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Prime Day music deals 2022: the dates, the early deals and everything you need to know

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Amazon Prime Day 2022 is almost here! The dates have now been officially confirmed by Amazon (opens in new tab) as Tuesday 12 and Wednesday 13 July. If you’re a musician looking for a bargain, Prime Day is a brilliant opportunity to pick up great music making gear on a budget.

For the uninitiated, outside of Black Friday, Amazon Prime Day is Amazon's biggest sales event of the year where you can pick up bargains on everything from smart speakers and headphones to a whole host of music making gear, from electric guitars and acoustic guitar strings, to laptops for music production, external hard drives and beyond.

Outside of Amazon, there are usually some killer Prime Day-beating music deals happening elsewhere too, whether that's at Thomann (opens in new tab), Guitar Center (opens in new tab), Sweetwater (opens in new tab) and Waves (opens in new tab).

As always, we'll be keeping an eye out for the best Prime Day deals on music gear over the coming days and weeks, helping you find your dream gear for less and making your budget go that little bit further. You'll often find early deals launching ahead of the event - like 4 months free Amazon Music Unlimited (opens in new tab), see below for full details - so you may not need to wait until 12/13 July to bag a bargain. 

On this page you'll find all the latest Prime Day info, including what Prime Day is and our top tips for shopping.

Amazon Music Unlimited: Up to 4 months free (opens in new tab)
Get access to more music than you could ever listen to in your lifetime for absolutely nothing! Amazon Music Unlimited offers 90 million songs, plus podcasts, playlists and more. Prime members get 4 months free, non-Prime members get 3 months. 

Prime Day music deals: Quick links

There are no official Prime Day deals around just yet, but these are the places to find music gear bargains right now:

When is Prime Day 2022?

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Prime Day has traditionally always taken place in July. But of course, the last couple of years have been anything but traditional. In 2020 Prime Day was delayed, kicking off much later than normal, on 13 and 14 October. It delivered 48 hours of fantastic offers, with Amazon delivering over 1 million deals in that period. 

Last year's Prime Day moved back to the more traditional mid-summer dates, landing on 21 and 22 June. For 2022, the Prime Day music deals will land on Tuesday 12 and Wednesday 13 July. So yes, you read that right, Amazon Prime Day has now become a two day event!

For more information you can also check out Amazon's own Prime Day hub page (opens in new tab).

Do you need an Amazon Prime membership?

To take advantage of the Prime Day music deals on Amazon itself, the answer is yes. If you’ve never been a Prime member before, Amazon often offers free trials (right now you can sign up for a 30-day free trial (opens in new tab)), so you could be tactical and sign up just before the event, then cancel your subscription once you’ve bagged a bargain.

If you’re a regular Amazon shopper you might want to keep hold of that subscription though. Prime members get faster delivery, exclusive deals, access to Prime Music, Prime Video and more.

If you've already had a free trial, at the time of writing, a monthly Amazon Prime subscription costs $14.99/£7.99 (which you can cancel at any time) and a yearly option is $139/£79.

There's also a student plan that currently costs $7.49/£3.99 per month or $69/£39 per year.

Where to find the best Prime Day music deals

With such a huge uptake in music gear over the last couple of years, we’d like to think that Amazon will cater to this huge wave of new musicians and lapsed players who have returned to playing, with a bumper run of Prime Day music deals. We'll keep you updated on this as soon as we hear any news.

We’d certainly recommend bookmarking this page and checking in regularly during the lead up to the event – we’ll be sharing the best Prime Day music deals right on this page.

Prime Day deals on Amazon products

With Prime Day being an Amazon invention, naturally it's the time to make big savings on Amazon's own products. So, if you're in the market for an Amazon Echo, Ring video doorbell or other smart device, then Prime Day is you chance to score big discounts. Echos are consistently some of the biggest-selling products around Prime Day.

We're also hoping to see the prices drop on the ace-sounding Amazon Echo Studio speaker, right down to the compact Echo Dot. Last year Amazon was even giving away smart speaker bundles that included free subscriptions to their Music Unlimited streaming service. Fingers crossed for more of that good stuff in 2022.

