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Prime Day music deals 2021: These epic deals are still live

Prime Day music deals 2021: These epic deals are still live
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Amazon Prime Day is done and dusted for another year! Although the event itself is over, we're still here to cover any final deals you may have missed. If you’re a musician looking for a bargain, then there's still something here for you. Here are all of the best Prime Day music deals that are still live - go ahead and have a browse.

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 and beyond.

Aside from Amazon, the best place to find some killer Prime Day-beating deals was Guitar Center's Gear Up To Gig sale, where the retail giant was dishing out up to 20% discounts on everything from guitars and drum sets, to vocal microphones, PA speakers and more.

For the guitarists, our favourite standalone deal was a massive $160 off a killer Fender Player Strat at Guitar Center, and for the producers, there's still 50% off all the plugins at Waves - just in case you missed out.  

If you were planning on upgrading your laptop this Prime Day, there are still some pretty tasty discounts to be had on the new M1 MacBook Pros and Airs, but don't twiddle your thumbs for too long - these deals could end at any minute. 

Below, we've listed all the deals that are still live. There's still something for everyone - so if you missed out on the big days, consider this your five minute warning. Last orders, please!

Prime Day music deals: 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.View Deal

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.View Deal

Native Instruments Summer of Sound sale: Save a huge 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.View Deal

Squier Classic Vibe ‘60s Jazzmaster: Was $429.99, now $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.View Deal

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! View Deal

Ukutune Prime Day deal: Save 50% with the 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. View Deal

Apple M1 MacBook Pro (256GB): £1,299 £1,129.97 at Amazon
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.View Deal

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, shearing lead overdrive tones, or 80's chorus, you'll find it with the Line 6 HX Effects - and with $100 off, you really can't go wrong.View Deal

Prime Day music deals: Software deals

Native Instruments Summer of Sound sale: Save a huge 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.View Deal

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) for even more creativity. Offer ends: 6 JulyView Deal

50% off everything sale at WAVES! 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.View Deal

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.View Deal

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.View Deal

Subscribe to newsletter, get T-RackS Classic Clipper free!
The T-RackS Classic Clipper uses peak clipping to tame unruly peaks, rather than the usual peak limiting, giving you another dynamics control option. It works within T-RackS 5 CS, IK Multimedia’s free version of T-RackS and is super easy to use, offering only Gain, Slope, and Output controls. Subscribe to IK Multimedia’s newsletter before June 29 and you’ll get it for free!View Deal

Up to 50% off Lurssen Mastering Console, MixBox and ARC 3
Arc System 3 combines analysis software and a correction plug-in to improve the accuracy of your monitoring in any room. Get it today for $119.99. MixBox features over 70 award-winning mixing processors and effects. Create your own, or choose from over 600 included presets. Today it’s yours for $169.99. The Lurssen Mastering Console is a digital emulation of the mastering processing chain made famous by Gavin Lurssen and Reuben Cohen and includes tube equalizers, solid-state equalizers, limiters, de-essers and solid-state compressors. It’s currently dropped to just $79.99. Offer ends: 30 JuneView Deal

Prime Day music deals: Laptop deals

UK deals

Apple M1 MacBook Pro (256GB): £1,299 £1,129.97 at Amazon
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.View Deal

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

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.View Deal

Apple M1 MacBook Air: £1,249, £1,099.97 at Amazon
Another big Apple laptop discount - £149.03 - but this time on the M1-equipped MacBook Air complete with 8GB RAM and 512GB SSD at Amazon UK.View Deal

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.View Deal

Prime Day music deals: External storage deals

UK deals

Samsung T7 2TB External SSD: Was £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.View Deal

SanDisk Extreme Pro 2TB SSD: Was £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.View Deal

US deals

SanDisk 2TB Extreme Portable SSD: Was $459.99, now $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. View Deal

SanDisk 1TB Extreme PRO Portable SSD: $249.99, now $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. View Deal

Prime Day music deals: Electric guitar deals

Squier Classic Vibe ‘60s Jazzmaster: Was $429.99, now $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.View Deal

Squier Bullet Tele Red Sparkle: Was $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, 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.View Deal

Squier FSR Bullet Telecaster: Was $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. View Deal

