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Here are the latest Black Friday plugin deals (& Cyber Monday Plugin Deals) for 2020:
btw you can search the entire table for ‘waves’ or ‘native instruments’ & so on
Also if you want the most up-to-date audio plugin deals all year round, be sure to bookmark our list (updated every Friday).
This year we’ll be tracking all the best Black Friday plugin deals (alongside all the Cyber Monday plugin deals) so you have an easy place to find all the best audio plugin savings this holiday season has to offer!
As more and more deals begin to surface, you can bet we’ll be adding them to this list, so be sure to bookmark this page to get the most up-to-date music deals this festive season.
You can also stay up to date with all this years’ plugin deals, by joining the Whipped Cream Sounds – Music Production & Audio Gear Facebook community.
(we also post some awesome sound design tutorials and DIY music marketing tips for indie artists)
When Do The Black Friday Audio Plugin Deals Start (2020)?
The Black Friday deals come around every single year and 2020 is no different. This year, they start on Friday the 27th of November and span over a number of days, so you have a good chance of picking up some phenomenal audio plugins towards the end of the year.
(a lot of the sales start earlier, with some spanning across the 20th of Nov – 2nd of Dec)
It’s also important to note that, unlike other industries, the music plugin deals start a couple weeks before the real Black Friday deals begin, so you’ll see some audio software retailers starting the season early.
Last year we had early deals from the likes of:
- And more
Just so you’re aware and ready for these to drop, they started November 15th last year.
After the Black Friday deals end, you also have Cyber Monday, where you’ll be able to pick up some exceptional deals on your favourite audio plugins.
The Cyber Monday deals are never as good as those that you get on Black Friday, but it’s still definitely worth checking out!
One of our favourite things about the season is the free effects plugins you can get your hands on. Companies like Waves kindly give away a free plugin from their collection each year to spread good will.
To be sure you’re in on the Waves deal this year, sign up to their mailing list as it’s exclusive to people signed up.
Last year they gave away Bezerk, which is a truly exceptional distortion plugin. If you start collecting the free Black Friday plugins in 2020, you can build up quite a collection of really high-quality paid plugins for free!
We’ve personally built up a good collection of Reverbs, Distortion, Compression & more just from participating in the free plugin sign up each year.
How To Be Prepared For The 2020 Black Friday VST Deals
With all the deals happing this year, it’s important to be prepared so you can get the most out of the season.
Here’s how we recommend you prepare for this Black Friday:
- Start saving money now. There are so many great discounts on Black Friday that it’s ideal to save up a bit of cash beforehand so you can make the most of it. Making use of this season wisely will save you hundreds, if not thousands.
- Bookmark this list, so you can get all the up-to-date prices and discounts available this Black Friday.
- Join the Whipped Cream Sounds – Music Production & Audio Gear Facebook community to stay up to date on all the best prices.
- Join music production communities on Reddit, to stay up to date with all the best offers on software.
- Create a Waves account to ensure you get the free, yearly plugin and all the updates on the best discounts & bundles on sale.
Another thing to keep in mind is that, a lot of the discounts available will be on Plugin Boutique. We recommend creating a profile there, because they offer a rewards scheme to help you build up:
- Virtual cash
- And extra discounts
These can be redeemed on future purchases from the store, to get you extra discounts. With so many great deals throughout the year, we highly recommend signing up and taking advantage of it.
Throughout the year they also offer free plugins as promotional offers of some of the best audio software available on the market.
Last year they gave away Izotope Ozone, Izotope Neutron & a whole load of other Izotope mixing & mastering audio plugins.
Plugin Boutique also consistently offers the best prices for all of your plugin needs.
When Does Cyber Monday Happen in 2020?
After the Black Friday VST plugin deals are over, Cyber Monday comes around to give us a few extra savings on our favourite, plugins, music gear & more!
To be involved with the Cyber Monday deals in 2020, be sure to bookmark this page, so you can come back to see our extensive list of Cyber Monday audio deals when they begin!
Cyber Monday happens on the 30th of November in 2020, and with it will come a huge range of plugin deals that will make your mouth water.
Where Can I Find The Best Black Friday Hardware & Instrument Deals in 2020?
Black Friday is not only great to save money on audio plugins, but also your favourite hardware synthesizers or instruments you’ve been eyeing up.
And, if you’re looking for hardware this year, rather than software virtual instruments, we’ve got you covered.
Black Friday is a great time to pick up that new audio interface, effects rack unit or hardware synthesiser you’ve always wanted.
Whatever you want to save money on this year, you’ll find the best audio deals at the resources we’ve included below:
What About Music Course Discounts in 2020?
Alongside being the best seasonal period for plugin savings, Black Friday also offers a huge variety of deals on things like music courses.
