The Basics

Welcome
Welcome to the ARCADE knowledge base! Here you’ll find everything you need to know about setting up, using, and mastering ARCADE. ARCADE is a loop synthesi...
Wed, 14 Oct, 2020 at 10:39 AM
Subscribing, Installing, Loading
Subscribing ARCADE is an internet-connected software plugin that requires an active subscription. In order to subscribe, please visit output.com/arcade. Wh...
Fri, 11 Sep, 2020 at 11:18 AM
How to Load ARCADE in Common DAWs
Below we’ll explain how to load ARCADE in common DAWs. Before doing this, please make sure you’ve downloaded and installed ARCADE as described here. Ablet...
Thu, 28 Feb, 2019 at 5:12 PM
Lines, Kits, and Samples
What is a Line? Lines are collections of sounds that fit a common theme and musical purpose. Each Line contains a curated set of Kits and Samples de...
Fri, 11 Sep, 2020 at 11:22 AM
Downloading and Loading Kits
To download a Kit, click the Kit icon and the Kit will begin downloading automatically: To download a Sample, click the Download icon on the right ...
Fri, 11 Sep, 2020 at 11:19 AM
The Global Nav
The left hand side of Arcade is referred to as the Global Nav: The Global Nav allow you to access Play Mode, Browse Mode, as well as the Learn, Settings,...
Tue, 15 Sep, 2020 at 11:19 AM
Play Mode and Browse Mode
Play Mode The Play Mode is where you can play a Kit without getting too far into the details. Here you have the four macro sliders and access to all ...
Fri, 11 Sep, 2020 at 11:25 AM
The Keyboard: White and Black Keys
At the bottom of every page in ARCADE, you will see the GUI (Graphical User Interface) Keyboard. The Keyboard will be used to play Samples and Modifiers,...
Fri, 11 Sep, 2020 at 11:17 AM
Using Macros
Each Kit comes with 4 Macros. A Macro is a way to control multiple parameters at once with a single slider. Use the 4 Macro sliders on the Play Mode to d...
Fri, 11 Sep, 2020 at 11:18 AM
Changing Session Key
ARCADE is designed to ensure Loops always play back in the key of your song, referred to as the Session Key. Every Kit in ARCADE is built with a particu...
Fri, 11 Sep, 2020 at 11:19 AM