Squier Bullet Telecaster Rosewood: Was $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 in this sale.  View Deal

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.View Deal

ESP LTD EC-256FM See-Thru Black: Was $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!View Deal

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. View Deal

Schecter C-1 Platinum FR-Sustaniac: Was $859, now $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.
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Schecter Guitar Research Demon-6: Was $439, now $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. View Deal

Jackson JS34Q Dinky DKA-M: Was $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?View Deal

Prime Day music deals: Acoustic guitar deals

Epiphone Masterbilt DR-500MCE: $699.99, now $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.View Deal

Breedlove Pursuit Exotic CE: Was $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.View Deal

Alvarez AMP660ESHB Parlor: Was $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. View Deal

Prime Day music deals: Guitar accessory deals

D'Addario EXL110-3D Nickel Wound: was $16.99, now $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.View Deal

D'Addario EXL120-3D Nickel Wound Strings: $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.View Deal

D’Addario Nickel Wound Strings: was $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.View Deal

Shure GLXD16 Wireless System: $449, now $336 at Amazon
Looking for more freedom on-stage? The GLXD16 is one of our favourite guitar wireless systems. 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.View Deal

D'Addario EXL110 XL 10 Pack: Was $42.99, now $32.99
You can never have too many packets of electric guitar strings, right? Changing your strings is a vital part of maintaining your guitar. Not only does it affect your tone, but also the life of your frets. We know you'd rather spend your hard-earned money on exciting things like guitar pedals or even a new guitar, but if you don't change your strings regularly enough, then you're not getting the best out of your instrument. Well, luckily for you, Adorama has your back, with $10 off a ten pack of D'Addario EXL110 XL electric guitar strings, so you have no excuses now, get changing your strings! View Deal

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.View Deal

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.View Deal

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. View Deal

Fender FT-2 Professional 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. View Deal

Sovvid Guitar Wall Hanger 2 Pack: 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.View Deal

Prime Day music deals: Amp deals

Fender Hot Rod Deluxe IV: Was $849.99, now $799.99
Is your current guitar amp 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. View Deal

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.View Deal

Markbass Little Mark III Head: Was $649.99, now $549.99
Here's one for the lords of the low end. The Little Mark III is the flagship offering from the masters of lightweight, powerful amp heads - Markbass. This mighty little amp delivers a bone-crushing 500W RMS and weighs on at only 5.07lbs! So whether you're looking for a new bass amp for gigging, the rehearsal room, or even home use, the Markbass Little Mark III is a solid option - especially with a mega saving of $100.  View Deal

Prime Day music deals: 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, shearing lead overdrive tones, or 80's chorus, you'll find it with the Line 6 HX Effects - and with $100 off, you really can't go wrong.  View Deal

ProCo Rat 2 distortion 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.View Deal

Prime Day music deals: Ukulele deals

Ukutune Prime Day deal: Save 50% with the 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. View Deal

Prime Day music deals: 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, sampler, and controller. 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. View Deal

Novation Launchpad X Pad Controller: $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. View Deal

M-Audio Oxygen 49 MKIV Controller: 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. View Deal

M-Audio Oxygen 25 MKIVController: 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. View Deal

Roland JUNO DS76 Essentials Bundle: $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.View Deal

Prime Day music deals: Drum deals

Alesis Nitro Mesh + Strike 8 Monitor: $998, now $569.99
It seems like electronic drum kits 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!View Deal

Gretsch Renown in Antique 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.View Deal

Mapex Saturn V Tour 3pc Shell Pack: Was $1,329, now $999
The Saturn has been a Mapex staple for years, and the Series V carries the torch valiantly. The Saturn V Tour is everything a gigging drummer could want. The hybrid Maple/Walnut shell, paired with Mapex’s own SONIClear bearing edge provides brilliant warmth, while still remaining punchy and bright with the right heads and tuning. These fat rock sizes will certainly bring the thunder, and with a $329 discount right now from Guitar Center, you’ll never want to stop playing. View Deal

Prime Day music deals: Drumsticks

3x Promark LA Specials 7A wood tip sticks: $19.60, $13.94
Now's the time to stock up on new drumsticks 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.View Deal

3x Promark LA Specials 7A nylon tip sticks: $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. View Deal

