What is Black Friday?
The hottest Black Friday 2016 deals are coming once again and everyone’s pretty pumped up for the best offers that they can find anywhere, especially on the internet. For those who do not know yet, Black Friday is the day after Thanksgiving and has been regarded as the start of the holiday shopping season. Most stores in the US and even in the UK come out with different means to attract their customers such as launching their early bird specials and selling their products with huge discounts. This is a season where you can find Black Friday ads are posted everywhere and people are lining up, on queue for hours (even for days), long before the sun rises.
When is Black Friday and Why is it becoming popular?
For 2016, Black Friday will fall on November 25.
Because of the power of online retailing, the popularity of the Black Friday madness has increased in other countries as well. India, France, Canada, Mexico, Romania, and the United Kingdom are countries that promote and celebrate this shopping festival of festivals. As per Wikipedia, other countries such as Costa Rica, Panama, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Austria, Colombia, Sweden, Denmark, Nigeria, Lebanon, Bolivia, New Zealand, and the Netherlands have joined the bandwagon, too. Seems like everyone has followed suit because of the massive return on consumer sales and high profits for online retailers and local store owners as well.
Why is it called Black Friday?
The term Black Friday, as mentioned in Wikipedia, got its name from the early 1980s when most of the business retailers found that they made their profits starting on the day after Thanksgiving. They used ££red to record negative amounts and black to show financial gains. Hence, the term.
For Music Enthusiasts like me, what will I get out of Black Friday?
Oh my! You wouldn’t miss it for the world! I am an avid fan of Mixcraft Prostudio 7, and I got mine from their Black Friday Madness. Talk about a great deal for a complete and professional audio workstation!
If you are a newbie who is just setting up his/her own home music studio, today’s a great opportunity to get your gear!
Changing your instruments and gear? No problem! Discounts are up for grabs on Black Friday 2016! Best time of the year to buy them!
So, I have come up with a list of great deals happening in the online arena.
Disclaimer: I am not gonna benefit any financial gains out of this for I am not an affiliate of these websites. I just want to help out those who are looking to add new instruments or change their gear the cheapest way possible. And this is a perfect opportunity for you to do that!
SO, HERE ARE THE MUCH-AWAITED HOTTEST BLACK FRIDAY 2016 DEALS OF THE YEAR!
Their Black Friday deal runs from November 21 until the last minute of November 28, 2016. It is 7 days of huge discounts and awesome deals for producers, guitarists, drummers and DJs.
- Yamaha F310 Acoustic Guitar – a fantastic entry level guitar that features a Spruce top and has Meranti back and sides that give a well-balanced tone. It is in the Yamaha F series, which delivers outstanding durability and excellent performance. From £134 down to £99 (£35 savings)
- JBL LSR308 Two Way Active Studio Monitors with Free Stands (Pair) – this bundle comes with a free pair of Gear4Music monitor stands. Price from £59 down to £378.00 (£159.59 in savings)
- Shure 5575 Unidyne LTD Edition 75th Anniversary Dynamic Mic – a cardioid dynamic microphone that commemorates the 75th anniversary of the original 55 Unidyne Model. A mic perfect for broadcast, public address, and recording. On sale at £249.00 from £349.00 (save £100)
Check out GEAR4MUSIC for more of these wonderful items!
An online store for the best musical instruments and gear including guitars, effects, basses, amplifiers, drums, keyboards, microphones, DJ, recording, and live sound. Regarded as the largest online guitar store in the world. Their sale is ongoing.
- Sterling Audio MX8 8” Powered Studio Monitor – bi-amped monitor with dual-axis WaveGuidanceVH™ technology that delivers top class audio quality. Price from $268.45 to $161.08 ($108 savings)
- Sound Percussion LabsLil Kicker – 3 Piece Jr Drum Set with Throne – this drum kit is designed for junior drummers. It comes complete with a Kick Drum, Snare drum, tom, two cymbals, kick pedal, tuning key and a pair of drum sticks. ($150.40 to $108, a savings of $43)
- RogueVB100 Violin Bass Guitar Vintage Sunburst – it features a flamed maple arched top and back with the European-style hollow body which makes it lightweight. This violin bass is top of the line at a fraction of the cost. ($246.97 down to $161.08, a savings of $86)
For more awesome deals, visit their page: MUSICIANSFRIEND
Amazon’s Black Friday 35 Days of Deals – the online retail giant just announced that they will make everyday a Black Friday and this awesome pre-Christmas bonanza runs from now until December 22. Amazon claims that a new deal will be up every 5 minutes.