Will other stores be hosting Prime Day music deals?

Last year, in addition to the music deals rearing their heads on Amazon, there were music gear discounts to be had from the likes of Fender Play (opens in new tab), Musician’s Friend (opens in new tab), Sweetwater (opens in new tab) and Guitar Center (opens in new tab), plus Walmart (opens in new tab) and Best Buy (opens in new tab) covering everything from beginner acoustic guitars, to guitar wireless systems. We’re hoping to see more activity from the big music retailers in 2022, plus more deals from software brands and companies who sell direct.

We've been chatting to some of our music industry pals and there are certainly rumours doing the rounds that there will be more offers coming from non-Amazon brands this year than ever before.

The main event might have been created by Amazon, but it's not exclusive to Amazon anymore. The buzz around Prime Day gets people in the mood for a bargain, and the big retailers know this, so will no doubt be cooking up their own music deals too.

Prime Day music deals: Last year's deal highlights

Gear up to gig with up to 20% off at Guitar Center
Get ready to take center stage with mega discounts on everything from electric guitars, combo amps, keyboards, and portable PA systems at Guitar Center. The Gear Up To Gig sales event offers musicians up to 20% off everything you need to be stage ready. You have until 23 June to grab yourself a bargain.

50% off everything sale! Use code HALF
And that's actually half off the sale price, meaning in reality you'll be saving up to 90% off some seriously killer plugins. Even better, spend $50 and get 1 free plugin, spend $90 and get 2 free plugins, spend $120 and get 3 free plugins.

Native Instruments Summer of Sound sale: Save 50%
So you fancy levelling up your music making game this summer? Now’s the time to do it, with Native Instruments Summer of Sound sale slashing a monumental 50% off loads of awesome products, including the Komplete 13 production suite, Maschine production/performance systems and more. Whether you’re already using NI gear and want to upgrade, or want to treat yourself to some brand new toys, Native Instruments has you covered until June 30th.

Squier Classic Vibe ‘60s Jazzmaster: $429.99, $349.99
Squier’s Classic Vibe range is packed with giant-killers that even beginners can afford, and the ‘60s Jazzmaster can attest to that. With the traditional Jazzmaster rhythm and lead circuit, tremolo and single coil pickups, all of those iconic Jazzmaster tones are at your fingertips. The Indian Laurel ‘board and ‘C’ shaped Maple neck provide comfort and ease of playability, and vintage-style frets give that throwback vibe that Squier does so well. With $80 off the Surf Green model and the Shell Pink option available for $359.99 until June 23rd, Guitar Center has got you covered.

Fender Player Strat HSS: Was $809.99, now $649.99
Are you looking for a contemporary Strat? The Fender Player Stratocaster HSS Plus is an ultra-modern guitar capable of producing searing lead tones as well as the crisp, clean tones you’d usually associate with a Strat. This Guitar Center discount bags you a huge $160 discount! 

Ukutune Prime Day deal: Save 50% with code PDUKE
Grab one (or more) of eight high-quality ukuleles from as little as $24.99 this Prime Day, thanks to the folks at Ukutune. With beginner and pro options in soprano, concert and tenor sizes, you’ll be spoilt for choice. Included with each uke is a free set of Aquila Nylgut strings to make sure you never stop playing, and a free gig bag to keep your uke safe and secure on the road. Use the code PDUKE until June 30th for 50% off. 

Apple M1 MacBook Pro (256GB): £1,299 £1,129.97
Save more than £169 on this 13-inch MacBook Pro at Amazon UK, with M1 power, 8GB RAM and 256GB of storage. Logic Pro and GarageBand are already fully compatible and other DAWs and plugins are starting to follow suit.

Line 6 HX Effects: Was $599.99, now $499.99
Thinking of stepping up your effects game? Well, you might want to take advantage of the $100 off the Line 6 HX at Guitar Center right now. The HX might be the younger sibling of the Helix, but it offers a lot of the same award-winning sounds in a far more compact, pedalboard-friendly format. So whether you're looking for ambient delays (opens in new tab), shearing lead overdrive (opens in new tab) tones, or 80's chorus (opens in new tab), you'll find it with the Line 6 HX Effects - and with $100 off, you really can't go wrong.