3x Promark LA Specials 5A wood tip sticks: $19.60, $10.47
Now's the time to stock up on new drumsticks 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.View Deal

3x Promark LA Specials 5A nylon tip sticks: $16.60, $10.63
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. View Deal

Prime Day music deals: Microphone deals

Shure BLX288/PG58 DualWireless System: $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. View Deal

Shure MV88 Portable iOS Microphone: 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.View Deal

Sennheiser e906 Microphone: Was $199.95, now $129.95
The Sennheiser e906 is one of the most popular microphones for recording guitar amps, 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. View Deal

Electro-Voice ND76 Vocal Microphone: 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.View Deal

AKG Lyra USB Microphone: 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. View Deal

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!View Deal

Shure SM58-LC Dynamic Microphone: 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! View Deal

Shure MV5C Conferencing Microphone: Was $99, now $89
Over the last year, the need for high-quality audio during video conference calls has never been more important. This super-simple USB mic offers a bright, clean sound and can be used with or without headphones.  Sign up to Amazon Prime and save $10. View Deal

Prime Day music deals: PA deals

Alto TS312 12" Loudspeaker: Was: $299.99, now $249.99
The importance of a high-quality PA system 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.  View Deal

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!View Deal

Prime Day music deals: Quick links

When is Prime Day?

Prime Day 2021 dates confirmed

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Prime Day has traditionally always taken place in July. But of course, last year was anything but traditional, so Prime Day was delayed. Prime Day actually happened much later than normal, on 13 and 14 October. It was 48 hours of fantastic offers, with Amazon delivering over 1 million deals in that period. And yes, your eyes aren't deceiving you, despite being called Prime Day, the event actually takes place over two days.

This year's Prime Day is moving back to the more traditional mid-summer dates, now officially confirmed by Amazon as 21 and 22 June. For more information you can also check out Amazon's own Prime Day hub page.

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 trial), 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 Video and more.

If you've already had a free trial, at the time of writing, a monthly Amazon Prime subscription costs $12.99/£7.99 (which you can cancel at any time) and a yearly option is $119/£79.

Where to find the best Prime Day music deals

With such a huge uptake in music gear over the last 12 months - particularly during the lockdown period - 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.

What else should I look out for on Prime Day?

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 2021.

Looking for something else? While we’re covering all the best Prime Day music deals, our pals at TechRadar will be hunting down the best deals on everything else - from video doorbells and pet food, to coffee machines and smart watches - so head over to their Amazon Prime Day deals page for the latest offers.

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, Musician’s Friend, Sweetwater and Guitar Center, plus Walmart and Best Buy covering everything from beginner acoustic guitars, to guitar wireless systems. We’re hoping to see more activity from the big music retailers in 2021, 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

Last year was a great one for Prime Day music deals. Here's a flavour of the best ones and what you might be able to expect for Prime Day 2021.

MacBook Pro 16-inch – 16GB RAM, 1TB, 2.3GHz Intel Core i9
Was $2,799 | Now $2,399 | Save $400
You could take a step up with this souped up version of the above laptop. Complete with a huge 1TB SSD and more an i9 processor, this would make a for a great music-making computer.

Beyerdynamic DT 770 Pro headphones: were $259, now $159
Recommended in our guide to the best budget studio headphones, our experts describe the DT770 Pros as being “extremely well-balanced across the audible spectrum, with detailed highs and an innovative bass reflex system that delivers just enough weighty sub-200Hz punch for that feel-good factor when tracking.” Both the 80 and 32 ohm models were on sale last year.

Alesis V25 MIDI controller keyboard: Was $179.99, now $129
Small doesn't have to mean 'limited', as this brilliantly-spec'd Alesis controller proves. 25 full-size, velocity-sensitive keys, eight assignable pads, four assignable control knobs plus pitch and mod controller wheels means that this pocket rocket is packing some serious functionality. It's Mac/PC compatible, buss-powered, and there's even a sustain pedal socket.

Fender Road Worn 50s Telecaster: Was $1,099|Now $900 
The Fender Road Worn 50s Telecaster gives you the classic look, tone and feel of a played-in guitar, but with the dependable build quality of a modern guitar at an affordable price. Presented in this striking Metallic Purple Road Worn finish, it's one of the coolest, funkiest Teles we've seen in recent times, and with $200 off the asking price on Prime Day, we were struggling to see how this was anything other than a bargain.

