Arcade

One instrument to rule them all.

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A new kind of synthesizer

Arcade is a sample playground with new content delivered every day and tools to transform it all so it sounds like you. It even works with your own loops.

 

Arcade's Sonic Worlds

The line up

Fully loaded with 40+ product lines. New content delivered every single day. Hear some of our favorites below.

New Line
Zero Hour

Set in a dystopian future, distorted beats rule the streets where high-tech arps and detuned synths clash with raw basslines and overdriven guitars. This sci-fi inspired Line comes locked and loaded with everything you need to defeat the evil overlords.

New Line
Taped

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.

The 60s

Oh the times, they were a-changin'. From Motown to Haight Street, Woodstock to Abbey Road, the Golden Era of music brought forth surfy guitars, hippie grooves, and walls of sound in an explosion of drug-fueled creativity. Created in homage to Earth's most iconic artists, these Kits travel back to the dawn of folk, funk, and psychedelia.

Hooked

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.

Overture

In association with Spitfire Audio, renowned for their innovation & expertise in orchestral sampling, we are proud to present an evocative Line suitable for the beat lab or the big screen. Add drama to any track with regal brass, soothing woodwind, and massive string samples neatly packed into a diverse array of emotive Kits.

Drip

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.

Chopped

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.

Distant Voices

Far away the pads are humming, where echoes of otherworldly vocals dissolve into the vast and never-ending drone. Lush layers of organic air bring depth to your mix and breathe life into your creative workflow, without ever getting in the way.

Poolside

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.

Vintage Synths

Meet the Analog All-Stars. This Line is packed with massive pads, hook-based leads, pulses, arps, and subby lows; all meticulously crafted into one-of-a-kind loops. The retro goodness you’ll find here is generated exclusively by the very best in classic synthesizers. Step up your game by harnessing the power of the GOATs.

The Crate

You can’t rewrite the past, but you can sample it. Dig into your grandfather’s record collection for the deepest cuts, chopped, looped and laced with modern FX, and all royalty-free. Lush orchestral pieces, delta blues, traditional swing and jazz are just a few of the tape-saturated stylings sampled straight from vinyl and ready to make a long-awaited comeback.

The 70s

Alright, alright, alright. Time to hitch a ride in a hotbox of psychedelic keys, high-flying guitars, and far-out grooves: sounds which epitomized the decade that defined “cool”. Disco, funk, soul, or rock n roll: grab a sixer and dig into papa’s brand new bag. You’d be a lot cooler if you did.

Be Creative

Arcade moves far beyond loop packs. Play, perform, and manipulate loops instantly.

Work Fast

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.

Don’t just take our word for it

“If I would have had this when I was maybe 20, I’d probably be a billionaire right now.”

Hit-Boy
Producer – Beyoncé, Juice WRLD, Travis Scott

“It's really dope to have something that you can go to if you need to start an idea or find some inspiration.”

Channel Tres
Musician/Producer – Disclosure, Duckwrth, Toro y Moi

“ARCADE re-imagines working with loops by adding realtime, performable manipulation that is simple yet customizable.”

Ramin Djawadi
Composer – Game of Thrones, Westworld, Iron Man

“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.”

Larrance Dopson
Producer/Instrumentalist – Nipsey Hussle, Justin Timberlake, Ella Mai

“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.”

Laura Escudé
Arranger/Live Show Designer – Jay Z, Kanye West, American Idol

Subscription details

It’s simple.
$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.

FAQ

How Do I Know When New Content is Released for ARCADE?
Since we’re always adding fresh content to ARCADE, whenever we have new Lines, Kits, or Loops, you’ll see a yellow ‘New’ icon label.

How Many Computers Can I Use My ARCADE Subscription On?
You’re allowed to log into ARCADE on a total of 4 computers. Between those 4 machines, ARCADE can only be in use on one machine at a time.

Can I Add My Own Samples to ARCADE?
Yes!

How Much Space Does ARCADE Take?
ARCADE’s size is dependent on the amount of content you choose to download, with the base installation taking only around 1GB.

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 Loops. However you can use ARCADE offline with the local Kits/Loops you have downloaded for 30 days until you’ll need to re-connect to the web.


See the rest of ARCADE’s FAQs here.