Prime Day music deals: Last year's software deals

80% off Syntronik and Syntronik Deluxe
Looking to upgrade your virtual synth collection for your Mac or PC? Syntronik includes 17 synths with over 2,000 preset sounds and epic effects covering a wide selection from 38 of the most iconic to ultra-rare and painstakingly multi-sampled vintage synthesizers. Opt for Syntronik Deluxe and you’ll get your hands on 5 additional multi-sampled synths - 18GB of sounds in total. Load your Syntronik sounds into SampleTank 4 (including the free version (opens in new tab)) for even more creativity. Offer ends: 6 July

Plugin Boutique: Up to 97% off
From 95% off iZotope's flagship products, to 5 of Plugin Boutique's best-selling plugins for just $/£10 as part of the Make Music Day Bundle, there's so much to explore on PB right now until June 30.

Positive Grid BIAS FX 2 & AMP 2: up to 50% off
Let’s hear it for the music makers this June with savings of 50% to be made on all Positive Grid software. If you’re familiar with Positive Grid then you’ll already know how powerful and impressive their BIAS software is. With BIAS FX 2, you’ll be granted access to a massive library of amazing guitar effects, and BIAS Amp 2 allows you to play through your favorite amps - or design your very own.

Prime Day music deals: Last year's laptop deals

UK deals

Apple M1 MacBook Pro (512GB): £1,499 £1,313.99
Make a saving of over £179 on the M1-equipped MacBook Pro at Amazon UK, with 8GB RAM and 512GB of storage.

Apple M1 MacBook Air: Was £999 £893 at Amazon
Save £106 with this meaty discount on a brand-new MacBook Air with 8GB RAM and 256GB SSD at Amazon UK. Available in Space Grey, Silver or Rose Gold.

US deals

Apple M1 MacBook Air: $1,249, $1,149 at Amazon
Another big Apple laptop discount - $99 - but this time on the M1-equipped MacBook Air complete with 8GB RAM and 512GB SSD at Amazon US.

Prime Day music deals: Last year's external storage deals

UK deals

Samsung T7 2TB External SSD: £304.79, now £265.14
Keep those prized demos (and everything else) under proverbial lock and key, with 2TB of storage from the folks at Samsung. It's small and portable, but lightning-quick thanks to USB 3.2 Gen 2 inside. It's able to withstand being dropped from 2 meters, and with how manic some gigs can get, that's a big help. Save £39.65 this Prime Day.

SanDisk Extreme Pro 2TB SSD: £428.99, now £382.83
Save your valuable data from disappearing before your very eyes with this rugged, IP55 water resistant hard drive. It's housed in a Fort Knox style silicon shell and features a highly useful carabiner clip for when you're out and about - and with two-meter drop resistance to top it all off, this SSD is frankly a bit of a monster. Grab a great deal this Prime Day and save £46.16.

US deals

SanDisk 2TB Extreme Portable SSD: $459.99, $299.99
Designed to keep your file safe in the most demanding conditions, the SanDisk 2TB Extreme Portable SSD offers 1050MB/s read and up to 1000MB/s write speeds, as well as up to 2-meter drop protection - so it's safe to say it will handle any gigging situation you throw at it. 

SanDisk 1TB Extreme PRO SSD: $249.99, $149.99
Two terabytes of storage overkill for your needs? Well, don't worry, Amazon has you covered with the SanDisk 1TB Extreme PRO Portable SSD, which is now only $149.99. 

Prime Day music deals: Last year's electric guitar deals

Squier Bullet Tele Red Sparkle: $199.99, now $169.99
You'll certainly stand out from the crowd with this red sparkle Bullet Tele. The Bullet range is the perfect beginner electric guitar (opens in new tab), combining the playability Fender is known for, stunning finish options, and all at a super affordable price. With $30 off, it's a no-brainer if you're looking to start your guitar journey.

