The 12 best Black Friday deals for music producers (2022)

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

…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 (2022) deals for music producers.

1. Image-Line

Until November 30th, Image-Line are offering $100 off for FL Studio All Plugins Edition and over $500 in bonus plugins and sample libraries. Additionally, they’re offering $50 off for FL Studio Producer Edition and over $130 in bonus plugins and samples, or upgrade discounts and the respective bonus content.

2. SoundCloud

With the recent launch of SoundCloud for Artists—an all-in-one platform for artists to connect with fans and accelerate their careers—SoundCloud is doubling down on their commitment to continue being a creator-first company. For a limited time, you can get 50% off the first year of SoundCloud’s Next Pro annual plan, which offers unlimited uploads, distribution to all major streaming platforms, plus advanced insights and over $1,500 worth of partner perks and benefits.

3. 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 November 28th, you can grab their bundle for 55% off at $229, get 55% off for upgrades, and up to 80% off on various plugins.

4. FabFilter

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 28th, they’re offering a rare deal in 25% off for all of their plugins and bundles.

5. Antares

This Black Friday, Antares are offering up to 75% off on some of their most popular plugins, as well as a deal that lets you purchase one year of Auto-Tune Unlimited plus a perpetually free plugin (from a provided selection) for just $125.

6. Neural DSP

A manufacturer we covered in our post 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.

7. Spitfire

World-class virtual instrument company Spitfire are offering Abbey Road Orchestra: Low Percussion for $349, which is $100 off of its usual price. While this may sound like a niche deal, one listen to the collection makes it clear that it can be an invaluable tool for a wide array of genres and styles.

8. Avid

If you’ve ever wanted to try using Pro Tools, Media Composer, or Sibelius, now may be the time—until November 27th, Avid are offering anywhere between 15% and 33% off of some of their most recognized tools for music and media creation.

9. Universal Audio

Universal Audio are offering an expansive array of deals that suits their even more expansive catalog of plugins. Until November 25th, you can get three months of UAD Spark (their plugin subscription service) for $0.99, or buy individual plugins outright for anywhere up to 70% off.

10. Native Instruments

Native Instruments have their toes dipped into a lot of different aspects of music production, and they’re offering Black Friday deals across all of them. Whether it’s up to 75% off on software, major savings on flagship hardware, or supercharged hardware and software collections, there’s a lot to consider if you’re a fan of the tools they provide.

11. 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 deals before you make a purchase. While the discounts are as high as 70%, their sale only lasts until November 27th, so don’t delay too long.

12. Splice (Ended)

Last but not least, we have a deal of our own: From November 25th – 28th, new users can get a Splice Sounds+ Annual Subscription for only $79.99—that’s like getting four months free. Plus, all trialists and subscribers can get thousands of free samples from artists like Travis Barker, Ovy On The Drums, Murda Beats, and more—see details and the full list here.

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!

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November 22, 2022

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 creates music as Namaboku.