Positive Grid BIAS FX Elite 2 plugin: was $299, now $179
A benchmark in the amp modelling software market, and a snip at this price, with 100 amps, 100 effects, 18 rack processors, 18 modeled guitars and plenty more.

Brian May Signature (Antique Cherry): $849.99, now $679.99
An upgrade from the 2001 'original' this iteration features superior build quality, a refined bridge assembly, electronics and finish.

Epiphone Hummingbird Performer PRO: only $399.99
With its spruce/mahogany construction and decorative flower scratchplate design, the Hummingbird PRO is a truly lovely guitar. And it sounds pretty special, too, delivering a sweet, balanced tone.

Ernie Ball Ambient Delay | Was $229 now $74.99
The Ernie Ball Ambient Delay offers handsfree control over your effect levels. With a plate reverb and delay time of up to one second, you can dial-in the perfect amount of ambience for your sound. Other features include independent max reverb level and connection for a tap-tempo switch.

Alesis Nitro Mesh SE w/ Amp | Was $499.99, now $424.99
Stand out from the crowd with the stylish red special edition of this kit. The bundle came complete with the 25 watt Simmons DA25 amp, for out loud practice. You could have used the code rocktober at checkout for 15% off.

AirPods 2 w/charging case | £159, now £129
This deal at Laptops Direct saved you £30 off the original price of the 2nd-generation AirPods with the standard charging case.

Prime Day music deals: Last year's laptop & computing deals

MacBook Pro 16-inch – 16GB RAM, 512GB, 2.6GHz Intel Core i7
Was $2,399 | Now $2,079 | Save $320
This might be the 'basic' spec of the new 16-inch model, but it's still a fantastic music-making machine that would sit comfortably at the heart of any studio setup. Last year this model, in Space Grey, was available with a hearty $300 discount.

Apple MacBook Pro 13-inch – 16GB RAM, 1TB SSD
Was $1,999 | Now $1,849 | Save $150
The discounted options in with the new 2020 13-inch spec featured a 2.0 GHZ 10th Gen Intel Core i5 processor, plus all the usual Apple goodness such as Retina screen and Magic Keyboard.

Prime Day music deals: Last year's guitar deals

Gretsch Streamliner G2420T: Was $549.99, now $399
Get a load of that finish! This affordable hollowbody from Gretsch was even better value for money than usual at just $399. If you're looking for a guitar that offers its own identity then this big boy will serve you well for rockabilly, jazz, blues, rock 'n' roll and much more.

Fender Player Stratocaster Limited-Edition Black $699 $599
This limited edition Fender Player Series Stratocaster comes in a black finish on a solid alder body with a black pickguard, maple neck with modern profile and 9.5" radius, medium jumbo frets and 2-point fulcrum vibrato bridge. Three Player Series single-coil pickups and the five way selector will give you a feast of great tones. 

Squier Affinity Strat in Surf Green | $229.99, now $199.99
You could have bagged a Prime Day bargain with this beginner’s Stratocaster for under $200. The lightweight alder body and comfortable C-shaped modern maple neck are designed for hours of comfortable practice as you learn the ropes.

Save $189.01 on the Schecter C-1 Apocalypse
The black satin-finished swamp ash sets the tone for serious shredding and you could get yours for just $899.99, was $1089.

Fender Player Stratocaster HSS (Blue Burst): now $599.99
The Blue Burst was reduced from $760. Featuring an alder body, but with a handsome flame maple top and maple fretboard, and that HSS pickup configuration this is another proven performer.

Gibson Les Paul Traditional Pro V Satin - was $1,899, now $1,599.99
Another Pro V, this one features a beautiful satin-finished, weight-relieved mahogany body with maple top and 24.75"-scale mahogany neck with 22-fret, compound-radius rosewood fingerboard.

Save $150 on the Ibanez RG450EXB, available in three colours
Loud in both tone and colour, these RGs will give you the sonic tools to tackle any situation at speed.