Squier FSR Bullet Telecaster: $179.99, now $149.99
Yes, we understand a sparkly Tele might not be for everyone, so if you are looking to keep it traditional, then you can't go wrong with the FSR Butterscotch Bullet Tele. Same guitar as the model above, but in a more understated finish. 

Squier Bullet Telecaster Rosewood: $179.99, $149.99
You'd be forgiven for thinking this gorgeous limited edition Bullet Telecaster is way more than $149.99. Pairing a classic Surf Green body with a dark rosewood neck, this guitar looks streets ahead of its entry-level price point and is one of the best Telecasters (opens in new tab) in this sale.  

Squier Bullet Mustang HH: Was $179.99, now $149.99
It isn't just Strats and Teles on offer. You can also bag yourself a discounted Bullet Mustang. Featuring a dual set of humbuckers, this nifty little axe is the perfect grunge guitar. Available in the Olympic White or Surf Green finish, with $30 off.

ESP LTD EC-256FM See-Thru Black: $499, now $399
The LTD EC-256FM is a guitar that was made to shake the ground. The solid Mahogany body and set neck construction is a tried and tested formula capable of landing some crushing aural blows, and with a Rosewood ‘board and flamed Maple top finishing proceedings tastefully, we can’t fault this rock machine. The EC-256 caters for loads of musical scenarios, with coil-splittable ESP humbuckers on board. If that wasn’t enough, there’s $100 off too. Thanks Guitar Center!

ESP LTD EC-401QM: Was $849, now $579
LTD's EC-401 is a staple of the rock and metal guitar catalogue, and this model is no different. EMG 81/60 pickups bring it to life with a roar, and with the mahogany body and neck working in tandem, there'll be no stopping your riffs from causing some real structural damage. And with $270 off? Well, you'd be mad not to. 

Schecter C-1 Platinum FR-Sustaniac: $859, $659.99
Capable of satisfying any metal players needs, the C-1 Platinum FR-Sustainiac is a true beast. With a super resonant Mahogany body, an ultra access cutaway, and a Floyd Rose trem, it ticks all the boxes already. The Sustainiac in the neck position is an awesome added bonus, allowing for some truly creative playing.

Schecter Guitar Research Demon-6: $439, $339.99
Schecter's Demon 6 is a metal monster, capable of some face-melting stuff given half a chance. Schecter's own 'Diamond' active pickups are perfectly voiced for aggressive playing, and the fast maple neck, rosewood 'board and gothic cross inlays top it off nicely. 

Jackson JS34Q Dinky DKA-M: $349.99, now $269.99
Jackson's JS series deliver the classic Jackson vibe for a fraction of the price, and with $80 off this killer JS34Q this Prime Day, the deal just got even better. With a quilted maple arched top, high output ceramic pickups and a locking trem, this guitar is built to destroy worlds. What're you waiting for?

Prime Day music deals: Last year's acoustic guitar deals

Epiphone Masterbilt DR-500MCE: $699.99, $559.99
Epiphone’s Masterbilt series is one of the best around at the moment, so it’s only natural for their killer DR-500MCE to get a mention. Made with a solid Sitka Spruce top and solid Mahogany back and sides, you know it’ll provide a brilliantly balanced tone, worthy of nearly all musical scenarios. The dreadnought body size gives near infinite levels of depth to your tone, and the Fishman preamp and pickup makes sure that every last bit of personality makes it to your amp. With $140 off this Prime Day, this might be too good to miss.

Breedlove Pursuit Exotic CE: $699.99, now $559.99
The Breedlove Pursuit Exotic is rather a dark horse, and here’s why - it’s made from solid Myrtlewood, which creates a unique voice somewhere between East Indian rosewood and maple. This delivers an exceptionally balanced tone, with clear bass, mids and highs in equal measure. Fitted with LR Baggs EAS electronics, you’ll fall in love with the amplified tone as well as the acoustic - and you’ll fall in love with the looks, too. Save $140 at Guitar Center until June 23.

