One instrument to rule them all.
Hear it in action
- ARCADE by Output
- Introducing ARCADE 2.0
- In The Studio with Hit-Boy
- In The Studio With Larrance Dopson
- Make a Track in 6 Minutes
- Arcade Kit Challenge | Promnite vs. Hoodboi on The Crate
- Cobra Kai’s Composers ARCADE Challenge
- In The Studio With The Stereotypes
- In The Studio With Rick and Morty’s Ryan Elder
A new kind of synthesizer
Arcade is an inspiration machine with new content delivered every day and tools to transform it all so it sounds like you. It even works with your own loops.
Experimentation breeds creativity. At the outer edges of hip-hop and electronica, neck-snapping drums collide with lush synths and pumping textures. Stimulate your senses with lo-fi chords and silky subs to enter a whole new world of mind-bending sound.
Melody reigns supreme. Make yours stand out with these layered monophonic leads and catchy, gliding toplines. Riffs, solos, and unforgettable hooks come easy — with imaginative sounds for every mood.
Dim the lights and draw the blinds. The mood is right for intimate R&B grooves filled with satin synths, soothing subs, and tender instrumentals. No candlelit dinner is complete without songs played in the key of love.
Every lyricist needs a dope producer; someone to complement their words with gliding subs, screwed hats, and repetitious melodies dipped in hypnotic syrup. That’s why we’ve assembled a who’s who of modern hip-hop essentials into a Line ready to go right out of the box. Just add bars.
A little vibe goes a long way. Saturate your sound with this wavy collection of tape-processed Kits. Psychedelic guitars, washed out synths, and warm drum compression congeal in swelling sidechains to satisfy all of your lo-fi, downtempo, or vaporwave cravings.
What you want, baby we got it. Mind-blowing vocal performances make up this catchy collection of undeniable earworms. Processed through pedal boards, pitch shifters, modular and analog gear, get caught up in these melodies – hook, line, and sinker.
You don’t know what you have until it’s gone. Stir your recollections with tender instrumentals and airy textures steeped in moody nostalgia. These are the Kits to help you remember; even the things you wish to forget.
Infused with mellow moods, these all-in-one beat kits bring the super chill vibes with wavy synths, heady percussive grooves, and a plethora of laid back instrumentals that come together in perfect harmony.
Sample chopping a cut above the rest. Chord progressions stripped for parts; melodies flipped and reversed. Handpicked performances on every instrument imaginable go under the digital knife, leaving no sound safe from mutation.
Arcade moves far beyond loop packs. Play, perform, and manipulate loops instantly.
Everything is locked into your session’s key and tempo. Download new content and play instantly all within the same plugin.
New Content Daily
Fully loaded with 40+ new product lines. New kits and loops added every single day.
Make It Yours
Drag and drop in your own loops as well.
Play Note Kits
With the addition of chromatic playability in Note Kits, ARCADE is more versatile than ever.
Don’t just take our word for it
“Now with the Notes mode, it's awesome that I can actually just write out a MIDI line. All the stuff from Output is always forward-thinking and next level.”
“If I would have had this when I was maybe 20, I’d probably be a billionaire right now.”
“It's really dope to have something that you can go to if you need to start an idea or find some inspiration.”
“ARCADE re-imagines working with loops by adding realtime, performable manipulation that is simple yet customizable.”
“What makes ARCADE tight is they have all these sounds for space; it's just a bunch of cool sounds that you can play in between tight chords.”
“When I feel like I'm having trouble coming up with an idea, I just turn to Arcade now. It's like an idea machine.”
$10.00/month gets you everything.
Full access to Arcade
Never ending supply of new product lines and kits, and no limitations during your trial period like you’ll find in other software.
Cancel any time
Any session you’ve built will work forever.
30 day billing cycle
We’ll remind you by email 3 days before we charge your card.
How Do I Know When New Content is Released for ARCADE?
Since we’re always adding fresh sounds to Arcade, whenever we have new Lines, Kits, or Samples available, you’ll see a yellow “New” icon label on them.
How Many Computers Can I Use My ARCADE Subscription On?
You can log in to Arcade on a total of 4 computers, though you can only use it on one machine at a time.
Can I Add My Own Samples to ARCADE?
How Much Space Does ARCADE Take?
The total file size of Arcade depends on the amount of content you choose to download. The base installation only takes around 2GB. You can set a custom folder for Arcade content if you want to store it on an external drive.
Do I Need Internet Access In Order To Use Arcade?
Yes! An internet connection will be used to log in to your account, as well as to download Kits and Samples. However, you can use Arcade offline with any local Kits/Samples you already have downloaded for 30 days, after which you’ll need to re-connect to the web.
Get answers to the rest of Arcade’s FAQs here.
Features & specifications
- Arcade is a software instrument with Sampler Kits (15 different Samples with unique Modifier keys) and Note Kits (fully polyphonic keys, plucks, and more)
- It’s available to use in all major recording programs and as a standalone Desktop app
- Cloud-connected browser delivers new product Lines, Kits, and Samples daily, directly within the plugin — Download only the sounds you want
- Transform and chop up Samples on the fly with Output’s proprietary Modifiers
- 11+ FX, 4 Macro sliders, and deep modulation functionalities
- Play your own melodies, chords, and riffs with Note Kits: polyphonic sampled instruments
- Multi-channel mixer interface with 4-insert master bus and 2 bus sends in each Kit
- Drag and drop your own samples into Sampler Kits, with automatic key and tempo detection
- Transpose Samples into new melodies and progressions in real time with Playable Pitch
- Kit Generator: Automatically slice and map any sample into a new custom Sampler Kit
- Input Quantize tightens up your live performances on the way in
- Search, browse and sort Kits and Samples by genre, instrument, and description to find the perfect sound quickly
- Resizable user interface
- Offline mode enables use without internet access for 30 days
OSX 10.12+ AU / VST / VST 3 / AAX
WIN 8.1+ 64 bit VST / VST3 / AAX
8GB RAM required, 16GB recommended
*Arcade is supported by all major DAWs in 64 bit VST, VST3, AU and AAX format. There are certain systems that don’t play nicely with Arcade.
FL Studio: We strongly recommend enabling the ‘Use fixed size buffers’ option in the ‘Processing’ tab of the plugin wrapper.
Mixcraft 9 is compatible with Arcade versions 1.3.11 and below
The following systems aren’t currently compatible with Arcade
32 bit PC: Cubase 8 (PC: VST, VST3). There are no known issues with Arcade running on Cubase 8 on a 64 bit machine.
Pro Tools 10.
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