Arcade Tutorial

Arcade Explained®

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  • Welcome to Arcade 2.0 4:57

    Welcome to Arcade 2.0

    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.

  • Browsing 7:05


    Explore the four main browsing tabs - Feed, Search, Lines, and Your Stuff - and see how to find and load sampler kits.

  • Getting Started with Sampler Kits 4:42

    Getting Started with 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.

  • Getting Started with Note Kits 3:06

    Getting Started with Note Kits

    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.

  • Getting Started with Samples 4:35

    Getting Started with Samples

    Next, explore how to download and combine samples taken from different kits or different lines into new Sampler Kits.

  • The Kit Generator 6:08

    The Kit Generator

    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.

  • Modifying the Modifiers 5:00

    Modifying the Modifiers

    In this video, learn how to use the release modes, sub presets, and copy/paste settings between modifier keys.

  • The Repeater Modifier 5:33

    The Repeater Modifier

    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.

  • The Resequence Modifier 8:51

    The Resequence Modifier

    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.

  • The Sample Kit Mixer 5:04

    The Sample Kit Mixer

    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.

  • The Note Kit Mixer 4:41

    The Note Kit Mixer

    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.

  • Sample Edit, Waveform, & Loop Markers 8:16

    Sample Edit, Waveform, & Loop Markers

    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.

  • Note Kits Layer Edit Page 5:42

    Note Kits Layer Edit Page

    Discover how to load and modify layer sources by adjusting their amp envelopes, filter settings, and loop parameters.

  • Note Kits: Advanced Layer Edit Controls 6:43

    Note Kits: Advanced Layer Edit Controls

    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.

  • Sampler Kits: Advanced Panel 5:27

    Sampler Kits: Advanced Panel

    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.

  • Editing Macros 5:25

    Editing Macros

    Learn how to edit and create assignments to the four macro sliders.

  • LFO Modulation 6:38

    LFO Modulation

    Explore the LFO modulation parameters and hear how they're used to alter sound-shaping parameter values in repeating cyclical patterns.

  • Step Modulation 5:12

    Step Modulation

    Discover how rhythmic patterns are shaped using the step modulation features applied to filter cutoff on the master FX of a Sampler Kit.

  • Creating Your Own Kit 6:56

    Creating Your Own Kit

    Follow along as an accompaniment for a rap vocal is built up using a combination of external third party samples and Arcade samples.

  • Customizing Your Own Kits 10:04

    Customizing Your Own Kits

    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.

Product Overview

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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