The Cyber Monday plugin deals might officially be over for another year, but that doesn't mean you can't still grab a bargain! If you're looking to overhaul or build out your music production toolkit, there's still time to load up on cut-price software.
This page is the place to find all the best Cyber Monday plugin discounts on software that are still live 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 Cyber Monday sale has been extended, and includes plugins from as little as $29.99, plus buy 2 get 2 free bulk buys (opens in new tab).
There are also still phenomenal discounts to be had on iZotope plugins at Plugin Boutique (opens in new tab). Meanwhile, at Sweetwater, their Cyber Week sale is in full swing, with up to 80% off software (opens in new tab) from iZotope, Eventide, Reason, Toontrack, Baby Audio and loads more until 7 December.
Keep reading to find out everything you need to know about this year's best Cyber Monday plugin deals.
In the meantime, if you're looking to bag a bargain now, keep tabs on our Prime Day Music deals page, where we'll be sharing all the latest offers from the 12/13 July event.
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Cyber Monday plugin deals: Quick links
- Plugin Boutique: Save up to 96% off iZotope, Sonnox and more (opens in new tab)
- Waves: Shop their full Cyber Monday sale and save big $$$ - just extended (opens in new tab)
- Sweetwater: Up to 80% off software in their Cyber Week sale until 7 December (opens in new tab)
- IK Multimedia: Big savings on plugins, iOS apps and more (opens in new tab)
- Native Instruments: Cyber Season sale - save 50% on 250 plugins (opens in new tab)
- Positive Grid: 50% off BIAS software and money off the Spark amp (opens in new tab)
Cyber Monday plugin deals: Top deals
iZotope Gold Package:
$1,342, now $49, save $1,293 (opens in new tab)
Everything you need to bring professional levels of craftsmanship and creativity to your production and more. You get iZotope Elements 6, which comprises entry-level but very capable versions of RX, Nectar, Neutron and Ozone. In addition, you get Trash 2 to mangle and distort your creations, the Iris 2 synth plugin, Stutter 2 for stutter effects and the BreakTweaker generator and sequencer with four expansion packs. On top of that, there's Exponential Audio's R2 reverb, Phoenix reverb and Excalibur effects. All for just $49.
Soundtoys plugins and bundles: up to 73% off (opens in new tab)
(opens in new tab)Soundtoys offers a range of plugins that will serve as go-to effects in your DAW (opens in new tab). There’s everything from mic preamp emulations to delays, reverbs, dynamics, modulation, filtering, vocal effects and more! Click through now to take a look, with prices starting at just £24.95.
RC-20 Retro Color: was $99, now $49 (opens in new tab)
Retro Color recreates the warm, analogue feel of vintage recording equipment, bringing texture and character to any signal. With six unique FX modules that can emulate anything from vinyl records to VHS machines, the RC-20 is a saturation powerhouse. DJ Zinc summed this one up nicely when he said it's "great on soft synths, textures and anything that needs a bit of mojo."
Melodyne 5 Essential: was $99, now $50 (opens in new tab)
Melodyne is THE plugin for advanced pitch editing. Giving you an easily understandable, intuitive representation of the musical content of your recordings and samples, Melodyne allows you to edit the pitch, vibrato, volume, length, timing and formants of each note individually using Grammy Award-winning technology.
Waves Cyber Monday sale: Save $$$ + bulk buys (opens in new tab)
You’ll find everything from reverbs and delays, to compressors and virtual instruments in this sale. There’s even a few bundles tucked away amongst the hundreds of items on sale at Waves right now for even greater value for money.
Native Instruments: 50% off 250 plugins (opens in new tab)
Make the most of the Cyber Monday plugin deals madness and take your production to the next level with big savings on instruments, effects, expansions and upgrades with Native Instruments. Regardless of whether you’re a player, composer, producer or all of the above, this Cyber Season sale will provide you with all the production tools you need.
Waves Silver plugin bundle:
Was $599, now $49.99 (opens in new tab)
For Cyber season you can get your hands on 16 professional award-winning plugins for music production, mixing and mastering all for an insanely low price of $49.99.
Was $1,999.99, 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 a great 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.
Waves Horizon Bundle:
was $3,999, now $274.99 (opens in new tab)
No, that's not a typo. You can save 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. Enter the code BF21 at the checkout to get your discount.
Cyber Monday plugin deals: Plugins
Waves Retro Fi plugin:
$199 $30 (opens in new tab)
Get Waves' brand-new old-school noise plugin at an 85% saving. Better still, buy $30 two plugins and get two more absolutely free!
Toontrack EZdrummer 2: Was
$149 now $69 (opens in new tab)
This most sweet of Sweetwater deal enables you to get Toontrack's much-loved songwriting tool at an $80 discount. Trust us - you won't regret it.
H-Reverb Hybrid Reverb:
Was $349, now $29.99 (opens in new tab)
Want richer, deeper reverb tails that sit beautifully in the mix while breathing crisp air into your tracks? H-Reverb is the plugin for you.
