New in Arcade 2.2: Arpeggiator, ARPS Line, and New Sounds to Explore

Introducing Arpeggiator: A powerful new multi-layered performance and arrangement feature in Arcade, now available in update 2.2.

April 20, 2022
New in Arcade: Rave Drums, Gritty Guitars, and Summery Melodies

Each month, we release fresh sounds in Output’s inspiration machine, Arcade. Meet our latest Line, Pop Underground, stuffed with technicolor synthesizers, ‘90s-style drums, and fuzzy indie rock guitars.

April 6, 2022
New in Arcade: Fresh One-Shots, Vocoder Madness, and More

Welcome back to another Arcade roundup, where we’re taking a look at the new instruments and sounds we released this…

February 25, 2022
Arcade Kit Challenge: Hotae Alexander Jang vs. Tangelene Bolton

Production power couple Hotae Alexander Jang and Tangelene Bolton face off in our latest sample battle: Arcade Kit Challenge.

February 25, 2022
The 7 Best Free Orchestral VSTs of 2022

You can’t record a 40-person orchestra in your bedroom. Luckily, you don’t have to. Here are the best orchestral VSTs you can download for free.

February 18, 2022
In the Studio: Krewella

Sister duo Jahan and Yasmine Yousaf – aka Krewella – show us how they used Arcade to finish the latest single from their new album.

February 7, 2022
How To Make a Migos-Type Beat With Arcade

Introducing: Made With Arcade, a new video series powered by Output’s signature instrument plugin. First up: a wavy Migos-type beat with Chu.

February 2, 2022
New in Arcade: Throwback Vocals, Hypnotic Synths, and More

Each month, we release fresh sounds in Output’s inspiration machine, Arcade. Introducing Jukebox Vocals, a tribute to the sounds of the ’50s and ’60s.

January 28, 2022
Using Electric Guitars in Dance Music with Matt Lange

Producer and sound designer Matt Lange walks us through his favorite techniques for processing electric guitars in electronic music.

January 21, 2022
Jukebox Vocals: How Doo-Wop Shaped American Music

We’re celebrating the launch of our new Line for Arcade, Jukebox Vocals, with a look at our favorite doo-wop groups and vocal bands of the ’50s and ’60s.

January 12, 2022
In the Studio: Flosstradamus

Producer and DJ Flosstradamus invites us into his Los Angeles studio to talk about the art of remixing and how he uses Arcade to capture ideas, fast.

December 21, 2021
New in Arcade: Lush Experimental Synths, Heavenly Voices, and More

Every month, we put out fresh sounds in Output’s inspiration machine, Arcade. Let’s explore Brain Waves, our Line for experimental hip-hop and electronica.

December 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
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
Arcade Referral Program: Give a Month, Get Three Free Months

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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Getting Started With Arcade 1.6

So, you downloaded ARCADE? Great, you’re already on your way to making a track! Here’s a quick guide on how to use ARCADE 1.6.

April 6, 2021
Explore Kit Generator: New in Arcade Version 1.6

Kit Generator has arrived with ARCADE version 1.6! A brand-new feature, Kit Generator lets you automatically transform any audio file into a full, ready-to-play ARCADE Kit.

March 15, 2021
New in Arcade: High-Energy Guitar and Lo-Fi Hip-Hop Samples

Need lo-fi hip-hop samples for your next track? How about some detuned guitar? Or big, retro-sounding brass? Check out what’s new in ARCADE.

March 3, 2021