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
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
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
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
Convolution Reverb 101: 7 Best Plugins and How to Use Them

Convolution reverb can transport a listener to a cathedral, an arena, or a cozy studio. Here’s an explainer and top plugin picks!

May 6, 2021
Listen to Output’s Favorite Next-Level Presets

Check out some of our favorite presets in PORTAL, REV, and more… get inspired here.

May 3, 2021
Musician Guide: Proven Email Tips to Pitch Blogs and Promoters

Whether you’re writing to a blog, a promoter, or a record label, a well-written email boosts your business as a musician.

April 20, 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
Make Lo-Fi Hip-Hop Using Arcade and Substance

Lo-fi hip-hop is inescapable. Here, we show you how easy it is to get a lo-fi hip-hop groove going using ARCADE and SUBSTANCE.

March 27, 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
Studio Advice From 3 Grammy-Winning Hip-Hop Producers

Get production advice and studio tips from three Grammy-winning hip-hop producers: Larrance Dopson, Om’Mas Keith, and Hit-Boy.

March 13, 2021
Everything That’s New in Arcade Version 1.5

ARCADE version 1.5 is here with major improvements to the Browser navigation and search tools to streamline your creative process.

February 4, 2021
How To Record Hip-Hop Drum Samples With Daniel Gallardo

Combine acoustic and electronic: Step inside the studio with Daniel Gallardo and see how we recorded his hip-hop drum samples for ARCADE.

January 5, 2021
Celebrating Three Good Things That Happened in 2020

Why is it important to take some time for celebrating the the good things in life? It helps us get through the tough times.

December 22, 2020
Sound Design Like a Pro With These Output Plugin Pairs

Check out some of the ways we create unique soundscapes by pairing instrument engines with FX engines.

November 27, 2020
New in Arcade: 7 Days of Hooked

Here’s all the new vocal loops, chops, one-shots, and samples released in Hooked for ARCADE.

October 16, 2020
New in Arcade: Cinematic and Orchestral Hip-Hop

Creating a strong hip-hop beat requires catchy melodic loops and tight drums. Find all these and more in ARCADE by Output.

October 16, 2020
New in Arcade: Pop and Hip-Hop Beat Starters

ARCADE, Output’s loop synthesizer, has new uploads each day. Find your track’s missing piece with the new Quick Track-style Kits.

October 16, 2020
Arcade 1.4.0 and Pro Tools 2020 Compatibility

Run this installer in order to continue using ARCADE in Pro Tools 2020.

October 14, 2020
How To Mix Wide Vocals Using Thermal

Need to make wide vocals? If your lead vocals sound flat and dull, find the perfect way to fit them into the mix with the warmth of THERMAL.

September 11, 2020
New Line in Arcade: Overture

Do you need royalty-free orchestral loops for your next track? Take a journey through Output’s newest line and collaboration with Spitfire Audio: Overture.

September 4, 2020
How to Make Electronic Music with Arcade

We made a sultry garage-inspired break to show you how easy it is to make electronic music just using ARCADE and nothing else.

July 23, 2020
In the Studio: Mixing Movie Music Secrets With Greg Townley

Greg Townley mixes big movie music. He has over 100 credits, including titles like “Downsizing,” “Up In the Air,” and “Wedding Crashers.”

July 15, 2020