With Black Friday behind us, there's another opportunity coming up to save some serious cash - Cyber Monday! We're compiling the best Cyber Monday 2016 deals on music gear. This time of year, both manufacturers and online stores have pretty substantial sales on VSTs, plugins, DAWs, guitar pedals & much more. It's a great time to buy some gear you've been eyeing, but it can also be overwhelming keeping track of all the discounts and sales going on.
Here we're going to keep track of what we feel are the best deals/sales/discounts/etc.
Use the table of contents to navigate down to the section you care about.
- Musicians's Friend, Guitar Center & Amazon
- Guitars, Amps & Pedals
- Studio Gear, MIDI & DJ
- VSTs & Plugins
Musician's Friend, Guitar Center & Amazon - sales, deals, and discounts
Here we'll compile the general deals and coupons from online retailers that don't apply to any one specific music gear category.
Amazon continues its great music gear deals for Cyber Monday. It's difficult to know exactly what will be on sale and when. Keep an eye on the Cyber Monday Deals in Musical Instruments page to see the current selection, and the Deal of the Day they rotate. Check it out here.
Right on the heels of their Black Friday coupon, Musician's Friend - one of the biggest online music stores around - is offering a very nice 15% off coupon code (orders $99+). Use coupon code CYBERMONDAY. More details here.
Valid 11/28 - 12/1. Guitars, headphones, MIDI keyboards, digital pianos, accessories - definitely worth looking through this.
There's that word again - Doorbusters! Musician's Friend has some pretty good deals on just about every category :) Over 130 guitar effects pedals are on sale, so make sure to check that out. These deals are good until 11/29/2016. Try combining these sales with the coupon code CYBERMONDAY we told you about above (good for 15% off). See the discounted gear here.
Musician's Friend: Stupid Deal of the Hour, Cyber Monday Edition: A new deal every hour, from 6 am to 6 pm PT 11/28
This is interesting and pretty fun. On Cyber Monday Nov 28, Musician's Friend is doing a steeply discounted piece of gear every hour, from 6 am to 6 pm PT. We'll definitely be checking this one out. Click here to check it out.
Guitars, Amps & Pedals - sales, deals, and discounts
Guitar Tricks Online Guitar Lessons - Get 1 year of Guitar Tricks Full Access and they will send you a free acoustic guitar
Their crazy sale continues - Guitar Tricks, one of the biggest and best online guitar lesson sites, is giving you a free acoustic guitar if you get 1 year of Guitar Tricks Full Access (at the promo price of $129). This goes until 12/16, or until they run out of guitars. You can access this sale here.
15% off all EarthQuaker Devices pedals on Sweetwater. Check out the prices here.
10% off all Wampler pedals, INCLUDING the new lineup that just came out, on Sweetwater. Check out the prices here.
Boutique pedals that are normally around $180, so getting any of them for just under $100 is a steal. Use coupon code WHATEVER when checking out. Go to the Mr. Black website here.
Great chance to restock on some great electric guitar strings. 10-pack of D'Addario EXL110 Nickel Light Electric Guitar Strings for about $20, which is a fantastic deal. Check the final sale price on Amazon here.
On Instagram, Keeley posted:
We were going to post something this evening, but we just couldn't wait any longer! A HUGE THANK YOU to everyone who has supported us over the years. You all mean the world to us. Happy Thanksgiving from the entire Keeley Team! Take 15% off your entire order at rkfx.com, now through Monday night with coupon BLACK15.
Studio Gear, MIDI & DJ - sales, deals, and discounts
Beyerdynamic DT 770 STUDIO Headphones ON SALE FOR
$179.99 $169.99 (was $229.99). Exp. 12/31. (via Guitar Center)
We named the Numark Mixtrack Pro 3 one of the top 5 best DJ Controllers out there. It's a fantastic controller, particularly for Serato. At full price it's already a great deal, and for Cyber Monday it's $50 off. See the deal here.
Bose gear doesn't go on sale too often, so this is worth a look. See the gear here.
VSTs & Plugins - sales, deals, and discounts
Plugin Boutique is one of the best stores to get your plugins from, because they have so much under one roof. The problem with plugin and VST deals is that dozens of manufacturers have sales this time of year, but it's hard to track them all down. On Plugin Boutique you can find them all in one place (iZotope, SONiVOX, Metric Halo, ToonTrack, Rob Papen, Arturia, etc.). If you're looking for a specific plugin sale, check here first. Click the banner below:
Lennar Digital will be offering 25% discount on the new Sylenth1 v3.0 in the Cyber Monday 2016 sale!
This promotion runs from Thanksgiving Day to Cyber Monday, the 24th to the 28th of November 2016.
To activate the discount, just visit their webstore and enter the coupon code BLFR2016 during the order process.
For the last few years, Waves has been giving away a free plugin on Black Friday. All you need to do is sign up with them, which means giving them your email address. This year it's the Waves SuperTap Delay plugin - it's definitely worth it to grab it for free (looks like the offer is still valid on Cyber Monday)! Sign up for it here.
First Waves gives away a free plugin, and now Soundtoys! Get Tremolator totally free for a few days only (normally $129) (Tremolator is an "Analog guitar tremolo effect and beyond with beat-synced rhythmic chopping"). Get it here.
We are BIG fans of XLN Audio. We did a guide on the Best Piano VSTs, and XLN Audio Addictive Keys Studio Grand came in 2nd place... and now you can get it for 50% off! We named it the Best Bang for your Buck at full price, so for half off it's completely nuts. If you want an outstanding piano VST without breaking the bank, get your hands on this before the sale ends. See the 50% off prices here.
4 awesome Eventide plugins - Blackhole, Tverb, H910, and Quadravox - are between 50-75% off until 12/1. The deal is from Plugin Boutique. We know, we're repeating ourselves, but this one is so good we wanted to mention it separately! See the sale prices here.
Stock up on some pro quality sound effects for pretty cheap.
DAWs aren't exactly cheap, and the holidays are a great time to get some steep discounts, just like this one. You can save 20% on Ableton Live 9 DAW by itself, or Ableton Push controller together with Ableton Live 9. Offer valid through January 11th, 2017. Go to www.ableton.com/en/shop/ to see the prices.
NOTE: Musician's Friend is discounting Ableton Live and Push by 20% also, and you might be able to combine it with coupon code CYBERMONDAY and potentially get an additional 15% off. Worth a shot! Find the deal here.
Take 50% off of Studio One. This offer applies to all editions of Studio One 3: Artist, Professional and upgrades. This offer is available worldwide and ends 11/28/16. If you buy it online from shop.presonus.com, make sure to use promo code PRESONUSBLACK50 at checkout. Check out the discounted prices.