Alvarez AMP660ESHB Parlor: $459.99, now $367.99
Alvarez, although not a huge name in the world of acoustic guitars, is definitely known for making good ones. The AMP660ESHB is a modern take on the old-school parlor guitars of days gone by, with a 14th fret neck joint and a solid headstock bringing this beauty into the modern era. It’s this elegant vibe, matched with the gorgeous shadowburst finish and Alvarez’s own SYS100 undersaddle pickup that make this a guitar you won’t want to miss out on. Save $92 at Guitar Center as part of their ‘Gear Up To Gig’ sale. 

Prime Day music deals: Last year's guitar accessory deals

D'Addario EXL110-3D Nickel Wound: $16.99, $9.99
Regular Light, 10-46 gauge, 3 sets: this is the famous string co's best-selling set, and a good versatile pick for players of all genres.

D'Addario EXL120-3D Nickel Wound: $13.99, $9.99
Super Light, 9-42 gauge, 3 sets: This super-light set of strings is perfect for biting tones, especially as they're round wound with nickel-plated steel.

D’Addario Nickel Wound Strings: $13.99, now $9.99
Med. Blues Jazz Rock, 11-49 gauge 3 sets: Finally, we have the heaviest of the bargainous trio, weighing in at medium for rounder, earthier tones.

Shure GLXD16 Wireless System: $449, now $336
Looking for more freedom on-stage? The GLXD16 is one of our favourite guitar wireless systems (opens in new tab). It's usually pretty pricey, but with a $113 discount, it's well worth exploring. The pedalboard system includes a GLXD6 Digital Pedal Receiver, GLXD1 Bodypack Transmitter and WA305 Instrument Cable. Plus, it's rechargeable, so you'll get about 16 hours of playtime per charge.

D'Addario Pearl Celluloid Picks, 10 pack: from $2.99
Not in the market for a big purchase but fancy buying something on Prime Day? You'll always need spare picks, and here's your chance to stock up. Available in green or blue and your choice of light, medium, heavy or extra heavy gauges, these picks deliver a comfortable feel from a respected brand.

D'Addario Pearl Celluloid Picks, 100 pack: from $22.82
One of the cheapest but most practical Prime Day deals we've seen so far. Stock up on 100 picks today and, not only will you pay as little as 22 cents per pick, but you also won't need to buy any more for a seriously long time! Available in green, blue or assorted colours, and your choice of light, medium, heavy or extra heavy gauges.

GLS Audio 20ft Tweed Cable: Was $21.44, now $16.49
If you're going to splash out on a new cable, it might as well look cool and have a discount added, right? Well, right now, you can bag this 20ft GLS tweed guitar cable for only $16.49 on Amazon. 

Fender FT-2 Clip-on Tuner: $29.99, now $16.99
Yes, we know this isn't the most glamorous item you can pick up this Prime Day - but every guitar player needs a good tuner! This Fender FT-2 Clip-on tuner is currently only $16.99 on Amazon, right now. 

Sovvid Guitar Wall Hanger x2: Was $15.99, now $11.99
Are you terrified your prized possession will be knocked over by a careless visitor, overly enthusiastic pet, or young child? In most cases, hanging your guitar on the wall is the best place for it, and with two wall hangers for only $11.99, it won’t cost you an arm and a leg to keep your instruments safe.

Prime Day music deals: Last year's amp deals

Fender Hot Rod Deluxe IV: Was $849.99, now $799.99
Is your current guitar amp (opens in new tab) not up to the task of gigging? Well, you can't go wrong with one of the most popular valve amps of all time - the Fender Hot Rod Deluxe. This powerhouse of an amp comes with a 12" Celestion A-Type speaker for a clear, balanced tone, while the 40W of pure valve power offers a tremendous amount of clean headroom. Top that all off with a classic Fender spring reverb and vintage tweed styling, and you have the ultimate gigging amp. 

Positive Grid Spark: Save $40/£29 & get a free gig bag
Positive Grid’s Spark has taken the guitar world by storm as of late. It’s a smart practice amp powered by the BIAS tone engine, capable of so much more than you’d think. With the Spark app, recalling any one of over 10,000 tones for you to enjoy is a piece of cake. Smart features such as Smart Jam and Auto Chords make the Spark a powerful and genuinely useful practice tool, and one of the most ridiculously fun desktop amps on the market. Save $40/29 this June and grab a free Traveler gig bag in the process.

