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The best software deals for music producers this Black Friday!


This year’s Black Friday is fast approaching with Software developers and marketplaces already slashing prices, so we’ve compiled a list of the best online deals for new plug-ins, DAWs, and subscriptions.

Plug-ins & VSTs

Plugin Boutique is always at the top of the tree when it comes to Black Friday discounts and this year is no different. Plus, with any purchase, you can choose a free plug-in from the plugin Boutique range. Ace!

iZotope holiday bundle

The iZotope holiday bundle offers huge savings. Originally priced at £726, you can now get a bundle including Elements Suite, Iris 2, Trash 2 and its expansions, R2, Excalibur, and Phoenix Verb for just £42!! Averaging at under a fiver a plug-in! Mind-boggling savings!

Grab the holiday bundle here

Soundtoys Decapitator

The Decapitator is a favorite of ours here at SKapade Studios and our in-house producers use it on almost every track including Stephen Kirkwoods releases on Spektre’s Respekt Recordings. You can see Stephen using Decapitator in our Needin’ U walkthrough course here, which is currently 50% off for Black Friday.

With five different analog saturation models to choose from, Decapitator is perfect for adding character to every kind of track and instrument in your mixes. They’ve also included a modeled tone control that lets you shape the saturated sound and a mix control that lets you blend in some dry signal for parallel processing without the need for routing and sub-mixes. Combine all of this with the flexibility and reliability of a Soundtoys plug-in, and you’ve got the best of analog and digital together in one essential effect.

Grab Decapitator with 62% off here

If you fancy grabbing other Soundtoys plug-ins with massive savings, you can do so here. We recommend Echo-boy, Crystalizer, and their awesome Plate Reverb.

Mastering the Mix Reference 2

As a budget-friendly alternative to iZotopes ‘Tonal Balance Control’, Reference 2 enables you to get professional sounding mixes with its plethora of intuitive features. They are offering the new plug-in at a Black Friday introductory price, so be quick!

Grab it here

Ever felt your mix didn’t sound as good as your reference tracks? It can be frustrating not knowing exactly how to get your music comparable to your favorite mixes. That’s why Mastering The Mix created REFERENCE. It’s packed with powerful tools and never seen before insights to help you get closer than ever to the sound of your favorite music.

  • Compare your mix or master to up to 12 reference tracks and create multiple loops so you can quickly compare various sections of your track to your reference.

  • Instantly and accurately match the loudness of your track and your references. This is crucial for a fair comparison and for making informed decisions on how to shape your sound.

  • Visual and actionable insights to make matching the true peak, loudness, EQ balance, punch, and stereo width of your reference tracks easier than ever.

  • Includes an additional source plugin called REFSEND that allows you to bypass entire FX chains to make loudness-matched A/B comparisons

Arturia Pigments

An immensely powerful wavetable and virtual analogue software synthesizer, Pigments is currently retailing at £89.95 which is a massive 50% off!

Pigments give you the finest elements ever found in a software instrument, letting you create pioneering, exciting, and deeply personal sounds. Laying everything out before you, Pigments lets you fully express your creativity in a way that’s never been seen before in a software instrument.

  • Intuitive, lightning-fast workflow

  • Powerful awesome-sounding architecture

  • Amazing presets from legendary artists

Pigments feature a twin audio engine, letting you mix virtual analog and wavetable oscillators with a sample engine to create the perfect starting point for your patch. You can even morph wavetables, granularize samples, and import your own sounds to warp and contort.

Grab it here



Ableton Live 11

With the release of Ableton Live 11 fastly approaching, the Berlin-based company is offering a 20% discount off Live 10. The best thing? You will get a FREE upgrade to Live 11 when it is released in the first quarter of 2021. Ableton Live Intro is now priced at just £55 with Ableton’s flagship ‘Suite’ version coming in at £436. Check out our favorite features in the new Ableton Live 11 here




We have also secured all our loyal blog readers and SKapade Studios followers a 10% discount off any Waves Alchemy plug-ins. You can find them all here:

SKapade Studios Membership

We are currently running our own Black Friday specials here at SKapade Studios. You can now grab 25% off our 6 month and annual membership plans. With past and upcoming masterclass guests including GRUM, Gary Beck, David Forbes, Quail, Pioneer DJ, and iZotope alongside weekly production live streams from Stephen Kirkwood, you will be in the right place to amplify your music production journey throughout 2021.

You can also grab 50% off any of our Black Friday selections including courses, track walkthroughs, and Ableton Live racks.



Now, what are you waiting for? Happy Black Friday shopping music producers!

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