Cyber Monday plugin deals 2022: these music software deals are still live

Cyber Monday plugin deals
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The Cyber Monday plugin deals are over for another year! That said, if you're looking to overhaul or build out your music production toolkit, there are some fantastic offers still out there to help you load up on cut-price software - and we've rounded up all the best ones here. 

Best Cyber Monday plugin deals 2022

Jump straight to the deals you want...
1. Subscription deals
2. Bundle & collection deals
3. Sounds & samples
4. Individual plugins
5. DAW deals

This page is your place to find all the best discounts on software from the likes of Plugin Boutique (opens in new tab), Waves (opens in new tab), IK Multimedia (opens in new tab) and Native Instruments (opens in new tab).

As of right now, the best place to shop is Waves, where their official Cyber Monday has been extended, with plugins reduced to as little as $5.99 (opens in new tab).Meanwhile, at Sweetwater, Cyber Week Sale has launched, with big savings on software (opens in new tab) from Toontrack, UVI, Sonnox, Baby Audio and loads more.

Cyber Monday plugin deals: Quick links

Cyber Monday plugin deals: Today's top deals

Waves Horizon Bundle: Was $3,999 (opens in new tab)

Waves Horizon Bundle: Was $3,999, now $274.99 (opens in new tab)
You can save a whopping 93% on the list price of one of Waves' most sought-after bundles. With 83 plugins, it's a complete processing suite containing everything you need to add sparkle to your productions.

Waves Platinum: Was $1,999 (opens in new tab)

Waves Platinum: Was $1,999, now $199.99 (opens in new tab)
Ok, so you were probably never going to spend full whack on this package, but right now Platinum is at an amazing price. Get your hands on 60 killer plugins for less than $200, which works out at $3.33 apiece. To get your hands on those plugins individually would cost the earth, so strike now while they’re criminally cheap.

Up to 36% off FabFilter plugins (opens in new tab)

Up to 36% off FabFilter plugins (opens in new tab)
We're long-time fans of FabFilter's plugins, so we recommend you check out their reduced range of dynamic processing, effects, including some compelling bundles, and the award-winning EQ plugin: Pro-Q 3.

Cyber Monday plugin deals: Subscription deals

Cyber Monday plugin deals: Bundle & collection deals

Waves Vocal Production bundle: $1,350 (opens in new tab)

Waves Vocal Production bundle: $1,350, now $229.99 (opens in new tab)
Bring your vocal A-game with 84% off Waves' fully-loaded Vocal Production package. Roll out the 15 essential tools in this bundle and your vocals will go from zero to hero.

Chris Lord-Alge Signature Series: $399, now $64.99 (opens in new tab)

Chris Lord-Alge Signature Series: $399, now $64.99 (opens in new tab)
Six easy-to-use audio plugins for mixing vocals, guitars, bass, drums and more, created with Grammy Award-winning mixing engineer Chris Lord-Alge (Green Day, U2).

Arturia V-Collection 9: $599 (opens in new tab)

Arturia V-Collection 9: $599, now $299 (opens in new tab)
Arturia certainly knows its emulations and V-Collection recreates just about every vintage keyboard and synth out there - that's 33 different instruments, to be precise. You get software versions of famous synths like Prophet-5 V, ARP 2600 V and Jup-8 V alongside other classic keyboards including Mellotron V, Wurli V and VOX Continental V. There are 9,000 sounds and 14 exclusive sound banks - it's basically every keyboard you could wish for, ready to play, on your hard drive. A virtual synth museum, if you like, with half price entry so now is the time to take the tour! Read our full Arturia V-Collection 9 review.

Arturia FX Collection 3: $399 (opens in new tab)

Arturia FX Collection 3: $399, now $199 (opens in new tab)
FX Collection contains all of Arturia's sets of three 'effects you will actually use', so you get 26 legendary and all new processors covering distortion, compression, filtering, mix bus, delay, reverb, modulation, and preamps. There are legendary tape delays, iconic preamps, classic reverbs and all-new creative filters, flangers and chorus devices. If it's not in FX Collection it's not worth having, but now at half price, FX Collection is definitely worth having! Read our full Arturia FX Collection 3 review.