Save 25% with $125 off the G&L ASAT Classic Ash
You could get the Limited Edition Tribute ASAT Classic Ash electric guitar for just $374.99 down from $499.99 by clicking on the link and entering the special coupon code word rocktober at the checkout.

ESP LTD M-400: was $799, now only $449.99
For less than $450, this was an impressively spec'd instrument with mahogany body, three-piece maple neck and Seymour Duncan humbuckers.

Prime Day music deals: Last year's guitar effects offers

Boss ME-80 Multi-FX: Was $299, now $249.99 at Guitar Center
Versatile and extremely practical, the ME-80 may be just the thing for anyone who wants to put together a whole effects solution in one go, especially if you took this tasty price point into account.

Boss DS-1 Distortion pedal| Was $89.99, now $67.49
Using the coupon code 'rocktober' at checkout you activated a 25% discount (which equals $22.50) on this bonafide classic stompbox. Not only that, but MF was throwing in a pair of 6-inch patch cables, too.

Laney Tony Iommi Signature Boost |$189.99 Now $151.99
You could save 20% on the same boost pedal Black Sabbath legend and Laney devotee Tony Iommi uses in his own rig and it's built to his own spec. Hone your tone with drive, volume, low EQ, high EQ, hi mid, neutral low mid boost toggle switch. 

MXR M66S Classic Overdrive| Was $59.99, now just $39.99
A quality MXR Overdrive at an incredible price – a 1/3 off the MXR M66S offering transparent gain and superb build quality for an incredible low price. 

Pigtronix's Infinity Looper 2: now $170
You could get 15% off of this versatile looper at Musician's Friend. It's a stonking stereo looping pedal with two independent loops that you can intuitively switch between.

Save 20% on the Morley Steve Vai Bad Horsie 2 Contour Wah
A rare discount on the best switchless wah available at the time, reduced from $145 to $116at Musician's Friend by entering the coupon code rocktober at the checkout.

Boss TU-3 Pedal Power Bundle | Was $149.99 Now $99.99
Boss created an industry standard with the TU-2 pedal tuner in 1998, and its successor offers a number of improvements on the classic format. The TU-3 is quoted at +/-1 cent over a 23-segment LED display, which means it tunes more accurately. Other functions include drop tuning up to six semitones and bass tuning up to three flats. With the included Boss power adaptor and daisy-chain cable, it's an unmissable deal as a pedalboard solution too. 

Prime Day music deals: Last year's synth deals

Modal Electronics Skulpt polysynth | $299 $199
Skulpt was a lot synth for the money at $299, but at $199, it was an absolute steal. We recommended you took advantage of Sweetwater's $100 discount while you could.

Prime Day music deals: Last year's plugin deals

Download Ableton Live 10 Lite for free at Splice
If you were looking to try Ableton Live for the first time this was your perfect opportunity. Between Prime Day and 31 December, you could have a copy of Ableton Live 10 Lite for free, courtesy of Splice.

Save 75% on IK Multimedia's Total Studio 2 Max: $/€1,000 $/€250
You could get a staggering $/€750 off this all-encompassing bundle of music production software, featuring all the instrument, effect, mastering and amp sim plugins you need.

Get Waves Gold for just $149.99, save $650
Get stuck into 42 plugins used by everyone from bedroom to pro producers. These studio essentials will help you supercharge your mixes.

Universal Audio UAD Custom Plugin Bundle |$999, now $699
Sweetwater had a slew of different Universal Audio plugin pick 'n' mix deals, ranging from a $399 deal to this, the top-end bundle, which allows you to select six of UA's catalog.

Prime Day music deals: Last year's audio interface deals

Universal Audio Arrow, w/Luna |Save $25, now $474
UA's 2x4 Thunderbolt 3 Arrow audio interface is rightfully acclaimed and for Prime Day came bundled with Luna, the firm's new proprietary music creation suite and a 14 plugin bundle.

IK Multimedia Axe I/O Solo | Was $249, now $199
You could supercharge your guitar recordings at home or on the go with this powerful, compact guitar audio interface. It was available with a $50 discount at Sweetwater.

