Kit Generator is a tool which allows you to create a new user kit using any audio sample.
First, navigate to any “Samples” tab within Arcade’s Browser. From here you will see the list of samples available to you in Arcade. Click the Generate Kit button when hovering over any Sample:
Understanding the Kit Generator Interface:
When Generating a Kit, Arcade will slice the Sample across the entire keyboard. In the center of the Kit is the FX Preset selector, which provides access to a variety of preset Macro sliders. Directly above the keyboard are different slicing options which change how Arcade chops the Sample.
Arcade features four different “Slice” algorithms which alter the way that Arcade slices the sample across each key. The ellipses on the right allow you to edit Key and Tempo for the kit as well.
The FX Presets include a variety FX templates that change the overall sound of the kit, including which parameters are controlled by the Macro Sliders. These are intended to be explored before saving the Kit, as these FX are baked into the Kit upon saving. After saving your kit, you can tweak the specific settings of the saved FX inside of Arcade’s Mixer and Macro areas.
Saving a Kit from Kit Generator:
You can change the Kit name by clicking anywhere inside the Kit name up top. Next, click Save & Play. Arcade will finalize the Slicing and FX settings and save the Kit. You will be able to load this kit just like any other User Kit in Arcade from the Your Stuff page.