Black Friday microphone deals 2022: top deals still out there on condenser, dynamic, and USB mics

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The sales event of the year kicked off yesterday, with the best Black Friday microphone deals landing at all the major music retailers. Happilyk most of those deals are still out there, waiting to be picked up.Picking the right mic can be a tough call, so we've hand-picked a selection of our top microphone deals for you - making certain you get the best value for money possible.

You can get still huge reductions of up to 80% off on microphones (opens in new tab) over at Sweetwater, and there are massive discounts at Musician's Friend right now, with up to 40% off condensers and dynamic mics (opens in new tab). If you're in the UK or Europe then you can grab yourself some huge savings on microphones at Andertons (opens in new tab), as well as hefty discounts of up to 60% off at Thomann (opens in new tab).

Traditionally this is the best time of year to start expanding your microphone collection, as all the major music retailers get in on the Black Friday action. So whether you are looking for a cut-price condenser, a cheap-as-chips podcast microphone, or a seriously discounted live mic, you'll find it this Black Friday. 

Black Friday microphone deals: Quick links

Black Friday microphone deals: Today's best deals

Shure microphones: up to 28% off (opens in new tab)

Shure microphones: up to 28% off (opens in new tab)
One of the most popular and reliable names in the microphone biz has multiple models up for grabs with significant discounts, including $140 off the venerable SM7B and both the SM57 and 58 models down to just $89. There are 15 models in the sale overall.

Shure KSM137: was $699 (opens in new tab)

Shure KSM137: was $699, now $559 (opens in new tab)
Perfect for drum overheads, acoustic guitars, or stereo micing loud sources, this pair of small diaphragm condensers will give your recordings a serious upgrade. The built-in filter lets you cut low end rumble, whilst a three way pad switch offers plenty of gain reduction so you can get nice and close to pretty much anything. With Sweetwater offering an excellent $140 off this pair, pro studio sound can now be yours for a lot less.

Universal Audio Volt 2 Studio Pack: £217 (opens in new tab)

Universal Audio Volt 2 Studio Pack: £217, now £195 (opens in new tab)
When you're just starting out in the world of home recording, gearing up with everything you need can be an expensive affair. That's why bundles are often the best value way to go. This pack from UA includes one our favourite budget audio interfaces, matched with a pair of studio headphones, a quality microphone a loads of software to get you started. It's currently 8% off for Black Friday.

Shure SM7B: was $399, now $359, save $40 (opens in new tab)

Shure SM7B: was $399, now $359, save $40 (opens in new tab)
If you buy just one microphone in your lifetime, the Shure SM7B deserves a place on your shortlist. It's a mic that excels at broadcast applications because it flatters any voice, even in the worst untreated rooms. It's also a superb vocal mic for singers, whether on stage or in the studio. Need to record instruments? It's great for guitar cabs and drum kits too. The word legendary is overused but it's well-deserved here.

Donner Microphones: Up to 50% off at Amazon (opens in new tab)

Donner Microphones: Up to 50% off at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Donner's affordable microphones just got even cheaper, as they offer up to 50% off at Amazon right now. This sale covers everything from studio-quality condenser mics to wireless live microphones and even USB options. 

When will the Black Friday microphone deals land?

For 2022, the Black Friday microphone deals will officially arrive on Friday, November 25 - the day after Thanksgiving and less than a month before Christmas. As usual, the deals will extend across that weekend (also known as Cyber Weekend) before the Cyber Monday music deals finish the event with a bang on Monday 28 November.

Now, we've covered Black Friday for long enough to know that many of the best Black Friday microphone deals will emerge in the weeks leading up to the big day, some as early as mid-October - and better yet, many deals stick around well after the event and into December.

What Black Friday microphones deals should I expect?

We’ll be keeping a close eye on the big music retailers throughout October and November, scouring the internet for the very best Black Friday microphone deals we can find. 

Based on last year's evidence, the Thomann Black Friday sale, Guitar Center Black Friday sale, Sweetwater Black Friday sale, and Musician's Friend Black Friday sale are the places to go if you are looking for a tasty deal on a new microphone. Every year we see stellar discounts applied to all categories of mics, from studio stables to stage-ready workhorses and even podcast mics. 

The Amazon (opens in new tab) and Walmart (opens in new tab) Black Friday sales will be massive as always, too. Here you'll be able to pick up everything from cheap wireless headphones and Amazon Echo devices, to top music gear – we’ll be bringing you the best deals we can find across these events.

We've been covering the Black Friday music deals for years now, so you can rest assured our teams will be hunting down the best offers before anyone else and sharing them with you first.

How to prepare for the Black Friday microphone sales

If you really want to win big when the Black Friday microphone deals start flowing, our biggest tip would be to get your research done early. That way you know exactly what you're looking for once it's time to strike. 

The good news is that we can help you with that...

