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The best Cyber Monday plugin deals 2020: discounts on Waves, Native Instruments, Plugin Boutique, IK Multimedia and more

The best Cyber Monday plugin deals 2020: discounts on Waves, Native Instruments, Plugin Boutique, IK Multimedia and more
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Cyber Monday may be over, but that doesn't mean the Cyber Monday plugin deals are! There are still some great offers around, including at Waves, where as well as a massive 160 plugins dropped to just $29.99 offer there's also now a crazy new buy 2 Waves plugins, get 2 free offer! 

Elsewhere, this montrous iZotope deal which bags you a huge Holiday bundle for just $49 (usually $895). Sweetwater is also offering up to 80% off software in their epic sale.

This page is the place for all the latest news, best Cyber Monday plugin discounts on software from the likes of Plugin Boutique, Waves, Loopmasters and Native Instruments.

Cyber Monday plugin deals: The best deals

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!View Deal

iZotope Holiday Bundle: Was $895, now $49, save 94%
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.View Deal

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.View Deal

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).View Deal

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. View Deal

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?View Deal

AIR Music Producer Pack: £264.00 £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.View Deal

Toontrack EZdrummer 2: Was $149, now $79, save $70
Get some hugely impressive studio drum sounds that can be played from your electronic drum set over MIDI. Or, if you're a guitarist, make use of the MIDI grooves to create the perfect drum part for your latest idea. We can't think of a better set of sounds for $79View Deal

Cyber Monday plugin deals: Bundles

Soundtoys 5: was $499 now $229, save $270 at Sweetwater
Soundtoys' big bundle comprising of 21 plugins is down by 54% and features everything you need to shape and breathe life into your productions. View Deal

iZotope Holiday Bundle: Was $895, now $49, save 94%
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.View Deal

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.View Deal

Toontrack EZdrummer 2: Was $149, now $79, save $70
Get some hugely impressive studio drum sounds that can be played from your electronic drum set over MIDI. Or, if you're a guitarist, make use of the MIDI grooves to create the perfect drum part for your latest idea. We can't think of a better set of sounds for $79.View Deal

Toontrack Superior Drummer 3
Get a free SDX Expansion pack worth $149
Invest in one of the most comprehensive collections of drum sounds this Cyber Monday, and Sweetwater will give you a free SDX Expansion pack! Choose from the list at checkout.View Deal

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?View Deal

Save 92%

Waves Silver plugin bundle: Was $599, now $49.99
For Cyber Monday 2020 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.View Deal

BIAS FX 2 Elite All Access bundle: $399, now $119
As you may or may not already be aware, BIAS FX 2 recently launched on mobile devices (iOS only). So, while the deals are flowing, why confine yourself to your desktop? For an additional price at each tier, you can get BIAS FX 2 on your desktop computer and iPhone/iPad at a reduced rate. Choose from Elite (was $399, now $199), Pro (was $249, now $124) or Standard (was $119, now $69).View Deal

AIR Music Producer Pack: £264.00 £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.View Deal

Chris Lord-Alge Signature Series: Was $399, now $59.99
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).View Deal

Aphex Aural Exciter/Big Bottom Pro: Was $495, now $99
If you're a Pro Tools user this is one for you. Aural Exciter brings out detail and clarity and elevates your sound, while Big Bottom Pro  is on hand for low-frequency punch. At 80% off the original price at Avid, this bundle is an absolute steal.View Deal

Cyber Monday plugin deals: Mixing & mastering

Waves Abbey Road TG Mastering Chain: Was $199, now $29.99
Now's your chance to get hold of five independent mixing and mastering modules, modelled after the EMI TG12410 Transfer Console used in all Abbey Road's mastering suites since the early '70s to this day.View Deal

Smack Attack: Was $79, now $29.99
Add smack and bite to drums, loops, synth hits and all percussive sounds by designing the level, shape and duration of their transients’ attack and sustain.View Deal

PuigTecEQs: Was $299, now $29.99
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).View Deal

Reel ADT: Was $249, now $29.99
Waves/Abbey Road Reel ADT is the first plugin to successfully emulate Abbey Road Studios’ pioneering process of Artificial Double Tracking, putting the magic of that era in your hands within seconds.View Deal

C6 Multiband compressor: Was $299, now $29.99
The ideal tool for de-essing and de-popping in the studio or onstage. The C6 gives you all the multiband compression and dynamic equalization you need to shape your sound.View Deal

Aphex Vintage Aural Exciter: Was $299, now $29.99
Modeled on one of only a few tube-powered units ever made, the Aural Exciter delivers all the unique character of the original hardware unit, with all the advantages of software.View Deal

Waves REDD: Was $249, now $29.99
Another Abbey Road Studio icon can be yours for just a mere snip of its original price. Based on the legendary REDD.17, REDD.37 and REDD.51 consoles, Waves REDD plugin delivers the classic British sound of the 1960s.View Deal

Waves Abbey Road Saturator: Was $199, now $35.99
The sound of classic tubes and transistors, driven hard from subtle to extreme, and excited by the ultra-rare EMI TG12321, a secret weapon of Abbey Road engineers.View Deal

Cyber Monday plugin deals: Virtual instruments

Crazy deal!

