE, and various other software and sound samples.
- The Creative Producer Bundle, consisting of 5 eBooks, is available for 7,99€ with a 60% discount using the code BPBFRIDAY, covering topics from groove creation to completing a track.
- NEW! Tone Empire is running a special promotion where customers will receive complimentary copies of the Soul Squash plugin with any purchase. This exclusive offer is valid until December 3rd, 2023.
Soundware Deals – Black Friday 2023 🔊
- Plugin Boutique offers a range of early Black Friday deals on sample packs, presets, and Kontakt libraries:
- Rigid Audio Black Friday Sale (🔥 up to 97% OFF)
- Loopmasters Plugins Black Friday Sale (up to 73% OFF)
- Plugin Boutique VirtualCZ & Expansions Black Friday Sale (up to 73% OFF)
- Plugin Boutique Carbon Electra & Expansions Black Friday Sale (up to 73% OFF)
- Plugin Boutique Presets Black Friday Sale (up to 74% OFF)
- Organic Loops Drums Black Friday Sale (50% OFF)
- Beat MPC Expansions Black Friday Sale (50% OFF)
- Strix Instruments Black Friday Sale (🔥 up to 92% OFF)
- Niche Audio Trap Sale (40% OFF)
- Have Audio Black Friday Sale (up to 70% OFF)
- Muze Black Friday Sale (🔥 up to 90% OFF)
- NEW! UNDRGRND Sounds Redlight (🔥 90% OFF)
- Audio Plugin Deals offers a selection of Black Friday soundware deals:
- VSTBuzz launched its early Black Friday 2023 soundware deals:
- Rewired Records launched a sitewide Black Friday Sale offering up to 90% OFF in savings on sound libraries and plugins.
- PinkNoise Studio launched the November Sale, offering up to 80% off all Kontakt libraries.
- Chiqui-Audio launched a sitewide 50% OFF sale on sound banks until November 30th.
- HOT! 🔥 Sonuscore launched the Black November Pre-Sale with a huge 92% OFF deal on the ORIGINS Bundle Vol. 1-5 for NI Kontakt.
- Resonance Sound launched its Black Friday Deals with 50% off all sound libraries and up to 90% off exclusive Black Friday bundles.
- A Sound Effect launched the warm-up Black Friday Sale, offering up to 82% off on sound libraries. It will be interesting to see what they’re keeping in store for the main Black Friday sale.
- Bvker released the 2023 Black Friday Bundle, which contains 8 best-selling packs at a 93% discount.
- Flame Sound launched the Black Friday sale with a sitewide 50% OFF discount (use coupon code BLACKFRIDAY50 during checkout).
- Wrongtools offers a 50% OFF pre-order sale on the new Fjordheim Drums sample library. More Black Friday deals are expected soon.
- Loopmasters offers a sitewide 50% OFF discount on all sample libraries. Also available is the brand-new Berlin City Sounds collection.
- NEW! Wave Alchemy offers a FREE drum sample pack with any plugin purchase. You can also get the Synth Drums sample pack for just £2 for a limited time.
- NEW! Decent Samples launched the Black Friday Sale, offering almost every sample library at 30% off.
- NEW! Ben Aylon offers his signature One Man Tribe percussion sample catalog at 50% Off – $19.99.
- NEW! Deputi Sounds launched a sitewide 50% off sale for Black Friday.
- NEW! Vocal Pockets launches the Mega Black Friday Sale! Save over $200 worth of discounts on our deals this month, including a special bundle!
- NEW! MyLoops recently launched their Black Friday 2023 sales, offering a 60% discount on over 4000 packs from their extensive catalog of more than 7000 items. The sale, which includes bonus deals on specific packs with discounts up to 90%, will conclude on Monday, November 27th, at 23:59 CET.
- NEW! A Sound Effect launched the world’s largest indie sound community sale, featuring over 2200 sound effects libraries, plugins, and virtual instruments at up to 82% off, running through Black Friday and Cyber Monday until December 5th, 2023.
- NEW! ModeAudio has announced its annual Black Friday Sale, offering a 50% discount on all products.
- NEW! Soundsdivine offers 50% off all Omnisphere soundsets until 24th November.
Hardware Deals – Black Friday 2023 🎛️
- Reverb launched the Early Black Friday sales with massive savings on gear from Korg, Moog, and many more:
- Native Instruments Maschine MK3 (🔥 $300 OFF)
- Direct Sound EXTW37 Pro Wireless Closed Back Studio Isolation Headphones w/ Mic ($250 OFF)
- Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 3rd Gen ($100 OFF)
- Novation Impulse 25 ($64 OFF)
- Native Instruments Maschine MK3 (🔥 $300 OFF)
- Pirate.com offers a 25% discount to all new customers, valid at over 700 rehearsal, recording, and DJ studios worldwide. To claim this promotion, use the code BLACKFRIDAY25 when you book a session.
