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Cyber Monday plugin deals 2021: what to expect

Cyber Monday plugin deals 2021: what to expect
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This year's Cyber Monday plugin deals are well worth waiting for if you're looking to overhaul or build out your music production toolkit. Believe it or not, Cyber Monday can often trump the Black Friday plugin deals that drop a few days prior!

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

The Cyber Monday plugin deals may be some weeks away yet - Monday 29 November, to be exact - but that doesn't mean there aren't great music software offers to had right now, including Vintage Analog plugins down to just $29.99 at Waves, and 50% off Kontakt 6 at Native Instruments.

Keep reading to find out everything you need to know about this year's best Cyber Monday plugin deals.

Cyber Monday plugin deals: Latest deals

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.

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Chris Barnes

I'm MusicRadar's eCommerce Editor. It's my job to manage buyer's guides on the site 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 16 years, including 7 years as Editor of the UK's best-selling drum magazine Rhythm, and 5 years as a freelance writer working with brands including Roland, Boss, MusicRadar and Natal. In my spare time you'll either find me up a mountain on my bike, or in the ocean on my surfboard.