Vacuum Pr: Was £99.95 £3.95
Save a whopping 96% on this polyphonic virtual analogue synthesizer with vacuum tube circuit modelling that perfectly captures the crunchy, warm sound of analogue.View Deal

XILS-lab Oxium: Was $129, now $99
XILS-lab put a lot of work into making Oxium's filters behave more like analogue circuits than digital processes, giving you ultra-smooth bass, vibrant leads, captivating pads, and anything else your mind can cook up. View Deal

DB-33: Was £59.95 £3.95
Save 93% on this virtual organ that recreates the sounds and controllability of classic tonewheel organs such as the B3.View Deal

Loom Classic: Was £44.95 £3.95
Save 91% on this modular additive synthesizer with a shape-shifting Morph Pad.View Deal

Xpand!2: Was £45.95 £3.95
Save 91% on this multitimbral workstation offering four active sound slots, or parts, per patch. View Deal

Cyber Monday plugin deals: Delay

Soundtoys PrimalTap: Was $179, now $39, save $110
Based on the Prime Time hardware delay from 1978, PrimalTap delivers everything from subtle chorusing and flanging to complex multi-tap delays. It's perfect for lo-fi echo effects, and even more perfect at a discounted price of $39.
View Deal

Cyber Monday plugin deals: Reverb

Abbey Road Reverb Plates: Was $249, now $29.99
A state-of-the-art modeling of the four legendary reverb plates housed at Abbey Road Studios and used on recordings by the Beatles, Pink Floyd and Radiohead.View Deal

H-Reverb Hybrid Reverb: Was $349, now $29.99
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.View Deal

Cyber Monday plugin deals: Distortion

Waves MDMX Distortion Modules: Was $99, now $29.99
Three distortion plugins based on the all-time classic Screamer, Overdrive and Fuzz pedals.View Deal

Cyber Monday plugin deals: Filters

Soundtoys FilterFreak: Was $149, now $39
Want to get creative with your sounds, but you also love that analog vibe? Want to save a whopping $120 in the process? Look no further than the amazing FilterFreak, a filter plugin that gives you a classic, warm analogue effect.View Deal

Cyber Monday plugin deals: Drum machines

Boomtastic savings!

Boom: Was £90.95 £3.95
Save 95% on 10 different classic electronic drum kits, offering variations on the classic 808 and 909 kits, a 'CR78 merged with a 606' and much more.View Deal

Cyber Monday plugin deals: Virtual mics

Slate Digital VMS Classic Tubes 3: Was $299, now $99
Slate Digital's VMS Classic Tubes 3 expansion adds another five microphone emulations to your arsenal. Included are emulations of vintage tube mics, as well as tube/ribbon hybrids. It's the perfect addition to the VMS ML-1.View Deal

Cyber Monday plugin deals: Guitar plugins

Positive Grid BIAS FX 2: Was $224, now $89
The total rig collection comprising amps, effects, cabs and rack gear modelling. Positive Grid BIAS FX is one of the best software modellers out there for guitar players. Here's your chance to grab it at a bargain price – just choose Elite, Pro or Standard. View Deal

Positive Grid BIAS Amp 2 Elite: Was $224, now $89
The tonehound's playground. BIAS Amp 2 gives you total freedom over your amp's topology, and thanks to this offer, you can get 50% of the Elite (priced above) and Pro versions, plus there's $40 off the Standard version too. Click on the link to make your selection!View Deal

Positive Grid BIAS Studio Platinum: Was $599, now $239
Bundle includes BIAS Amp 2 Elite, BIAS FX Elite, Acoustic Signature Pack Expansion, Bass Signature Pack Expansion, Metal Signature Pack Expansion, BIAS Pedal, BIAS Delay, BIAS Modulation, Pro Series Compressor, and Pro Series EQ.View Deal

Toneforge Misha Mansoor amp sim: Was £112.08, now £17.09
A massive 84% reduction on Misha Mansoor's acclaimed signature amp sim software with Joey Sturgis Tones that brings it down £112 to just £17.09. View Deal

PRS SuperModels: Was $129, now $39.99
Created in collaboration with Paul Reed Smith, the Waves PRS SuperModels plugin models three high-end PRS guitar amps: the PRS Archon, Dallas, and Blue Sierra/V9.View Deal

Cyber Monday plugin deals: DAWs

Ableton Live 10 Intro: Was $99, now $79
DAW software with 1500+ sounds (5GB+), 16 tracks, 8 Scenes, 4 software instruments, 29 effects, and 5 content packs - Mac/PC VST, AU.View Deal

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Cyber Monday plugin deals: What to expect

Loads of plugin and music software sites will be taking part in Cyber Monday 2020, so we'd recommend signing up to 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, 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?

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 in our guide.