Arturia Pigments 3: $199 (opens in new tab)

Arturia Pigments 3: $199, now $99 (opens in new tab)
Where V-Collection mostly focuses on classic keyboards and synths, the award-winning Pigments is very much a new synth for 21st century producers. It combines cutting-edge wavetable and virtual analogue engines, all behind an incredibly intuitive interface. Add fantastic modulation flexibility and quality effects and you can create some of the most wide-ranging and dynamic sounds; or just dip into hundreds of amazing presets. Like the Arturia bundles above, Pigments is half price at Plugin Boutique. Great synth, great price. Read our full Arturia Pigments 3 review.

Soundtoys galore - up to 80% off (opens in new tab)

Soundtoys galore - up to 80% off (opens in new tab)
We love Soundtoys work, and we reckon you will too. Save up to 75% on 15 of their goodies, including Decapitator, Little Alterboy, Effect Rack, and the bucketloads-of-fun Soundtoys 5 Bundle.

iZotope Music Production Suite 5 Universal Edition: $999 (opens in new tab)

iZotope Music Production Suite 5 Universal Edition: $999, $499 (plus crossgrade deals) (opens in new tab)
Want the best of iZotope and a lot more in one bundle? Music Production Suite 5 includes Ozone 10 Advanced, RX 10 Standard and Neutron 4. Add Stratus 3D and Symphony 3D by Exponential Audio, and six effects from Brainworx and this has to be one of the finest music production software bundles going. And with 50% off at Plugin Boutique's pre Cyber Monday sale, you couldn't really ask for more, for less.

Classic Native Instruments software: Up to 75% off (opens in new tab)

Classic Native Instruments software: Up to 75% off (opens in new tab)
Native Instruments has produced some iconic software over the years including huge instruments, effects and DJ titles. If you haven't experienced these famous names, then now is the time to jump on board. Classic synths like Massive, Massive X and Reaktor have been reduced by up to an incredible $100 each, or pick up the legendary Traktor Pro DJ software for just $49.50. Then there are iconic effects like Guitar Rig 6 Pro that delivers everything guitar… on your computer. At just $99.50, that's a saving of nearly $100 - it's time to plug right in!

Amazing iZotope deals: up to $1,999, now up to $999 (opens in new tab)

Amazing iZotope deals: up to $1,999, now up to $999 (opens in new tab)
iZotope makes software for every aspect of mixing and mastering, employing the latest AI technology to make each process as simple as a mouse click. Get better mixes and mastered tracks in no time with titles like Ozone 10 (pro mastering for $299, was $499), Neutron 3 (incredible auto mixing for $199, was $399) and RX10 Advanced (ultimate audio repair for $799, was $1199). Pick up everything iZotope for up to 75% off!

Cyber Monday plugin deals: Sounds & samples

EZX Expansions for EZdrummer: Was $89 (opens in new tab)

EZX Expansions for EZdrummer: Was $89, now $53 (opens in new tab)
EZdrummer is Toontrack's core beat making platform that enables you to create incredible drums with ease, and across any genre. It features sequencing, 15GB of sounds, a huge MIDI file library plus features like Tap2Find and Bandmate which turn your simple drum ideas into fully-fledged drum tracks in no time. The EZX sound expansion packs take the software into different genres, exploring areas like metal, Latin, jazz, electronic and a lot more. With 40% off, now is the time to take your EZdrummer ambitions up a level. With titles like Dream Pop, Hop-Hop, Metal Machine and Drumkit From Hell, you know that Toontrack has your stylistic ambitions covered, whatever they may be. Simply choose your genre and save $36 per title!

SDX Expansions for Superior: Was $179 (opens in new tab)

SDX Expansions for Superior: Was $179, now $107 (opens in new tab)
Superior Drummer is Toontrack's high-end beat making platform, essentially a full DAW designed for creative, detailed and exceptional drum production. It features seven kits, over 230GB of audio, effects and a vast MIDI library, with all recordings overseen by production maestro George Massenburg. The SDX expansions for Superior Drummer feature additional drum kits recorded in iconic studios like Blackbird in Nashville and The Hit Factory in New York. Now you can expand your virtual drum kits without costly studio time or air fares for an amazing 40% off. Titles like The Rock Warehouse and Custom & Vintage will take you to studios across the world and deliver the best recordings of the most iconic drum kits without you lifting a drumstick. Grab $72 off each expansion pack now!

