At the bottom of every page in ARCADE you will see the GUI (Graphical User Interface) Keyboard. 

The Keyboard will be used to play Loops and Modifiers, as explained below.


White Keys (Loops)

When you load a Kit, there will be 15 unique Loops that are loaded into what we call the Loop Voices. These Loop Voices are mapped to the white keys between MIDI notes C2-C4. Combinations of Loops can be played together by playing their corresponding MIDI notes.

To edit the sound of a particular Loop, hover the mouse over the white key in ARCADE’s virtual keyboard that corresponds to the desired Loop Voice and click Edit.

To learn more about editing Loops, click here.


Black Keys (Modifiers)


ARCADE’s black keys, called Modifiers, are designed for performative mangling of Loops. Modifiers are mapped to the black keys between MIDI notes C2-C4.

Holding down a Modifier key will affect any Loops currently triggered or Loops that are triggered while the Modifier is held down.

To learn more about Modifiers, click here

On the the left-hand side of the keyboard you will see buttons to access ARCADE’s Mixer, Macro Overview, and Modulation Overview:

To learn more about how to use these, check out the Mixer section, the Macro Overview section, and the Modulation section

On the right-hand side of the keyboard you’ll see ARCADE’s master volume fader, as well as a global stop button.