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.
If you still can't find ARCADE, please try re-scanning your plugins inside your DAW and see if you can locate ARCADE.
ARCADE only works in 64-bit mode at the moment. Please make sure you're using the 64-bit version of your DAW as this is the one that our plugins are optimized for.
The following systems aren’t currently compatible with Arcade:
- Cubase 8 (32-bit) (PC: VST, VST3).
- Pro Tools 10
- Ableton Live 9 (32-bit)
- Logic Express (32-bit)
- AKAI Hardware
- iOS (iPad and/or iPhone)
- Magix Music Maker
- Mixcraft 7 (32-bit)
If you're running a 64-bit DAW, 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.