With over 3 years of our coverage over the Black Friday plugin deals period, we've come to learn a lot about the sales, where to find them, and how to get the most bang for your buck. Each year we spend hours updating this page and our Black Friday plugin deals page every single day, so you can get the best deals possible. That's why in this article, we'll be sharing the best Black Friday synth deals for plugins, how to get hardware synth savings, and more.
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Huge list of all the Black Friday plugins on sale right now!
Black Friday Synth Deals Quick List
Below is a quick list of all the best places to look for hardware synth black friday deals, as well as musical instruments and synth plugins:
- Sweetwater – Best discounts on hardware and musical instruments
- Plugin Boutique – Best for synth plugin deals, savings, and variety
- Audio Plugin Deals – Biggest savings on synth plugins you'll find, not much variety
- Reverb – Sales on hardware synths and general music hardware + instruments
- Amazon – Runs sales on musical instruments, you may be able to pick up synths
- Gear4Music – Black Friday deals on hardware, musical instruments, and software
- Thomann – Black Friday sales on software, hardware, and musical instruments
The Black Friday Synth Deals List
We will update this area with a huge table (like can be seen at the bottom of this page) with all the synth deals for black friday that get's updated daily soon!
When Do The Black Friday Synth Deals Start?
Black Friday Synth deals begin on the 1st of November, starting with many plugins going on sale, and lasting until January 2023. During this period there will be fewer deals until around the 17th of November. This is when the main event begins to ramp up and you can expect some great savings on plugins and hardware.
Cyber Monday will begin right after the Black Friday period around the 28th – 30th. After this, Black Friday deals will continue on and then the Christmas plugin deals will start.
Finally, the January sales will begin and last for the entire month of January.
Many of the deals last until 2023 until the 31st of January. After that, there will be sales all year round, but these are less frequent and the savings are usually much less than what you can get through the holiday season.
Do Hardware Synths Go On Sale?
Hardware synths go on very small sales, but, Black Friday synth deals are generally hard to find for hardware synths specifically. Due to their popularity and physical nature, you won't see many savings on hardware synths.
To make the most of Black Friday, you'll want to check out some of the Synth plugin savings.
Because these are software, and generally have no build costs, manufacturers can cut the price of plugins much more than they can hardware. Additionally a lot of synth plugins are pretty much 99% of the way there with re-creating the organic hardware sounds you're looking for.
They're still not quite there and hardware definitely sounds better (and is a lot more fun to use), but if you're looking to spread your budget, we'd advise getting plugins.
How Much Can I Expect To Save During The Black Friday Synth Deals?
During the Black Friday Synth deals, you can expect to save between 10-25% on hardware synths and anywhere from 10-90% on software plugins. This is why we recommend making use of the plugin synths where you can because the savings are so much bigger.
The Black Friday sale for hardware synths usually isn't great, and you're probably not going to see deals on your favorite old-school hardware synth (sorry).
Where Is The Best Place To Look For Hardware Synth Deals?
The best places to check for hardware synth deals will be:
- Perfect Circuit
- Exploding Shed
- Pro Audio Star
- Interstate Music
How To Prepare For The Black Friday Deals
During the Black Friday period, you can save a lot on big-name music brands like Baby Audio, Native Instruments, Waves, and more. It's important to prepare for these sales because they are often the biggest savings, and you want to have enough cash aside to make use of them if they're right for you this year.
Here's how to prepare for Black Friday in 2022-2023:
- Start saving your cash now. The amount of discounts on music software, instruments & sample packs on Black Friday is crazy. To get the most bang for your buck start putting aside a bit of money each month, so you have some to play with when those juicy deals drop.
- Sign up to mailing lists. Get one of your promo emails and sign up to lists (like ours), so you can get updates straight to your inbox!
- Bookmark this page. We update this hourly during the Black Friday period, and you'll get all the most up to date deals by doing so.
- Join our Facebook community over at Whipped Cream Sounds – Music Production & Audio Gear. There you'll be able to stay up to date with all the latest deals, and start discussions about what to get/what are the best.
- Make sure to join other communities. Places like Reddit and Facebook can be great places to find more information about these deals and stay informed.
- Create a Plugin Boutique account to make use of the freebies & get the best plugin deals about.
The best place for plugin deals is Plugin Boutique, with Plugin Fox coming in 2nd, and Audio Plugin Deals coming in third. PIB and PF have a great, wide selection of deals and will most likely have the best synth black friday plugin deals.
Audio Plugin Deals does one off sales all year around where you'll find the most incredible savings of 70% and above, on great Kontakt instruments, Synth plugins, effects plugins and more.
The best place for hardware synth deals is Sweetwater, with Reverb coming in 2nd and Thomann + Andertons Music coming in for a tie 3rd.
Sweetwater will have the largest variety of synth deals, and the biggest savings, but is a US-based site. However, they do ship internationally (you'll just have to pay a lot).
Reverb is like a marketplace for all things music (kind of like eBay or Amazon but for synths). You'll find deals from retailers all around the world. This is the most likely place to find old-school hardware synth deals.
Thomann and Andertons offer a wide selection of hardware synth deals and music instrument deals. It's a good place to check.
We strongly suggest you make an account on all the websites you want to make use of the good deals because many have loyalty programs and you can rack up points.
For being a customer you can rack up:
- Virtual cash
- And extra discounts
This is especially good for Plugin Boutique, where you'll be able to get free synth plugins and effects every month, as well as rack up a lot of virtual cash you can use towards new purchases.
The Black Friday Synth Deals of Last Year (2021)
Here's the complete list of the black friday synth deals for 2021:
|Cherry Audio Black Friday Sale Up To 40% off Entire Range of Synths, Modules, & Effects||2022-01-11||Synths|
|AAS Holiday Sale - 57% off||2022-01-10||Synths|
|Reveal Sound Spire Holiday Sale - 50% off||2022-01-10||Synths|
|Shop all Thomman instrument deals||2022-01-10||Music Instruments|
|MNTRA Instruments Black November Sale||2021-12-05||Synths|
|Aberrant DSP Black Friday Sale - 50%||2021-12-05||Synths|
|Carbon Electra Synth Up To 60% off||2021-12-05||Synths|
|Cherry Audio Black Friday Sale Up To 40% off Entire Range of Synths, Modules, & Effects||2021-11-22||Modular Synths|
|Synth Master Player Only $9.99||Synths|
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