ARCADE is its own plugin (Audio Unit, VST, VST3, AAX). You can access it directly from within your DAW's "instruments" plugins. For detailed instructions, check out this guide: http://output.freshdesk.com/support/solutions/articles/1000273645-subscribing-installing-and-loading
If you still can't find ARCADE, please try re-scanning your plugins inside your DAW and see if you can locate ARCADE.
How To Re-Scan My Plugins:
- Open Logic Pro X > Preferences > Plug-In Manager.
- In the Plug-in Manager, locate the Arcade. To filter by manufacturer, click Output in the left column.
- If "failed validation" appears in the Compatibility column for Arcade, highlight Arcade then click Reset & Rescan Selection.
- Please go to the User Library folder which is hidden by default.
- Press the Option key while selecting Go from the menu in Finder, and then select Library.
- Next, head to this destination, "Application Support/Propellerhead Software/Reason/Caches" and delete the following files:
- Next, delete the "Reason Plugin Folders.prf" file in the "Preferences" folder in the User Library folder.
- This will force Reason to completely rescan the default VST folders and show ARCADE when you next launch Reason.
FL Studio (Mac):
- Open Fl Studio.
- Click "Add" and select "Manage Plugins".
- Next, click "Start Scan" on the top left of the Plugin Manager window.
- First, open Finder, hold the Option key, click on the Go menu and select Library.
- Then navigate to User Library > Preferences and delete the file com.apple.audio.InfoHelper.plist.
- Next, navigate to User Library > Caches > AudioUnitCache and delete any of the following files:
- After this, please open Garageband and check if you can see ARCADE inside your Audio Units instruments menu.
Studio One (Mac):
Open Studio One > Preferences > Locations > VST Plug-Ins tab, and add the following location paths:
- Check Scan at startup.
- Click on Reset Blacklist and when prompted click Yes.
- Click OK and restart Studio One.
Ableton Live 9: (Mac and PC)
ARCADE doesn't support 32-bit systems on MacOS + PC, and it's likely the reason that you can't see ARCADE in Live 9.
Please try scanning your plugins and also make sure you're running a 64-bit version of Ableton Live, which may require an update. To determine if you're running a 64-bit application you can use the following steps:
- Type the following keyboard shortcut Command ⌘ + Space bar to launch Spotlight.
- Type System Information and hit Enter when it shows up.
- Scroll down to the Software section in System Information.
- Click Applications and wait for your applications to load.
- The column to the far right in the Applications table will give you a simple, "Yes" or "No" answer as to whether or not your app is 64-bit.
If your copy of Live 9 is not 64-bit then that is the reason you can't see it in your DAW.