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
7 Days of Hooked – Wrapped Up

Whether you tuned in everyday for a week to see what was new in Hooked or you’re just catching up…

October 16, 2020
Make Cinematic Hip-Hop With These Orchestral Samples

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 Quick Track-Style Kits for Drip and Poolside

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
ARCADE Overture: Epic Royalty-Free Orchestral Loops

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
Tour Hudson Mohawke’s Healthfarm Studio

Scottish producer and composer Hudson Mohawke shows us what he uses in his studio when he writes music for the likes of Kanye West.

May 12, 2020
Listen to Output’s Favorite Next-Level Presets

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

April 22, 2020
Use Live Instrument Loops To Add a Solo To Your Track

Using live instrument sounds as a solo is a quick and easy way to create emotional moments in music.

February 26, 2020
14 Tips To Get Rid of Songwriters Block

When the next move in the studio doesn’t jump out at you, try any combination of these songwriting tips to get back in the pocket.

February 19, 2020
Perfect Output Plugins to Pair Together

FX and instrument plugins like EXHALE, PORTAL, and SIGNAL work together in harmony. Explore the best audio plugins to pair together.

February 11, 2020
ARCADE: Realistic Wind and Brass Samples

Add horns and realistic wind and brass samples to your tracks with Analog Brass & Winds by Output. Explore the Airlift expansion pack here.

February 10, 2020
Ambient Sounds Every Indie Producer Should Use

Ambient sounds create space, atmosphere, and emotion. Check out how to put them to use.

January 28, 2020
2019 in Review: The 5 Best Output Moments To Remember

Over at Output, we spent 2019 taping some of your favorite producers in their studios, showing off gear, and making music on the fly.

December 31, 2019
In the Studio with The Stereotypes

The journey of the production group behind some of music’s biggest superstars (Bruno Mars, Cardi B, Bieber) hasn’t always been…

December 23, 2019