In this video, you'll get an idea of what this plug-in does and an overview of the terminology used to describe the different hierarchies used to navigate its content.
Explore the four main browsing tabs - Feed, Search, Lines, and Your Stuff - and see how to find and load sampler kits.
Hear how the modifier keys (black notes) alter the sample playback and also learn how to transpose the whole kit. Eli also demonstrates how to retune any actively playing samples in real time using the Playable Pitch keyboard.
Note Kits are playable multi-sampled, chromatically mapped instruments. Discover how a Note Kit is used to create a melodic line and see how the Tweak page is easily used to modify the sound by changing the source assigned to any of the three layers used in the Note Kit.
Next, explore how to download and combine samples taken from different kits or different lines into new Sampler Kits.
Watch as this tool, which incorporates a choice of slicing modes and FX presets, is used to create a new user kit from an audio sample.
In this video, learn how to use the release modes, sub presets, and copy/paste settings between modifier keys.
Explore the Repeater Modifier and hear how it's used to play repeats forward or backwards, play through a sequence of steps at different volumes, and lock the repeated area to the nearest grid value based on beat division.
Learn how this modifier slices up and reorders the playback of a sample. Markers are set up and then resequenced for playback with each step at potentially different volume, speed, length, and direction.
Use the Mixer page to edit volume, pan, and send values for the individual samples in a kit, and set up return effects and master insert effects to process the whole instrument.
Learn how to control and process the three sources used in Note Kits separately, how to set up send/return effects, and how to process the full instrument using the Master insert effects slots.
Explore the Sample Edit tab in the Sampler kits. Learn how to edit sample start and loop points, filtering, tuning, playback speed, amp envelope settings, loop direction, and more.
Discover how to load and modify layer sources by adjusting their amp envelopes, filter settings, and loop parameters.
Explore some of the potential sonic manipulation available using Arcade's filter and pitch envelopes, as well as glide, flutter, and other per layer settings.
Here, Eli demonstrates how the Modifier Block influences the playback of an entire kit when selected notes are disabled from responding to modifier keys, how sync mode influences sample playback, how formant influences timbre for the triggered samples, and how velocity is used to modify volume, filter cutoff, resonance, and formant values.
Learn how to edit and create assignments to the four macro sliders.
Explore the LFO modulation parameters and hear how they're used to alter sound-shaping parameter values in repeating cyclical patterns.
Discover how rhythmic patterns are shaped using the step modulation features applied to filter cutoff on the master FX of a Sampler Kit.
Follow along as an accompaniment for a rap vocal is built up using a combination of external third party samples and Arcade samples.
In this final video, Eli shows how the basic kit created in the last video is tweaked with some edited modifiers, additional samples, LFO modulation, sample specific modifier blocks, additional master effects, macro slider mapping, MIDI Learn, and automation.
Studio wiz Eli Krantzberg presents a set of instructional Output Arcade video tutorials! Arcade is a deep virtual instrument with enormous creative potential - both in beat-making and sound design. These tutorials will help you quickly find your way and start getting the most out of this powerful plugin. These videos are for new Output Arcade users.
Eli welcomes you and begins with an overview of the plugin, covering the layout, terminology, navigation, and capabilities of Arcade. You'll learn how to browse through the available kits, samples, etc. and quickly start making sounds that inspire. You'll then begin to explore the two main "kits" available in Arcade - Sampler Kits and Note Kits - and learn how they can be easily modified for your own use and combined with samples of your own.
Next, discover the Kit Generator, which allows you to slice up a sample in various ways, add FX, and more to create kits of your own. Then learn about the Reapeater Modifier and Resequence Modifier, both of which afford vast sound-tweaking possibilities via altering the playback direction (forward or reverse), volume, order of sequence steps, length, speed, and other topics.
Throughout the rest of the course, Eli guides you through the remaining key features, including the kit mixers, advanced edit controls, editing macros, LFO modulation, step modulation, and more. To finish up, follow along as Eli walks through the process of creating your own kit by combining Arcade samples with third party ones. Then learn how to tweak that kit with modifiers, effects, macro slider mapping, MIDI learn, automation, and more!
To see exactly what's contained in each Arcade tutorial, and how they'll help you take command of the creative treasures that lie within the plugin, check out the individual Arcade video tutorial descriptions on this page. Up your production game today... Watch “Arcade Explained®” now!
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