It seems like a fitting time to look at all of the best plug-in deals and freebies for musicians and producers stuck at home. At this point, some creative distractions in between news updates and worrying about if you have enough essentials stocked up can go a long way. Companies like Moog and Korg were some of the first out of the gate to offer up free musical distractions for folks stuck at home in the form of all-digital, downloadable iOS synth gear. But since then, plenty of premiere plug-in and effects makers have launched wide-ranging sales and rare freebie offers to promote social distancing. Head below for everything.

(Update 4/19 1:45pm): We have now updated this post with loads of new discounts and freebies for your Logic Pro X/music production battle station. You’ll find plenty of additional freebies and price drops for both Mac and iOS setups courtesy of Waves, Native Instruments, Roland, Spitfire Audio, Universal Audio, Sugar Bytes, Output, and many more. If you’ve bumped into any interesting resources for samples, sound packs, instruments, or anything else we can make noise with while we are all trapped indoors, be sure to let us all know in the comments below.

Last week, as health officials and major corporations continued to strongly encourage social distancing in the wake of COVID-19, Moog and Korg offered up rare freebie offers on iOS synth/production gear to help do their part with a positive creative distraction for folks stuck at home. And other developers have followed suit.

Those offers join a growing list of plug-in deals and freebies to help keep folks busy and inspired during self-isolation. Down below, you’ll find a collection of free digital gear for your Logic Pro system along with accompanying iOS instruments and even some other interesting gems that won’t cost you a nickel:

Native Instruments plug-in deals and freebies

FREE Plug-ins, Effects, More:

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  • Native Instruments GUITAR RIG 5 PRO FREE (Reg. $180)
    • For all KOMPLETE Audio Interface owners
  • Roland Zenbeats Music Creation App FREE iOS and Mac
    • #rolandathome promo offering full versions free for limited time
  • Soundtrack Loops Guitar & Instrumental stimulus pack FREE (name your price)
    • 74 Royalty Free Guitar & Instrumental Loops 
  • Sampleson Vintage B3 Tonewheel Organ FREE
    • “CollaB3 is a free vintage tonewheel organ emulation created to help musicians and creatives around the world stay home during the Covid-19 pandemic worldwide quarantine.”
  • Spitfire Audio Labs FREE software instruments
  • Cinematique Instruments KLANG Geiger Counter FREE (Just added)
  • Plus many more incl. Grained Violin for FREE
    • Requires NI KONTAKT 5.6.8. or Later
  • Loopcloud #StayInCreate Bundle FREE
    • iZotope Neutron Elements, Radio plug
    • Producertech All Access
    • Free sounds for Loopcloud users
  • IK UNO Synth/Drum owners get Syntronik FREE
  • Yamaha Mobile Music iOS Sequencer FREE (Reg. $16)
  • Big Fish Audio Momentum Loop Slicer FREE
  • Baby Audio Magic Switch FREE
    • Super VHS chorus-like effect
  • Sample Science Resonace Piano Rompler FREE (name your price)
    • Multi-sampled acoustic piano inspired by Nils Frahm
  • Cherry Audio Voltage Modular Nucleus synth now FREE
    • Includes 22 modules, over 130 presets
  • Moog Minimoog Model D Synthesizer for iOS FREE (Reg. $15)
  • AudioKit iOS Synth One Synthesizer FREE
  • SynthMaster One iOS wavetable synth FREE (Reg. $5)
  • IK Multimedia samples, amps, synths FREE starter packs
  • Wavesfactory Cassette Transport FREE
    • “audio plugin effect that simulates the sound of tape speeding up and slowing down”
  • Hainbach Isolation Loops sample pack FREE (Name your price)

Waves Audio best plug-in and FX deals

From Arturia and Waves to McDSP, Spitfire Audio, Audio Damage, and Output, loads of our favorites have serious plug-in deals and freebies running right now as well. You’ll find our growing list of plug-in deals for Logic Pro X users and more below:

Plug-in, Instrument, and Effect Deals:

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We will be updating this list throughout the week as more developers offer up social distancing plug-in deals and freebies. While it sometimes feels like there are more questions than answers these days, anything we can all do to stay in good spirits, promote self-isolation, and save some money doing it seems like the right move at this point.

Find any interesting freebies/deals out there? Let us know in the comments and we’ll add them to the lists so everyone can get in on the action.

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In the meantime, stay creative, stay home, and be sure to head over to 9to5Toys for more ever-important discounts and freebies on household essentials and digitally-delivered entertainment. There are hundreds of iOS app deals and freebies, free preview of League Pass, free NFL Game Pass, free streaming service trials, loads of digital movie/TV show deals, and much more over there.

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