Output Support

How To Load Arcade

Arcade requires an internet connection to get started.

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To load ARCADE, first launch your DAW and create a new Virtual Instrument (or MIDI) track. Next, look for ARCADE (under Manufacturer::Output) in your list of virtual instruments and load it onto the track.

As you load the ARCADE plugin, a window will appear prompting you to enter your Output account login credentials. Enter the login details you used when subscribing, then click Login.

If you’ve forgotten your password click the ‘Forgot your password?’ button located under the Login button. You can also click here to reset your Output account password.

DAW Compatibility:

ARCADE works with the following DAWs: 

  • GarageBand
  • Ableton Live
  • Logic Pro
  • Pro Tools
  • Cubase
  • Studio One
  • FL Studio
  • Digital Performer
  • Reason
  • Maschine
  • Bitwig
  • Reaper

If you don’t see your DAW on this list, that doesn’t mean that ARCADE is not compatible, just that it hasn’t been thoroughly tested. If you have any difficulty with ARCADE in your DAW please reach out to our support team and we’ll be glad to assist.

Using Arcade as a Standalone application:

Arcade is also a standalone application which can be accessed from the Applications location on your computer. DAW's provide the ability to record and edit MIDI and Audio, therefore it should be noted that standalone functionality is limited by comparison.

You can find the standalone app here:

Mac: /System Drive/Applications/Arcade
PC: C://Program Files/Output/Arcade


Additional Notes:

  • You can log into ARCADE on a total of 4 computers. Between those 4 machines, ARCADE can only be in use on one machine at a time.  
  • Important: ARCADE is designed to be used by one Output account per computer, so you cannot log out of your account and log into ARCADE using another account. If, for some reason, you need to log into a different account, please contact Output support and they will help facilitate this.
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