Black Friday Deals 2021: Best Buys for Musicians and Producers

Microphones, monitors, and MIDI keyboards galore! Check out these great Black Friday deals, and our own 35% off sale on all perpetual software.

November 24, 2021
In the Studio: Sudan Archives

Violinist and singer Sudan Archives invited us into her Los Angeles home to chat about her origin story and how she uses Arcade by Output for her intricate productions.

November 17, 2021
The Output Holiday Gift Guide for Music Producers

Every artist deserves the best cable ties, earplugs, speakers, and more. Check out our guide to the best gifts for musicians this holiday season.

November 16, 2021
New Line in Arcade: Make LA Beat Scene Songs With Brain Waves

The LA beat scene fused hip-hop and electronica and changed music forever. Learn more about the songs and sounds that inspired our latest Line: Brain Waves.

November 12, 2021
Talkback: Ross From Friends

South London dance producer Ross From Friends walks us through his custom Max for Live device Thresho and the one synth he used throughout his new album, “Tread.”

November 9, 2021
The 7 Best Free Guitar VST Downloads of 2021

When you’re writing pop-punk riffs, lo-fi beats, or ethereal indie pop, you need the right guitar. Don’t have one? Check out the best free guitar VST plugins you can download right now.

November 4, 2021
New in Arcade 2.0: Fully Playable Instruments and Killer Leads

Every month, we put out fresh sounds in Output’s inspiration machine, Arcade. Today, we explore the neon synth melodies of our new collection, Lead.

October 29, 2021
Talkback: Boys Noize

We catch up with techno maven Boys Noize about the making of his new album +/- (Polarity), his modular synthesis journey, how to finish tracks, and more.

October 28, 2021
Arcade Referral Program: Get a Free Month

Give the gift of music: To celebrate Arcade 2.0, we’re launching a new referral program. Get a free month for every friend who signs up for the first time!

October 25, 2021
Output Presents UnMute Episode 4: LGBTQIA+ in Music

Output presents UnMute, a series of online conversations that covers hard-hitting, often undiscussed topics in the music industry.

October 15, 2021
Talkback: Machinedrum

We chat with prolific electronic producer Machinedrum about plugins, collaboration, organizing your samples, the importance of taking breaks, and much more.

October 13, 2021
Arcade 2.0: Note Kits Walkthrough

Introducing Note Kits: A whole new way to play in Arcade. Dive into these new, deeply customizable software instruments with this step-by-step tutorial.

October 6, 2021
Output Afterhours: Landon Cooper, Senior Visual Designer

Get a peek behind the sounds at Output. On deck is Landon Cooper, senior visual designer.

October 5, 2021
New in Arcade: Gnarly Machines and Sunset Synths

Every month, we put out fresh sounds in Output’s inspiration machine Arcade. Today, we take a look at nostalgic synths, blown-out drums, and so much more.

October 1, 2021
The Best Gear to Turn Your Dorm Room Into a Small Music Studio

Home recording can be tough if you’re living with roommates or working with limited space. Here’s the best compact gear for an effective small music studio.

September 28, 2021
Output Favorites: 9 Best Music Podcasts for Artists and Producers

Podcasts will never replace songs, but the best music podcasts can help artists better understand the universe of music around them.

September 24, 2021
The 10 Best Lo-Fi Plugins to Download in 2021

Here is a comprehensive list of the best lo-fi plugins on the market right now to inject your music with some wobble and warmth.

September 20, 2021
The 7 Best Free Piano VST Downloads of 2021

Getting the perfect piano sound on a budget doesn’t have to be tough. Here are the best free piano VST options you can download right now.

September 9, 2021
COVID-19 Best Practices for Concerts and Festivals With Dr. Theo Nelson

As music lovers and artists make the return to live shows, DJ-turned-doctor Theo Nelson shares tips for staying safe from COVID-19.

September 8, 2021
Output Afterhours: Emily Nerad, Marketing Director

Get a peek behind the sounds at Output. On deck is Emily Nerad, marketing director.

September 3, 2021
New in Arcade: Lush R&B Chords, Fuzzed Out Lo-Fi, and More

Life is hard. Love? Even harder. But finding excellent sounds for your next R&B hit? That’s no problem at all. Output is proud to debut a new Line for ARCADE: Honey.

September 1, 2021
Output Presents UnMute Episode 3: Finance in Music

Output presents UnMute, a series of online conversations that covers hard-hitting, often undiscussed topics in the music industry.

August 26, 2021
The 5 Best Free Auto-Tune Plugin Alternatives

Auto-Tune isn’t the only tuning plugin on the market. Here are five Auto-Tune alternatives that you can download right now, at no cost.

August 20, 2021
Four Fast Thermal Presets To Add Depth and Distortion

With THERMAL, distortion is just a click away. Here’s how THERMAL can easily transform vocals, bass, drums, and guitar within seconds.

August 12, 2021