- For guitar enthusiasts, Rocksmith Re-Mastered for almost all consoles is their Deal of the Day. Price is only $29.99 from $50.00! Weehoo!
- M-Audio M-Track 2X2 C-Series | 2-in/2-out USB Audio Interface (24-bit/192kHz) – great for home studio producers! It has high-speed USB Connection with USB/Direct balance knob for zero-latency monitoring. Included software is Steinberg Cubase LE, Air Creative FX Collection (20 world class FX plugins by Pro Tools), Xpand!2, Mini Grand and Strike. Great Value at only $99.00 from $199.00, you save $100!)
- M-Audio Keystation 49 II | 49-Key USB MIDI Keyboard Controller with Pitch-Bend & Modulation Wheels – a 49 full sized, semi-weighted velocity sensitive keys with ¼ inch sustain pedal input (from $140 down to $99, $41 slashed off the original price)
Want more? If these items made you drool, and you want to feast your eyes and burn a hole in your pockets temporarily ( I assume that you have been saving up for this day, anyway), then go to AMAZON’S site!
This is plugin heaven, baby! Check out their Black Friday deals because their discounts are up to 90% off! Black Friday Bonanza runs from November 21 up to December 2016. Check out the dates for some items. Some of the items they have are the following:
- Izotope’s Trash 2 + 2 Free Expansion Packs – A distortion plugin from Izotope that distorts, mangle, and transform your sound. Original price is at $99, and you save $70 because it is only at $29!
- Izotope Mix and Master Bundle (Neutron and Ozone 7) – this promo runs until December 31st Price for this bundle is $507 and you get it for only $299, $208 dollar savings!
- Sonivox Vocalizer Pro – it is an ultimate instrument expansion tool. It is ready to harmonize, modify, enhance, fortify and re-synthesize any instrument! Price is only $19.99 from $199.99! Wow 90% OFF!
Go to PLUGINBOUTIQUE for more exciting deals!
For guitarists and musicians, here’s what’s in store for you! Guitar Center, the world’s largest musical instrument trailer is also having a Black Friday Sale!
- Alvarez Grateful Dead 50th Anniversary Acoustic Guitar – this special guitar is to commemorate the long time collaboration of Jerry Garcia, Bob Weir with Alvarez luthiers. Those who are Grateful Dead fans, you will love the artwork as well as how the guitar is built. Price is only at 213.89 from $428.78, a discount of $214.89, almost half the price!
- AcousticLead Guitar Series G120 DSP 120W Guitar Combo Amp– from $322.37 down to $214.90, savings of $107.47
Check out GUITAR CENTER deals here!
The E-commerce giant has its own Black Friday Deals, too!
- M-Audio AV30 Studiophile Active Compact Home 2 – From $129 down to just $64.99
- Novation LAUNCHPAD S MKII MIDI USB RGB Controller Pad+Mic+Bluetooth Speaker (comes with a free Mic and waterproof Bluetooth speaker – From the original price of $309.97, you get it at $149.99, you save $159.98 which is 51% off!
- Numark Party Mix DJ Controller with Lightshow + N-Wave 360 Speakers and Headphones – Price is from $447.98 down to $194.40
Go to SWEETWATER to find out what they are offering. Their Black Friday Deals ends on November 25, 2016! You can find other outstanding deals for your budget here:
- http://tomleemusic.ca/event/blackfridayhttp://www.musicarts.com/ – deals start from November 18 – 27 , 20% off for a single item that costs $199 or more
Acoustica Mixcraft will have a Black Friday deal coming up, so you better check their website from time to time!
Whew! Looks like we are about to burn a hole in our pockets, huh? Are you excited to splurge your hard-earned cash but worried about having regrets the day after? Do not fret! If you are thinking of having second thoughts in spending on Black Friday, I will share with you tips and tricks on how to avoid the dreaded Buyer’s Remorse during Black Friday sales in the next post! So, what are you waiting for?!!! Happy Holidays! 🙂