To help you create your dream shopping list, take the time to explore our expert and up-to-date buying guides and reviews. These will arm you with everything you need to know about buying the best audio interface, acoustic guitar strings, guitar tuners and so much more.

Black Friday microphone deals: what happened last year?

Last year's Black Friday microphone deals were some of the best offers we've ever seen, but we're hoping that the retailers go even bigger this year. These are some of the highlights from last year's event. 

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Slate Digital VMS ML-1: $799, now $499, save $300
One mic to rule them all! Slate Digital’s VMS ML-1 unleashes eight vintage-inspired microphones into your locker with Slate’s brilliant microphone modelling VMS platform. Switch between models after you’ve recorded to audition a dream mic locker comprising mics that cost tens-of-thousands each. 

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Blue Microphones Yeti Nano: Was $99, now $79
Is the standard Yeti a bit too much for you? For those that want the Yeti sound and build quality without the size or extra features, the Nano is the mic for you. It delivers the typical Blue Microphones high-fidelity sound, but with only two pickup patterns - Cardioid and Omni-directional. With no-latency monitoring and onboard controls, the Nano makes vocal recording a joy. 

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Shure MV88+ Desktop Kit: was $249, now $219
If you're a content creator just using your phone to capture video you've probably nailed the cinematography bit but struggle with the audio. The Shure MV88+ fixes that by capturing clear, crisp, directional sound with no complicated setup or fuss. Just quality content. This bundle contains all the kit and cables (iOS & USB-C) you need to connect most iOS and Android phones, a phone clamp and a Manfrotto PIXI mini tripod. 

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Shure MV5 Digital Condenser (Silver): $99, now $89
If aesthetics is critical to your YouTube channel – perhaps your content is about beauty – but you're working to a tight budget, we recommend the MV5. It sounds great but just as importantly it looks pretty cool in its retro inspired casing. As always, beauty is more than skin deep, and this clever little condenser mic features a simple USB input, three DSP presets for faultless recording and a headphone socket for direct monitoring. It's also very affordable.

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Sterling Audio ST170 Active Ribbon Mic: $229, $149.99
Ribbons are fast becoming everyone's favourite mics again because they sound, well, astonishing. You see they have the uncanny ability to be highly detailed without being oversensitive. This means you can use the ST170 on almost anything – vocals, electric guitars, acoustic guitars, drums, overheads – and they'll all sound magnificent.

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Heil Sound PR40 Microphone: $329, now $279.65
This is the ultimate do-it-all dynamic mic. Use it on vocals and they'll sound sublime. Podcast and broadcast? It's perfect. Surely not on a kick drum or a bass guitar cab? Yep, it's what it was born to do. It's the perfect all-rounder mic. 

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MXL V250 Condenser Microphone: $199.99, $169.99
You can spend thousands on a decent vocal mic. Or you can buy an MXL V250 for just $169.99. This large diaphragm condenser, with its characterful 10kHz presence boost, has been specifically voiced for vocals. It exhibits a rich, full-bodied sound that flatters almost anyone who gets near, but it loves acoustic guitars and pianos too. 

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VocoPro UHF-5805 Plus Wireless System: $598, $508.30
This is for you if you're after a full set of wireless performance mics at a ridiculously affordable price. You get four handheld mics, each on their own UHF channel, a 1RU receiver with sturdy metal chassis, two dual mic chargers and a mic bag. It complies with the latest FCC frequency rules and is the perfect all-in-one solution for halls of worship, DJ sets, and vocal groups.

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CAD PRO-7 Drum Microphone Kit: $199.99, $169.99
Stop wasting your time micing up your kit with a couple of old mics and instead bring out its full sonic potential with this comprehensive set from CAD. The PRO-7 drum mic kit includes one KM212 dynamic cardioid kick drum mic, three TM211 dynamic cardioid tom mics, one SN 210 dynamic cardioid snare mic and two CM 217 cardioid mini pencil condenser overhead mics. Your kit deserves nothing less!

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Heil Sound PR 35 Dynamic Mic: $269, now $228.65
Here's a magic mic from the genius that is Bob Heil. It's a handheld vocal mic that features an incredible amount of rear rejection, exhibits next to no handling noise or electronic interference, rejects feedback like nothing else on earth but has excellent articulation and a very natural upper mid-range. In short, it's one of the best stage vocal mics out there. It also handles guitar cabs, drums and more…

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Daryl Robertson

I'm a Senior Deals Writer at MusicRadar, and I'm responsible for writing and maintaining buyer's guides on the site - but that's not all I do. As part of my role, I also scour the internet for the best deals I can find on gear and get hands-on with the products for reviews. I have a massive passion for anything that makes a sound, in particular guitars, pianos and recording equipment. In a previous life, I worked in music retail, giving advice on all aspects of music creation, selling everything from digital pianos to electric guitars, entire PA systems to ukuleles. I'm also a fully qualified sound engineer with experience working in various venues in Scotland.

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