EZmix 2: Was $149 (opens in new tab)

EZmix 2: Was $149, now $39 (opens in new tab)
EZmix 2 is your easy route to perfect mixing and mastering. It allows you to create great vocal, guitar and drum tracks with preset channel configurations to try out and tweak to perfection. You can even apply mastering settings to entire mixes to lift them to a pro standard in an instant. EZmix 2 is currently discounted by an incredible $110 so you can achieve top notch, professional mixes and mastered tracks for minimal outlay. And once you've mastered EZmix 2, there are plenty of expansion options, all heavily discounted as well. The EZmix Packs offer different guitar tones, vocal presets, mastering settings or general mix tools. You get specific mix settings for different genres - ambient, rock, blues and much more - plus the favoured mix and master settings of famous engineers and producers like Al Schmitt, Andy Sneap and Bob Rock. The EZmix packs are your easy route to instant, professional mixes, whatever your music style and with 30% off each title, there's never been a better time to mix!

EZkeys: Was $149 (opens in new tab)

EZkeys: Was $149, now $97 (opens in new tab)
Think of EZkeys as your virtual keyboard player. You can now pick up the original EZkeys software, with tailored sounds across a wide range of instruments - grand pianos to pads, Mellotron to electric piano - for an incredible 35% off. And once you have entered the EZkeys world, it's EZ (sorry) to expand EZkeys Expansion Packs which then deliver the same variety of other keyboard and instrument sounds, for much less outlay. Each title has been discounted by 40% so you can take your keyboard sounds into completely new realms - Cinematic Pads, Electronic Pop, String Machine and many more - for an amazing $30 off per title.

Cyber Monday plugin deals: Individual plugins

Waves API 2500: $299 (opens in new tab)

Waves API 2500: $299, now just $24.99 (opens in new tab)
Modelled on API's vintage compressor, the 2500 boasts a wide range of incredibly musical parameters which have made it a favourite of engineers the world over.

iZotope Stutter Edit 2 (was $255, now $62) (opens in new tab)

iZotope Stutter Edit 2 (was $255, now $62) (opens in new tab)
This powerful multi-effects workstation allows you to generate instant rhythmic patterns from any audio signal, creating glitched-out, stutter-laden effects that are perfect for EDM, IDM and everything in between. Slice and dice samples, tracks and mixes into exciting transitions, club-ready drops and experimental soundscapes that'll inject some serious adrenaline into your next track. 

Line 6 Metallurgy Collection Amplifier and Effects Plug-in (50% off) (opens in new tab)

Line 6 Metallurgy Collection Amplifier and Effects Plug-in (50% off) (opens in new tab)
The Line 6 Metallurgy collection combines the Thrash, Doom, and Modern Metallurgy plug-ins to offer a whopping 10 legendary amplifier model replications, with a pair of fresh Line 6 amp designs.

Line 6 Echo Farm 3 Plug-in (50% off) (opens in new tab)

Line 6 Echo Farm 3 Plug-in (50% off) (opens in new tab)
With models based on classic processors like the Maestro Echoplex, EHX Memory Man, T.C. Electronic 2290, and many others, Echo Farm 3 delivers the sound of tubes, tape, and vintage electronics. 

Cyber Monday plugin deals: What to expect

Loads of plugin and music software sites will be taking part in the Cyber Monday plugins feast of 2022, so we'd recommend signing up to the mailing lists of your favourite retailers to get the jump on the best deals.  

Of course, if you can’t be bothered with the stress of searching through the latest deals yourself, our experts will be pulling all-nighters across the event to uncover the very best Cyber Monday plugin deals and publishing them right here.

Seeing as plugins are downloads rather than physical products, they won’t sell out. A more realistic consideration is that some of these deals might be time-limited - from a couple of days to just a few hours - so we’d recommend you don’t ponder a purchase for too long.

Discounts can range from a few $/£ off a cool sample pack, to massive percentage discounts of huge swathes of music production software.