Was $299, now $29.99 (opens in new tab)
A bundle of the MEQ-5 and Puigtec EQP-1A EQ, which is a replication of the original hand-crafted unit owned by iconic producer/engineer Jack Joseph Puig (U2, Rolling Stones).
was $199, now $29.99 (opens in new tab)
Get Chris Lorde Alge's SSL 4000 mixer channels in your DAW for a measly $29.99. There's mic pres, filtering, EQ, dynamics and metering on tap, and it really is like having a 64-channel SSL inside your computer. Go and grab it!
was $149, now $29.99 (opens in new tab)
Vocal formant switching and pitch manipulation are made easy with Vocal Bender. It's a simple way to add a sampled/pitch-shifted effect to your vocal productions with a simple yet powerful control layout. It's a no-brainer for under 30 bucks!
Eddie Kramer Guitar Channel:
was $99, now 29.99 (opens in new tab)
Producer Eddie Kramer has worked with Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix, The Stones and many more. Here, you can get his guitar processing chain, all in one place. There's dynamics, modulation, EQ and delay. Get the sound of classic rock for less!
TAIP: was $69, now $39 (opens in new tab)
In a world saturated by tape saturation plugins, TAIP is the ‘reel’ deal. Delivering that authentic analogue character that so many producers are after, it brings the out-of-the-box sound into your DAW. In place of the DSP conventionally used in similar plugins, Baby Audio have developed an AI algorithm that faithfully recreates the sound of analogue circuits and magnetic tape, bringing warmth, vibe and saturation to your mix.
Super VHS: was $49, now $29 (opens in new tab)
Super VHS is as close as you’ll come to installing a time machine in your DAW. Taking inspiration from the detuned synths, grainy reverbs and toasty saturation of ‘80s music, this plugin captures the spirit of one of the greatest decades in music. Super VHS sends your sounds through a chain of six powerful one-knob effects, including a static noise synthesizer, analogue tape saturator, pitch fluctuation LFO and more.
Spaced Out: was $69, now $39 (opens in new tab)
Way more than just a reverb, Spaced Out sends your sounds into the multiverse. This wet-FX generator combines a transcendental reverb engine with a 16-step delay sequencer and a host of modulation options to create one of Baby Audio’s most unique plugins. Capable of bringing movement and depth to any sound, Space Out brings together more than 50 individual effects in an easy-to-use interface.
Steven Slate Drums SSD5:
Was $119, now $99 (opens in new tab)
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 $99?
BIAS Amp 2 Elite: was $299, now $149 (opens in new tab)
Already know the amp tone you're looking for? BIAS Amp 2 can match the sound of any miked amp or audio file, so if you have an example of what you're after you've already nailed it. But, where's the fun in just copying something else when you can make that tone your own? Swap out tubes, customise preamps, change those transformers, A/B open-backed cabs vs closed and experiment with multiple mics in every position possible. Then upload your masterpiece to ToneCloud or download other guitarist's creations. The possibilities are endless.
BIAS FX 2 Elite: was $299, now $149 (opens in new tab)
BIAS FX 2 enables you to create and endlessly tweak your entire dream rig using an extremely intuitive signal path GUI. Yes, you could buy the Standard or Pro packages but at this price the Elite version makes much more sense. You get 100 amps, 122 effects, 20 Guitar Match models, 18 HD rack units, and the three new fuzz, time and harmonizer modellers. Significantly, Positive Grid has also thrown in all three modules of its BIAS Pedal software, which has a $297 value (currently discounted to $147).
Was $99 per module, now $49 ($147 for all three) (opens in new tab)
If you've already invested in a BIAS FX 2 Standard or Pro version then this is an obvious add-on that, at this price, it's silly to overlook. Essentially, BIAS Pedal enables you to build your own custom pedals and add them to BIAS FX's pedalboard, but there's so much more to it than that. Three modules are available – distortion, delay and modulation – and you can change everything from the colour of the pedal box through to circuit board components.
BIAS Platinum Collection: $799 per module, now $469 (opens in new tab)
Here's the BIAS Platinum Collection at a $330 saving. Not quite 50%, but still a healthy amount off. In terms of value, you get pretty much everything – BIAS FX 2, BIAS AMP2, Metal Signature Pack, Bass Expansion Pack, Acoustic Expansion Pack, BIAS Pedal Distortion, BIAS Pedal Delay, BIAS Pedal Modulation, Pro Series Compressor, Pro Series EQ, Celestion Classic Pack. It's a complete guitar studio.
Metal Signature and Bass Expansion packs:
Were $79 each, now $39 each (opens in new tab)
You can never have enough bass, right? Or quality metal tones. These BIAS FX expansion packs are too cheap to ignore right now. The Metal pack adds six new pedal tones from artists Keith Merrow and Jeff Loomis, everything from drive to delay. It also includes a similar number of amp tones. The Bass Expansion pack fleshes out BIAS FX with half a dozen stomp box effects, including absolute must-haves such as octave, chorus and envelope. This is a very inexpensive way to invest in some indispensable sounds.
