Output Support

ARCADE Is Not Recording What I'm Playing

While Arcade is offered as a Standalone application, a Digital Audio Workstation (DAW) is required in order to record what you're playing.

If you're using a DAW and are still having recording issues, this typically has to do with the device you're using to input notes - a MIDI keyboard, Qwerty keyboard, or your mouse.

Using a MIDI keyboard

If you'd like to use a keyboard, please make sure it's a MIDI keyboard with a USB cable that you can connect to your laptop. It will automatically sync with ARCADE.

Each Sampler Kit in Arcade contains two octaves, or 24 keys. These are within the C2 to C4 range on your MIDI keyboard. To play and record a Sample, press one or more keys in the C2 to C4 range. 

If you don't have a MIDI keyboard, don't worry. You can still use your computer keyboard!

Using a Qwerty keyboard

Many DAW's allow you to play notes using your computer's built-in Qwerty keyboard. This feature is typically called 'Musical Typing' or something similar. Most DAW's use the A-L row to play white keys, and the Q-P row to play black keys. Often, Z and X are used to change octaves. For more on Musical Typing features we recommend consulting your DAW's manual.

Using your mouse

When using a mouse the data isn't sent to your DAW as MIDI Note data, and therefore won't be recorded into the timeline. This may be the reason you don't see the notes being recorded. Whenever possible, we recommend using your qwerty keyboard in place of a mouse. 

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