Last year, Plugin Boutique knocked up to 95% off some of its most popular products, while Waves dropped the price of 150 epic plugins to just $29.99, knocking hundreds of the usual asking price. Other companies will offer bundle deals, too – the more you purchase, the more you save.

Whichever deals you go for, you can guarantee there will be silly savings up for grabs, so if you’re planning on updating your studio or adding to your collection to boost your music production set-up, it’s well worth marking your diary for Cyber Monday.

Cyber Monday plugin deals: How to prepare

Start your wishlist now! The most sensible way to take advantage of the best Cyber Monday plugin deals is to know in advance what you’re looking for. This will make searching much easier, rather than having to trawl through loads of deals you don’t want to find the ones you do.

Check out your favourite brands, see what you need and will genuinely use – don’t waste your cash and load up on stuff you'll never load. Has there been a raft of new software launches lately? If so, perhaps the old version will be massively discounted for Cyber Monday? As part of your research we'd recommend checking out our guide to the best Waves plugins.

What are you music production goals for the next 12 months? Is there software that will help you achieve them? Now could be the time to invest.

Something else you should consider ahead of time is whether you have enough space on your machine to account for all these additional downloads! Get rid of any unnecessary bloat on your laptop or PC now, or you might want to consider picking up one of the best external hard drives for music production in our guide.

The best Cyber Monday plugin deals last year

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Waves Cyber Monday buy 2, get 4 offer
And now, for Cyber Monday, buy any 2 plugins from the Waves catalog, including the already discounted ones, and choose any 2 plugins free from this list (opens in new tab)!

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iZotope Holiday Bundle: Was $895, now $49, save 94%
(opens in new tab)Nine iZotope plug-ins, including Trash 2, Exponential Audio R2, Exponential Audio Phoenix Verb, Exponential Audio Excalibur and more, up for grabs at a not-to-be-missed price. Grab this absolute steal right now at Sweetwater.

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Save 50% in Native Instruments' Cyber Season sale
More than 190 NI instruments, effects and Expansions are currently available at half price. The likes of Massive X, Super 8, Reaktor 6 and Kontakt 6 are all included, and the sale runs until 7 December.

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IK Multimedia: Check out IK Multimedia Happy Holideals
Save 50% off a host of IK Multimedia titles, including MODO Drum (was $299.99, now $179.99), T-RackS Sunset Sound Studio Reverb (was $149.99, now $99.99) and Hitmaker: EDM (was $49.99, now $24.99).

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IK Multimedia Total Studio 2 Max: Was €999, now €249
All the software your studio could ever need, plus a whole lot more, with up to 75% off this Cyber Monday. IK Multimedia’s Total Studio 2 Max has it all, and for just €249 it’s the perfect time to add it to your roster.

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Steven Slate Drums SSD5: Was $149, now $59
Build your tracks on solid foundations with SSD5. You’ll have access to hundreds of precisely sampled sounds from some of the biggest names in drum gear, as well as 1,000 preset grooves. Who wouldn’t want better sounding drums for only $59?

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AIR Music Producer Pack: £264 £15.95
Save 93% on this 22 Air Music instruments and FX pack featuring Hybrid, The Riser and Creative FX Collection Plus. This is a Plugin Boutique exclusive offer.

iZotope Nectar 3 Plus (was $319, now $80) (opens in new tab)

iZotope Nectar 3 Plus (was $319, now $80) (opens in new tab)
Perhaps the most elusive goal for any producer is the quest to mix the perfect vocal. That's why it's probably sensible to work with software specifically designed for vocal mixing, like Nectar 3 Plus. A complete vocal chain in one plugin, Nectar 3 is one of the most powerful plugins for vocal production, polish, and mixing, taking on tasks like dynamics processing, EQ cuts, and de-essing with ease thanks to intelligent, AI-powered mix analysis. 

Chris Barnes

I'm MusicRadar's eCommerce Editor. It's my job to manage the buyer's guides on MusicRadar and help musicians find the right gear and the best prices. I'm a guitarist and a drummer and I've worked in the music gear industry for 18 years, including 7 years as Editor of the UK's best-selling drum magazine Rhythm, and 5 years as a freelance writer working with many of the world's biggest musical instrument brands including the likes of Roland, Boss, MusicRadar and Natal.

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