Prime Day music deals: Last year's effects deals

Line 6 HX Effects: Was $599.99, now $499.99
Thinking of stepping up your effects game? Well, you might want to take advantage of the $100 off the Line 6 HX at Guitar Center right now. The HX might be the younger sibling of the Helix, but it offers a lot of the same award-winning sounds in a far more compact, pedalboard-friendly format. So whether you're looking for ambient delays (opens in new tab), shearing lead overdrive (opens in new tab) tones, or 80's chorus (opens in new tab), you'll find it with the Line 6 HX Effects - and with $100 off, you really can't go wrong.  

ProCo Rat 2 pedal bundle: Was $120, now $90
Bag an effects pedal icon – and a host of extras including a cable, power supply and box of picks – all for well under $100. Secure this $30 saving quick, because we don't expect it to hang around for long.

Prime Day music deals: Last year's synth & controller deals

Teenage Engineering OP-1: Was $1,299, now $1,121
The Teenage Engineering OP-1 looks like it would be more at home on the original TARDIS than in the recording studio but this otherworldly-looking device is equal parts synthesizer (opens in new tab), sampler, and controller (opens in new tab). Despite its compact size, this unique synth offers eight built-in synth engines, a myriad of effects, and LFO's. So if you are looking for a compact synth with sounds that are out of this world, then look no further than the Teenage Engineering OP-1. 

Novation Launchpad X: $199.99, now $159.99
If you’re an Ableton Live user, then the Novation Launchpad X is an essential piece of hardware for you. This super intuitive 64-pad MIDI grid controller allows you to fully take control of your software, from launching clips, manipulating sounds, and even mixing your track. So, if this sounds like something you can’t live without, you’ll find $40 off at Guitar Center right now. 

M-Audio Oxygen 49 MKIV: Was $179, now $129
A sturdy MIDI controller is an essential part of any home studio. Whether you want to lay down some keys parts, trigger virtual instruments, or program drum patterns, they make life a whole lot easier. Right now, you can save $50 off this M-Audio Oxygen 49 MKIV at Musician's Friend. 

M-Audio Oxygen 25 MKIV: Was $129, now $99
Your home studio a little tight on space? Well, you don't have to miss out on the savings, as Musician's Friend has $30 off the M-Audio Oxygen 25. 

Roland JUNO DS76 Essentials: $1,089.99, now $989.99
The Roland JUNO DS76 is a lightweight modern synth perfect for the gigging musician. This intuitive synth comes jam-packed with the synth sounds that Roland is known for, as well as the ability to create your own unique voices. This epic bundle includes a Roland dust cover to keep your new synth clean and a Roland KS-10X keyboard stand.

Prime Day music deals: Last year's drum deals

Alesis Nitro Mesh + Strike 8 Monitor: $998, $569.99
It seems like electronic drum kits (opens in new tab) are better now than they have ever been, and the Alesis Nitro Mesh is one of our favourites. This kit is the ultimate practice companion, allowing you to drum away for hours and hours in relative silence. At the same time, the mesh heads provide the realistic feel of an acoustic kit. With 40 ready-to-play classic and modern drum sounds built in, you'll never get bored while playing this fantastic e-kit. This mega-deal from Guitar Center sees the limited edition red kit, paired with a Strike 8 drum monitor for only $569.99 - that's a saving of $428.01!

Gretsch Renown (Blue Burst): $1,499.99, $1,199.99
Gretsch’s Renown series is one that we love, with pro quality drum sets at less than professional prices. Guitar Center has made this Renown even more enticing, with an included Nickel over Steel snare drum and $300 off. The 30 degree bearing edge adds a beautiful resonant warmth to the punchy 7 ply all-maple shells, and combined with 302 hoops and stock Remo Emperors, it’s hard to find fault with this Renown. Grab an absolute bargain until June 23rd.

3x Promark LA Specials 7A wood tip: $19.60, $13.94
Now's the time to stock up on new drumsticks (opens in new tab) with Amazon offering cash off a range of stick sizes and tip types from Promark. Available with an oval wood tip, these US-made hickory sticks offer excellent value for money.