Action Strings 2: Was £269, now £134.50 (opens in new tab)
Channel your inner movie-score writer with help of this iteration of Action Strings. You’ll have access to over 31GB of dynamic phrases and sounds that can be tweaked, blended and perfected to your liking. Action Strings 2 introduces Live Modules, which are short musical phrases that have been recorded precisely at many different pitches and dynamic intensities. They’re then combined to produce hundreds of different musical phrases, themes and motifs which you can chop up, move about and tweak until you’re red in the face.
Super 8 Synth: Was £89, now £44.50 (opens in new tab)
Ever felt like your tracks need some retro inspiration? Well, look no further than Super 8. A modern take on the iconic vintage polysynth sounds of the past, Super 8 is fun, simple and easy to navigate. With more than 550 presets on board, you won’t need to look too far for some quick inspiration. The interface is intuitive, with easy access to your tweakable parameters, and with 50% off, the Super 8 is calling your name.
Guitar Rig 6 Pro: Was £179, now £89.50 (opens in new tab)
The newest version of Guitar Rig Pro takes all the most popular features of the previous iteration and takes them to the next level. Back with a new user interface, new amp models, new effects and the capability to model state-of-the-art hardware, you’ll never need to use anything else to get those guitar tones you’ve been looking for. Stacked with artist presets from the likes of Yvette Young, Vernon Reid and Pete Thorn, there’s a tone to suit your style, whatever you play. Save 50% until December 6th.
40% off Toontrack EZX Expansions:
was $79, now $47 (opens in new tab)
Sweetwater has taken its scissors to the price of 38 awesome Toontrack EZX Expansion packs in the run-up to Black Friday. Expand your sound collection with everything from blues and jazz, rock and metal, funk and soul and beyond with these fantastic deals and save while you can!
IK Multimedia FAME Studios: pre-order and save $20 (opens in new tab)
Get the sound of the iconic Muscle Shoals studio in your DAW for less by pre-ordering IK's new plugin for $130/€130 (the regular price will be $150/€150).
Cyber Monday plugin deals: Bundles
Komplete 13 Ultimate Collector’s:
£15,579, £1,439 (opens in new tab)
Ever wanted that sound, but not been able to find it? We feel your pain - but with Native Instruments’ flagship production suite, you’ll never have that problem again. The discounts don’t just stop at 50%, with over £15,500’s worth of the best synths, sampled instruments, orchestral libraries, effects and everything in between included for less than £1,500. This deal on the Komplete 13 Ultimate Collector’s Edition is one of the best we’ve seen, and if you’re already a Komplete user, you can update or upgrade for only £304 - saving £145.
iZotope Platinum Package:
$1,899, now $99, $1,800 off (opens in new tab)
Platinum takes the Gold package, squeezes out Ozone Elements and Neutron Elements and shoves in the more feature-rich Standard versions. You get the same familiar workflow but with more powerful capabilities, including track references that enable you to A/B your creations against other tracks, plus dynamic EQ and a multiband compressor.
$2,268, now $149, $2,119 off (opens in new tab)
For not much more than the cost of the Gold or Platinum packages, you can add Diamond to your production arsenal. This time there's an upgraded version of Nectar, which promises to fix any vocal problems and/or just add sweetness to taste. iZotope Neoverb is the other new headline act. This impressive plugin harnesses iZotope’s cutting-edge AI-assisted processing to provide an ultra-powerful, ultra-versatile reverb.
Cyber Monday plugin deals: DAWs
Ableton Live 11 Suite:
was £509, now £379 (opens in new tab)
Save £130 on the download version of Ableton's flagship Live 11 bundle at Thomann this Cyber Monday.
Ableton Live 11 Standard:
was £295, now £219 (opens in new tab)
You might not get the unlimited this-that-and-everything of Live Suite, the Standard edition still delivers on all fronts with regards to bundled content.
Ableton Live 11 Intro:
was £67, now £50 (opens in new tab)
Over 5GB of library content and up to 21 audio effects are just some of the specs that can be yours for just £50 with this download version of Ableton Live 11 Intro.
Pro Tools and Pro Tools Ultimate: up to 50% off (opens in new tab)
For studio professionals and mix engineers, there's no more powerful tool than Pro Tools. This DAW is an essential for anybody working with audio - it's no coincidence that it can be found in professional recording studios the world over, and is considered the industry standard by producers big and small. If you're looking to dive in to the world of Pro Tools, act now to save big on a 1-year subscription.
Cyber Monday plugin deals: Apps
IK Multimedia Lurssen Mastering Console: 50% off (opens in new tab)
The Lurssen Mastering Console for iPad/iPhone enables you to demo your projects on a wide variety of sound systems. The HD Engine version of the app allows unrestricted playback, processing and monitoring at 88.2/96kHz sample rates for DSP and export, selectable dithering and export of uncompressed formats such as WAV and FLAC. This 50% off sale drops the price from $99.99 to $49.99 and runs through to 30 November.
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 2021, 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
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)!
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?