The 12 best Black Friday deals for music production (2023)

The best time of the year for music producers is here—Black Friday week.

…Or not-the-best time, if you’re someone who gets overwhelmed by the countless social media posts, notifications, and emails with all-caps subject lines. This year, we decided we wanted to put together a tight and curated list once again for those who want to block out the noise and know about the deals that are among the best of the best. From significant mark-downs on the latest plugins to solid discounts on long-time industry staples, below we’ve identified 12 Black Friday deals for music production.


Until December 3rd, UJAM are offering some of the most competitive Black Friday discounts available on the market, with up to 75% off of their most popular software instruments and bundles—some highlights include their Usynth GLAM for $20 (usually $79), their Beatmaker Bundle for $149 (usually $499), and their Full Bundle for $599 (usually $1,999). From drum kits and synths to guitars and symphonic elements, UJAM’s library has something for everyone.

Take a listen to UJAM’s guitar sounds in the context of a production

2. Eventide

Known for both their hardware as well as their plugins, Eventide have been making waves in the world of audio for over 50 years. On the heels of the launch of their Split Essentials series—consisting of the simple but incredibly powerful DeBoom and Sheen Machine—Eventide are offering up to $200 off on select gear this holiday season, including the H9 Max Dark Harmonizer®, Factor pedals, Misha Eurorack Module, and more.

See DeBoom and Sheen Machine in action in our Shorts tutorial

3. Apogee

Another multi-decade leader, Apogee are behind the audio gear that has been used to capture countless award-winning performances by many of the world’s most successful artists. Until November 30th, Apogee are offering various discounts on their best gear, including $100 off of the Duet 3, $750 off of the Symphony Desktop and Apogee FX Bundle, $50 off of BOOM, and $110 off of MiC Plus. What’s more, they’re offering 40% off of all of their individual plugins and 50% off of all of their plugin bundles.

4. Focusrite

Best known by producers for their iconic Scarlett audio interfaces, Focusrite’s products play an integral role in the music creation process for beginners and pros alike, year after year. This Black Friday, they’re offering a wide range of discounts on both new and refurbished gear, so that you can level up your music-making setup at a lower price point than ever—be sure to check out their 3rd generation interfaces for three complimentary months of Splice Sounds.

5. FabFilter (ended)

Whether it’s their Pro-Q3 EQ or Pro-L 2 limiter (or anything in between), FabFilter are known for their industry-leading and widely-beloved plugins for mixing and mastering. Until November 27th, they’re offering a rare deal in 25% off for all of their plugins and bundles.

6. PreSonus

Are you in the market for hardware like interfaces, studio monitors, microphones, and controllers? If so, check out PreSonus’ deals—some highlights include their Revelator mic for $59.99 (usually $179.99), their ATOM controller for $99.99 (usually $149.99), and their Eris® E4.5 Studio Monitor for $119.99 (usually $199.99).

7. Soundtoys

Known for their powerful yet easy-to-use plugins like Decapitator and Little AlterBoy, Soundtoys are a mainstay in the music production landscape. Until December 1st, you can grab their Soundtoys 5 Bundle and Effect Rack for 50% off, at $249 and $149 respectively. You can also get up to 80% off on various individual plugins.

8. Neural DSP

A manufacturer we covered in our guide on guitar amp simulator plugins, Neural DSP crafts “algorithmically perfect” sounds in partnership with today’s best guitarists including the likes of Tim Henson and Cory Wong. Their Black Friday deal is nice and simple—until November 30th, you can get 50% off of all of their plugins.

9. Fender

Another incredible opportunity for guitarists, Fender are offering exclusive deals on select electric guitars, acoustics, and accessories—the discounts are as high as 50%, but they have limited supply so don’t delay if you’re interested.

10. Antares

This Black Friday, Antares are offering a simple but sweet deal—50% off of everything, including all subscriptions and perpetual licenses. If you’ve wanted to try using their renowned Auto-Tune before, now might be the time to take the plunge.

11. Avid

If you’ve ever wanted to try using Pro Tools, Media Composer, or Sibelius, now may be the time—until November 26th, Avid are offering 20% off of some of their most recognized tools for music and media creation.

12. Sweetwater

Last but not least, Sweetwater is in many respects the Amazon of instruments and music production gear. If you’re on the market for any physical instruments (or even software), definitely consider reviewing their Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals before you make a purchase.

And there you have it—hopefully we were able to help you make a new discovery or purchase that’s going to become an invaluable part of your music creation process! If you’d like to discuss gear, music production, and more with other like-minded creators, be sure to join the Splice Discord.

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November 22, 2023

Harrison Shimazu

Harrison Shimazu is a composer, content strategist, and writer who’s passionate about democratizing music creation and education. He leads the Splice blog and produces vocaloid music as Namaboku.