Early Black Friday: the best deals on synths, machines, and software

Black Friday, it seems, is not so much a day now as a state of mind. Whatever we’re calling it, we’ve got some terrific early deals from the KORG ARP 2600M at an all-time low price to stuff from Soundtoys, AAS, Plasmonic, Shaperbox, and some of the stores, and the big holiday week hasn’t even hit yet. Here are some hand-selected deals.

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First, KORG’s US store on the Reverb.com marketplace is at it again, now with the ARP 2600 M. That’s the full ARP recreation, made in consultation with some of the original engineers, minus the keyboard, at 32% off. Made in Japan (really):

Korg ARP 2600 M Semi-Modular Synthesizer Module

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Perennial favorites Soundtoys have steep discounts across their whole range – up to 80% off individual plug-ins and 50% off the mighty Soundtoys 5 bundle, making this the best time of the year to invest in their stuff.

  • Soundtoys 5 $499 $249
  • 50% Off Upgrades
  • Effect Rack $299 $149
  • EchoBoy, Decapitator, Little AlterBoy, and the new SuperPlate $99-199 $49 each
  • All Other Plug-ins $99-149 $29 each

Soundtoys webshop

Soundtoys shop on Plugin Boutique

Oh, if you didn’t avail yourself of the free copy of Little Plate, there’s still time!

chromaphone 3

AAS has all their best deals of the year now, for up to 60% off. That includes two constant favorites for me, Chromaphone 3 (the “acoustic object synthesizer”) which remains one of the best physical modeling instruments ever, and Multiphonics CV-2, which takes all that modeling and makes it patchable. Those are also both in the steeply discounted Modeling Collection.

All on their deals are available on their site and Plugin Boutique:

Applied Acoustic Systems Black Friday

AAS at Plugin Boutique


Plugin Boutique also has an exclusive 11-plugin, 4.5GB-sample Black Friday bundle, including:

  • Usynth 2080
  • bx_masterdesk
  • Lifeline Expanse Lite multi-effect
  • Freezr freeze sequencer
  • Perfect Plate XL
  • Pripyat synthetic texture instrument
  • Choric Quartet chorus
  • Rift Filter Lite morphing filter
  • Melodic Tech for Serum, Broken Breaks, Ultimate Vocals, Sound FX sample pack
  • Loopcloud 1-month artist plan
  • NI Super 8 synth if you register Loopcloud before the 3rd of December

$29 Black Friday Bundle

Also at Plugin Boutique:

iZotope Black Friday Sale (up to 80% off)

More Deals


Guitar Center has up to 40% off all categories. In synth land, that includes some of these favorites:

Sequential Take 5 $1349

AIRA J-6 $179.99

KORG minilogue xd $599.99

Moog Subsequent 25 $999

KORG Nu:Tekt NTS-1 $99

Roland SH-4d $684.99

…and more: Black Friday Deals


Sweetwater has their Black Friday sale going already, too. Some of the best deals here:

$500 off KORG miniKORG 700FS with a free SQ-64, too – a classic, also made with its original creator (pictured above)

$100 off Roland TR-06 (that’s useful for its trigger outs alone)

$100 off Eventide Misha

And I mean part of you kinda wants to impulse buy a Roland arranger keyboard at this price, right? Just me?

Sweetwater Black Friday


And more software deals

Plasmonic, the genius synth from the original creator of Absynth, is just something you need to have in your collection. It’s now $/€50 off for $/€99.

Cableguys have just released the intriguing ReverbShaper (haven’t gotten to test that yet). FilterShaper XL is just fantastic. And everything is on the Cableguys Black Friday Sale, also on Plugin Boutique.

Polyverse Music has a steep sale on, including the exceptional modal filter Supermodal, which sounds like nothing else I’ve used. $49 for that, lots of other deals. Find the sales on Plugin Boutique, too.

BLEASS has 50% off everything, including iOS stuff.

Expect we’ll be back with more next week. Feel free to send your deals our way.

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