Features & specifications

  • Arcade is a 15 voice sample playground
  • A software plugin that is compatible with 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.
  • Transform loops on the fly with Output’s proprietary modifiers
  • 11 effects, 4 macro sliders, and deep modulation capabilities
  • 15 channel mixer with 4 insert master bus and 2 bus sends
  • Drag and drop your own samples into the instrument with auto key and tempo detection
  • Transpose loops into new melodies and progressions in real time with Playable Pitch
  • New Kit Generator feature automatically slices & maps any sample into a new kit
  • Input Quantize for tightening live performances
  • Audio previewing in original and session tempo/key
  • Search, browse and sort by tag to find quickly
  • Resizable user interface
  • Offline mode enables use without Internet access
  • In-app updates

System requirements

OSX 10.12+ AU / VST / VST 3 / AAX
WIN 7+ 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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OUT NOW: Funky Lo-Fi – New Kits for Taped ⁠

Lo-fi doesn’t have to mean low-key. These new Kits are the antithesis to “study and relax” — saturated, rolled-off, and packed with overbearing confidence.

Demuir / Techno / DeepHouse / HouseMusic / DJ / ElectronicMusic
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We spoke with house and techno artist @demuir about the lack of diversity in dance music and the institutional need for action and change. “It’s an interesting thing with electronic music. There’s all this discussion about peace, love, unity, and respect, but what gets executed are clear biases.” Check out the feature at the link in our bio.⁠

#Demuir #Techno #DeepHouse #HouseMusic #DJ #ElectronicMusic

Frontier / studiolife / musicproducer / producer / recordingstudio / producerlife / musicproduction / lilwayne / homestudiosetup / recording / moog / outputfrontier / sequential / op1 / spaceecho
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All you need is #Frontier and a little mood lighting 😍

REPOST 🔁 @yyy.wav the beep boop room

📷 @queenofthebellyrubs

#studiolife #musicproducer #producer #recordingstudio #producerlife #musicproduction #lilwayne #homestudiosetup #recording #moog #outputfrontier #sequential #op1 #spaceecho

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@kennyhoopla is on a mission to redefine alt-rock nostalgia. We talked to the singer/songwriter about working with @travisbarker, genre-slashing indie rock, and what it’s like to make waves from the small town of Oshkosh, Wisconsin. Check out the Q&A at the link in our bio.⁠

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More love for our #Frontier Studio Monitors 😇 thank you for sharing your setup @kennylarkinofficial

REPOST 🔁 • Excited to add these little beauties, made by Output, to my monitoring chain. Barefoot Sound designed the electronics and Output took care of the exterior design. I just received them, so still getting use to the sound. But I love what I hear so far. Great job guys!

#outputfrontier #outputplatform #outputarcade #barefootsound #studiomonitors #musicstudio

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Black composers like William Grant Still, Nathaniel Dett, Florence Price, and William Dawson are foundational names in America’s buried classical history. Born in 1895, Still composed nearly 200 works including five symphonies, four ballets, eight operas, and over thirty choral works. He also arranged music for films, including 1937’s “Pennies from Heaven” with Bing Crosby. As the LA Times wrote in 2019, “His ‘Afro-American Symphony’ distilled the pain and yearnings of a people brought to this land in bondage and forced to endure generations of racism.”

Output is committed — not just this month — to using our platforms to amplify Black voices, and do our part to dismantle the whitewashing that’s been part of the music industry for generations. If you are a Black creator with something to share, tag us @output.

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NEW LINE ALERT: Introducing Zero Hour ⁠

Set in a dystopian future, distorted beats rule the streets where high-tech arps and detuned synths clash with raw basslines and overdriven guitars. Available now in ARCADE.

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Grammy-nominated composer @njoachim is breaking down monolithic ideas about classical music. We talked to her about her Haitian heritage, her love for electronic acts like @ronisizebristol, and how she incorporates both in compositions. Link in bio to read.

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Thank you Daft Punk for 28 years, 4 studio albums, 2 documentaries, 2 movies, 2 live albums, 1 soundtrack, and infinite memories. Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo… humans after all.

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OUT NOW: New Kits for Passport – Global Guitars II⁠

These exquisite guitar sounds invite you to dive in and explore the world, from the deserts of Egypt to the coasts of Spain. Perfect for tracks that need a dose of organic beauty.⁠

#loopsynthesizer #splice #looperman #arcadebyoutput #guitarloop #vst #ableton #plugin

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When it comes to #Frontier, looks are not deceiving 😍

Here’s what some of our friends had to say about their first time testing out Frontier #StudioMonitors