As the summer draws to a close, music brands and retailers are already setting their sights on Black Friday music deals. But before we hit the biggest sale of the year, there’s Prime Day to consider. Amazon’s two-day event kicks off tomorrow and runs until the end of 14 October, and we’re expecting it to be an absolute bonanza of epic Prime Day plugin deals.
Never one to be outdone when it comes to hefty discounts, Waves is known for its generous Black Friday offers. Last year, the software giant cut the prices of 150 of its plugins, ran a 2-for-1 deal and even went as far as giving away its Berzerk Distortion plugin for free.
Last week, well ahead of this year's monster shopping event, which kicks off on Friday 27 November, Waves previewed its Black Friday 2020 discount sneak peaks, reducing 25 of its plugins – many of which are included in our guide to the best Waves plugins – and five of its bundles by up to 92% when using the code BEST2020 at the checkout. As of now, there's less than 24 hours to go until those deals go back to full price. If you want to take advantage you'll need to act fast, or you'll have to wait another 7 weeks to see them again.
Included in the deals are a mixture of Waves classics, sought-after analogue outboard emulations as well as signature plugins from some of the world’s biggest producers, including Chris Lorde Alge, Joseph Jack Puig and Andrew Scheps to name just a few.
Waves Black Friday deal highlights:
- L2 Ultramaximizer | $29.99 (usually $299)
- J37 Tape: $29.99 | $29.99 (usually: $299)
- Waves Tune Real-Time | $35.99 (usually $199)
- Aphex Vintage Aural Exciter | $29.99 (usually $299)
- API Collection $69 (usually $599)
But, this is Waves, so the savings don’t stop there. Spend $50 and you can choose a free plugin after your purchase from a list of 150 qualifying titles. Spend $90 and you get to choose two free plugins. Any plugin with a ‘with coupon’ price of $29.99 qualifies for the ‘free’ offer, and the best part is that you can do this as many times as you like!
Explore the full Waves Black Friday sneak peak!
From compressors and delays, to EQs and epic plugin bundles. There are huge savings – up to 92% – to be had on these production essentials. PREVIEW END TODAYView Deal
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