Prime Day music deals: Last year's keyboard deals

Alesis V25 MIDI controller keyboard: Was $179.99, now $129
Small doesn't have to mean 'limited', as this brilliantly-spec'd Alesis controller proves. 25 full-size, velocity-sensitive keys, eight assignable pads, four assignable control knobs plus pitch and mod controller wheels means that this pocket rocket is packing some serious functionality. It's Mac/PC compatible, buss-powered, and there's even a sustain pedal socket.

Prime Day music deals: Last year's headphones deals

AKG K245 open-back headphones: were $89, now just $59
If you were looking for a bargain, this was it. These foldable cans will take plenty of abuse and provide day-long comfort, all while delivering great sound for mixing, DJ-ing or music listening.

Sennheiser HD200 Pro | Was $69.95, now just $49.95
If you were looking for a great pair of budget studio headphones to see you through the winter, you could do no wrong in picking up a pair of these Sennheiser's, which came complete with a 29% discount throughout October.

Shure SE425 sound isolating earphones: save $150, now $199
These dual driver-equipped sound isolating in-ears deliver up to 37dB of noise cancellation, ideal for music listening, personal practice or personal monitoring on-stage. The included Bluetooth adapter provides up to 10 hours of battery life. Normally you would have paid $349 for these bad boys, but for Prime Day, they benefitted from a massive $150 discount.

Sony WH-1000XM3 headphones | $348 $257.96
A huge saving of over $90 on these market-leading noise-cancelling cans that are cons highly acclaimed. And with 30 hours of battery life you'll have plenty of time to find out why.

Bose Noise Cancelling 700 | Was $399, now $379
A step above the QC 35 II on the Bose ladder, these NC700s are up at the pinnacle of noise cancelling cans. So £61 was a very welcome discount from Amazon. 

Marshall MID A.N.C.: Were $279.99 $169.99
If you were looking for a new set of cans with active noise cancelling technology, then you didn't need to look further than these. These Marshalls offer fabulous sound and boast close to 20 hours of wireless play when ANC is engaged – and 30 when played normally.

Prime Day music deals: Last year's microphone deals

Audio Technica AT2035 microphone | Was $249, now $149
If you’re in the streaming or podcasting game, or you’re looking to get started, this is a quality piece of kit from a respected brand. Expect top performance and crystal clear audio.

Warm Audio WA-87 Microphone | Save $100, now $499
As you'd expect, a wide range of mics of all types and sizes were on offer during Prime Day. Our pick of the savings was the $100 off of this WA-87 large-diaphragm condenser with 3 switchable polar patterns, a highpass filter, and 10dB pad.

Prime Day music deals: Last year's electronic drum set deals

Alesis Nitro Mesh SE w/ Amp | Was $499.99, now $424.99
Stand out from the crowd with the stylish red special edition of this kit. The bundle comes complete with the 25 watt Simmons DA25 amp, for out loud practice.

Alesis Nitro Mesh w/amp | Was $499.99, now $424.99
If the red of the Special Edition kit is a step too far, you could get the same bundle, complete with the Simmons DA25 25 watt amp, but with the standard black version of the kit.

Roland TD-1DMK with DA25 bundle: was $879, now $747
A great entry-level option that here came with the DA25 25 watt dedicated e-drum monitor, a PDP kick pedal and Sound Percussion Labs sticks.

Roland BT-1 Bar Trigger: Was $109.99, now $77.60
With its sleek, curved profile, the Roland BT-1 can be mounted to an acoustic drum, or conveniently nestled amongst the rest of your kit to provide a single-zone playing surface. Use it as a digital percussion pad, electronic snare, cymbal or any other sound, or as a start/stop switch for triggering backing tracks and loops. 

Prime Day music deals: Last year's hard drive deals

LaCie rugged mini 1TB external HDD | £107.82 £69.48
You could save £38.34 (36%) and travel with confidence knowing the LaCie HDDs feature all-terrain durability of dust, shock, and water resistance.

Samsung T5 500GB Was £178.74 | Now £74.65 | Save £104.09
USB C, shock resistance and fast data transfer speeds all add up to a fantastic tool for studio musicians. With 51% off the usual price, you couldn't ask for more with this external SSD deal.

Samsung T5 2TB: Was £369.99 | Now £284.97 | Save £85.02
Looking for more storage than the 500GB model offers? While this 2TB beast set you back more, you could still enjoy a 21% saving.