With the Black Friday plugin deals coming up, you'll want to know whether your favorite company's plugins are on sale or not.
In this article, we'll cover whether a Korg Black Friday sale will happen or not. We'll also cover how you can save the most money during the period and whether Black Friday is the best time to buy or not, and if not… when?
Korg Black Friday Sale – Will It Happen? (TL;DR)
There will be a Black Friday sale on Korg products. You can expect to see anywhere between 33 – 55% off Korg plugins this season. You will not see a sale on Korg hardware products.
If you're looking for Korg software, like the M1 Piano or the iPolysix, then it's worth checking out the Black Friday sales on Korg when they drop.
Korg will additionally have sales on upgrades, so if you have the original Korg software versions, you should be able to save a bit of money upgrading to the newer versions of it.
The best thing about the Korg line is that there is now support for their DAW and plugins on Mobile, Mac, Windows, and even for Nintendo Switch. This means that you could be working on a project anywhere at any time because all files are compatible and open on all devices.
This means that when you purchase Korg plugins you additionally get AUV3 units, so you can implement them into any DAW project on your iPhone or iPad. Unfortunately, Android does not support 3rd party VSTs just yet.
Did Korg Have A Black November Sale Last Year?
Korg had a 50% off sale on digital software last Black November. They additionally had a bundle deal for the entire Korg collection, which cost only $249 for the entire package. This was great for new users but annoyed some old customers who paid more.
There were also sales on upgrades for Korg products. Meaning that, if you had a V1 Korg plugin, you could upgrade for less to the newest version.
Where Can I Find Deals on Korg Hardware?
You will not find deals on the Korg website for hardware. However, some 3rd party retailers may sell Korg hardware for a slight discount during the Black Friday period. For these sales, you'll want to check: Sweetwater, Gear4Music, Reverb and Thomann.
Generally, people who own Korg hardware keep it quite well, so it may also be worth checking sites like eBay or Gumtree, etc. to see if anyone is selling their hardware.
There are also often “open box” deals. These are commonly shop display models, or instruments sold to retailers that don't come in the box and have been used. You'll get a pretty decent discount on these and they'll be like-new.
How To Get The Most Out of Korg's Black Friday Sale
If you are a new Korg customer, it will be best to look out for the bundles. Commonly the bundles are where you can save the most money, and if you've been waiting to get your hands on the digital emulations of legendary synths, then it makes sense to make use of these.
For instance, last year you could get the entire bundle for $249. If you were to purchase those plugins separately, even with the discounts, you would pay a lot more.
If you're already a Korg user, you'll want to make use of the upgrades, if you have a previous software version. If you don't have a previous software version, the discounts are the best you will get.
Unfortunately, this is just the way it works for most software companies' Black Friday sales. Usually, the intro deals are much better than the customer deals.