Freebies – Black Friday 2023 🎁
- Loopcloud offers the Super 8 plugin by Native Instruments for FREE with any subscription, starting at $2 for two months.
- Plugin Boutique offers a free plugin with any purchase until November 20th. Get VISION 4X Lite, UAD LA-2A, or UJAM Mellow 2 for free.
- Plugin Boutique offers Audiomodern Freezr as a free add-on when you purchase another Audiomodern product.
- ADSR Sounds offers Animate by Mastering the Mix as a free add-on with any purchase in November.
- VSTBuzz offers The LO.VE. Piano for Kontakt Player for free.
- Soundtoys offers the Little Plate reverb plugin as a free download until December 1st.
- AIR Music Tech offers the Bassline plugin for free for a limited time!
- Native Instruments offers the Ozone 11 Mastering EQ by iZotope for free.
- In Session Audio offers the Fruit Shake library for Kontakt Player for free until November 21st.
- Chiqui-Audio offers free Serum presets as part of its Black Friday promotion.
- 8DIO offers the 1928 Steinway Grand Piano for Native Instruments Kontakt for FREE!
- Karanyi Sounds offers the Electric Keys electric piano instrument for FREE for a limited time.
- Arturia offers the Augmented Strings Intro virtual instrument for FREE on Audio Plugin Deals!
- Boom Library offers the Processed Impacts sound library for FREE!
- SoundGhost offers the Space reverb plugin for FREE for a limited time.
- DP-06+ drum machine library for Kontakt Player is FREE for a limited time.
- Phil Speiser offers The_Build plugin for FREE until November 23rd.
- Karanyi Sounds offers the Space reverb plugin for FREE with any purchase.
- Decent Samples released FREE Casio PT-10 x Dictaphone sample library.
- Splash Sound offers the Indie Voices and Old School Keys sound libraries for Kontakt Player for free until December 8th.
- Waves Audio offers free Silk Vocal on Black Friday!
When is Black Friday 2023? 📅
Black Friday is the first Friday after Thanksgiving in the United States. In recent decades, it has become a global shopping phenomenon and the time of the year with the most sales, special discounts, and limited-time product offers.
Black Friday 2023 is on November 24th. However, in the music software industry, the Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales start almost a month before the actual Black Friday.
You will find all the latest music production deals on this page.
Black Friday 2023 – Survey Results 📊
We recently surveyed over 900 music producers about Black Friday. Here are the most interesting findings:
- Only 10.5% of music producers feel negatively about Black Friday in general. The majority (67.1%) feel positive about Black Friday, and less than a quarter (22.4%) are neutral.
- When asked about Black Friday in the context of music production, only 4.7% of music producers felt negatively. The vast majority (80%) feel positive about Black Friday in the context of music production.
- Around half (53.9%) of music producers feel the same level of excitement about Black Friday 2023 as in previous years. However, almost a third (29%) stated that they are more excited about this year’s Black Friday than previously.
- Almost half (48.2%) of surveyed music producers are certain that they will make a music production-related purchase on Black Friday this year. Only 13.9% are certain that they won’t buy anything.
- Interestingly, more than three quarters (76.2%) of music producers said they intentionally delayed purchasing music gear and software earlier in the year to take advantage of a Black Friday sale.
- Less than a third (29.3%) of music producers have a specific budget for Black Friday purchases.
- When asked about the minimum discount percentage that would entice them to make a music production-related purchase on Black Friday, the most popular answer (35.7%) was a 50-75% discount. Only 5.4% of music producers would be happy with a 10-25% discount.
- Over two-thirds (67.8%) of surveyed music producers will primarily focus on purchasing music production software on Black Friday. Only 12.1% are planning to purchase studio gear, and 20% are planning to upgrade their soundware collection.
- Over half (58%) of music producers said they discover Black Friday deals on websites like Bedroom Producers Blog and others. Only a small percentage (6.1%) use online forums to discover Black Friday deals. Interestingly, only 16.3% searched for Black Friday offers on social media.
- Of those who weren’t neutral, over 99% of surveyed music producers said they were happy with Bedroom Producers Blog’s Black Friday coverage in the previous years. Thank you!
- Only 25.6% felt that Black Friday discounts are unfair to those customers who purchase music production products at full price during the rest of the year.
- Interestingly, most (70%) music producers said they never regretted a music production purchase made during Black Friday.
- Lastly, less than half (43.1%) felt that Black Friday sales pressure music producers and musicians into purchasing gear they don’t necessarily need or can’t afford.
We hope you’ll enjoy Bedroom Producers Blog’s coverage of Black Friday 2023. Please share your favorite deals and offers in the comments below. We will add the best suggestions to the article.