Music Production Stories November 4, 2015

expiredMusic Production: Amazon Gold Box – over 40% off electric guitars from $100, accessories from $5, more

Today only, as part of its Gold Box Deals of the Day, Amazon is offering over 40% off select electric guitars, accessories and more. There are several great prices in the sale on Epiphone LPs, amps, tuners, Ernie Ball strings for just over $10 Prime shipped, straps and more. Everything in the sale ships free for prime members or over $35. All of the below picks are at the lowest they been offered on Amazon and the best prices we can find:

Amazon is also still offering an additional 20% off on production gear, guitars, keyboards and more usinge code 20FALLSAV during checkout. The code will only work items listed in the sale.

More Music Production Deals:

Music Production Stories June 3, 2015

Novation Launchkey MIDI controller keyboard: 49-key $100 (Orig. $200), 61-key $140 (Orig. $250)

Amazon is offering the Novation Launchkey 49 key USB/iOS MIDI Keyboard Controller for $99.99 shipped (matched at Guitar Center). That’s $100 under its original listing and the best price we can find. It still fetches up to $160 at some trusted retailers.

You’ll also find the Novation Launchkey 61 model for $139.99 shipped today (matched at Guitar Center). That’s more than $100 under the original listing and the best we can find by $60.

They are compatible with Mac, PC and iPad (requires the standard Apple Camera Connection kitnot included), and feature 6 velocity-sensitive multi-color pads, over 50 mappable hardware controllers in total, and seamless integration with your DAW including Logic Pro X, FL Studio and Ableton Live.

The Novation Launchkeys have a 4.1/5 star rating from over 160 Amazon customers, much like the rest of the popular and affordable Novation music production gear.

If you’re into music production, then you’ll want to check out our new series: The Logic Pros, which explores all of the most interesting gadgets and software for making music on your Mac and iOS devices.

More on the Launchkey:

Launchkey is a range of 25, 49 and 61 note keyboard controllers with up to 50 physical controls including 16 velocity-sensitive multi-color launch pads that trigger and stop clips, and launch scenes in Ableton Live. In addition to enabling hands-on control of your DAW’s mixer, instruments and more, Launchkey is an integrated software/hardware instrument. Launchkey includes an entire suite of software for iPad, Mac and PC including a brand new Launchkey synth app, a Launchpad app* for triggering and improvising with loops, and the powerful V-Station and Bass Station soft synths for Mac and PC–not to mention Ableton Live Lite and a huge Loopmasters sample pack.

Launchkey is a controller for all major music software, giving you hands-on control of your mixer, transport and more in Ableton Live, FL Studio, Pro Tools, Reason, Logic and Cubase. With 9 faders, 9 buttons, 8 rotary knobs and transport controls, nothing comes close to Launchkey for sheer controllability. 16 multi-color backlit velocity-sensitive launch pads can be used to play drums and trigger loops without being near a computer, perfect for sketching out beats or playing in drum patterns, or triggering clips and scenes in Ableton Live. The velocity-sensitive synth-style keyboard mechanism is accompanied by pitch and mod wheels and octave, track up/down buttons. It recreates the feel of classic synth keyboards with precision, so playing styles can be reflected by the software as accurately as possible.

Music Production Stories November 25, 2014

Akai Professional MPC Slimline Music Production Controller for Mac/PC $279 shipped (Reg. $400), more

Amazon has the Akai Professional MPC Slimline Studio Music Production Controller for $279 shipped. That’s $121 under the regular selling price including Guitar Center and other retailers, and is the lowest we’ve seen it go for.


  • Fuses legendary MPC production w/ processing power of your computer via the included MPC Software
  • 9+ GB of sounds included for inspired-production out of the box
  • 16 Genuine MPC pads and 4 Q-Link controls with MPC Note Repeat and Swing for inspirational workflow
  • Brushed aluminum body is less than 1-Inch thin for incredible portability
  • USB-powered for powerful production anywhere you can take your laptop
  • Integrated MIDI I/O keeps you connected to everything in your studio

It has so far received a 4.4/5 star rating among Amazon customers. Below you’ll find some music production pre-Black Friday sales:

You can browse all of the best upcoming Black Friday deals here.

Music Production Stories May 2, 2014

Native Instruments Maschine (MK2) sequencer: $499 shipped (Reg. $600)

Amazon is offering the Native Instruments Maschine (MK2) in both black and white for $499 shipped today. That’s $100 off the average selling price and the best current price we can find. Maschine is a one stop-shop for all your electronic production needs and allows for powerful hardware control over some of the industry’s best virtual instruments and plugins from NI.

Create and perform fast with Maschine – the groundbreaking groove production studio combining the power and flexibility of software with the tactile immediacy of hardware. Its pattern-based sequencer, high-performance sampler, incredible suite of pro studio instruments and effects, exemplary drum synths, and acclaimed sound library deliver a complete system for fast, professional groove production.

It has received a 4.1/5 star review among Amazon customers.

Music Production Stories December 9, 2013

expiredMusic Production Deals: Native Instruments DJ controllers up to $120 off, Pro Tools 11 $210 off, headphones, more

We’ve spotted some music production deals today on Amazon rivaling Black Friday discounts on headphones, Dj gear, and home/studio production equipment from names like Sennheiser, Beyerdynamic, Native Instruments, Avid and others. Amazon has also dropped another $10 off already deeply discount Pro Tools 11, now $210 off the regular asking price.

Also be sure to check out Amazon’s musical lightning deals all day, it is currently offering the Numark Mixtrack II USB DJ Controller with Trigger Pads at 60% off for the next 3 hours only (or until supplies run out).

For more on the best home/studio recording gift ideas for over the holiday season be sure to check out our “Complete guide to home music production on your iPad or Mac.” We have put together a list of some of today’s most notable deals below:

Avid Pro Tools 11: $490 (Reg. $699) – Speed up mix delivery with faster-than real-time offline bounce / Monitor record inputs on native systems with ultra-low latency / Play and edit HD video right in thePro Tools timeline / Polish mixes with over 75 AAX virtual instrument and effects plug-ins

Native Instruments Traktor Kontrol S4 MK2 DJ Controller: $679 (Reg. $799) – industry-standard 4-deck controller, soundcard, and flagship TRAKTOR software / plug-and-play with TRAKTOR DJ for iPad and iPhone 

Native Instruments Traktor Kontrol S2 MK2 DJ Controller: $425 (Reg. $499) – Standard 2-deck controller, soundcard, and flagship TRAKTOR software / plug-and-play with TRAKTOR DJ for iPad and iPhone 

Native Instruments Maschine Studio: $850 (Reg. $999) – Unprecedented physical control and visual feedback / Sampler, arranger, mixer, effects, and more / Includes MASCHINE 2.0 software, instruments, and new drum synth

MXL USB 007 USB Stereo Condenser Microphone: $100 (Reg. $250) – carrying case, desktop stand, USB cable, and manual / 4.2/5 stars

Sennheiser MM 400-X Wireless Bluetooth Travel Headphones: $138 (Reg. $270) – Allows wireless freedom with Bluetooth 2.1 advanced A2DP profile / Invisible microphone for crystal-clear conversation / Direct cable option for use on airplanes / Two-year warranty

Beyerdynamic T90 New Tesla Audiophile High End Headphone: $480 (Reg. $700) – Tesla technology providing the highest level of efficiency / Headband and ear pads made from velvet microfiber / Includes carrying bag case for protection / Made in Germany. Two year warranty by beyerdynamic USA

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