Arcade Tutorial

Output Arcade Explained®

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    Overview of Arcade (5:04)

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    Product Lines, Kits & Loops (6:22)

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    Basic Sound Manipulation (5:14)

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    The Menu Tab (2:36)

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    The Mixer (3:50)

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    Editing Loops (11:04)

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    Macros & Assigning Parameters (4:15)

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    LFOs & Step Sequencers (10:00)

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    The Modifiers in Detail (13:47)

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    The FX Section (5:42)

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    Creating Kits, Importing Loops & MIDI Learn (5:14)

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    1.1 Update (3:26)

Studio production wiz Larry Holcombe delivers an in-depth guide to Output's new cloud based virtual instrument, Arcade! Learn all about its features and controls, as well as how to get creative with it.

Larry begins by giving you an introduction to the series, the concepts of Arcade, explains how the subscription model works, and also covers the basics of the interface. Next you'll learn the differences between Lines, Kits and Loops, and how you can search within these areas to find exactly what you're looking for, and more.

Basic sound manipulation is up next, and you'll see how to use both Macros and Modifiers, as well as tips on using the hands on controllers to manipulate sounds in real-time. You'll then explore the Session View which allows you to keep everything in the right key of your song.

Moving throughout the rest of the series you'll visit other areas of Arcade such as the Menu Tab and Mixer, and get complete explanations with real world usage examples of their functions and purpose.

Larry then goes deeper, focusing on Arcade's powerful sound design parameters such as Macros, LFOs, Resequence, Playhead, Repeater, and the FX section. Editing loops, creating kits, importing your own loops and files, and much more are then covered in-detail.

See the individual tutorial descriptions for more info. If you're new to Output's cloud based virtual instrument Arcade, this is the series for you... Watch

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Da Fingaz
Submitted 2 months ago

Great Introduction To Arcade

This is a great platform. This series is a great introduction to what Arcade can do.

I am a: Professional, Musician, Producer, Beat Maker, Audio Engineer, Sound Designer, Sound for Film/TV, Pro Tools

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Miquiel Banks
Submitted 3 months ago

Very Quick Look into the power of Arcade

I am excited about what Arcade offers, a splice between samples and synthesis, this is a next stage plugin.

I am a: Musician, Producer, Sound Designer

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Submitted 4 months ago

Concise and Helpful

Excellent and concise exploration/explanation of Output's subscription plugin! Does not require much time to view and will get you up and running with Arcade.

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1. When did you start dabbling in music?

I learnt the trumpet and piano around age 12 and then guitar a couple of years later. I played in a few indie bands for a few years until I discovered the turntables and Dj'ing. I then swapped the guitar for the synthesizer and the stage for the Dj booth and the rest is history!

2. What training have you had?

I completed a diploma in sound engineering and music technology from islington Music Workshop in London. I am also level 1 certified in Logic. The most important training I have received though is sitting for hours on end at my studio making music!

3. When did you get into recording?

Recording demos for the indie bands I mentioned earlier. Then recording vocals for my tracks as DEF inc. and laterally Rebel Sonix. I also worked in London studio Rollover in around 2005.

4. People you have worked with/for?

I've remixed Coldplay, Kylie, Roots Manuva and John B. Labels I have released on include Parlaphone, EMI, Fingerlickin, Eight Fx, Quantum, Botchit and Scarper amongst others. I have composed music for Sony Playstation games, Sky tv, J&B Whiskey, Lexus cars and the BBC to name a few. I have produced online tutorial videos and have had a 1 hour production video in Music Techs magazines cover DVD. I have also Dj'ed at events such as Glastonbury festival and Miami WMC and touring extensively all over the world.

5. Why are you so good at training people?

Well hopefully I have a clear and concise training method mixed with a serious passion for making music. I have previously worked for Apple teaching Logic and also regularly lecture on Logic and electronic music production. I also teach the Ministry of Sound DJ academy in London which involves teaching an introduction to Djing as well as in depth seminars on using NI's Traktor and also Serato Scratch Live. As a producer making cutting edge electronic music, I have to remain at the forefront of new sounds and production techniques. I mix my time between different areas of the music industry - production, remixing, DJing and also teaching which allows me to develop all those skills simultaneously - so I can improve my teaching ability whilst also continuing to develop as a producer (something which you never stop doing!)

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Output Arcade Explained® is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 3 .
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Great Introduction To Arcade This is a great platform. This series is a great introduction to what Arcade can do.
Date published: 2018-09-14
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from Very Quick Look into the power of Arcade I am excited about what Arcade offers, a splice between samples and synthesis, this is a next stage plugin.
Date published: 2018-08-29
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Concise and Helpful Excellent and concise exploration/explanation of Output's subscription plugin! Does not require much time to view and will get you up and running with Arcade.
Date published: 2018-08-02
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