The Best Plugin Deals of 2020 - Week #3

Published January 17, 2020

We polled over 17,000 members of our Audio Plugin Sales and Deals Facebook group to find out which deals are ticking the right boxes this week.

It's still January and we're still in a bit of a post-holiday lull. It's been a slow poll this week but there are some great deals available for anyone who has any money left.

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Now, let' take a look at the top deals...


#1. Layers from Orchestral Tools for FREE!

No expiry date as far as we can tell... 

Freebies always rank high in our poll... if they're any good. And it seems this one is worth grabbing. Layers is an orchestral VST instrument, and an easy way to add orchestral sounds to your compositions and productions. Draw from the finest recordings of strings, woodwinds, and brass. Generate full chords with one-touch simplicity. And seamlessly blend layers of tonal colors and dynamics with your MIDI controller.

It requires Orchestral Tools' SINE Player, which is also free.

Grab this freebie!


#2. 70% off “VLA-3A Vintage Leveling Amplifier” by Black Rooster Audio via VST Buzz

Expires January 29th

This is the goto-compressor for vocals, but it also works incredibly well for bringing out the ambiance on percussive material and helping to put some glue into your mixes!

Grab the VLA-3A for just €35


#3. Phase Plant + Toolbox FREE from Kilohearts for $99

Expires January 24th 

Kilohearts are back on the list again. This time courtesy of Plugin Boutique and their NAMM exclusive. A few people may have been looking out for this offer on Black Friday but only the two top bundles went on sale on the Kilohearts site. This one is just the core Phase Plant synth without any of the extra effects modules other than those that are free anyway. Even without the effects, this is a very powerful synthesis machine and will also get you on the upgrade path. Usually $169, you can currently get it for just $99.

There's a load of demos and reviews online now so I'm just gonna drop the playlist from their channel here. Note that there is a significant update due any time now.

Grab Phase Plant for $99


#4. 70% off Wave Alchemy Pro II for Kontakt

Full Kontakt required. Expires February 16th

Introducing Pro II - A versatile hybrid synthesizer for Kontakt 4, influenced by the legendary monophonic analogue synthesizer!

A limitless source of screaming bass lines, lush synth tones and powerful analogue sequences, Pro II by Wave Alchemy is powered by over 6500 carefully recorded multi-sampled sounds, driven by a custom scripted Kontakt 4 engine and intuitive graphical interface.

Get this deal NOW!


#5. 30% off all Sound Particles products

Expires January 31st

The votes were thin on the ground by the time we got to number five... but here it is for your consideration!

Sound Particles uses the concept of computer graphics, but for audio: each particle represents a 3D sound source (instead of a 3D object) and a virtual microphone captures the virtual sound of the particles (instead of the virtual CGI camera).

Find out more...


Thanks for checking out this week's top five plugin deals. You can check out the original poll here. Also, check previous Deals of the Week for deals that may still be running. And finally, be certain that you're in the Audio Plugin Sales and Deals Facebook group to catch the best of the rest. See you there! x

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