Free Stuff for #SLAMshutdown Students

Updated: Apr 4, 2020

Companies are offering free accounts and free software to use throughout the shutdown. We'll be adding offers here as we find them.

Latest huge deal! Red Giant Complete free to students. You want this, believe me. Look at everything here: Then sign up and get it and you will be amazed at all the cool things you can do from photoshop plugins to particle effects, to compositing tools Red Giant will take your projects to another level. Go here to sign up: Red Giant Academic Pricing.

Apple’s creative professional apps — video editing software Final Cut Pro Xand music production suite Logic Pro X— are both getting free 90-day trials for a limited time. The 90-day trial is available now for Final Cut Pro X and will arrive “in the coming days” for Logic Pro X.

DaVinci Resolve. Edit video, color correct, composite/effects, edit audio all in one program. For Mac and PC. This is free, not a trial.

Phone editing Apps: Here are a few free video editing apps for your phone: InShot: iOS, Android iMovie (iphone/mac only)

Adobe Premiere Rush (iOS , Android)

All Adobe software! Photoshop, After Effects, Animate, everything is available to students using "sign in with google" with their SLUSD email username and password. Go here to sign in. This is our server on steroids. This allows for video collaboration, comments on videos, checks on rough drafts, and a lot of things that take a lot of in-class time. Join the SLAM Project here:

Free Photography and Film classes, training, and webinars. Link here.


  • Fender is also offering three months of free guitar lessons for the next 100,000 people who subscribe to its Fender Play app on iOS and Android.



  • AudioKit’s Synth One app for iOS

  • Social music creation platform BandLab is free and has lots of cleared loops and samples that can be used without worry.

  • GarageBand, of course.

  • Korg’s music production software and plug-in collection for iOS, Korg Gadget 2 Le

  • Music making and remixing iOS app Launchpad

  • Drum machine app Patterning is free on iOS (with in-app purchases to unlock extra features).

  • There are loads of royalty-free sounds at Free Sample Packs.

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