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Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2018

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Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2018

Post by Mister Fox » Sat Nov 24, 2018 1:03 am

It's the so called "Black Friday" weekend. The weekend after Thanksgiving (US), where deals and insane discounts rule your inboxes and social media feeds. And this year, nobody is slowing down.


A lot of people are new in the music making and audio engineering realm, so they might not even know that these kinds of deals exist. You're been speculating with a certain synth for quite a while, but couldn't afford it? Maybe it's on sale. You want a specific plugin suite, but funds were always super tight? Maybe it's on sale.

The deals usually run from 22nd November until 26th November. Some even longer. So have an eye on their deadlines.

The following paragraphs give you a good starting point where to find "deals" and freebies (for offerings outside of the "Black Friday" weekend craze, see the "Places to fuel your GAS" thread). I'd also like to point your attention towards our license sponsors, who are also offering discounts at various degrees.


:arrow: For example:
Acon Digital - up to 70% off of various tools
Hornet Plugins - 70% off of individual plugins, 40% off of bundles
IK Multimedia - 50% off of Studio Tools MAX and 50% off of selected bundles and apps
kv311 audio - up to 70% off of SynthMaster products
Metric Halo - up to 89% off of individual plugins
Two Notes - various discounts on their cabinet bundles

And that's just scratching the surface.


Here are some more sources of information regarding deals:
REKKERD - their global deals page
Bedroom Producers Blog - Black Friday Deals and Freebies
KVR Audio - DiscoDSP developer George Reales doing his yearly "Black Friday Information Thread"


And of course, let us not(!) forget online stores like:
JRR Shop - deals on JRR Shop (online store run by Mix Challenge co-creator Eric Dahlberg)
Audio Deluxe - Black Friday Deals page
Plugin Boutique - EU based online store, general deals page
Don'tCrack - one of the first discount stores out there



Please shop responsibly :tu:

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Re: Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2018

Post by Hellman » Mon Nov 26, 2018 12:18 pm

Anyone found any great deals online for Cyber Monday? Everything I've seen so far was underwhelming to say the least. Not bought a thing yet.

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Re: Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2018

Post by Mister Fox » Mon Nov 26, 2018 12:54 pm

Same places really. And it depends on what you're looking for. The variety is definitely bigger this year compared to the last two ones. But depending on what you might need or are really interested in, things can be underwhelming indeed.

On my end, I mostly invested in discounted updates so far, as maintenance can get really expensive in places.

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