Last year saw some of the best deals on resources that helped to improve so many music producers’ skills. If you’re looking to improve on instruments, sound design, composition or mixing & mastering, the deals will have something for you to make use of.
If you want to stay up to date on the best deals, then make sure to bookmark this page and come back to it as we continually update it.
The best Black Friday bundles on music courses seen in 2019 were as follows:
- Udemy (Music Production Course Deals)
- Production Music Live (Sound Design Course Bundles)
- ImprovPianoTips (Piano Course Bundles)
You can also bet that the best music distribution companies will be taking part in the madness, and the deals they’ll be offering this year could save you a large sum of money.
What if I’m Looking For Sample Pack Sales in 2020?
As well as all the awesome audio plugin sales happening this year, there will also be some incredible sales happening for sample libraries.
Sample packs are always good to pick up, as you can never have too many to help spark ideas when you’re in the music production lab cooking up freshly made beat cookies.
If you didn’t know already, Loopmasters are the number 1 sample store to go to for all the best sample libraries and deals available no matter the seasonal period.
On Black Friday they completely blow every other sample company out of the water, giving you the very best discounts. In 2020, this won’t be any different.
To keep track of the best sample pack deals, we highly recommend heading over to loopmasters to see what they have to offer on the big day!
If you’re looking for access to huge varieties of samples & don’t want to download tonnes of packs, check out:
Be sure to check this page on the 27th of November 2020, to see all the best plugin deals and sample deals.
What is Black Friday?
Black Friday originally started on American soil, back in the 1950s as a seasonal promotion for people to save money throughout the holiday period. Although it’s been around for such a long time, it has only recently become a big thing in Europe.
With the increase in popularity of Black Friday, the deals & discounts you can get in 2020 are now more than ever! It’s a time of year where all the biggest music retailers, software & plugin giants pull out all the stops to bring you the best pre-Christmas discounts & sales.
We’re from the U.K. and can remember a time not so long ago that Black Friday didn’t even exist – so count your lucky stars it has increased in popularity, because the savings on software, hardware & plugins has been exceptional every time around.
The name is said to have its origins in Philadelphia. Apparently the local police used it to describe the traffic disruption that happened the day after.
Black Friday is now the name for the day of the best discounts and sales available on everything.
What Is Cyber Monday?
If you don’t know what Cyber Monday is, it’s a day that usually happens after the Black Friday weekend period, which offers even more sales & exclusive plugin deals.
It was originally called ‘Blue Monday’ and is essentially another day where you can pick up some great plugins for cheap.
Starting in November 2005, Cyber Monday was created by retailers to encourage those manic Black Friday shoppers to shop online – making it one of the biggest online shopping days of the year.
Not that you didn’t shop online anyway & of course with lockdown, well…
This means that all of the deals are only available online.
And while this doesn’t make a difference for plugins, if you’re the type that likes to go to the store to pick up hardware, then you won’t be able to make use of the deals in store on Cyber Monday.
Cyber Monday is a great day to pick up deals on tech & hardware, with certain retailers offering site-wide discounts across all items.
What’s The Difference Between Black Friday & Cyber Monday
It can be hard to see an actual difference between Cyber Monday and Black Friday.
With so many sales going on, it can feel like one gigantic godzilla-like sales event.
The key difference to note is that Cyber Monday is entirely online, while Black Friday is both online and in-store.
Both sales will have tonnes of great deals on plugins, hardware and new music tech. So, whether you’re looking for a new pair of studio headphones, a synth or a new MIDI keyboard – you’ll be able to find a good deal.
On Cyber Monday, we can expect to see better deals on some music products than others.
For instance, if you’re looking for tech (like a new music production computer), it might be worth waiting until November 30th to see what deals are offered over the Black Friday ones.
On the other hand, if you’re looking for audio plugin deals – they’re usually much better throughout the Black Friday period and span from the 27th – 30th.
Some places even offer free downloads of plugins/software on Cyber Monday, so be sure to keep an eye out for that!
(check back here to see all the updated Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals)
A List of The 2019 Plugin Deals
2019’s deals were phenomenal, and to show you how extensive the savings were, we wanted to include all the best deals on audio plugins below.
Check out a snippet list of the best vst deals of 2019:
Every Black Friday comes with the most incredible plugin deals known to man and 2020 will be no different. To make use of the festive period in 2020, we wanted to give a complete run down of the best places to find all your music deal needs.
This list includes the best deals on plugins, samples, courses, instruments & more. We hope you find this useful and we can’t wait to update this list with all of the juicy savings we’re going to see in 2020.
Be sure to bookmark this list so you can check back on all the best audio plugin savings. You can also join the Whipped Cream Sounds – Music Production & Audio Gear Facebook community to be the first to know about all the savings.
We wish you the happiest of holidays and hope you pick up some awesome audio plugins this year!