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
The 10 Best Mobile Beat-making Apps in 2021

Did you know that you’re walking around with a studio in your pocket? Here are the 10 best mobile beat-making apps for novices and pros alike.

August 10, 2021
The 13 Best Free VST Plugins in 2021

Looking for sweet, free VST plug-ins with zero strings attached? Check out the best VST plugins that take your sound from meh to monster.

August 3, 2021
What Is an EP? Why Should I Release One?

Singles reign supreme, but artists of all levels can benefit from releasing an EP: a mini-album that’s usually between 3-6 songs.

July 28, 2021
New in Arcade: Emotional Pop and Dramatic Instrumentals

Need emotional synths and arps for your next track? Or ear candy vocal stabs to dress up an R&B tune? Check out what’s new in ARCADE.

July 23, 2021
Output Presents UnMute Episode 2: Mental Health in Music

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

July 21, 2021
How To Set Up a Home Recording Studio for Beginners

To help you put together your perfect space, we’ve compiled a list of the 13 things you need to build a home recording studio.

July 15, 2021
How To Get the Perfect Kick Drum Sound

You know how important the kick drum is in practically all popular music from blues to techno. The stakes are pretty high, so it makes sense to learn about what makes a kick tick.

July 2, 2021
The 6 Best Affordable Speaker Stands in 2021

If you want total control over height, direction, and physical placement to get the most out of your speakers, you need the right stands.

June 29, 2021
How To Use Arcade’s Kit Generator To Easily Chop Up Samples

Easily create personalized Kits from any of the samples within ARCADE or your own hard drive.

June 23, 2021
Prime Day Deals 2021: Best Buys for Musicians and Producers

We dug through all the best deals currently available on Amazon to find you absolute steals in every category from headphones to microphones to DJ gear to keyboards.

June 21, 2021
9 Super Useful Gifts for Guitar and Bass Players

From looping pedals and cleaning kits to mobile recording solutions, here’s a quick list of the best gifts for the guitarist in your life.

June 21, 2021
Frontier Studio Monitor Reviews: “They Seem To Have It All”

Output’s new Frontier studio monitor speakers have a thumbs-up from the experts on every front, from audio quality to design to value.

June 17, 2021
Output Presents UnMute Episode 1: Race in Music

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

June 15, 2021
New in Arcade: High-Energy Electro and Lovelorn Instrumentals

Need classic electro for your next track? What aboutheart-crushing pads? Or gritty saw pulses that amp up the energy? Check out what’s new in ARCADE.

June 4, 2021
11 Must-Have Free Music Production Software Downloads

Today, we’re highlighting the best free music production software you can download today, including the best free DAWs and must-have plugins.

May 26, 2021
Spring vs Plate Reverb: When To Use Each

There are all sorts of reverb plugins with different timbres and colors, but two classic types are modeled off of physical gear: plate and spring.

May 21, 2021