3x Promark LA Specials 7A nylon tip: $19.99, $11.39
Same as above, but this time with a durable nylon tip. Not only will the sticks last longer, but the harder tip also adds more attack to your sound. 

3x Promark LA Specials 5A wood tip: $19.60, $10.47
Now's the time to stock up on new drumsticks (opens in new tab) with Amazon offering cash off a range of stick sizes and tip types from Promark. Available with oval wood tip, these US-made hickory sticks offer excellent value for money.

Prime Day music deals: Last year's microphone deals

Shure BLX288/PG58 DualWireless: $549, now $410
Experience total vocal freedom with the Shure BLX288 dual-channel wireless system, plus a set of PG58 handheld microphones. Shure has long been the industry standard for vocal mics, and with 25% off at Amazon US, you can bag yourself this fantastic vocal set-up for a whole lot less. 

Shure MV88 Portable iOS Mic: Was $185, now $109
The MV88 iOS microphone is the ideal solution for budding journalists, filmmakers, and vloggers. Simply plug this nifty little mic directly into your iOS device, and you'll have access to professional-grade audio, and with 41% off at Amazon right now, there's no excuse for still using the built-in microphone on your phone.

Sennheiser e906 Microphone: $199.95, now $129.95
The Sennheiser e906 is one of the most popular microphones (opens in new tab) for recording guitar amps (opens in new tab), and for good reason. The specially designed flat shape makes it perfect for getting as close to the amp as possible. At the same time, the ability to switch between bright, normal, and smooth means you can bring out the best elements of your guitar tone. At only $79, this is a must-have for any guitarist looking for a robust and versatile microphone for recording. 

Electro-Voice ND76 Vocal Mic: Was $129, now $99
Make sure your voice is heard this Prime Day with the incredibly robust Electro-Voice ND76 vocal microphone. EV mics are famous for their crisp presence and warm, punchy low-end, as well as their sturdy build quality - and with a saving of $30 at Musician's Friend you really can’t go wrong.

AKG Lyra USB Mic: Was $155.00, now $125
Who says a USB microphone can’t be dripping with vintage mojo? Inspired by the likes of the legendary AKG C414, and with $30 off right now at Musician’s Friend, this powerful USB mic might be the best deal for budding podcasters, YouTubers, and even singers. 

Shure PGA48-XLR Microphone: Was $49, now $29
Shure is known for its incredibly robust and reliable microphones. Whether they are being put through their paces on festival stages, weekly pub gigs, or demanding rehearsal rooms, they are always up for the task. So grab yourself one right now for only $29 at Amazon US!

Shure SM58-LC Dynamic Mic: Was $124, now $99
The undisputed king of live mics needs no introduction. Nearly every musician in the world has owned a Shure SM58 at some point - and if you don’t have one, you should probably buy one. Luckily for you, Amazon has $25 off right now! 

Prime Day music deals: Last year's PA deals

Alto TS312 12" Loudspeaker: $299.99, now $249.99
The importance of a high-quality PA system (opens in new tab) is often overlooked by bands. The PA speaker is the last link in the chain between the band and the audience. Therefore, it's essential to have the best speakers you can afford. The Alto TS312 is lightweight, durable, and, more importantly, it sounds fantastic for its relatively low price point. The 1,000 watts will be more than enough for most applications, and with these being active speakers, there is no need to carry around unnecessary gear. You can save yourself $50 right now in the Guitar Center sale.  

Electro-Voice EVOLVE 30M: Was $1,299, now $1,199
PA systems have seen a significant change in recent years. They are now lighter, more powerful, and easier to set up than ever before. We have also seen a shift away from the traditional speakers on poles towards portable line array systems, such as the Electro-Voice EVOLVE 30M. The 1,000W and 120° dispersion means no matter where an audience member is standing in the venue, they are guaranteed the best possible experience. Pair that with a handy mobile app for changing DSP settings and an 8-channel mixer with Bluetooth connectivity, and you have an extremely versatile PA system. So if you’re in the market for a new PA system, then pop over to Guitar Center and save yourself $100!

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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