Output is excited to introduce the latest game-changing feature for Arcade: the Arpeggiator. A multi-layered, multi-step sequencer that can turn one regular block chord into a dynamic arrangement, the Arpeggiator is available now in the Arcade 2.2 update. Download it now to tap into the magic for yourself!
We’re excited about the infinite ways the Arpeggiator will open up new ways to play, arrange, and experiment with Note Kits. Check out the new instruments in ARPS, our all-new Line for Arcade guitars, gated pads, symphonies of synthesizers. All of these possibilities are just one chord away.
Current Arcade subscribers can download the 2.2 update for their OS via the Downloads tab of their Output account. Not a subscriber yet? Make an Output account and download Arcade today — your first month is on the house.
To access the Arpeggiator, click on the Tweak button while in a Note Kit Play Page, and then navigate to the Arpeggiator tab.
There are three separate Arps, one for each layer in the Note Kit. (Every Note Kit supports up to three layers.) Each of these Arps can play changing rhythms at different speeds, with various note lengths, volume, octave, and panning on a per step basis.
Each step also features a Chance parameter that introduces organic rhythmic changes by varying the probability values for note triggers and chord triggers. Feeling uninspired? Hit the dice icons at the top right corner of each sequence card to either randomize your selected parameter, or every parameter in the sequence all at once!
How does an arpeggiator work? Read our guide to arp basics and how to use an arpeggiator in your music.
To globally control the Arpeggiator parameters all at once, you can use the Offset knobs at the bottom of the interface. There’s also a Speed control to double or halve the speed of the entire Arpeggiator layer with ease.
You can set the step count and Rate however you like, and you can add additional sequences with separate Rate settings. This flexibility lets you use the Arpeggiator for simple patterns or intricate arrangements!
Turn on the Arpeggiator within any Note Kit in Arcade and take your creative experience to the next level. For more details on how to use the Arpeggiator in your tracks, check out our Knowledge Base article.
Not seeing the Arpeggiator in Arcade? You need to update! Grab the Arcade 2.2 update above.