I hope you're doing marvelously well™ (Warren Huart).
Shortly after I started as a student at ACM Guildford, I decided to make the most of it. Most software/hardware makers cater to the academic demographic, offering discounts for both students and tutors.
In the limelight
Synchro Arts, besides making great software (check out Revoice Pro 3), have a different way of selling their products. Sure, you can buy them up front, or you can rent them. The fourth time around, you tick a box and it becomes yours. You own it. Yes, you end up paying a bit more, but it's more affordable in the short run and you're giving more to the company, who certainly deserve it.
They offer a discount for when you want to rent it also, which makes things even better.
There are a few other companies listed there, such as:
- Bombich, who make Carbon Copy Cloner (backing up is VITAL. Check out this blog post for some stories)
- Squarespace, who help with building and hosting your website (this very website's built with and hosted by Squarespace)
- Adobe, who make Photoshop
- Goalscape, who make a great goal planning application.
Everybody loves discounts, so I compiled a list of some of the companies that provide them which are also relevant to us.
Note: Clicking on the company name will take you to its website; clicking on the product names will take you to a Music Radar review of them.
If you click on the discount percentage, you'll be taken to the page/e-mail address where you need to apply for the rebate.
UPDATED on February 17 2016: Jack Flower informed me that Slate Digital reduced their discount rate to 50% off on software, from their amazing $49 on all software. It's still a great discount, though.
UPDATED on January 23 2016. Joel Heaton told me about Rob Papen doing educational discounts.
UPDATED on October 25 2015. Kevan Gallagher contributed a fair number of these to the list.
I'll update the list as I find more discounts, so make sure to subscribe to my newsletter lower on the page to be notified when I do so.
Have a good one.